The Heidelberg Forum for Young Life Scientists (HFYLS) is a biennial conference organised by PhD students of the DKFZ, Heidelberg University, and the EMBL, working in the multi-disciplinary field of Life science.
Beginning in 2009, the conference has taken place nearly every two years. The aim of the Forum is to bring together scientists from all the world, and provide a platform for exhibiting and discussing cutting-edge, basic, and translational research in the field of Life Science. The Forum targets the youth. One of the key aspects of this conference is to promote and strengthen networking among early-career and future scientists. This it does in parallel to fostering collaborations and active discussions between newcomers and leading experts in the field.
Heidelberg is a university town in Baden-Württemberg, a south-western state in Germany. It is considered the oldest seat of learning in Germany, and houses the famous Heidelberg University, and other institutes of international reputation, such as the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, the German Cancer Research Centre and the Max Planck Institutes.
Situated on the bank of the river Neckar, this picturesque University town also draws a whopping number of tourists from all over the world. The climate in June is moderately warm and comfortable, with occasional light rainfall.