Since 1951, for more than 70 years, the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings support the exchange between different generations, scientific disciplines and cultures.
Congratulation to Johann Deisenhofer to his 80th birthday on 30 September 2023. In 1988, he received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry “for the determination of the three-dimensional structure of a photosynthetic reaction centre.” He participated in 16 Lindau Meetings so far.
Potential Young Scientists may apply via one of our two application routes for the 73rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting dedicated to Physics.
Via an Academic Partner
The first step is to find out if there is an Academic Partner that might nominate you for participation in the upcoming meeting and to contact the respective contact person (nomination period: 20 September – 26 October).
If there is no Academic Partner available, Young Scientists must use the Open Application (application period: 14 September – 16 October).
Addressing Climate Change at the Nexus of Technology, Business, and Policy
Climate Change forces humanity to hurry to find solutions to make an impact at scale. Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao, Schmidt Science Fellow at MIT, Activate Fellow, and 2022 Lindau Alumnus, works in the field of carbon management as a component to address climate change.
Alicia, Lindau Alumnua 2023, from Spain is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at Université de Caen in France. Her research focuses on cancer genomics and the molecular basis of marine contagious metastasis.
Trishla Sinha, PhD student at the University Medical Center Groningen, aims to identify factors that shape the maternal and infant gut microbiomes and viromes, focusing on birth and environmental factors.
Magdalena from Poland is a Postdoc at Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland. She studies the evolution of the vertebrate immune system, focusing on the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) – a set of molecules central to molecular self/non-self recognition and the adaptive immune response.
Women in Research #LINO23: Mirian Krystel De Siqueira
Mirian from Brazil is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA. Her current research interests rely on understanding the landscape of translation regulation in the development of obesity and systemic metabolism.
Scientific Nobility With Journey to Excellence: Amreen Khan #LINO23
Amreen Khan, a biomedical researcher at the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay and #LINO23 participant,,is working on innovative materials to improve cancer treatment and wound healing. Learn more about her career and her #LINO23 experiences.
Mónica from Mexico is a Medical Researcher at Eurocord Paris, France. Her research focuses on epidemiological and translational research in the fields of human leukocyte antigens, cord blood transplantation, and cellular therapies for benign and malignant hematological diseases.
Zuzanna from Poland is a Ph.D. graduate at the Friedrich Miescher Institute in Biomedical Research, Basel, Switzerland. Her research focuses on molecular glue degraders, a new paradigm in drug discovery that allows targeted destruction of disease-causing proteins.
Lianna from Canada is a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University, CA, USA. She leverages the study of male-female differences to discover novel metabolic hormones and genes that control how women and men regulate their metabolism differently.
Women in Research #LINO23: Mari Carmen Romero-Mulero
Mari Carmen from Spain is a Ph.D. student at the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics and the Faculty of Biology, University of Freiburg, Germany. Her project focuses on the assessment of the effect of aging on the physiology of the hematopoietic compartment.
Developing brains are designed to learn from the environment and research shows just how adept kids are at extracting knowledge from the world around them. Are our educational systems the best way to support this development?
Sanne Boersma hopes to contribute to solving some of the mysteries of our cells and our tissues. Currently, she is very much fascinated by the complicated ‘tug-of-war’ between a virus and the infected tissue during infection.
On the Discussion About the Structural Biology Agora Talk
The Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings takes the discussion around the Agora Talk “The Future of Structural Biology” very seriously. The debate will continue for the preparations of the next meetings, and beyond.
Closing of the 72nd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting (Physiology/Medicine)
It has been a tradition since the very first Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting 72 years ago and is taking place again at this moment: the boat trip with all meeting participants from Lindau to Mainau Island. The 72nd Lindau Meeting will end there today with the final panel discussion.
Opening of the 72nd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting (Physiology/Medicine)
Today at 13.30 CEST, Countess Bettina Bernadotte af Wisborg, President of the Council, will open the 72nd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting – welcoming around 40 Nobel Laureates and hundreds of Young Scientists as well as guests of honour in the Inselhalle
Harald zur Hausen (1936–2023): Loss of a Dedicated Lindau Participant and Dear Friend
The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings mourn the death of Harald zur Hausen who passed away last Sunday at the age of 87. Professor zur Hausen was committed to the Lindau cause from the very first meeting covering medicine topics, was a member of the Founder’s Assembly and he participated ten times altogether.
What lessons can be learned from the COVID-19 pandemic to successfully manage future health crises? This Topic Cluster explores the implications of the corona crisis for business, science and policy with contributions from Nobel Laureates Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, Aaron Ciechanover, Peter C. Doherty and Saul Perlmutter, among others.
Charles M. Rice takes you through an abbreviated journey of the discovery of the hepatitis C virus. He shows the current state of research in terms of being able to treat the disease as well as the future barriers we still have to overcome. Despite the remarkable progress in the treatment of the hepatitis C virus, the disease remains a global challenge.
Chemical reactions have often been discovered by accident. In his lecture given at the 1986 Lindau Meeting, Nobel Laureate Sir Derek H.R. Barton, who discovered what is known today to be the Barton reaction, describes several chemical reactions that do not obey the statistical laws of chemistry but have occurred by chance.
What can be understood by click-chemistry and what methodological principles does it draw on? The Topic Cluster provides a comprehensive introduction to the development and medical use of click chemistry, for which K. Barry Sharpless, Morten Meldal and Carolyn R. Bertozzi were awarded the 2022 Chemistry Nobel Prize.
In her farewell speech Young Scientist Hadeer Elhabashy addresses the critical role of education, science, research as basis for social and technological progress and as indispensable for overcoming future climate, economic and health crises.
Impact of Biological, Human and Machine Intelligence
Artificial intelligence has come of age, but how can it be successfully applied to healthcare? Michael Levitt proposes the union of biological, human & artificial intelligences on earth (BI, HI & AI) as synergist, self-amplifying cycle that can help to detect diseases earlier and provide better health care for people.
150 Nobel Laureates are calling for peace in the face of war emanating from Russian soil. To this end, they have signed a declaration initiated by the Max Planck Society and supported by the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings.