January 12, 2024
German Cancer Research Center / Communication Center
Europe/Berlin timezone

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WELCOME to the Alumni Kick-start 2024: 

Careers beyond DKFZ


  • 9am - 5pm Career Day: DKFZ Alumni portray a spectrum of career paths post DKFZ
  • 5pm Keynote lecture & panel: AI and the future of Pharma and Biotech with Axel Wiest (career spanning Fresenius, BI, Merck, BMS and Moderna)
  • 6pm - 8pm: Get-together with Alumni and live music from the Alumni Band The Wild Types! All DKFZ Alumni are invited join the party and network with current and former DKFZ researchers.


(Please note that an additional registration is needed to collect a ticket for the Alumni get-together).

Thank you to our sponsors:


BioMedX (Silver level Sponsor)



Catenion (Silver level Sponsor)



Researchers: Why Attend?


  • Target audience: all Postdocs, PhD and Master Studentinterested in learning more about potential careers after DKFZ
  • Connect with a diverse network of DKFZ Alumni who embrace science for a better life.
  • Gain insights from DKFZ Alumni with different and diverse career paths, also outside of research
  • Participate in activities that enhance your career development and networking abilities




  • Hear a spectrum of Career Stories: Inspiring talks by DKFZ Alumni sharing their experiences.
  • Learn how the DKFZ environment influenced their career trajectory in and outside of research
  • Scientific Stories: Motivating talks on how scientific expertise gained in academia, have also been valuable in industry  
  • Round tables with speakers: Opportunities for DKFZ Alumni to connect with a small group of current researchers, to share their experiences during their career path
  • Relaunch of the mentorship programme, mentorship ‘speed networking’ with Alumni and hear about DKFZ Emeriti as mentors
  • Alumni get-together open to all: Celebrate 60 years of DKFZ with live music. Network with past and current DKFZ scientists!



We are looking forward to your registration!



Registration Closing Date:  31 December 2023.


The DKFZ Organising Committee


  • Sally Böhm
  • Marion Gürth
  • Barbara Janssens
  • Katerina Papadopoulou


Many thanks to the volunteering orga team!

  • Catarina da Silva Pechincha
  • Jose Jaime Diaz Larrosa
  • Simge Kelekçi
  • Sandra Pardo Valencia
  • Aga Seretny
  • Kyanna Ouyang
  • Kyriaki Smyrilli
  • Selin Ulukaya


The event will take place in the DKFZ Communication Center.

Directions can be found under the "How to find us" section in the upper left menu.

German Cancer Research Center / Communication Center
Lecture Hall
Im Neuenheimer Feld 280 69120 Heidelberg Germany