News & Events

„Die Health and Life Science Alliance ist ein Innovationshotspot, an dem exzellente Einrichtungen zusammenarbeiten und die nun gemeinsam eine starke Allianz bilden.“ Das erklärte der Ministerpräsident des Landes Baden-Württemberg, Winfried Kretschmann, im Rahmen einer Auftaktveranstaltung für die Health + Life Science Alliance Heidelberg Mannheim am 22. September im Marsilius-Kolleg der Universität Heidelberg.

We’re getting closer to the official establishment of the Health + Life Science Alliance! We are thrilled that minister-president Winfried Kretschmann is part of our kick-off event on September 22!

The Innovation Campus Health & Life Sciences funds the next Heidelberg Forum event. It will take place at 17:00 on 28th September at the COS Auditorium (Lecture Hall of the Centre for Organismal Studies, Heidelberg University, Im Neuenheimer Feld 230) with Dr. Sylvie Briand, who is Director of the Epidemic and Pandemic Preparedness and Prevention department (EPP) at the WHO, to give a talk on “The Impact of the Pandemic Crisis on Biosciences & Society: Opportunities and Challenges”.

The Vagabond consortium is organizing their second Summerschool in Heidelberg. We are happy to fund this great 2 day event on September 19th and 20th with multiple international experts in the field of pediatric oncology. During this Summerschool the focus lies on the second step of the Proof of Concept (PoC) pipeline of pre-clinical drug development: in vitro validation. In addition you can join the interactive meet the speaker sessions and lunch breaks to interact with other international PhD fellows and PI’s working on similar topics in the field of pediatric oncology!

EMBL’s imaging centre makes advanced microscopy technologies accessible to the international scientific community. The new Imaging Centre is the culmination of expertise EMBL has had all along and provides the global scientific community – in academia and industry – with access to the latest, most advanced imaging technologies to enable ground-breaking research.

Get information about talks, workshops and other events in the local life science community in Heidelberg and Mannheim. This information service is kindly provided by the Field of Focus I at Heidelberg University.

New findings from measuring brain activity could pave way for tailored support for autistic people and improve their quality of life. As a study centre, the CIMH makes a significant contribution to obtaining and evaluating data.

Scientists from the University Hospital and the University of Heidelberg as well as the German Cancer Research Center have discovered an elementary new propagation strategy in gioblastomas, the most aggressive of all brain tumors. The brain tumor cells imitate properties and movement patterns of nerve cells.

At the Vision Zero Summit in Berlin, Dr. Theresa Bunse has been awarded the Innovation Prize 2022. The award recognizes her work on therapeutic vaccination against potentially highly malignant brain tumors.

The Health & Life Science Alliance Heidelberg Mannheim will be further funded via the Innovation Campus strategy with a total of up to 10.7 million euros in the years from 2022 to 2027. This extends the development of structural and scientific prerequisites to create a well-established and widely visible lighthouse in the field of life and health sciences and its research networks.

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research and colleagues at the University of Stuttgart have now been able to take the next step towards synthetic cells: they introduced functional DNA-based cytoskeletons into cell-sized compartments.

Heidelberg University wins funding for the CRC 1550, “Molecular Circuits of Heart Disease” and the CRC 1129, “Integrative Analysis of Pathogen Replication and Spread”. The CRCs involve researchers from both medical faculties, the faculty of biosciences, and several Innovation Campus institutions, including EMBL, MPI, and DKFZ.