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Meeting the global challenge

29 June 2010

Professor Robert Huber and Professor Sir Martin EvansProfessor Robert Huber and Professor Sir Martin Evans

Cardiff University’s two Nobel Laureates are among the world-leading scientists addressing the planet’s most urgent problems at a top-level conference.

Professor Sir Martin Evans, President of the University and Professor Robert Huber, Professorial Research Fellow in the School of Biosciences are currently attending the 60th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting at Lake Constance in Germany. The conference is an opportunity for intergenerational dialogue between around 50 Nobel Laureates and gifted young researchers from around the world.

The meeting will cover issues of global significance: from population growth to peace, from bioethics to biodiversity, from pollution to climate change. Nobel Laureates will present recent research results and discuss new ideas.

Professor Sir Martin won the 2007 Nobel Prize for Medicine for his discoveries of stem cells while Professor Huber won the 1988 Prize for Chemistry for work on the three-dimensional structure of a photosynthetic reaction centre.

To mark this exceptional event the University will be streaming lectures and discussions from the meeting live for students, researchers and staff to watch. The event will be screened in room 1.25 in Main Building from 9am to 12pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, and in the Large Shandon Lecture Theatre (room -1.64) from 9am to 11.30pm on Thursday.