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Research Alumni Network

The Research Alumni Network currently consists of more than 400 international scientists that are staying or have stayed in Heidelberg to conduct research. The network offers special services to all international PhD students, postdocs and established scientists during and after their research stay.

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Issue 1/2016, February 2016 | German

Network Meeting for Research Alumni


In September 2015, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation invited around 50 international visiting researchers from 23 research institutions to Berlin. Three research alumni from Heidelberg also took part in the Network Meeting. [More...]


Falling Walls Conference in Berlin

Falling Walls Konferenz

At the ‘Falling Walls Conference’ the world’s leading researchers met to share ideas and get inspired. Physicist Raju Venugopalan, a visiting researcher at Ruperto Carola, attended the scientific conference in November 2015. [More...]


Funding for Four Junior Professors

The Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science selected four highly promising young scientists from Heidelberg University for its Junior Professor Programme. The funding programme aims to support outstanding new research projects. [More...]


Mathematikon Inauguration

Mathematikon Inauguration

Heidelberg mathematicians and computer scientists now work under the same roof: The Mathematikon is the new home for the institutes and facilities of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science as well as the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR). [More...]


„I lost my heart in Heidelberg“

The Research Alumni Network lives by and with its members – visiting scientists that are currently conducting research in Heidelberg or have already concluded their stay and are continuing their work elsewhere. We will introduce three of these scientists in each edition of this newsletter. In this edition:

Dr Nikoletta Kanavou, classicist, in residence at the Department of Classical Philology, Heidelberg University

Prof. Dr Raju Venugopalan, physicist, in residence at the Institute for Theoretical Physics, Heidelberg University

Dr Hadeel Khallouf, pharmacologist, project manager in research and development at a pharmaceutical company


Robots to Prevent Back Pain


Heidelberg scientists are collaborating in a European research project to develop a robot suit that supports the spinal column. This ‘exoskeleton’ aims to prevent or ameliorate back pain. [More...]


Memory Enhancement Protein Identified

Heidelberg researchers have discovered that cognitive performance can be significantly enhanced by increasing the level of a certain DNA-modifying enzyme in the brain. Their findings may prove helpful in the treatment of anxiety disorders. [More...]


The ZMBH Turned 30


The Center for Molecular Biology of Heidelberg University (ZMBH) has been the source of several excellent research developments in recent decades. Now the central research institute celebrated its 30th birthday. [More...]