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Wednesday, 30 June, 2010

Honour for IDK-NBT student

Gregor Heiss invited to the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting 2010


Top left to right: Gregor Heiss, Julia Blechinger; Bottom left to right: IDK student-to-be Sushi Madhira, IDK-alumnus Elias Puchner.

The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting is an annual event bringing together young top researchers from around the globe with Nobel Laureates from the fields of physiology or medicine, physics and chemistry.

Out of 20.000 applicants from all over the world, PhD student Gregor Heiss from the International Doctorate Program "NanoBioTechnology" (IDK-NBT) was chosen to attend the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting 2010, taking place from June 27th to July 3nd. Together with 15 other students from LMU Munich, Gregor now has the honor to take part in this famous event.

Last year Julia Blechinger, current IDK-NBT student representative, Elias Puchner, IDK alumnus from 2009, as well as Sushi Madhira, IDK member from August 2010 onwards, were amongst the chosen ones to discuss with Nobel Laureates and other participants from all over the world. Elias even had the honour to present his research at the traditional "Bavarian Evening" and took part in a discussion round including Nobel Laureate Werner Arber and EU Commission President José Manuel Barroso.

To attend the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting participants have passed a multi-stage international selection procedure. Initially, interested young researchers submit their applications to the appropriate national co-operation partner of the Council and Foundation. This Academic Partner makes a preliminary evaluation and then puts forward a short-list of potential participants to the review panel of the Nobel Laureate Meetings. The Council workgroup then makes its final selection from this pool of Best Talents, examining 1,500 profiles for every Meeting before finally choosing the 500 top applicants to receive an invitation to Lindau.
Taking into account the national selection procedures, in excess of 20,000 young researchers apply to attend each Meeting.

Source: Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting