Eight young scientists nominated by the Global Young Academy (GYA) for the Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting 2015 have been selected in a highly competitive process. Among the participants is GYA member Vidushi Neergheen from Mauritius.
As the target group of Lindau is slightly younger than the average GYA membership, many of the GYA nominees were young scientists nominated by GYA members. “The quality of the applications has once again risen significantly which made selecting the best of the many candidates extremely challenging.”, says Burkhard Fricke, a member of the Council for Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, in their official Press Release. The high success rate of nominations indicates the quality of GYA selected young scientists as they were evaluated purely on the basis of specialist criteria.
The 65th Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting will be held from 28 June to 3 July 2015. All GYA nominated participants will receive travel funding from the Bosch Foundation or from Lindau funds.
This year an exceptionally high number of young female scientists will be taking part in the 65th Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting. According to the organizers their presence also sends out a strong message to their home countries and increases the potential to attract and retain more talented women in science. GYA Executive Committee member and Lindau Alumnus Ghada Bassioni (Egypt) says: “I encourage young female scientists to open a new dimension of collaboration with researchers from different parts of the globe. Success is usually only a small step away.”