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is Deputy Scientific Director of the National Institute for Science Communication (nawik.de), Germany. She coordinates this conference blog. She has a diploma in chemistry and has been working as a science journalist since nearly 20 years for various prestigious German newspapers and magazines. Beatrice is an expert in social media, launched and established Scienceblogs in Germany and writes about science communications in her blog ‘Quantensprung‘. You may also follow her tweets on @BLugger.

New Drugs for old Bugs (Drug Development – Yonath & Kobilka)

Monday, November 18, 2013

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We should all be worried by the growing number of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and we urgently need to develop new drugs, says Ada Yonath. She and Brian Kobilka won Nobel Prizes for using x-ray crystallography to understand cell structures that are vital targets for drug development. In this film, three researchers challenge the structural approach and […]

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Industry’s rare resources (Catalysis – Grubbs & Ertl)

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

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Almost all industrial processes rely on catalysts, which increase the rate of chemical reactions. Many catalysts are made from rare metals – and the young researchers in this film are worried about them running out. They put the problem to Nobel laureates Robert Grubbs and Gerhard Ertl. The group discusses how dwindling supplies of rare […]

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Science in the developing world (Developing world – Ramos-Horta & Shechtman)

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

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What role can science play in the developing world? In this film, Nobel Peace Prize winner José Ramos-Horta and Israeli Nobel laureate Dan Shechtman discuss the issue with young researchers from South Africa, India and the US. Science and politics collide as the group grapple with funding problems, social responsibility and culture. The laureates emphasize […]

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Fuelling controversy (Biofuels – Chu & Michel)

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

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We are facing a global energy crisis, and scientists are charged with finding alternatives to fossil fuels. In this film, Nobel laureates Steven Chu and Hartmut Michel visit a farm with three young researchers to consider our energy future. They ask whether biofuels can power the planet and, if not, what are the alternatives? The […]

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Trailer Lindau Nature video: Better living through chemistry

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

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At this summer’s Lindau Meeting we focused on pressing world problems and how chemistry can help us to solve them. In four films, laureates and students clash over the future of energy production, grapple with drug development, discuss dwindling supplies of metal catalysts and debate science’s role in the developing world. Get a taste in […]

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Why Communicate?

Friday, July 5, 2013

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Yesterday we had – thanks to you all – a very lively debate about scientists and communication. Moderator Adam Smith did a great job to involve you all into the discussion and the panelists – Nobel Laureates: Brian K. Kobilka, Sir Harold W. Kroto and Ada E. Yonath; plus Simon Engelke and me – tried […]

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Filmed discussions – Nature video series

Friday, July 5, 2013

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Every year a team from Nature brings two Nobel Laureates and three young researchers together at special locations. There they talk and discuss about recent research topis. The films are co-directed by Charlotte Stoddart from Nature and Martin Freeth who spent many years producing science programmes such as Horizon for the BBC.   This year’s […]

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Storify from Wednesday 3rd July

Thursday, July 4, 2013

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Der Meister Dan Shechtman und seine Klasse

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

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Gestern Nachmittag war ihr großer Auftritt. Fünf Nachwuchswissenschaftler aus den USA, Israel, Deutschland und Kanada präsentierten in der Master Class von Dan Shechtman, Nobelpreisträger für Chemie 2011, im alten Rathaus in Lindau ihre aktuellen Forschungsprojekte. Jeder von ihnen arbeitet mit TEM, Transmissionselektronenmikroskopen, einem Herzstück auch der Arbeiten von Shechtman, wie etwa die 360 Grad Labor-Aufnahmen […]

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The danger of losing the creative element of science – Sir John E. Walker

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

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Last October 39 Nobel Laureates and 5 Fields Medal winners signed an open letter to warn against cutting the future European Union research budget. Among them was Sir John E. Walker – together with eleven further Laureates who attend this year’s Lindau Meeting. „In case of a severe reduction in the EU research and innovation […]

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