The host

The Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (German Cancer Research Centre), a part of the Helmholtz Association, is a national cancer research centre based in Heidelberg, Germany. Established in 1964, it has held its reputation for being not only the largest biomedical research centre in Germany, but also as one of the leading cancer research centres in the world. Situated in the science campus of Heidelberg University, the DKFZ finds its place in the centre of an international and energetic academic atmosphere. Beginning from 2009, the DKFZ hosts the Heidelberg Forum for Young Life Scientists every two years.

The location

Heidelberg University: Founded in 1386, Heidelberg University is the oldest university in Germany, and one of the oldest surviving universities in the world. With its deep-rooted tradition of research, Heidelberg University boasts of an impressive alumni throughout history. The University, with its motto “Semper apertus” strives to foster a liberal and highly diverse atmosphere. The highly interdisciplinary cutting-edge research, teamed with a thriving international population makes Heidelberg University truly one of the top academic centres in the world.

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.