Alumni Association

Alumni Association of the DKFZ

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The aim of the Alumni Association of the DKFZ is to support long-lasting personal and scientific relationships between present and former members of our center and to maintain the exchange of ideas and experiences in this ever growing world-wide community at the national and international level. A particularly important target group of the activities of the association are young scientists, especially those from abroad, currently or previously working at the DKFZ.

New! Alumni Monthly Newsletter

Alumni Monthly Newsletter


This E-mail Newsletter aims to bring you closer to what is happening at the DKFZ. It includes DKFZ press releases, new publications, introductions to our new divisions and junior groups and DKFZ presence at conferences. It also informs you of upcoming Alumni Association events. Alumni Monthly is available to all current and former DKFZ colleagues. If you wish to receive this E-mail Newsletter regularly and are not yet a member of the Alumni Association, please subscribe by joining the Alumni Association

Contact information

Dr. Axel Wiest, (Interim Chairman of the Alumni Association), e-mail

Susanne Schunk (Management Alumni DKFZ), e-mail, phone: +49 (0)6221-424499

The activities of the Alumni Association include

  • a monthly e-Newsletter
  • publication of a Magazine which is widely distributed
  • an Alumni e-mail forwarding address for members
  • scientific meetings at the DKFZ and abroad
  • supportive social and cultural activities for visiting scientists and members of the DKFZ
  • a travel grant program for short-term visits of young scientist to the DKFZ
  • Alumni Club Heidelberg (coordinated by Gerhard van Kaick)

Contact among members is supported by the recently introduced and password-protected membership directory. The membership fee is voluntary and sponsors are welcome.

DKFZ Connect platform

DKFZ Alumni Network on LinkedIn
Join the DKFZ Career Network Group for all current and former DKFZ researchers. You will find links to our DKFZ-connect platform, job offers, and networking opportunities.
To get started, we recommend the Job Hunting Handbook (also available in German).  You can enhance your skills with LinkedIn learning and find thousands of job offers.

Did you know that from now on DKFZ students, doctoral and postdoctoral researchers can list DKFZ Education as well as Employer? By listing DKFZ under Education, you will not only able to view Alumni statistics on the DKFZ LinkedIn Page, but you can also apply for one-year free LinkedIn Premium subscription! To request Premium please use the contact form.

DKFZ Connect is the online platform for all current and former DKFZ employees. You can join per email or sync with your LinkedIn profile in just 2 minutes:

DKFZ Connect provides jobs, photos, updates, events, mentoring and much more

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