SCIENCE@DKFZ - The DKFZ Internal Seminar



SCIENCE@DKFZ is a monthly internal seminar series and forms 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 presented as 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 bandwidth of research performed at the DKFZ.

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



To continue our scientific exchange, our SCIENCE@DKFZ has now started with its second season.

The 11th edition will take place on Wednesday, January 27th at 16:00 and will include a keynote lecture by Ana Martin-Villalba.

As always, this will be framed by presentations of first authors of an exquisite collection of recently published papers.

Participation Link:


Martina Schmidt - Prevalence and severity of long-term physical, emotional, and cognitive fatigue across 15 different cancer entities.

Johan Zeelen – Structure of trypanosome coat protein VSGsur and function in suramin resistance

Kai Fenzl - Interactions between nascent proteins translated by adjacent ribosomes drive homomer assembly

Ana Martin-Villalba – The art of decision-making by stem cells: fake it till you make it

Michael Fletcher - Glioblastoma epigenome profiling identifies SOX10 as a master regulator of molecular tumour subtype

Daniel Haag - H3.3-K27M Drives Neural Stem Cell-Specific Gliomagenesis in a Human iPSC-Derived Model


Program Season 02

4:00-6:00 pm, Zoom Online Seminar

Thu, 24 Sept:
Mathias Heikenwälder (FSP F) - Inflammation-triggered destabilization of tissue homeostasis: Consequences for cancer development and treatment regimen

Tue, 27 Oct:
Mark Ladd (FSP E) - Recent advances in microstructural and metabolic imaging with magnetic resonance

Thu, 19 Nov:
Aurelio Teleman (FSP B) - Tissue Growth and Metabolism

Wed, 9 Dec:
Karen Steindorf (FSP C) - Physical Activity: Relevant for cancer prevention and treatment?

Wed, 27 Jan:
Ana Martin-Villalba (FSP A) - The art of decision-making by stem cells: fake it till you make it

Thu, 25 Feb:
Hedda Wardemann (FSP D) - Quality and clonal evolution of human B cell responses

Everyone is welcome, no registration necessary!

Jointly organized by the DKFZ Research Programs (FSPs)

Season Chairs: Members of the FSP F – Infection Inflammation and Cancer


Contact the Organizers


Poster Season 02


Poster Season 02

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