Bernal researcher, Dr Sarah Guerin selected to attend the 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

Once every year, more than 30 Nobel Laureates convene in Lindau to meet the next generation of leading scientists.

The 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting (#LINO19) takes place on  June 30 – July 5th   and will be dedicated to physics,  key topics are cosmology, laser physics and gravitational waves.

The opportunity to join the annual gathering of Nobel Laureates at Lindau is provided exclusively to outstanding young scientists aged up to 35 – undergraduates, PhD students, and post-doc researchers. In order to participate in a meeting, they have to pass a multi-step application and selection process.

Applicants who have successfully mastered the application process undoubtedly represent the emerging generation of leading scientists and researchers. Apart from taking the one-time chance to participate in a Lindau Meeting, these young scientists become part of a special community – a network of excellence. As alumni of the Lindau Meetings, former participants stay connected with each other and become ambassadors of the scientific dialogue fostered by the Lindau Meetings.

At this years meeting   42 Nobel Laureates including the 2018 laureates in physics Donna Strickland and Gérard Mourou will meet 580 international young scientists for an inspiring dialogue.

Sarah is funded by Science Foundation Ireland, and is currently working with Dr Damien Thompson and Dr Tofail Syed on developing experimentally-validated models for directed protein assembly-from crystallisation to aggregation. Her active projects include the study of piezoelectric peptides with Weizmann Institute of Science, molecular electronics modelling in collaboration with the National University of Singapore, and structural health modelling using piezoelectric materials in conjunction with University College Dublin.

Commenting on the announcement Director of the Bernal Institute Luuk van der Wielen said  ‘ Sarah Guerin’s selection is underlining the excellent quality of research performed by the emerging Bio Materials Cluster at the Bernal Institute. Sarah’s work has been scientifically outstanding and is promising for the future as she strives to explore how the biopiezo-effects can benefit human health and wellbeing in a number of biomedical applications. Her selection once again demonstrates that our strategy of linking significant societal impact and good basic science works very well.