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Event calendar

Introductory Days for doctoral students


The STMM offers another introductory event for new registered doctoral students (especially Dr. sc. hum.) that will take place from 12 to 14 of June, 2024. It includes basic content from the categories "Good scientific practice" and "Key competences for scientists”, as well as presentations about the research environment at the Medical Faculty Mannheim and regional resources for doctoral students.

Participation in this event can be credited with a corresponding number of credit points/hours towards the Dr. sc. hum. curriculum. Further information on the contents can be found on the event page.

Consult the preliminary schedule.

Location: TPMA building

Registration: until 27. May 2024 by email to or via LEARN

Summer Symposium

19/07/2024 – 09.00-18:00 hrs

The first STMM Summer Symposium will take place on Friday 19/07/2024 from 09:00 to 18:00 hrs. All young researchers ( /,, Dr. rer. nat., Master students, postdoctoral researchers, clinician scientists) are encouraged to participate. Participants can present a poster and/or flash talk; four short talks will be selected from submitted abstracts. The aim of the Summer Symposium is to interact with fellow researchers, present and get feedback on your project, and be inspired by our invited speakers! The program will include Impulse Talks from successful junior scientists, a Panel Discussion on research-related topics (e.g., funding research, interdisciplinary communication, translating science into society) and a Keynote Lecture by a distinguished guest speaker. We are particularly pleased to welcome Prof. Dr. Rohini Kuner as keynote speaker at our first Summer Symposium. Prof. Dr. Kuner was awarded the prestigious Leibniz Prize this year for her research into the mechanisms of chronic pain.

Location: Alte Brauerei, H02

Registration under this link:

Deadline for abstracts submission: 09/06/2024.
Deadline for attendance only: 14/07/2024.

Lab course: Primer to Molecular methods in clinical diagnostics


This course addresses molecular methods especially for beginners. Participants learn about the experimental basics of modern diagnostics such as RNA extraction from clinical material, cDNA Synthesis, primer design, PCR, hybridization, Microarray production and use, Cytogenetics and CGH in lectures and practical lessons.

Prerequisites: Personal lab coat

Course materials and additional information:
Participation can be credited with the corresponding number of hours in category C6 of the curriculum for the structured Dr. sc. hum. programme.

Meeting point/lab: Wissenschaftliches Labor, Pettenkoferstr. 22

Number of participants: maximum 8-10

Registration: by email to


School of Translational Medicine (STMM)

Medical Faculty Mannheim,
Heidelberg University

Tridomus C, Ebene 3
Ludolf-Krehl-Straße 13-17
68167 Mannheim


STMM office

Dr. Susanne Hausselt
Dr. sc. hum. programme
Phone +49 621 383-71597

Dr. Claudine Öngen
Dr. med. programme
Telefon 0621 383-71608

Ramona Ludwig
Administration + LEARN
Phone +49 621 383-71609

Support young scientists

Details can be found in the section Nachwuchsförderung
(in German).