What it’s all about

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 over the world, and provide a platform for exhibiting and discussing cutting-edge, basic, and translational research in the field of Life Science.

As scientists, we want to share our ideas and discuss our results. One of the key aspects of this conference is to promote and strengthen not only the networking between future leaders in their fields but also to scientist who already shape the landscape of research today. In this year we invite you to join us in a captivating journey discussing reasearch from molecules to patients.

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The Location

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 several 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.

Proudly supported…

As the registration and attendance for the conference is free of charge, we depend on our partners in industry and academia to make this conference possible.