Four University of Notre Dame graduate students in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry have been selected to attend the 63rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting from June 30-July 5 in Lindau, Germany. The purpose of the annual meeting is for young researchers and Nobel Laureates to come together to exchange knowledge and ideas, share their enthusiasm for science, and to establish new contacts. The students include:
- Brandon Haines, who works with Steven Corcelli, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry
- Matthew McDonald, from the laboratory of Masaru Kuno, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry
- Erin Wilson, who works with Brandon Ashfeld, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry
- Matthew Wilson, from the laboratory of Richard Taylor, associate dean for research in the College of Science and professor of chemistry and biochemistry
The focus of the annual meeting alternates each year between chemistry, physics, and physiology, which this year’s meeting focusing on chemistry. The main topics for this year are green chemistry as well as biochemical processes and structures, and these topics will be examined through lectures, discussion sessions, master classes, and panel discussions.
Thirty-seven Nobel Laureates and 623 undergraduate and postgraduate students from 78 countries will congregate for the next meeting. The selection process is highly competitive with over 20,000 student applicants from around the world applying to attend each meeting.