March 8, 2010

Six JHU grad students chosen to attend Nobel Laureate meeting

Six Johns Hopkins graduate students—from the schools of Engineering, Public Health, Arts and Sciences, and Medicine—have been selected to attend the 60th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, to be held June 27 to July 2 in Lindau, Germany.

Aimed at facilitating a transfer of knowledge between generations of scientists, the meeting brings together Nobel laureates in chemistry, physics and physiology/medicine with graduate students and researchers who have been nominated by mentors. In the mornings, the Nobelists lecture on a topic of their choice, and in the afternoons, they come together with students in small, informal group sessions designed to encourage the exchange of ideas. The meeting also offers the Johns Hopkins students an opportunity to meet and connect with other graduate students who are likely to become leaders in their fields.

Participating from Johns Hopkins will be Noy Bassik and Christopher Hale, chemical and biomolecular engineering majors in the Whiting School; Chandra Jackson, who is studying the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease at the School of Public Health; James Murray, a physics student in the Krieger School; Jose Ramirez, studying molecular microbiology and immunology at the School of Public Health’s Malaria Research Institute; and Grace Wang, studying physiology/medicine at the School of Medicine.