KSC participation in the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, 2022

27 June, 2022

Luis A. Lanzetta, postdoctoral research fellow with the Baran Research Group and Jan Kosco, research scientist in the Heeney Research Group in the KSC, have been selected to participate in the 71st edition of the prestigious Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. Luis is participating as a nominee of the Global Young Academy while Jan has been nominated by KAUST. The event is scheduled to take place from June 26, 2022 – July 1, 2022, in Lindau.

These meetings – initiated in 1951 – provide an opportunity to young scientists from across the world for an exchange with Nobel laureates; paving the way for establishing a globally sustainable scientific community – a network of excellence. The meetings specifically target young scientists who, after undergoing a meticulous and grueling selection process, epitomize the next generation of scientific greatness. This platform is not just restricted to a week’s worth of scientific discussions but serves to foster lifelong associations as alumni of Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings stay interconnected over the course of their scientific careers. This select group of participants are envoys of the scientific discourse fomented by these meetings.

Luis and Jan are two of the 600 highly qualified young scientists who will get to experience and contribute to this distinctive platform. While Luis is looking forward to “avail this incredible opportunity to network with other young scientists and interacting with the laureates,” Jan is also “honored and excited to take part in a meeting with so many great scientists from all over the world.” 

Luis is keeping his fingers crossed to get a chance to talk to Prof. Akira Yoshino, the famous Japanese chemist and one of the 2019 Nobel laureates in chemistry, who developed lithium-ion batteries, and ask him about his views on the future of energy storage systems. And, with any luck, Jan is excited to have the chance to speak with Prof. Robert Huber, a pioneer in structural biology, and would like to discuss what we can learn from biology to design efficient systems for artificial photosynthesis.

So proud of both of our scientists can cannot wait for all the interesting research stories they will have to share with us of their incredible adventure.