Our most recent newsletter featuring the latest news about the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings is now available online.
From yeast to fruit flies – our new Topic Cluster provides an overview of the most important model organisms and how they have enabled Nobel Laureates to make ground-breaking discoveries, including clippings of lectures from laureates Günter Blobel, Elizabeth Blackburn, Craig Mello, Harald zur Hausen, Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard and Françoise Barré-Sinoussi.
Our latest, three-part series of Mini Lectures sheds light on DNA structure, replication, natural variations and genetic egineering and the scientists behind the discoveries. The short videos also feature clippings from lectures by Nobel Laureates James Watson, Elizabeth Blackburn and Oliver Smithies.
The submission period for both the poster sessions and the Master Classes is now closed. The Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings has received a record 380 poster applications this year. Over 180 young scientists have applied for the Master Classes. Over previous years, both programmes have been established as key components in sharing and supporting the young scientists’ research.
30 young scientists will be selected to present their work to Nobel Laureates and other participants at the poster flashes and poster sessions during the 68th Lindau Meeting. In each Master Class, 3-5 young scientists will have the unique chance to profoundly discuss their research with Nobel Laureates. The selected young scientists will be informed shortly.
The preliminary programme of the 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting (Physiology/Medicine) is now available online.
In addition to lectures, panel discussions, poster sessions and Master Classes, this year’s programme features new formats such as Agora Talks, Science Walks, a Life Lecture and Laureate Lunches.
Some of the key topics will include the circadian rhythm, personalised medicine, genetic engineering, the role of science in a ‘post-factual era’ and issues around scientific publishing practices.
We mourn the loss of Nobel Laureate Peter Grünberg, who sadly passed away at the age 78 last week. The German physicist received the Nobel Prize in Physics 2007 together with Albert Fert for discovering a new physical effect: Giant Magnetoresistance. He studied in Frankfurt and Darmstadt and carried out research at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, before returning to Germany to join the Institute for Solid State Physics at Forschungszentrum Jülich in 1972, where he was a leading researcher until his retirement.
Peter Grünberg participated in the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings three times. The Council and the Foundation Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings would like to express their regret and offer Peter Grünebrg’s Family their condolences.
Dr. Martine Abboud, University of Oxford, is the first recipient of the Eddy Fischer Lindau Fellowship by the Vallee Foundation. Dr. Abboud is thrilled about the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity:
“I would like to genuinely thank the Vallee Foundation. The Lindau Meeting will be a brainstorming session that will definitely widen my perspective and help me to grow and develop as a scientist. I aspire to meaningfully contribute to the society and would cherish the opportunity to meet with my role models in the field and other fellow young scientists.”
With the fellowship, the Vallee Foundation honours the Nobel Laureate Edmond H. Fischer.
The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings offered the first ever webinar exclusively to Lindau Alumni on 22 March 2018, 17.00 CET.
Hosted by science writer and career consultant Alaina Levine, the webinar “What Should I Do With My Career? Recognising Your Passion and Catalysing Your Potential” addressed the unique skill sets of Lindau Alumni and discuss ways in which they can communicate that value to others.
This is the first in a series of webinars being produced by the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings for alumni and community members.