Nine promising young Dutch researchers attending Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

10 March 2014

Nine promising young researchers from the Netherlands will be travelling to Germany this summer to attend the 64th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, which will focus on the field of physiology and medicine. Their number will include five post-docs, three PhD candidates and one university student.

The young Dutch researchers who will be attending the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings are:

  • Floryne Buishand, Utrecht University
  • Miriam Butler, Radboud University Medical Centre (Nijmegen)
  • Eleonora Festen, University Medical Centre Groningen
  • Hester Lingsma, Erasmus Medical Centre (Rotterdam)
  • Remco Molenaar, Academic Medical Centre (Amsterdam)
  • Femke Rutters, VU Medical Centre (Amsterdam)
  • Viktoriia Starokozhko, University of Groningen
  • Astrid van der Veldt, VU Medical Centre (Amsterdam)
  •  Monique van der Voet, Radboud University Medical Centre (Nijmegen)

The candidates were nominated by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and selected by the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings.


The young Dutch researchers and about 600 of their counterparts from around the world will be meeting at least 34 Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine between 29 June and 4 July 2014. The programme includes lectures by the Nobel laureates, plenary discussions, workshops and various social events.

Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

The aim of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings is to encourage the transfer of knowledge between generations of scientists, reinforce international networks, and inspire both young researchers and Nobel laureates. The meetings are dedicated alternately to chemistry, physics, and medicine/physiology. Every five years, the meeting is interdisciplinary in nature. Meetings in the economic sciences have taken place every two years since 2004. The Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings began organising this event in 1951. The Academy has participated since 2008.