PhD student selected for the 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting!

28 February 2018

Hayley McNamara, the Cockburn Group, has been selected as one of eight rising stars of Australian science, to attend the prestigious 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, 24-29 June 2018 in Lindau, Germany.

Hayley will join 599 other scientists under 35, to present her work, researching how immune cells respond to parasites so that improved vaccines can be developed to combat malaria, to 43 Nobel Laureates.

“I’m ecstatic, this really is a once in a lifetime opportunity. These meetings are renowned for playing inspirational roles in the careers of the young scientists attending” Hayley said just after learning about her nomination.

Australian attendees have been selected by the Australian Academy of Science and the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. Academy President Professor Andrew Holmes said the Lindau meetings are globally recognised for providing inspirational role models to young researchers.

"These meetings give young researchers the opportunity to interact with their scientific heroes, exchange ideas, gain exposure to areas in their chosen disciplines and establish new contacts and networks with their peers,” Professor Holmes said.

According to the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, this year’s meeting sets a record, with 84 countries sending their best young scientists to the meeting. Fifty percent of the young scientists attending this year are women.

Congratulations, Hayley! We look forward to hearing more about the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting!