Literate in a variety of disciplines, Dr. Oliver Bruns combines cutting-edge technologies to bring unseen physiological processes to light. Since January 2018, he pursues his interdisciplinary approach to research at the Helmholtz Pioneer Campus, a new initiative at the Helmholtz Zentrum München.
The first Helmholtz Pioneer Campus recruiting symposium delivers outstanding science and shapes the underlining Pioneer Campus concept.
The Helmholtz Pioneer Campus gathers momentum: the first Team Leader Candidate Symposium will take place on Monday, December 4th 2017.
The Pioneer Campus brings together the most advanced technologies in biomedicine and engineering to further accelerate the Center’s excellence in metabolism and other areas of outstanding expertise.
Scientifically, we are looking for interdisciplinary researchers that embrace human organoids and mini-organ technologies. Putting these on custom-engineered ‘biochips’ will enable unprecedented possibilities for bio- imaging and –sensing as well as the manifold high-throughput -omics and...
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 Gen in-vivo Brain Imaging
Bio-Sensing, Bio-Imaging Oliver Bruns, MIT*
Material- and Tissue Engineering
Molecular Aging, Single-cell Heterogeneity,
Bio-Computation, Gender Medicine,
*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
- Coming soon: Global Keystone Conference in Munich: „Engineering Biomedical Breakthroughs“
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