The second issue of “Faces” introduces German undergraduate Student Caroline Hoppe.
About Faces: „Faces“ is a new series on the Lindau Blog. It highlights the remarkable young scientists who participate in the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings and shares their stories and thoughts.
On the challenges of a scientist’s life:
“So far I have not encountered big obstacles but I expect some of them to come my way in the near future with choosing a graduate school program and possibly a new country to live in.”
On her road to Lindau:
“I was nominated by one of my Professors who is also acting as my academic advisor. When I received the email that I would be nominated, I was on a very small island for a weekend vacation, located in the North Sea, without any cars and hardly any internet connection. However the deadline for nominating young scientists was already 3 days later so I organized an additional recommendation letter and handed in my contact information using the internet connection of a little café.”
What science means to her:
“The passion to discover yet unknown principles of life, health and aging and seeing how the extensive amount of details fit together into a bigger picture are the driving force of my studies and my motivation for science.”
On her expectations about the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting:
“I am excited to hear the talk given by Randy Schekman and maybe meet him in person, as I am very interested in the field of science he works in. Furthermore I cannot wait to spend a week together with so many other young scientists from very diverse backgrounds and am looking forward to great discussions, networking and many unforgettable experiences.”
Caroline Hoppe will attend the 64th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting on Physiology or Medicine.