On the occasion of the 64th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting on Physiology or Medicine, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) invited a group of international journalists on a one-week press tour through southern Germany. 37 Nobel Laureates met with around 600 young researchers from all around the world to share their knowledge, establish new contacts and exchange ideas.
The 2014 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting focused on an issue that is of utmost importance to every society. Although health research has achieved remarkable advances, there is a constant need to study and understand biological phenomena and systems and to develop new and more effective ways to prevent and treat diseases.
The second part of the tour took the journalists to renowned institutes, universities and companies in the field of medical research in southern Germany. Two of the institutes are celebrating their anniversaries in 2014: the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) was founded 40 years ago, and the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) started its activities in 1964.
The tour took place from 29 June to 4 July, 2014.