A community of creative minds
As home of the oldest university in Germany, The University of Heidelberg places special emphasis on initiating dialogues across traditional subject areas, promoting a strong creative interdisciplinary research community.
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Dr. Tiziana Cesetti
Founded in 1386, the Ruprecht-Karls University in Heidelberg is Germany’s oldest University. The University describes itself as a research university with a strong international and interdisciplinary orientation.
The Neurobiology faculty, founded in 1976 as the second of its kind worldwide (right after the foundation of the Neurobiology faculty in Harvard!), initiated the establishment of the Interdisciplinary Center for Neurosciences (IZN) in Heidelberg.
The IZN was founded in 2000 as a research network getting together neuroscientists from all faculties and local research institutions. More than 60 research groups are currently part of the IZN, thereby connecting different research fields to transfer knowledge and technology to improve graduate and post-graduate education in Neurosciences. Since 2016, the IZN is an official partner of the DNO in Heidelberg.
In addition, the ‘Deutsche Neurowissenschaften-Olympiade’ is supported by the University’s Cluster of Excellence Cellular Networks (CellNetworks). CellNetworks assembles excellent groups focusing on research in molecular life science and computational sciences, chemistry and physics to tackle fundamental questions in cell biology, its network structure and architecture, dynamics and regulation.
German Nationals Neuroscience Olympiad
The Nationals Neuroscience Olympiad will be hosted by DNO-Heidelberg and will ake place at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg.
69117 Heidelberg, Germany
By car: From the A5 motorway (Karlsruhe-Frankfurt) take the Heidelberg-Schwetzingen exit and head towards Heidelberg-Boxberg-Emmertsgrund. Go up the hill, turn left at the Aral petrol station into Boxberg and go straight through the Boxberg residential area, keeping left after the EMBL guesthouse. EMBL is located in Meyerhofstraße in the forest on your right, shortly after you have left Boxberg.
From the A6 motorway (Mannheim-Heilbronn) take the Wiesloch–Rauenberg exit and follow the signs to Heidelberg (B3). You will reach a fork in the road where you stay to the right, direction Boxberg–Emmertsgrund. Go up the hill, turn left at the Aral petrol station into Boxberg and go straight through the Boxberg residential area, keeping left after the EMBL guesthouse. EMBL is located in Meyerhofstraße in the forest on your right, shortly after you have left Boxberg.
Carpark P1 is located on the left hand side after turning into Meyerhofstraße.
By Train/bus: There are no direct buses to or from EMBL at the weekend. For participants and visitors arriving by train, round trip bus service between Heidelberg hauptbahnhof and EMBL will be provided to accommodate our event program. Further information about this transport service will be provided soon.
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CellNetworks assembles excellence groups focusing on research in molecular life sciences, computational sciences, chemistry and physics to tackle fundamental questions in cell biology related to network structure and architecture, dynamics and regulation.
EMBL is Europe’s flagship laboratory for the life sciences. We are an intergovernmental organisation established in 1974 and are supported by over 20 member states. EMBL performs fundamental research in molecular biology, studying the story of life. We offer services to the scientific community; train the next generation of scientists and strive to integrate the life sciences across Europe.
We are international, innovative and interdisciplinary. We are more than 1600 people, from over 80 countries, operating across six sites in Barcelona (Spain), Grenoble (France), Hamburg (Germany), Heidelberg (Germany), Hinxton (UK) and Rome (Italy). Our scientists work in independent groups and conduct research and offer services in all areas of molecular biology. Our research drives the development of new technology and methods in the life sciences. We work to transfer this knowledge for the benefit of society.