30 March 2018 Lindau Nobel Laureate Interdisciplinary Meeting

ICFOnian invited to attend the prestigious 2018 gathering In 1950, as Europe was emerging from the devastation of WWII, an important initiative took root in Lindau, Germany. The first Lindau Conference organizers sent out invitations to the winners of the highest international science awards to meet for a 3-4 day congress to offer European scientists knowledge of the present state of science from the mouths of its most qualified representatives. Today the Lindau Meetings and the underlying idea of creating a platform to facilitate encounters between Nobel Laureates and the world’s best young scientists enjoy widespread support.

This summer, from the 24th through the 29th of June, 43 Nobel Laureates and 600 young researchers under the age of 35, including ICFOnian Juan Andrés Torreño in the Single Molecule Biophotonics research group will attend the 38th annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Interdisciplinary Meeting. Juan was selected from a highly competitive applicant pool of aspiring attendees and will be able to attend lectures, panel discussions and small-size discussion groups. Due to the prestige of the meeting and the profile of the speakers, attendees must complete a strenuous application process, first obtaining a nomination from an academic partner institution, and then passing a scientific review panel appointed by the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings.

Applicants who have successfully mastered the application process undoubtedly represent the emerging generation of leading scientists and researchers. After the event they become part of a special community – a network of excellence. As alumni of the Lindau Meetings, former participants stay connected with each other and become ambassadors of the scientific dialogue fostered by the Lindau Meetings.

Congratulations Juan Andres!!