April 24, 2018
43 Nobel Prize winners, 600 young scientists from 85 nations: at the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting at Lake Constance in June, top researchers will meet outstanding students, doctoral candidates and post-docs from all over the world. Venkat Raman Ramnarayan, a doctoral student from Jacobs University Bremen, has also qualified for the six-day intensive exchange between the generations of scientists.
The 29-year-old graduated with his Bachelor's degree in biotechnology in Bangalore, South India, which he then followed up with a Masters from Jacobs University. Ramnarayan is now working on his doctorate in the research group of Sebastian Springer, Professor of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, on a viral protein. He says he is proud and happy to be able to go to Lindau. “The meeting will most certainly be a source of inspiration.”
Participation in the meeting is preceded by a multi-stage, demanding selection procedure. In Lindau, Ramnarayan will try to get into one of the Master classes in which the young scientists can present their research to the Nobel Prize winners.
This 68th Nobel Laureate Meeting is dedicated to physiology and medicine. The role of science in a "postfactual" age, gene therapy and scientific publication practice are also among the core topics. Among the researchers are also three new Nobel Prize winners: biologists Michael Rosbash and Michael Young as well as chemist Joachim Frank.