The researchers nominated by Columbus constitute the 50% of accepted Latin Americans who live and study in the region, and 28% of all accepted Latin Americans, including those who study and work outside the region. These talented researchers come from universities in Argentina (1), Colombia (1), Chile (1), Mexico (4) and Spain (1). From Sunday to Friday, there will be an intense program of conferences, round tables, bilateral meetings and multiple enriching exchanges with colleagues sharing passion and interests.
In total, 600 outstanding students, doctoral candidates and post-docs under the age of 35, of 89 nationalities will participate; 50% are women scientists. “I have rarely had the pleasure of evaluating such a diverse and high-quality group, which made the selection difficult,” says Stefan H.E. Kaufmann, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the Charité in Berlin and Director at the Max Planck Institute of Infection Biology. Stefan Kaufmann is a member of the Council and one of the two scientific chairpersons of the meeting.
Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings are held every year since 1951 and are designed as a forum for exchange, networking and inspiration. A world of possibilities opens up to the participants: some confirm what they already knew; others find orientation for the next steps in their scientific career. Thanks to the agreement signed in 2017 with the Lindau Foundation, Columbus is proud to be able to contribute to open up perspectives to the young representatives of its member universities and thus increase the participation of Latin America in this global festival of science. Next appointment in 2019: Physics.