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The Invisible Danger

Ruth Rittinghaus

The Invisible Danger

Lindau Alumna Ruth Rittinghaus was awarded for an essay about her research topic. Microscopic plastic particles are almost ubiquitous in the environment. This is a problem, but tailor-made bioplastics may offer hope of a solution.

Women in Research #LINO22: Mariana Hugo Silva

Ulrike Böhm

Women in Research #LINO22: Mariana Hugo Silva

Mariana, participant of #LINO22, is working on new forms of administrating drugs to patients. In the interview she tells us more about her aims, her inspiration and her daily work.

Women in Research #LINO22: Gözde Barim

Ulrike Böhm

Women in Research #LINO22: Gözde Barim

Gözde is a materials chemist working on the design and synthesis of functional materials for energy applications. In advance of #LINO22 she was interviewed for the series "Women in Research".

The 71st Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting: Connecting the Young with the Wise

Jia Min Lee

The 71st Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting: Connecting the Young with the Wise

Dr Jia Min Lee, research fellow at HP-NTU Digital Manufacturing Corporate Lab, recounts her experiences at the 71st Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting.

Women in Research #LINO22: Nicole Rianne Foster

Ulrike Böhm

Women in Research #LINO22: Nicole Rianne Foster

With her research Nicole Foster develops new approaches to analyse DNA contained within environmental samples such as soil and dust. The scientist from Australia recently participated in #LINO22.

Young Scientist Sara Dumit Earns Back-to-Back Awards for her Interdisciplinary Research

Daniela Thiel

Young Scientist Sara Dumit Earns Back-to-Back Awards for her Interdisciplinary Research

Besides having been selected in 2021 to participate in the 70th and the 71st Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings as a young scientist, Sara Dumit has recently received two consecutive prestigious awards for her interdisciplinary research in Health Physics.

Mentoring, Publishing Results, and Communication in Science – Workshops on the Lindau Guidelines and the Lindau Mentoring Hub

Hanna Kurlanda-Witek

Mentoring, Publishing Results, and Communication in Science – Workshops on the Lindau Guidelines and the Lindau Mentoring Hub

During #LINO22, two workshops were dedicated to initiatives of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings that were launched in 2020: the Lindau Guidelines and the Lindau Mentoring Hub. What progress has been made by these two recent projects and what do young scientists think about the future directions of these initiatives?

Constellations of Nobel Laureates and Young Scientists

Ben Skuse

Constellations of Nobel Laureates and Young Scientists

Sherlock Holmes and Bavarian beer formed the backdrop for forging new connections and friendships at this year’s Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting.

The Diversity Challenge

Meeri Kim

The Diversity Challenge

The closing discussion with Nobel Laureate Donna Strickland sparked lively conversation about the importance of diversity for science, different types of diversity, and how those in academic positions of power can improve the participation of underrepresented groups.

Seeing the Invisible, Achieving the Impossible

Meeri Kim

Seeing the Invisible, Achieving the Impossible

The ingredients that produce rapid advances in science often include cognitively diverse teams and a high degree of tenacity from the researchers. Some #LINO22 sessions highlighted excellent examples of such breakthroughs.

Innovative Materials: From Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator to Smart Membranes

Vijay Shankar Balakrishnan

Innovative Materials: From Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator to Smart Membranes

Sir Konstantin showcased how Chemistry progresses in the field of materials science. He showed examples of researchers worldwide working with materials like graphene and regularly identifying exciting phenomena. 40 years ago, Dan Shechtman discovered the quasi-cristalls.

Insights Into Supramolecular Chemistry and Nanoscale Imaging

Hanna Kurlanda-Witek

Insights Into Supramolecular Chemistry and Nanoscale Imaging

During #LINO22, Jean-Marie Lehn told his audience about the exciting applications of supramolecular chemistry. William E. Moerner explained how revolutions in spatial resolution are changing cellular imaging.