DKTK Events

© German Cancer Consortium

© German Cancer Consortium

As part of the training activities, the DKTK sites offer seminars, workshops or meetings cover newest developments in clinical and basic cancer research in all fields of oncology Selected events can be found here.

Workshops in bioinformatics

The DKTK School of Oncology and the Heidelberg Center for Human Bioinformatics (HD-HuB) from the German Network for Bioinformatics Infrastructure (de.NBI) are offering bioinformatics workshops for researchers working with larger datasets of next-generation sequencing (NGS) data arising from patient tumor samples. The courses teach background knowledge on technologies used for data generation and for data analysis. Commonly used tools for data interpretation are presented and can be used in hands-on parts on provided data sets. For more detailed information and application click here.

Events/dates at the DKTK core center and partner sites

We are very excited to cordially invite you to the next Career Day „Publishing“. It will be a virtual event on May 7th 2021 between 10am - 5pm.  

Registration via Indico is now open:






The Publishing Career Day will feature:

  • Talks from DKFZ Alumni sharing their invaluable insights and their experiences on what kind of skills are needed to pursue a career in scientific publishing and communication
  • Parallel workshops (25 participants each on first come, first served basis):
    • Good Scientific Practice and Scientific Misconduct in Publishing
    • How to Review a Manuscript?
    • How to Talk Science to Different Audiences 
    • Science Communication
    • The Life of an Editor
  • Networking event and a big opportunity for one-on-one discussions with the speakers

The aim of the program is to expose early stage researchers (doctoral and postdoctoral) to different aspects of scientific publishing as a career option and also to provide them with the necessary toolkit to help them navigate their academic career. 

DO NOT miss this opportunity to connect with the experts and colleagues and join us for the Career Day Publishing event. We are all looking forward to see you virtually!

Are you interested in an online Leadership Skills Training?

Samuel Peña-Llopis, DKTK Junior Group Leader in Translational Genomics in Solid Tumors and local Coordinator of the School of Oncology at the DKTK partner site Essen/Düsseldorf, will present the basics of KTANE and its use for improving leadership skills on Wednesday, 26. May 2021 at 5.00 pm. Together with the audience, he will solve a few modules to show their implementation. 

What is it about?

To be a good leader in science requires developing an arsenal of skills that are not normally learned during one’s career. Most articles, books and workshops about leadership provide excellent advices and tips, but their implementation is lacking or inadequate, leaving its learning to trial and error. Samuel Peña-Llopis has recently published in Science ( an innovative training system based on playing the game Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes (KTANE with one’s research group to implement learning leadership skills. It provides fun, low-stakes opportunities to practice task assignment, effective communication and feedback, adjusting expectations and learning from mistakes while building rapport and teamwork.

To join the virtual seminar, please register via and obtain dial-in data few days before the event.

Invitation to the DZG Lunchtime Career Talks

Monthly talk series organized by all German Centers for Health Research (DZG) – free of charge for all young scientists working at a DZG

- Learn about possible career paths for scientists in health research and explore which career suits you! 

- Get in touch with your potential role models!

>>> Upcoming Career Talk: We are pleased to announce the next speaker on 7. May 2021, 1-2 pm! Dr. Nuno Guimarães Camboa, a junior research group leader at the university of Frankfurt, will talk about his career path and share his advice as an international academic researcher coming to Germany. For more information see the event poster attached.

>>> Registration

Register to our DZG Career mailing list and receive regular announcements and the event links of this free monthly talk series at lunchtime (1-2 pm). Please note our privacy policy.

We would like to draw your attention to an online training on Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), consisting of several successive modules. This course will introduce the technology, data analysis, tools and resources for NGS data.

The course is hosted by the Erasmus+ project NEMHESYS, is free of charge and will start on March 17, 2021.

For registration, please click here

If you have any questions, please contact info(at)

Are you are sciencepreneur? Interactive webinars for young enterpreneurs in science 

In our interactive, two-hour online sessions, you will discover your entre- preneurial skillset and your ideas’ innovative potential, together with other highly-qualified researchers of all disciplines!

The online sessions are free of charge and will start on April 15 2021

More info and application:

Progress in Cancer Research Lecture

Lectures will be held online using Zoom.

The Event takes place on Thursdays, 9:00-10:00 CET.

Meeting ID: 899 0687 6234

Passcode: 69169313


Erasmus Virtual Hematology Lectures 2021

Time: Mondays 16:00hrs/ 04.00 PM CET 

Location: Zoom

Contact: Prof. Dr. Ruud Delwel, h.delwel(at) 

                Mrs. Tessa Mannee, t.mannee(at)

Cost: Free of charge & no registration required 

Webinar ID: 995 0912 1398
Zoom link:

Save the Date: Career Days 2021

Career Days are an initiative of the DKFZ PostDoc Network (PDN) supported by the Career Service. The aim is to provide scientists at our institute with insights on different career paths in specific fields. We invite alumni and other (postdoctoral) researchers to briefly share their personal career paths. Afterwards participants have ample time to join round table Q&A sessions.  An information booklet with career profiles and recent job offers are provided to all participants and stay available in our archive.

For the Career Days 2021 more information will follow soon.

Events in Dresden

DKTK & NCT Young Investigator Club Dresden (every 6-8 weeks)

  • Platform for young scientists (clinician scientists, PhD students, young PostDocs, etc.) working in the field of translational oncology
  • regular seminars with presentation of research results, project ideas, special techniques
  • topics are usually illuminated from two different points of view: e.g. perspective of a clinician and perspective of a medical scientist

More events in Dresden

Events in München

DKTK Munich Cancer Colloquium (See

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