Faces – Young Scientist Profile: Esteban Hernandez-Vargas

Today in „Faces“: Esteban Hernandez-Vargas from Mexico.

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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.

 

About his research interests:

“My research lies at the interface between control theory, mathematics and biology. I focus mainly on mathematical modelling of viral dynamics, influenza and HIV; ageing and immunosenescence. It is based on computer simulation and mathematical models. I believe my research is critical for understanding diseases when biological experiments are limited or producing contradictory results.”

 

On the challenges of a scientist’s life:

“There are many challenges but perhaps the most difficult one for me was to leave Mexico and come to Europe during a period in which my family was having many problems.”

 

On his road to Lindau:

“My boss at the Helmholtz Centre told me about it. We were not too optimistic at all to apply, due to the fact that we are a theoretical group and we thought the probability of acceptance wasn’t that high, but here we are.”

 

On his expectations of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting:

“I have been in several conferences and meetings, but this is special, due to the quality of the speakers. This is also a great chance to expand my networking and establish new collaborations.”

 

On what science means to him:

“Our society is facing new challenges, not only economical but also in health. I strongly believe that SCIENCE is the key to open the door for the future solutions that our societies need!”

 

Esteban Hernandez-Vargas will attend the 64th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting.

Vincenzo Hiemer

About Vincenzo Hiemer

Vincenzo Hiemer is part of the communications department of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. The graduated journalist functions as a social media editor and is responsible for coordinating the Lindau Blog together with Gero von der Stein.

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