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Dr Myrsini Kaforou selected to attend 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

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Dr Myrsini Kaforou

Dr Myrsini Kaforou will join a cohort of outstanding young scientists from around the world at the prestigious 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting.

The meeting will take place from 24-29 June in Lindau, Germany, and will be attended by 600 students, doctoral candidates and post-docs under the age of 35. 40 Nobel Laureates will also be taking part in the meeting, which this year is dedicated to physiology and medicine. More than 130 academic partners worldwide – academies, universities and foundations – nominated the candidates for participation after internal application procedures.

“It will be a great privilege to have the opportunity to interact with the Nobel Laureates, who are some of the most inspiring and innovative scientific figures of our era" Dr Myrsini Kaforou Senior Research Fellow

Established in 1951, the aim of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings is to bring together world-leading pioneers in science with outstanding young scientists from around the world. The meetings alternately focus on physiology/medicine, physics, chemistry and economic sciences.

Countess Bettina Bernadotte, President of the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings said: “This summer we will once again welcome the next generation of top researchers.”

“I find it remarkable that we will bring together more than 80 nations in Lindau and in so doing will not only be able to enjoy an intensive exchange between generations, but also one that crosses national boundaries. It is particularly gratifying that 50 percent of the young scientists are women.”

Dr Myrsini Kaforou is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Medicine, whose work focuses on the identification of host biomarkers for infectious diseases from genomic data using machine learning techniques and statistical modelling.

Commenting on her selection, Dr Kaforou said: "I am very excited to have been nominated by the Department of Medicine and selected by the Royal Society and the Lindau Scientific Committee to participate in this inspirational celebration of scientific achievement, innovation, and international collaboration.”

“It will be a great privilege to have the opportunity to interact with the Nobel Laureates, who are some of the most inspiring and innovative scientific figures of our era. I’m looking forward to attending their lectures, meeting them in person and hearing about their life experiences.”

“The 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting will surely be a unique educational, inspirational and motivational experience that will broaden my horizons, influence my future scientific direction and propel my vision and determination."



This article has been adapted from a press release by the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings.

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