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June 28, 2013

Brian Brown ’13 to Attend Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

June 28, 2013

Chelsea Williams
Senior Communications Manager

Brian Brown ’13, biochemistry and molecular biology, will travel to Germany next week to attend the 63rd Annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting.

The meeting, which will be held June 30- July 5, will bring thirty-five Nobel Laureates together to meet the next generation of leading scientists and researchers. More than 600 young researchers from nearly 80 countries will attend.

‘‘I am impressed and carried away by the competence, curiosity and energy of the young participants – networking, discussing, asking the right questions. This makes me think confidently about the perspectives of a global scientific community’’, said Hartmut Michel, a Nobel Laureate in Chemistry.

The central topic of the meeting will be “Green Chemistry.” Lectures and discussions will also focus on the generation, conversion and storage of energy, as well as on biochemical processes and structures. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from and discuss research with Nobel Laureates.

Brown attended UMBC as a Meyerhoff Scholar and is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Societies. He twice received UMBC Undergraduate Research Awards. This fall, he will begin pursuing his M.D./Ph.D. at the New York University School of Medicine. Brown's hometown is Odenton, Maryland.

The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings are an internationally respected forum for scientific debate on issues of global importance. The first meeting in 1951 – a medical congress attended by seven Nobel Laureates from Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, the United States and Germany – was an important stimulus for scientists to resume contact after World War II.

Posted by chelseah at June 28, 2013 2:08 PM