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Queen Mary academic selected to attend esteemed Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

Dr Ruairi Robertson, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Queen Mary University of London, has been selected to attend the 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings in Germany.

26 March 2018

Credit: Ch. Flemming/Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

Since their founding in 1951, the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings have served to promote exchange, networking and inspiration. This year, a total of 600 outstanding students, doctoral candidates and post-docs under the age of 35 will journey to Lake Constance in Southern Germany from 24 to 29 June, alongside 42 Nobel Laureates in Physiology and Medicine

Through lectures, discussions and master classes, the aim of the meetings is to foster the exchange of knowledge, ideas and experience between and among Nobel Laureates and the next generation of young scientists.

‘An honour to be nominated’

Dr Ruairi Robertson joined Queen Mary in 2017 as a Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Queen Mary’s Blizard Institute. His research examines the role of gut bacteria in early-life growth and development, particularly in malnutrition.

Dr Robertson said he is honoured to be nominated by Queen Mary and the Royal Society to attend such a prestigious event: “This meeting will be a unique opportunity to exchange ideas with the most eminent and highly-acclaimed researchers in the world and with many of the most promising young researchers in the fields of physiology and medicine.

“I hope that by interacting with and learning from previous Nobel Prize winners and other young researchers, I will bring back new ideas and skills to apply to my research at Queen Mary.”

Diverse field of participants

More than 130 academic partners worldwide – academics, universities and foundations – nominated the candidates for participation.

With 84 countries of origin this year, the field of participants has never been so diverse. Countess Bernadotte, President of the Council of 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 generation but also one that crosses national boundaries.”

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  • Find out more about studying Medicine MBBS at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London.


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Madeline Neeson
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Queen Mary University of London
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