DFG grants millions for lipid research and research in plant processes 

The SFB/TRR 83 “Molecular Architecture and Cellular Functions of Lipid/Protein Assemblies”, a joint network in lipid research of the universities of Heidelberg, Dresden, and Bonn, will continue its work in a third funding period. [...]

MSc Molecular Biosciences - Student Activities

There are a couple of activities organised by the students within the Molecular Biosciences Master Program. These are:

10 Year Molecular Biosciences - save the date - Saturday 25/11/17

Student Speakers Committee

The principle idea of the committee is to discuss, organize and realise projects. It is our goal to build bridges between the different majors, as well as different years of study, for example by organising social events. Another aim is to collect ideas on how to improve the teaching and learning experience in the molecular bioscience master programme.

There are several projects that have already been implemented by the committee:

  • Study Buddy: a student mentoring programme for the students of the first year
  • BIOspective, talks from a new perspective: a key speaker series.
  • BioSciences Retreat: a two-day retreat

The official members of the committee are the major speakers, but anyone who wants to become involved is highly welcome to join any meeting. These take place on a regular basis, usually once per month.

If you want to join, simply write us a short message to the email address provided below and we will let you know about the next meeting.

Contact: email to or approach any of the major speakers directly.

Study Buddy

We have organised a “study buddy” mentoring programme for those students who are new to Heidelberg, to help then find their way around the university campus and Heidelberg city. In total, about 50 foreign students were matched with students already familiar with Heidelberg. The idea is to offer this service to German students who are new in the area as well.


BIOspective: Talks from a new perspectiveBioSpective

Popular scientists, life science professionals, industry representatives, and other science relevant persons will be invited to the Heidelberg University and will give first-hand insights into their own career path and research.

This series of talks is organized by us students for students of all levels. Everybody is welcome to propose lecturers and to take an active part in the organisation. Moreover, these talks will be unique in Heidelberg, providing a platform for bilateral discussion and for crosstalk between the different years and levels of study. We are looking forward to seeing you there.


BIOspective: Dr. Sebastian Schuck

We are pleased to invite you for the fifth installment of BIOspective on December 4th in the BioQuant. Like before will the talk place in SR041 at 6 pm. This time Dr. Sebastian Schuck, CellNetworks junior group leader at the ZMBH, will introduce and showcase critical steps in pursuing the path of academic research. Besides focusing on a career in science and their benefits and challenges, he will also point out how a fulfilling life outside the lab and the exciting profession can work hand in hand.

You can see this as an opportunity to ask a young group leader any question you like.



Biosciences Retreat 2018

Save the Date: March 5 and 6, 2018

More information will arrive shortly!

If new students want to take part in the organisation, please contact


Biosciences Retreat 2017Retreat

March 3rd to 4th 2017, Monastery Obermarchtal

  • Bridge among students of all majors and years of study

  • Introduce opportunities after the master program

​​​​Key speakers:

HBIGS, academia, industry, ethics, start Up’s




MCB Journal Club

The Journal Club gives us master students a platform to meet, be together and discuss exciting scientific topics in a relaxed atmosphere.

For each meeting, two people prepare a short presentation (approximately 15 min) about a scientific issue of their choice, which can then be discussed by everyone afterwards.

This is also a great opportunity to practice and improve your presentation skills and get valuable feedback by your peers!

We meet every two or three weeks at 8 pm in one of the seminar rooms at the ground floor of the ZMBH. Dates are announced via email or on our Facebook page.

You are highly welcome to join us anytime!

For contact please write to or

Biosciences Soccer Team

Who says scientists are not interested in sports?!

Our Biosciences Soccer Team definitely proves them wrong. We usually meet on the weekend, latest every other week at the Soccer Arena Heidelberg (Harbigweg 8, 69124 Heidelberg-Kirchheim). Please bring along 5 € for the indoor-court fee. If you are interested, please write an email to: to get the upcoming dates.


Class of 2017 - Student Representatives


Beatrice Casati

Cancer Biology

Kevin Jimenez-Cowell

Cancer Biology

Elisa Cappio Barazzone


Arion Förtsch


Ann-Kathrin Mehnert

Infectious Diseases

Martin Kampmann

Infectious Diseases

Burce Kabaoglu


Eileen Brouwer


Aydin Zeynep

Dev & Stem Cells

Viola Kuehnel

Dev & Stem Cells

Nabila El Arbi


Pranas Grigaitis


Class of 2016 - Student Representatives


Gideon Bergheim

Dev.& Stem Cell

Niklas Vockert

Systems Biology

Manuela Aguirre


Robert Frömel


Christian Sommerauer

Infectious Diseases

Leanne Strauss

Infectious Diseases

Lalita Srisawang


Mona Tomaschko


Victoria Jennings

Cancer Biology

Yassin Harim

Cancer Biology

Florian Hinterberger


Tammy Lan

International Matters

Bea Riebesehl

Dev.& Stem Cell


Class of 2015 - Student Representatives



Florian Grünschläger

Cancer Biology

Janina Kupke


Rana Fetit

Cancer Biology

Maximilian Reinert

Molecular Plant Science

Jana Fuhrmann

Dev Stem Cells

Adrian Westhaus

Infectious Diseases

Bryan Frey


Juan Diaz Miyar


Laila Magin


Annika Schneider

Systems Biology