Young talents from 7 Columbus member universities are invited to interact during a week with 43 Nobel Laureates in Medicine and Physiology

13 March 2018

Eight young talents from Columbus member universities have been selected to participate in the 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting dedicated to the Medicine/Physiology to be held from June 24 to 29, 2018 in Lindau, Germany. 

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.

Young Scientists Lindau Nobel Laureate 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.


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