The 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, dedicated to physiology and medicine, took place from 24-29 June 2018 in Lindau, Germany.

Once every year, about 30 Nobel Laureates convene in Lindau to meet the next generation of leading scientists: 500-600 undergraduates, PhD students, and post-doc researchers from all over the world. The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings foster exchange among scientists of different generations, cultures, and disciplines.

As a nominating partner, the GYA supported young scientist Basak Kandemir, nominated by GYA member Isil Kurnaz (Turkey), to attend the meeting.

“It was a great honour to meet Nobel laureates at the 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. I had a fantastic week: I was inspired motivated, encouraged and directed in science. We had a chance to talk with each laureate in special and social events such as a science walk, lunch and a master class. I spent the week with 39 excellent scientists, amazing 600 young scientists from around the globe. The key message was repeated: “Find it, use it, share it”. The spirit of Lindau will remain with me, and I will share it with next generation. Thanks to Global Young Academy for nomination, Lindau Nobel for the meeting, and my advisor Prof. Isil Kurnaz for her academic support.”

– Basak Kandemir (Turkey)

Basak Kandemir at Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, 2018
Basak Kandemir at Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, 2018.