Biomedical Students' Symposium Tübingen 2019

The molecular medicine students of Tübingen heartly invite all life-science students of Germany, Austria and Switzerland to participate in the Biomedical Students' Symposium 2019 from 31/05/19 to 02/06/19. We have prepared an outline of several activities, talks and workshops covering a wide variety of topics in life-science for you to participate in. There will also be enough time to explore the beautiful and historical city centre of Tübingen. This year our opening event will be an interdisciplinary science slam held by entertaining scientists from several academic disciplines. Traditionally, the symposium ends with the so called "Bundesfachschaftentagung" to improve networking between the different study programmes. In case of questions, do not hesitate to ask, we will be there to answer you via e-mail ( or on Facebook ("Biomedical Students' Symposium Tübingen").

Our Science Talks

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of molecular medicine in Tübingen we are glad to present you our leading scientists in the fields of Oncology, Immunology, Infectiology, Neurology and Genetics, which will give a small insight into the diverse medical research in Tübingen. With Dr. Norbert Hilf we are also featuring one of the local companies representing the biotechnological cluster of Tübingen. The symposium is set under the motto "Building Bridges between Basic Science and Clinical Medicine". See below to find more information about our speaker.

Prof. Dr. Dr. Ghazaleh Tabatabai

Prof. Tabatabai is our new head of molecular medicine in Tübingen. Her research focuses on new treatments against glioblastomas by using current molecular knowledge about the onset of the tumors to improve the outcome of clinical therapies. Stay tuned to hear of the high ranked research of our dean Prof. Tabatabai.

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Prof. Dr. Nisar Malek

Prof. Malek is the direcotr and chair of the Deparment of Internal Medicine I in the University Hospital of Tübingen. He has a long history of high ranked research in oncology and is focusing on hepatobiliary cancers. 2008 he was awarded the AIO Science Award and in 2009 he was awarded the "Johann-Georg-Zimmermann Preis" for his excellent research. Get to know how the knowledge about molecular basis of proliferation control resulsts in targeted treatments in oncology.

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Dr. Norbert Hilf

Dr. Hilf is the director of translational development in the local biotech company immatics. His resarch focuses on targeted T-cell therapies against a variety of tumors. Learn how to use the latest knowledge in the field of immunology for the invention of new cancer therapies.


Prof. Dr. Benjamin Mordmüller

Due to the Research of Prof. Mordmüller Tübingen was in the scientific press all around the world. His team created a new vaccine against Malaria that already showed great effectiveness in healthy participants. Get to know how important human infection models are in the development of new drugs.

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Prof. Dr. Stephan Ossowski

Prof. Ossowski is expert in the newest genetical analyses and dedicates his time to find new possible targets in rare diseases and cancer. To do so he uses the material of liquid biopsies and monitors the tumor evolution and its response to therapeutic treatments. Get to know his findings in the beginning of the session.

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After aquiring interesting and relevant knowledge from the talks of our five top scientists and having a relaxing lunch-break, we invite you to one of our various workshops that will take place in the afternoon. We try to give you a big variety of workshops covering all research foci of Tübingen and the possibility of hand-on workshops, problem-based seminars and much more...

The workshops will be assigned after the principle: first come - first serve, so register as soon as possible to be able to get a spot in your favourite workshop.

Time and Place

  • Symposium Phone: (0172/8437471) Available from Friday - Sunday in case of questions and urgent calls
  • Registration:
    • Friday: (4:00 - 6:30 pm), Alte HNO, Silcherstrasse 5, Rooms 111 and 112 (Bus stops: Hölderlinstrasse or Gmelinstrasse, 15 min walk from the train station)
    • Saturday: (8:00 - 8:45 am), Crona-Kliniken, Hoppe-Seyler-Strasse 3, Floor 04, in front of Lecture Hall (Bus stop: Uni-Kliniken Berg)
  • Science Slam: (6:30pm), Kupferbau, Hölderlinstrasse 5, HS25 (Bus stops: Hölderlinstrasse or Gmelinstrasse)
  • Science Talks: (8:45am - 1:00pm), Crona-Kliniken, Hoppe-Seyler-Strasse 3, Floor 04, Lecture Hall (Bus stop: Uni-Kliniken Berg)
  • Pub Crawl: (7:30 pm), In front of the Stiftskirche, Holzmarkt 1, Please eat dinner before the Pub Crawl, not every location is offering food!
  • BuFaTa: (9:30am - 12:00pm), Lehr- und Lerngebäude, Elfriede-Aulhorn-Strasse 10, Room 202/3 (Bus stop: Uni-Kliniken Berg)
  • Accommodation: Geschwister-Scholl-Schule, Berliner Ring 33, Sporthalle (Bus stops: Ahornweg or Fichtenweg), Please bring your own sleeping bag and air mattress!