Lindau Thailand 2012 opens

(Nanowerk News) Lindau Thailand 2012 opened yesterday with a performance by a duo musician team from Kasetsart University who serenaded the audience with classical music which is a tradition held by the organizer of the annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Germany during the month of July of every year. Over 200 young and veteran researchers attended the 3 days event at Sirindhorn Science Home (Thailand Science Park). The aims of Lindau Thailand follow the footstep of Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting which is to “Educate, Inspire, and Connect” young researchers by allowing them to interact with peers and role models. The event is held under the initiative of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, to fostering the development of young scientists in Thailand.
A panel discussion at Lindau Thailand
A panel discussion at Lindau Thailand.
HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn attended the 60th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in 2010 at the invitation of the President of the Nobel Laureate where she was bestowed the Title of the Honorary Senate of the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. Since then, several young researchers from Thailand have been chosen to represent the country at Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting.
The activities at Lindau Thailand included panel and group discussions, scientific presentations, and a live Tele-conference with Prof. Dr. Bert Sakmann who with Prof. Erwin Neher shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1991 for their work on "the function of single ion channels in cells," and invention of the patch clamp. Prof. Sakmann gave a presentation on his research entitled "Cortical Column - If You Don't Understand The Function, Do The Structure". Prof. Sakmann also took the time to entertained Q&A session with participants.
NSTDA researchers from MTEC (Dr. Anchalee), BIOTEC (Dr. Kallaya), and NANOTEC (Dr. Kajornsak) took part in sharing their experiences as careered researchers.
Lindau Thailand is organized by National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) and the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).
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