Published 11 June 2014

Faces – Young Scientist Profile: Stefano Sandrone

In the first issue of “Faces” we introduce Italian Neuroscientist Stefano Sandrone.

About Faces: „Faces“ is a new series on the Lindau Blog. It highlights the remarkable young scientists who participate in the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings and shares their stories and thoughts.


About his research interests:

“My research is focused on neuroplasticity and connectional neuroanatomy, more specifically on the white matter changes that occur developmentally in the healthy and pathological (autistic) human brain. Moreover, I am keen on the history of neuroscience.”


On the challenges of a scientist’s life:

“When you are passionate about what you are doing, you can overcome any obstacle. By believing in your own ideas and learning day by day, any challenge can be surmounted.”


On his road to Lindau:

“The first time I heard about the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting was eight years ago while still a high-school student. I immediately realised it was something special. Last year, I applied via the Open Application Process, a four-month multi-step international selection process. A long but exciting four month wait. And then the dream came true.”


What science means to him:

“I love science because it is an amazing mix of inspiration, passion and resilience that fires my synapses. It is a continuous learning process where our ideas challenge other people’s ideas to push the boundaries of knowledge and have a positive impact on our lives.”


Stefano Sandrone will attend the 64th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting on Physiology or Medicine.