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The Directors' View - Listen to our podcast

Brady Huggett talks with the scientific Directors of the Helmholtz Pioneer Campus, Matthias Tschöp (Biomedicine) and Vasilis Ntziachristos (Bioengineering).

Please listen to their first-hand view on: 

  • the Pioneer Campus concept 
  • ideal ‘make’ of a Pioneer Campus scientist
  • first successes in attracting international talents
  • science innovation and building novel solutions that instruct future medicine

We are Pioneers

We address the big challenges in biomedicine and engineer novel solutions. Research that pushes boundaries is our passion.

Creating space for a new kind of research

The new HPC laboratory and office building, future home of up to 20 pioneer groups and management, is designed by wulf architekten (based in Stuttgart/Berlin, Germany) and scheduled to go into operation in 2022. Flexibility is one of the building’s hallmark, catering to the general concept of the HPC: teams that integrate various disciplines and research areas, a highly technology-driven research environment, and the continuous fluctuation of pioneer teams. The building concept enables alterations of interior structures and technical equipment according to the requirements of incoming scientists with relative ease, in a time- and cost efficient manner.