Thank you!

Dear colleagues and guests,

After a three-year break due to the pandemic, more than 200 young scientists and physicians from the Leipzig research landscape had the opportunity to present their scientific work to a broad audience at the 17th Research Festival for Life Sciences on January the 18th.

The Research Festival has been organized by the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Life Sciences since 2002 and offers young scientists in medicine and the life sciences a platform for exchanging ideas on relevant research topics. With 220 submissions and over 200 posters on display, this year’s Research Festival was one of the most successful events in this series. The content of the posters covered 15 topics from the fields of biology, chemistry, medicine, physics and psychology. New this year was the category “Psychosocial Medicine and Public Health”.

As in previous editions of the festival, prizes were awarded for the best poster presentations in recognition of young scientists. In addition to 15 prizes for young researchers, which were determined by 30 participating reviewers, we were also able to award an audience prize.

Our aim with the Research Festival is to promote the exchange of knowledge, present innovative research work and encourage young scientists to present their work to a broad public. We want to continue this tradition in 2025.

We are already looking forward to the renewed exchange and your participation!

Dr. Dr. John Heiker

Prof. Dr. Tobias Piegeler

Prof. Dr. Steffi G. Riedel-Heller

Prof. Dr. Michael Schaefer

Prof. Dr. Michaela Schulz-Siegmund

Prof. Dr. Andreas Thum


January 18, 2024


Leipzig University
Clinical Trial Center of the Faculty of Medicine
Liebigstra├če 27
04103 Leipzig


The Roland Ernst Research Prize was awarded as part of the 17th Research Festival 2024. Every two years, the Roland Ernst Foundation honors young scientists from Saxony for outstanding scientific achievements in medicine and healthcare research. Read more


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