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Alumni Events

Upcoming Events

Past Events

Visit to Winery: Online or live DKFZ Alumni Get Together

Location von Winning

© von Winning

First DKFZ Alumni hybrid get together!

On 17th September 2021 we invite you to join the DKFZ Alumni Get Together with vineyard hike and wine tasting hosted by the VDP winery von Winning in Deidesheim - live or online.

Online: Thanks to our hosts DKFZ Alumni from the following regions can take part: Munich is hosted by Christopher Dächert, Basel by Eileen Haring, Hamburg by Lorenza and Berlin by Holger Hess-Stumpp.

Live: We meet in Heidelberg, from where a bus takes us to Deidesheim and back.

Global Alumni Event

On 20th November 2021, we cordially invite you to join our Global Alumni Event live at DKFZ or online from all around the globe. This will be a great opportunity to re-connect, to expand your network and to enjoy being a member of the DKFZ Alumni Community.

Above all, we are looking forward to welcoming DKFZ Alumnus Prof. Dr. Stefan W. Hell as keynote speaker. The 2014 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry was Head of the Optical Nanoscopy Division at DKFZ until 2017 and has a long connection with the Heidelberg region. He is currently Director at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen and Director at the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research in Heidelberg.

Would you like to actively contribute to our Global Alumni Event? What piece of DKFZ and Heidelberg do you still carry in your heart and would like to share with us? Post it on the DKFZ Connect Feed or send it to We appreciate receiving your ideas, memories, photos, and messages.

New Year's Reception 2018

 „Alaturka“ Tuesday February 20th, 2018


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Alumni Annual Excursion 2017


Visit to ZEISS Museum of Optics, ZEISS Meditec and ZEISS Microscopy
December 12th, 2017

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New Year's Reception 2017

"La Dolce Vita", February 16th, 2017


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20. Treffen des Alumni Clubs DKFZ, 12. Dezember 2016

7th general Alumni Meeting June 9-11, 2016


Program (PDF)

Book of abstracts (PDF)

Alumni Award (PDF)

Career Mentoring Session


Thursday, June 9, 2016, DKFZ Communication Center


  • Adelheid Cerwenka, DKFZ - an international academic career
  • Hai-kun Liu, DKFZ - an academic career in the DKFZ
  • Susanne Weg-Remers, DKFZ - Science Management and Communication
  • Christian Tidona, BioMedX Heidelberg - Industry

Clinical Epigenetics Symposium


Six Poster Awards of 500 Euros!

Friday June 10, 2016, 10:30-16:00 (DKFZ Lecture Hall) Chair: Angela Risch (University of Salzburg)

  • Olaf Witt (DKFZ, Heidelberg)
  • Stefan Pfister (DKFZ, Heidelberg)
  • Toshikazu Ushijima (Natl. Cancer Center Res. Inst., Tokyo)
  • Jean-Pierre Issa (Temple University, Philadelphia)
  • Manel Esteller (Bellvitge Biomedical Research Inst., Barcelona)

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Social activity: Visit to the Mathildenhöhe in Darmstadt, guided tour of Heppenheim and visit to Starkenburg Castle

DKFZ-Alumni AACR Reception 2016, Monday, April 18, 2016


Monday, April 18, 6.30 p.m.
New Orleans

As in previous years, the Alumni Association and the Management Board of the DKFZ held a Reception during the AACR Meeting in New Orleans for Alumni, Friends and Current Scientists of the DKFZ.

New Year’s Reception 2016: “A Journey through India”


February 18, 2016, 4.30 p.m.
DKFZ, Communication Center, Lecture Hall and Foyer


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