Four young scientists and alumni from Stellenbosch University (SU) will be part of the group of nine young South African scientists who have been selected to participate in the 72nd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting dedicated to Physiology and Medicine which will be held from 25 to 30 June in Lindau, Germany
They will join the ranks of 635 of the most qualified young scientists from more than 90 nationalities, selected by the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. More than 40 Nobel Laureates will also attend the meeting.
The participants from Stellenbosch University are Dr Nabila Ismail, a research scientist in the Department of Biomedical Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, and three postgraduate students and alumni from the Department of Physiological Sciences in the Faculty of Science. They are Dr Martin Page, Ms Claudia Christowitz, and Dr Gina Leisching.
Dr Page currently works for the technology consulting firm Capgemini Invent, where he is involved in digital innovation for life science and health care and policy research. Dr Gina Leisching is a senior research fellow in clinical medicine in the School of Medicine at Trinity College Dublin, while Ms Claudia Christowitz is a PhD-student at SU with Prof. Anna-Mart Engelbrecht as study leader.
According to a media release from the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), the South African participants attended a two-day workshop during which they were addressed by high-level speakers in science and technology, as well as alumni of previous Lindau Laureate meetings. They also interacted with 60 learners from Naledi High School, Jabulani Technical and Tswasongu Secondary School.
In Lindau, the young scientists will experience a six-day programme with numerous lectures and panel discussions. They will also have the opportunity to meet the biggest science names in physiology and medicine when they are introduced to the Lindau Nobel Laureates.
On the photo above, from left to right: Dr Nabila Ismail, Dr Gina Leisching, Dr Martin Page en PhD student Claudia Christowitz.