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HZDR: Partner at "Network Dresden - City of Science"

In 2006, the city of Dresden carried the title "City of Science", and founded the network Dresden - City of Science, which has been active ever since. One popular event supported by the network partners in Dresden is the Dresden Long Night of Sciences.


"Charter of Diversity"

HZDR is a member of the "Charter of Diversity", an initiative encouraging diversity in business companies and public institutions. It is supported by the German federal government, the chancellor of Germany being its patron.

Appointment as adjunct professor

News published on January 10, 2011

HZDR scientist Jens Pietzsch has been appointed as adjunct professor by the rector of the TU Dresden, Prof. Hans Müller-Steinhagen.

Prof. Pietzsch qualified himself as a professor in clinical metabolism research at the Medical Faculty of the TU Dresden in 2002. Since 2006, he has been lecturing on the pathological changes of chemical processes in cells, tissue, and organs at the Faculty of Science, a subject called pathobiochemistry.

Prof. Pietzsch has been working at the HZDR since 2002. In 2005, he became head of the Radiopharmaceutical Biology Division at the Institute of Radiopharmacy. The division deals with the development and characterization of radioactive sensors and substances for cancer diagnosis and treatment. This requires, among other things, fundamental biochemical and biological studies of the origin and behavior of cancer cells.