UP students to be guided by Nobel Prize Winners

Posted on July 31, 2018

Every year, about 30 Nobel Laureates come together at an international meeting in Lindau, Germany to meet promising young scientists from across the world. This year,three students from the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Health Sciences will meet some of these incredible men and women at the 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting (24 to 29 June 2018). These meetings foster valuable intergenerational and intercultural exchanges of scientific knowledge.

In a competitive multi-stage screening process, Dr Michelle Visagie (Department of Physiology), Elsie Nolte (Department of Physiology) and Keith Ncube (Department of Pharmacology) were chosen from a pool of leading young scientists from 83 countries to attend this year’s meeting. The 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting is dedicated to physiology and medicine and will focus on several current scientific topics including gene therapy, scientific publishing practices and the role of science in the ‘post-factual era’.

Sessions include lectures by Nobel Laureates,discussion panels and open exchange sessions.This will be the perfect environment for these students to grow in science, learning from “the greatest” in the world. Contact with other young leading researchers creates a space for future collaborations.

Visagie, Nolte and Ncube are all working on innovative breast cancer research that has the world’s attention.

- Author NEWSLETTER Health Science Matters May 2018. Issue 26

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