Platinum Sponsors

Klaus Tschira Foundation

In 1995, Klaus Tschira, physicist and co-founder of the software company SAP, founded the Klaus Tschira Stiftung (KTS). With the intention to place strong emphasis on natural sciences in the society, the commitment of the KTS ranges from kindergarten to schools, universities and research institutions all over Germany. The support is differentiated in three main fields: natural sciences for children and young people, research and science communication. The foundation is located at the Villa Bosch in Heidelberg, the former residence of Nobel Prize laureate for chemistry Carl Bosch.

Gold Sponsors

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG

The Boehringer Ingelheim group is one of the world’s 20 leading pharmaceutical companies. Headquartered in Ingelheim, Germany, it operates globally with 140 affiliates and more than 46,000 employees. Since it was founded in 1885, the family-owned company has been committed to researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing novel medications of high therapeutic value for human and veterinary medicine. Social responsibility is a central element of Boehringer Ingelheim's culture. Involvement in social projects, caring for employees and their families, and providing equal opportunities for all employees form the foundation of the global operations. Mutual cooperation and respect, as well as environmental protection and sustainability are intrinsic factors in all of Boehringer Ingelheim’s endeavors.

LANGE + PFLANZ Advertising Agency GmbH

LANGEundPFLANZ is the agency for new marketing with over 21 years of experience - and nevertheless new. They are specialized in digital marketing, and offer coordinated digital and social marketing tools bringing your customers to you. As owner-operated communication company, they offer individual and enduring communication solutions for variable media platforms and have supported Heidelberg's Teams from the very beginning.

Silver Sponsors

BioCat GmbH

BioCat is a private company founded in 2000 to market innovative products and services for life science research based in Heidelberg. As a true solution provider, BioCat offers a wide range of high-quality research reagents as well as cutting-edge technologies in the fields of genomics, proteomics, and cell biology. For tissue-related applications, tissue microarrays as well as RNA, cDNA, and proteins isolated from hard-to-obtain tissues are available.

Carl Roth GmbH & Co

Carl Roth is a private German enterprise with tradition based in Karlsruhe Rheinhafen. It was founded in 1879 with the establishment of a grocer's-paint supplier's-chemist's-store at Karlsruhe. As supplier for lab ware, life sciences and chemicals, they are your partner for best performance reflected in their basic values quality, logistics, fair rates, competent customer advice and service.

Eurofins MWG Operon

Eurofins MWG Operon was founded in 1990 and is part of the Eurofins Scientific Group, a Life Science Company with laboratories in 35 countries and over 13,000 employees. They are an international provider of genomic services around the core business lines next generation sequencing, custom DNA sequencing, oligonucleotides, siRNA and gene synthesis. Eurofins MWG operates worldwide through a network of more than 500 talented employees positioned to serve both the emerging and established markets. Their whole team works tirelessly to establish new standards in the world of the four bases.

Integrated DNA Technologies, Inc

IDT is a Coralville (Iowa) -based biotech company specialized in chemical synthesis of custom nucleic acids. They have become the largest manufacturer of custom DNA and RNA oligo products in the USA today. IDT is the industry leader, maintaining the highest standards of quality, service, and technical know-how. It was founded in 1987 by Joseph Walder, M.D., Ph.D. through a partnership with the Baxter Healthcare Corporation at the University of Iowa, Technology Innovation Center business incubator.

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New England BioLabs GmbH

Founded in the mid-1970s as a collective of scientists committed to developing innovative products for the life sciences industry, NEB is now a recognized world leader in the discovery, development and commercialization of recombinant and native enzymes for genomic research. Created "by scientists for scientists", NEB is renowned for consistently providing exceptional product quality and unsurpassed technical support.

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Sigma-Aldrich Chemie GmbH

Sigma-Aldrich is a leading life science and high technology company whose biochemical, organic chemical products, kits and services are used in scientific research, including genomic and proteomic research, biotechnology, pharmaceutical development, the diagnosis of disease and as key components in pharmaceutical, diagnostics and high technology manufacturing. Sigma-Aldrich customers include more than 1.3 million scientists and technologists in life science companies, university and government institutions, hospitals and industry.

Academic Sponsors


The BioQuant, the Center for “Quantitative Analysis of Molecular and Cellular Biosystems” at Heidelberg University was established in 2007 as an interdisciplinary University research center that is solely dedicated to research and training in systems biology. BioQuants’s objective is to function as a platform for the development and constant refinement of mathematical models of complex biological systems as well as the swift validation of scientific hypotheses via experimental data. Currently, up to 40 University and non-University research groups (DKFZ, EMBL, the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS, formerly the European Media Lab), and the MPI for Medical Research) are affiliated with BioQuant. These research groups are instrumental in implementing numerous national and international systems biology funding initiatives.

German Cancer Research Center

The DKFZ (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum) is the largest biomedical research institute in Germany and a member of the Helmholtz Association of National Research Centers. In over 90 divisions and research groups, our more than 3,000 employees, of which more than 1,000 are scientists, are investigating the mechanisms of cancer, are identifying cancer risk factors and are trying to find strategies to prevent people from getting cancer .They are developing novel approaches to make tumor diagnosis more precise and treatment of cancer patients more successful.

University of Heidelberg

Heidelberg University, founded in 1386, is Germany’s oldest university and one of the strongest research institutions in Europe. The successes in both rounds of the Excellence Initiative and in international rankings prove its leading role in the scientific community. Heidelberg University is a comprehensive university with the full spectrum of subjects including medicine. It aims to strengthen the individual disciplines, to further interdisciplinary cooperation and to make research results usable for society and industry. Heidelberg also draws its strength from its cooperation with local non-university research institutions and is tied into a worldwide network of research and teaching collaborations.