Published 30 June 2023 by LINO News

Closing of the 72nd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting (Physiology/Medicine)

It has been a tradition since the very first Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting 72 years ago and is taking place again at this moment: the boat trip with all meeting participants from Lindau to Mainau Island. The 72nd Lindau Meeting will end there today with the final panel discussion.

Since the opening last Sunday, Nobel Laureates in Physiology/Medicine and Chemistry have exchanged ideas with Young Scientists from all over the world in the Lindau Inselhalle. The organisers are grateful and satisfied that this meeting could take place without pandemic restrictions for the first time since 2019.

Highlights of the Meeting Programme

The challenges of our time shaped the programme of the meeting. Today, on the closing podium, Peter Agre (Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 2003), Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum (Head of the Division of Climate Change and Health, World Health Organization), Joacim Rocklöv (Alexander von Humboldt Professor, University of Heidelberg) and the Young Scientists Jana Sanne Huisman (Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)), Antonia Morita I. Saktiawati (Universitas Gadjah Mada) and Leonard Schmitt (Technische Universität München) on climate change and its impact on individual and societal health.

Laureates who were in Lindau for the first time contributed to the programme of this year’s Nobel Laureate Meeting: Frances H. Arnold, Mario R. Capecchi, Emmanuelle Charpentier, John O’Keefe, Charles M. Rice and Morten Meldal – Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 2022 and already the second Lindau Alumnus after Bert Sakmann to return to Lindau as Nobel Laureate. Some of them knew the meeting from the online formats of the pandemic years, but had now not missed the opportunity to be present at the original and on site.

Special highlights of the meeting were also the presentations by the Young Scientists. In the Next Gen Science Sessions, over 40 of them had the chance to present their own research work to a renowned audience.

This meeting also provided a challenging opportunity for individual Lindau Alumni to return to Lindau: Five teams of the 3rd Lindau Online Sciathon – led by Lindau Alumni – presented their projects in a workshop format in front of a panel of experts and a selected audience. Two projects were particularly convincing: the project group of Alumnus Yerolatsitis and Alumni Herberger & Restrepo-Schild.

Recordings of the Lindau Meeting 2023 Accessible Online

Almost all programme items of the 72nd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting are publicly accessible in the Lindau Mediatheque. Recordings from over 70 years of the meeting’s history are also clearly presented there.

Highlights of the week in daily summaries and blog posts

Photos of the week in our daily Flickr albums

In 2024, the 73rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting will gather physicists in Lindau at the end of June. Young Scientists who were actually selected for 2020 before the pandemic will then come to Lindau once again – in combination with participants from a new selection process that will begin in September.

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