New Nobel Lab 360°: Randy Schekman

Nobel Laureate Randy W. Schekman in his lab in Berkeley. Photo/Credit: Volker Steger/Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

Our newest Nobel Lab 360° features 2013 Nobel Laureate Randy W. Schekman. This virtual tour through the Schekman lab at the University of California, Berkeley, shows you his office, the main lab and the cell sorter.

Randy Schekman and his team introduce their current work on how human cells manufacture small membrane vesicles containing RNA molecules. With an animated cluster of yeast, Prof. Schekman explains the research that lead to his 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with James E. Rothman and Thomas C. Südhof. 

Euroscience Open Forum 2018 in Toulouse

This July, we will be participating in the ESOF Meeting in Toulouse. Photo/Credit: gael_f/

The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings will be in Toulouse in July for the Euroscience Open Forum 2018. We’re organising the panel “Bridging the Gap Between Experts and the People: Rethinking Science Communications” with Nobel Laureate Dr. Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, consultant Alaina G. Levine and Lindau Alumnae Minu Tizabi and Fabiola Gerpott. The discussion, led by moderator Tobias Meier, will start on 10 July at 15.15 hrs and encourages the audience to join in. We will also have a booth at the forum.

The first Lindau Alumni workshop with Alaina Levine will also take place in Toulouse, on 10 July 2018 at 18.30 hrs. Lindau Alumni can register in the Lindau Alumni Network or by email. 

Congratulations to Prof. Stefan H.E. Kaufmann

Stefan Kaufmann

Prof. Stefan H.E. Kaufman at the 64th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. Picture/Credit: Christian Flemming/Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

Happy Birthday to Prof. Stefan H.E. Kaufmann, who celebrates his 70th birthday today! Prof. Kaufmann is a member of the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings and, together with Prof. Klas Kärre, scientific chairperson of this year’s 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. 

Stefan Kaufmann is founding director of the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin and professor for microbiology and immunology at the Charité University Clinics Berlin. The Max Planck Institute celebrates his “40 Years of Infection Research” with a symposium in his honour.

New Topic Cluster: Model Organisms

The fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster was one of the first model organisms introduced into laboratories. Picture/Credit: Antagain/

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.


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New Series of Mini Lectures on DNA

The third part of the new Mini Lecture series explains methods of genetic engineering.

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.


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Submissions for #LINO18 Poster Sessions and Master Classes

Poster Flash during the 67th Lindau Meeting. Photo/Credit: Julia Nimke/Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

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.