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The Helmholtz Pioneer Campus
HPC is an innovation campus with a startup culture, routed in the Helmholtz Zentrum Munich and part of the Helmholtz Association, Germany’s largest research community. HPC stands for the smart fusion of biomedical sciences, engineering and digitization in a research environment that has no parallel in Europe. Helmholtz Pioneers pave the way for tomorrow’s biomedical breakthroughs. Teams of top scientific talents from all over the world work together on the development of novel solutions that make a difference in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of metabolic diseases. HPC gets its name from Hermann von Helmholtz (1821- 1894), a physician and physicist, polymath and science pioneer. HPC aspires to the research excellence Helmholtz embodies.
We are pioneers, our mission is ...
... driving discovery
We address the big challenges in biomedicine and engineer novel solutions that enable decisive breakthroughs in metabolic disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Research that pushes boundaries is our passion.
HPC Future Research Areas
Microfluidics, Organ on-chip Matthias Meier, Stanford*
Next Generation in-vivo Brain Imaging Ryan Remedios, Caltech*
Bio-Sensing, Bio-Imaging Oliver Bruns, MIT*
Material Engineering Jian Cui, ETH*
Molecular Aging, Single-cell Heterogeneity Celia Martinez-Jimenez, CRUK*
3D-Genome Architecture, Bio-Computation Boyan Bonev, CNRS*
*affiliation before joining HPC
... facilitating discovery
We enable intellectual freedom with flat organizational structures, less bureaucracy and open communication channels. We provide creative space with exceptional resources and leading-edge infrastructure.
- Substantial start-up and running costs for innovative pioneer teams with no teaching obligations.
- Funding has been secured for a state of the art research building hosting up to 20 teams with scheduled opening in 2021.
- We are testing digital processes for effective interdisciplinary research and efficient science administration.
- We are based in Munich, European hub for engineering, life sciences and IT and voted one of the the most liveable cities in the world (Mercer ranking).
... accelerating discovery
We create new tools and technologies in interdisciplinary teams combining the skills of exceptional engineers, biologists, physicists, physicians and data specialists.
... communicating discovery
We share our expertise and methods within the Helmholtz Association as well as local and global (academic, corporate, societal) partners, providing impetus and inspiration for future medicines to improve societal health.
HPC Conferences & Networks
Successful international conferences
- Annual Helmholtz-Nature Medicine Conferences since 2013
- 1st International Conference on Bioengineering Biomedical Breakthroughs, July 3-6, 2018; San Servolo; Italy
Stephen Quake, CZ Biohub Stanford · Katia Karalis, Emulate Inc. · L. Boyer, MIT · M. Haigis, Harvard · F. Slack, Harvard · P. Frenette Einstein · S. Raffii, Weill Cornell · A. Giraldez, Yale · O. Shirihai, UCLA · M.Teitell, UCLA · K. Plath, UCLA · F. de Sauvage, Genentech