Published 26 June 2023 by Markus Weyrich

Daily Recap – Monday, 26 June 2023

There was plenty of opportunity for exchange between Nobel Laureates and Young Scientists today – for example this morning, right after Emmanuelle Charpentier’s lecture. Photo/Credit: Ruth Walz/Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

Today, #LINO23 offered many options for lively exchange, fruitful discussions and fun social events. The day was kicked off by two partner breakfasts, followed by the Nobel Laureates’ lectures and Agora Talks. Later, Young Scientists and Nobel Laureates had the opportunity to interact even closer in the Open Exchange sessions and Science Walks. Also, the first Next Gen Science session took place this afternoon – Young Scientists took centre stage and presented their own research to the audience. We’re concluding Monday with the International Get-Together hosted by the Republic of Indonesia.

Quote of the Day

“If you’re a scientist, you’re being sent on a voyage to discovery. Publications are the only way to tell the world what we’ve found.”

Tim Hunt, Nobel Laureate in Physiology/Medicine 2001

Monday Impressions

This morning, we saw the first Agora Talks – and they were fully packed. Harold E. Varmus for example elaborated on “Ten Axioms for a Life in Science”.

Watch the recording in the Lindau Mediatheque.

From the Blog

For anyone with an interest in how the cellular inner workings of the brain manifest in our experience of the world, back-to-back morning lectures on Monday, 26 June, from John O’Keefe and Mario Capecchi were the ideal cerebral breakfast. Blog author Ben Skuse summarises the two lectures in a blog post.

Fact of the Day

In addition to the great scientific programme, the Sciathon Workshop took place today: The five finalist groups, consisting of Young Scientists and Lindau Alumni, had the opportunity to present their results from the Sciathon event held in April to a small audience of Nobel Laureates and seasoned experts. After an audience vote, two of the groups were particularly highlighted: Group Yerolatsitis that worked on Revolutionizing Cancer Detection with Optical Fibers and AI and Group Group Herberger & Restrepo-Schild that worked on Revolutionizing Wound Care: Smart Biosheets With Early Infection Detection and Antimicrobial Properties.

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Today’s Highlight Session

… is the lecture by 2020 Chemistry Nobel Laureate Emmanuelle Charpentier. She shared interesting insights into her research with the Young Scientists today and gave insights into the long, winding journey to developing CRISPR-Cas9.

Programme Preview: Tuesday

The 72nd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting continues with an exciting scientific programme as well as opportunities for intensive exchange for the #LINO23 Young Scientists – among each other and with Nobel Laureates: 

  • 7.00–8.30: Partner Events
  • 9.00–10.00: Lectures
  • 11.00–13.00: Agora Talks
  • 15.00–16.30: Panel Discussion: Artificial Intelligence and Medicine
  • 17.00–18.30: Open Exchanges
  • 19.00–22.00: Grill & Chill

Make sure to check the meeting programme for a detailed overview of the upcoming days.

Over the course of the next days, we will keep you updated on the 72nd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting with our daily recaps. The idea behind it is to bring to you the day’s highlights in a blink of an eye. The daily recaps will feature blog posts, photos and videos from the Lindau Mediatheque as well as recent media outlet.

Markus Weyrich

Markus Weyrich is part of the communications team of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. He's currently studying Media and Communication at Technische Universität Ilmenau and joined the team for #LINO23.