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
Dresden Translational Oncology Seminar (DTOS)
The seminar series is intended to provide a forum for exchange for scientists and physicians in the field of translational oncology. The regular seminars are organized by NCT/UCC and Mildred Scheel Early Career Center Dresden and will take place purely virtually due to the current situation.
First date: 03.03.2021 from 5 – 5.45 p.m.
Prof. Sergio Rutella, Professor of Cancer Immunotherapy at Nottingham Trent University, will speak about "Tumor-intrinsic and -extrinsic determinants of response to immunotherapy in acute myeloid leukaemia".
More information can be found here.
Link to the meeting: https://tu-dresden.zoom.us/j/82755739309?pwd=b25EWTNOdmoxaGtoczA5VGF5Q1NPZz09
Meeting ID: 827 5573 9309
Identifier code: DTOS2021:)
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.
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
Biology for Non-Biologists
The lectures will be held by PhD students on Tuesdays from 16:30 - 17:30, starting on 3. November 2020.
This lecture series is made for those of you who do not have a background in a biological subject.The aim is to go through the main principles of molecular biology in order to help non-biologists to profit more, e. g. from the “Progress in Cancer Research” lectures.
If you wish to join this seminar series, please sign up through the DKFZ Training Portal.
For those, who want to attend but do not have access to the Training Portal: Please just log in to Zoom with your full name to register.
Meeting ID: 810 1038 0785
Kindly log in to Zoom with your full name, so your attendance can be checked.
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.
Content of the seminar series: From invention to clinical product: The commercialization of scientific findings requires specific knowledge and skill sets, e.g. a solid understanding of the targeted markets, the competitive landscape, intellectual property rights, technical and clinical product development, regulatory requirements, quality management, financing strategies, and many others. This workshop will cover the most important topics that scientists must be aware of when considering to translate the results of their research into clinically relevant and commercially viable products.
Dr. Klaus Weinberger (Weinberger & Weinberger Life Sciences Consulting)
Dr. Hubert Müller (Ascenion GmbH)
Each from 1 – 3 pm (online seminar)
2021 February |23 |25 and March |2 |4 |9 |11
o (Advanced) PostDocs, Medial Scientists and Clinician Scientists (in residency) and Junior Research Group Leaders.
o DKTK-association for further at least one year.
o Interest in reporting about the course at School of Oncology events to share the lessons learnt.
o Participants should already have some initial contact with the topic, e.g. an invention for which a patent is being considered.
o Participants should be able to attend all six appointments.
Application by February 5 via application form to
The DKTK will support up to 4 young researchers to attend this course and sponsor their participation (course fee).
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