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The 57th Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau: Science at the highest level for the elite researchers of tomorrow

05.06.2007 - (idw) Kuratorium für die Tagungen der Nobelpreisträger in Lindau e.V.

The 57th Meeting of Nobel Laureates will be taking place from July 1st-6th, 2007 in Lindau and is devoted to holders of the Nobel Prize of Physiology or Medicine. 18 Laureates have confirmed that they will be attending.The Nobel Laureates will be joined by over 560 international young scientists from 62 countries. `Best talents' from Jordan, North Korea and Syria will be attending for the very first time. In addition to the 14 specialised lectures to be given by the Nobel Laureates, a Scientific Bazaar and the discussion roundtables for the Laureates and young scientists, three top-class panel discussions underline the high quality of the scientific programme at the 57th Meeting of Nobel Laureates. The 57th Meeting of Nobel Laureates will be taking place from July 1st-6th, 2007 in Lindau and is devoted to holders of the Nobel Prize of Physiology or Medicine. 18 Laureates have confirmed that they will be attending, including the Nobel Laureate in Medicine for 2006, Professor Craig C. Mello (USA). To take into account the increasingly interdisciplinary nature of the sciences, the Council will also be welcoming several Nobel Laureates in Chemistry to this globally unique dialogue in Lindau, among them the Laureates for 2004, Professor Aaron Ciechanover and Avram Hershko (both from Israel). The Nobel Laureates will be joined by over 560 international young scientists from 62 countries. These belong to their country's future leading lights of science, and have taken part in a multi-stage selection process in order to be able to attend the Meeting. In China alone, 30 participants were chosen from a total of over 20,000 applicants. 'Best talents' from Jordan, North Korea and Syria will be attending for the very first time.

During the course of the numerous personal encounters between the Nobel Laureates and the young scientists of tomorrow, networks of scientific excellence are developed that will have an impact far into the future. The Lindau Nobel Laureate meetings provide a platform for dialogue between the scientific elites of today and tomorrow. The imparting of knowledge, motivation and inspiration characterise this globally unique conference.

With the inaugural "Scientific Bazaar", the Council will be instituting a new forum for these focal issues in the scientific programme. The venue of the Nobel Laureate meetings, the Inselhalle congress centre, will be transformed for an entire afternoon into a lively and diversified bazaar. 18 Nobel Laureates will be answering questions from the international scientific elite of tomorrow, discussing current research issues, and giving valuable tips for a career in the sciences. During the Scientific Bazaar, the young scientists will be able to switch between the different discussion groups, enabling them to gain diverse impressions and insights.

In addition to the 14 specialised lectures to be given by the Nobel Laureates, the Scientific Bazaar and the discussion roundtables for the Laureates and young scientists, two top-class panel discussions underline the high quality of the scientific programme at the 57th Meeting of Nobel Laureates:

"Basic science in molecular medicine" (Tuesday, July 3rd, 10.50 am)
With Günter Blobel (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1999), Leland Hartwell (Physiology or Medicine 2001), Sir Timothy Hunt (Physiology or Medicine 2001) and Craig C. Mello (Physiology or Medicine 2006).

"Medical sciences and society" (Thursday, July 4th 11.30 am)
With Edmond Fischer (Physiology or Medicine 1992), Avram Hershko (Chemistry 2004), Ferid Murad (Physiology or Medicine 1998), Erwin Neher (Physiology or Medicine 1991) and Richard Roberts (Physiology or Medicine 1993).

Marking the occasion of the Year of Humanitarian Arts, humanitarian and natural scientists will be discussing the dialogue between the disciplines during the course of the opening event on July 1st, 2007:

"Humanities and Sciences" (4 pm)
With Otfried Höffe (Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen), Fotis C. Kafatos (President of the European Research Council, Brussels), Lord Rees of Ludlow (President of the Royal Society, London) and Peter Strohschneider (Chairman of the German Science Council, Munich).

The scientific leaders of the 57th Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau are Hans Jörnvall (Professor of Physiological Chemistry at the Karolinska Insitute in Stockholm) and Helmut Sies (Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Heinrich Heine University, Dusseldorf). They are members of the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings.

The annual Meetings of Nobel Laureates in Lindau are organised by the Council for the Meetings of Nobel Laureates in Lindau under the presidency of Countess Sonja Bernadotte. The Foundation Lindau Nobelprizewinners Meetings at Lake Constance, whose Founders´Assembly includes 169 Nobel Laureates, supports the Meetings. The natural-scientific Meetings of Nobel Laureates in Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine and in Physics have been held since 1951. Since 2004, the holders of the Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, have also held biannual meetings on Lake Constance.


Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings
Executive Secretariat/ Communication and Organisation
Christian Rapp
Phone + 49 - 8382 - 2773115
christian.rapp@lindau-nobel.de
Weitere Informationen: http://www.lindau-nobel.de/content/category/30/94/141/ - Abstracts of lectures given by the Nobel Laureates http://www.lindau-nobel.de/content/view/400/139/ - Program of the 57th Meeting in Physiology or Medicine
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