SCIENCE@DKFZ - The new DKFZ Internal Seminar



SCIENCE@DKFZ is a new monthly internal seminar series and will form a regular platform for presenting the cutting edge research going on at our center. It aims at increasing the dissemination of scientific results generated at the DKFZ and NCT in Heidelberg. Each edition will feature a comprehensive lecture by a DKFZ division head or alternatively two lectures by junior group leaders.  These speakers will also give a general overview of their research field. In addition, recent DKFZ publication highlights will be introduced and summarized in short and flash talks. In each edition and over each half-year long season, all six research programs of the DKFZ will be covered, with the goal to show not only the excellence but also the width of research performed at the DKFZ.

After the scientific program, everybody is invited for a casual Get-Together and Networking in the foyer of the communication center. Each season is hosted and chaired by one of the six research programs. Colleagues from the Heidelberg Campus are warmly welcomed to all events.

Upcoming SCIENCE@DKFZ Virtual Event



Although the Corona-Virus still has a grip on the globe, scientists all around the world are doing their best to continue their important research. Everybody at the DKFZ is also striving to get the labs going again in order to continue our work to better understand cancer and find new and better ways to fight it.

To continue also our scientific exchange, our SCIENCE@DKFZ series has re-started in May in a virtual format.

The next virtual event will take place on Monday, July 13 at 16:00 and will include a PI-lecture by Lena Maier-Hein on AI for cancer care - successes and pitfalls

As always, this will be framed by presentations of first authors of an exquisite collection of recently published papers. This time the following topics will be presented:

  • Xi Wang: HIF-1α regulates NK cell activity
  • Stewart Mein: Single and multi-ion therapy techniques
  • Julia Simon: EBV antibodies in nasopharyngeal carcinoma
  • Sana Hasan: Notch signaling controls insulin flux
  • Rajagopal Murugan: Evolution of plasmodia antibodies
  • Minakshi Gandhi: LncRNAs as drivers of nucleotide metabolism in cancer

Participation Link:

Participation in the event will be made available live via a ZOOM-Online Seminar.  You can participate either via the Zoom-Client or alternatively via your web browser.

Engaging in the discussion:

During the live event, please "raise your hand" and the chair will contact you to ask your question. As an alternative, pleas type your questions in the Q&A module of ZOOM . The chairs of the session will read them out to the speakers who will answer them directly.


Program Season 01

4:00-6:00 pm, DKFZ, Communication Center, Lecture Hall

Tue, 14 January:
Ralf Bartenschlager (FSP F) - Oncogenic Hepatitis Viruses: Induction and Prevention of Liver Cancer

Wed, 12 February:
Hellmut Augustin (FSP A) - Vascular Control of Organ Function and Disease

Mon, 23 March: Postponed !

Thursday, May 14 - VIRTUAL
Michael Platten (FSP D) - Challenges in Brain Tumor Immunotherapy

Thursday, May 28 - VIRTUAL
Stefan Pfister (FSP B) - Hereditary Cancer Predisposition - An Underappreciated Challenge And Opportunity

Tuesday, June 23 - VIRTUAL
Angela Goncalves
(FSP B) - Comparative genomics of tissue ageing and early carcinogenesis
Guoliang Cui (FSP D) - T cell metabolism in cancer and autoimmunity

Monday, July 13, 2020
Lena Maier-Hein (FSP E) - AI for cancer care - successes and pitfalls

Everyone is welcome, no registration necessary!

Jointly organized by the DKFZ Research Programs (FSPs)

Season Chairs: Members of the FSP A – Cell and Tumor Biology

Contact the Organizers


Poster Season 01


Poster Season 01

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