Dear colleagues and guests,

We are very pleased to announce that the Research Festival for Life Sciences will take place again on January 18, 2024 in the Clinical Trial Center of the Faculty of Medicine. The event had to take a break for three years due to the pandemic. After this long time, we are motivated and excited to bring the scientific community together again and to promote dialogue on current research topics.

The Research Festival for Life Sciences at the University of Leipzig was launched in 2002 and has since then provided a platform for the presentation of numerous talented young scientists from Leipzig’s university landscape. The festival focuses on relevant and innovative scientific topics in the fields of medicine and life sciences. At the same time, it serves to promote interdisciplinary networking between different departments and disciplines.

We welcome poster submissions from all fields of medicine and life sciences, including psychology, pharmacy, chemistry, biology, physics, computer science, and others. We would also like to receive applications from the Max Planck-, Fraunhofer- and Helmholtz Institutes, the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research UFZ, the German Center for Integrative Biodiversity Research iDiv as well as the groups of the Center for Biotechnology and Biomedicine BBZ, and from regional biotechnology companies. Contributions from the field of applied clinical research are also warmly welcome.

As in previous editions of the festival, prizes for the best poster presentations will be awarded in recognition of young scientists. In addition to the young scientist prizes, which will be determined by a panel of experts, we will also award an audience prize. All winners will be asked to present their work briefly in 2-minute lightning talks during the award ceremony to give visitors an insight into the winning research.

Our aim is to promote the exchange of knowledge, showcase innovative research, and encourage young scientists to present their work to a wider audience. It is also an opportunity for all participants to network, explore potential collaborations, and learn from the experiences of other researchers.

We look forward to shaping the 17th Research Festival for Life Sciences with you!

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


Call for Abstracts

The opening of the abstract submission is planned for October 16, 2023.

Further information will be available here shortly.


Leipzig University
Faculty of Medicine
LIFE Management Cluster
Philipp-Rosenthal-Str. 27
04103 Leipzig


+49 341 / 97 16 72 3