Five talented researchers selected for Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

23 May 2017

More than four hundred young researchers from eighty countries and thirty Nobel laureates met this summer in Lindau for knowledge-sharing and inspiration.

The young researchers included five top young scientists from the Netherlands, who were nominated by the Academy and selected by the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting.

  • Sven Askes, Leiden University
  • Mickel Hansen, University of Groningen
  • Hanne van der Kooij, Wageningen University & Research
  • Michael Lerch, University of Groningen
  • Zoran Ristanovic, Utrecht University


This year’s meeting was dedicated to the field of chemistry. The six-day programme included lectures by the Nobel laureates, plenary discussions, master classes and various social events.

About the 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 Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings began organising this event in 1951. The Academy has participated since 2008. The 67th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting took place from 25 to 30 June 2017. Academy member Ben Feringa, who won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2016, addressed the meeting on Monday 26 June.