15.05.2023, 11 am - 16.05.2023, 4 pm

HDDC 2023

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International Helmholtz Drug Discovery Conference

Attracting a high-level audience of researchers, the conference will provide a stimulating platform to discuss the state of the art in drug discovery with academic experts and scientists from biotech and pharmaceutical industries. With topics focusing on anti-infectives, innovative screens, novel targets and target validation, computational approaches incl. artificial intelligence (AI) and more, this event will be an excellent opportunity to discuss the challenges and chances of modern drug discovery in academia and industry. In order to foster interaction and knowledge gain in the field, we are pleased to welcome an exceptional group of internationally renowned speakers. Additionally, we will feature oral presentations and poster sessions of submitted abstracts at the HDDC 2023. Braunschweig's scientific environment will provide an excellent framework for scientific exchange with junior investigators and leading scientists in the fields of drug research and chemical biology. Further information can be found in the event flyer.


Registration: 01 May 2023 

Oral and poster presentation: 01 April 2023

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The registration fee is 50€ for students, 100€ for participants from academia, and 150€ for participants from industry (incl. VAT).


15.05.2023, 11 am - 16.05.2023, 4 pm


HZI Braunschweig


Confirmed Speakers: 

Teresa Carlomagno - University of Birmingham
Erick Carreira - ETH Zürich
Stuart Conway - University of Oxford
Ben Davis - University of Oxford
Ivan Đikić - Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
Ola Engkvist - Astra Zeneca, Gothenburg     
Eric Fischer - Harvard Medical School
Masatoshi Hagiwara - Kyoto University
Christa Müller - Universität Bonn
Rolf Müller - Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland
Ulrike Protzer - Helmholtz Munich
Matthias Rarey - Universität Hamburg
Kelvin Wu - Harvard University 
Claudia Zampaloni - Roche, Basel


Mark Brönstrup (HZI) Anna K. H. Hirsch (HIPS) Kamyar Hadian (HMGU) Aubry K. Miller (DKFZ)

The program will be accompanied by two conference-Workshops: 1) on ‚Drug Repurposing‘ – organized by Fraunhofer ITMP and 2) on ,In silico modeling’ – organized by BioSolveIT

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Please find the template for your abstract here. For presentations and posters, please send your abstract via e-mail to hddc2023@helmholtz-hzi.de.

Personal Information
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A limited number of rooms is allocated for the conference at Hotel “Best Western” and “Hotel am Park”.  Please refer to booking reference: HDDC2023


Hotel "Best Western"
Dresdenstraße 10
38124 Braunschweig

Hotel "Hotel am Park"
Wolfenbütteler Straße 67
38102 Braunschweig

Parkhotel Altes Kaffeehaus GmbH
Harztorwall 18
38300 Wolfenbüttel

How to find us in Braunschweig

Lage des Helmholtz-Zentrums in der Stadt Braunschweig.


Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research

Inhoffenstraße 7

38124 Braunschweig


From Berlin/Wolfsburg/Helmstedt:

  • A2 till motorway interchange Wolfsburg/Königslutter > A39 direction Kreuz BS-Süd/Wolfenbüttel/Bad Harzburg
  • A39 till motorway interchange Kreuz BS Süd > A36 direction Wolfenbüttel
  • A36 till exit BS-Stöckheim > turn right into Mascheroder Weg
  • after 500m turn left into Inhoffenstraße

From Celle/Hannover:

  • A2 till motorway interchange Kreuz BS Nord > A391 direction Kreuz BS Süd/Bad Harzburg/Wolfenbüttel
  • A391 motorway interchange Kreuz BS Süd > A36 direction Wolfenbüttel
  • A36 till exit BS-Stöckheim > turn right into Mascheroder Weg
  • after 500m turn left into Inhoffenstraße

From Kassel/Salzgitter:

  • A7 till motorway interchange Kreuz Salzgitter > A39 direction Berlin/Braunschweig/Salzgitter
  • A39 till motorway interchange Kreuz BS-Süd > A395 direction Wolfenbüttel
  • A36 till exit BS-Stöckheim > turn right into Mascheroder Weg
  • after 500m turn left into Inhoffenstraße


Braunschweig Central Station has got two Intercity-Express-Lines, which are connecting Berlin-Braunschweig-Göttingen-Fulda-Frankfurt-Mannheim. 

Two other Intercity-Lines are in direction to Leipzig, Halle, Magdeburg and Hannover, Bremen, Oldenburg, Bielefeld, Wuppertal and Köln.

Here you'll get more information about the timetable.

Bus or Tram

Bus line 421 or Tram line 1 from central station to stop "Stöckheimer Markt". After getting off at Stöckheimer Markt, either walk longer to Inhoffenstraße or continue by bus in the direction of Wolfenbüttel Linden, get off at Senefelderstraße, and walk the remaining short distance to Inhoffenstraße. Walking from Stöckheimer Markt, turn left into "Mascheroder Weg" and after 500m turn right into "Inhoffenstraße".

Futher links:

Braunschweig traffic corporation

Electronic time table (EFA)

Map provided by the city of Braunschweig


Hannover Airport is about 60 minutes away from Braunschweig (60km). You can hourly take a train in direction of Braunschweig.

From the International Airport Frankfurt you can reach Braunschweig in 180 minutes by train and it's about 350km away.

Berlin's Airports Schönefeld and Tegel are 120 minutes away from Braunschweig (230km). A train in direction of Braunschweig leaves every hour.






Additional contacts

Kirsten Harmrolfs

Mark Brönstrup

Info Flyer


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