Published 28 June 2021 by Carl Friedrichs

#LINO70 Daily Recap – Monday, 28 June 2021

Nobel Laureates: Klaus von Klitzing watches the lecture by Didier Queloz backstage in Lindau.

Today was an exciting exemplar of what #LINO70 is all about: fruitful discussions, fun social activities and exchange across continents, disciplines and generations. Two of our partners commenced the day hosting lively debates on vaccine development (vfa, Verband forschender Pharma-Unternehmen) and sustainability drivers (BASF). On top of three Laureate lectures and multiple Agora Talks, young scientists and Laureates could interact even closer during the first Open Exchange sessions. Finally, a topical and recurring field was the subject of today’s Panel Discussion: Gene editing, its chances and implications.


Quote of the Day

“A child is a natural scientist, children are curious; they wanna know how things work. That’s something that should be fostered and encouraged in schools. (…) Behind every successful scientist, there’s a successful teacher.”

Peter Agre, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 2003


Picture of the Day

Today’s picture of the day shows a joyful occasion: Nobel Laureate Klaus von Klitzing celebrated his 78th birthday today, but that didn’t stop him from giving his Agora Talk on the practical impact of the SI system. Herzlichen Glückwunsch, Professor von Klitzing and we hope you enjoyed your cake!

Nobel Laureate Klaus von Klitzing in the studio in Lindau.


Blog Post of the Day

We warmly recommend the blog post from science writer Hanna Kurlanda-Witek, in which she recapitulates yesterday’s first #LINO70 Panel Discussion on “Corona and Emerging Pandemics”: Science is Everywhere! – especially during a Lindau Meeting that truly spans around the globe!

Photo/Credit: RomoloTavani/iStockphoto


Tweets of the Day


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Figure of the Day: 15

A total of fifteen Open Exchanges were hosted today, giving Nobel Laureates and young scientists the opportunity of more intimate, informal and, well, open exchange. Through our online platform with many individual sessions, the unique atmosphere of these discussions allowed for personal questions, controversial reflections and in-depth specialist analyses this year as well.


Video of the Day

The Lindau Guidelines were a prominent theme throughout today. Our video of the day is the Mini Lecture Lindau Guidelines, explaining concisely and in a visually appealing way what this important initiative is all about!


Session of the Day

Today’s panel session stood out in particular, as it brought together two Nobel Laureates, Professors Nüsslein-Volhard and Charpentier, with Alena Buyx of the German Ethics Council and young scientist Julia Jansing. The result was a profound, sometimes controversial and always thought-provoking debate on prospects, risks and benefits of gene editing and its applications.




Lindau Guidelines: Goal of the Day


Goal 01: Adopt an Ethical Code

“Scientific research cannot be divorced from its consequences, and neither can a scientist’s actions,” states the first goal of the Lindau Guidelines. Calling to adopt already existing ethical stipulations that provide guidance for moral and ethical decisions for scientists, Goal 01 formulates a three-fold universal ethical code: rigour, respect and responsibility.

Watch today’s project presentation of the Lindau Guidelines to learn more, and find the full text of Goal 01 through 10 on the website through the link below.

The Lindau Guidelines: endorsed by many Nobel Laureates – now open for you to sign!


70 Years Lindau Meetings: Historic Highlight of the Day

Dorothy Hodgkin in conversation with young scientists 


The Lindau Meetings have been a cross-border endeavour since their very beginning – but the internationalisation really took off with the early 1970s, when this photo was taken. In 1971, the German Academic Exchange Service began supporting the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. The trend towards globalisation continued, and in 1980 the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation started working with the meetings. Today, there are about 200 academic partners worldwide who send their brightest and most talented young minds to Lindau and make it the diverse, global event that it is.


Outlook on Tomorrow’s Programme

Great things lie ahead on day three of #LINO70: three of our partners start the day off, followed by a general opportunity to maybe share a breakfast/afternoon tea with a fellow young scientist across the globe during the networking break. The academic programme moves forward with lectures, Agora Talks and Open Exchanges scheduled throughout the day. Additionally, another of our outreach initiatives will be presented: the Mentoring Hub. Longing for a musical intermezzo? Don’t miss out on the concert of German singer Max Raabe!

Find the full week programme in our mediatheque.


Tuesday, 29 June


07.15 – 08.30 CEST: Partner Events

08.30 – 09.15 CEST: Break Networking

09.15 – 10.00 CEST: Conversation Fischer

10.00 – 11.00 CEST: Agora Talks



11.00 – 12.00 CEST: Social Programm Concert Max Raabe

12.00 – 13.30 CEST: Open Exchanges

13.30 – 14.00 CEST: Project Presentation Mentoring Hub



14.00 – 15.00 CEST: Agora Talks

15.00 – 15.45 CEST: Lecture Leggett

15.45 – 16.30 CEST Lecture Whittingham

16.30 17.00 CEST Break Workout



17.00 – 17.45 CEST: Lecture Semenza

17.45 – 18.30 CEST: Lecture Kaelin

18.30 – 20.15 CEST: Next Gen Science

20.15 – 21.15 CEST: Open Exchanges


Carl Friedrichs

Carl Friedrichs is part of the communications team of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. Before joining the team for #LINO70, he studied International/European Studies and Sustainable Development at Leiden University (The Hague, NL). He's fascinated by the diverse and interdisciplinary nature of the Lindau Meetings.