Students meet Nobel prize winners
Researchers and students meet to exchange ideas and be inspired
- By: Kate Chapman
Medical students from around the globe have had the chance to meet Nobel prize winning medical researchers. More than 500 young researchers, including undergraduate medical students, met the 23 prize winners to discuss projects, network, and exchange ideas.
The Nobel prize winners—awarded prizes in medicine, physiology, or chemistry—gathered for the 61st Annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany. The Nobel laureates used the event to challenge and motivate the next generation of medical researchers.
Bill Gates, cofounder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation—a charity dedicated to global health improvement—attended the opening ceremony, during which he was inducted into the honorary senate. “I believe we have the opportunity to make a new future in which global health is the cornerstone of global prosperity,” he said.
During the ceremony he spoke of how vital young people were for innovative research. “When there is a breakthrough, somehow it’s very hard for