March 18, 2024
German Cancer Research Center
Europe/Berlin timezone


Dear colleagues and friends,


We would like to cordially invite you to the Academic Memorial Symposium for Harald zur Hausen, who passed away in May 2023. From 1983 until 2003 he was Chairman and Scientific Director of the German Cancer Research Center and later received the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2008 for his discovery that human papilloma viruses cause cervical cancer. His passion for science was pursued by him to the very end.

The symposium will take place on March 18th, 2024 from 09:30 am in Heidelberg at the German Cancer Research Center. It will combine scientific presentations with a commemoration of Harald zur Hausen. 


All speakers and lecture topics have a connection to him, be it scientific or personal. The symposium will be jointly opened by the mayor of the City of Heidelberg as Harald zur Hausen was an honorary citizen of Heidelberg.


Registration is open now. Please click here to register your attendance.

For those who cannot attend in person, a live-stream link will be published on this page shortly before the symposium (Registration for virtual participation can be found here)




We are looking forward to your participation!


Best regards



Michael Baumann                               Ursula Weyrich

Chairman and Scientific Director         Administrative Director





Detailed program: Click here.


Speakers overview: Click here.









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