During the 65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, Michael Jones, a doctoral student at the University of North Texas, will meet and network with Nobel Prize winners. The event will bring together laureates in medicine, physiology, chemistry and physics. Each year, thousands of young scientists apply to have the opportunity to attend the event. Jones is one of the selected 672 attendees coming from 88 different countries and who will participate in the event this year. The meeting will be held from June 28 to July 3 in Germany.
“In my research and classes at UNT I have learned to be resilient and ask a lot of questions. When I’m in Germany, I hope to ask a lot of questions of Nobel Prize winners. I want to learn what got them to where they are and how they became leaders in their fields,” said Jones.
Jones is a researcher in the laboratory of the UNT Regents Professor of Chemistry Angela Wilson. The young scientist is combining chemistry, physics, maths and computer science to pursue answers to biological questions, such as what triggers cancer.
“I’m taking a bottom-up approach, not necessarily trying to cure cancer but trying to understand the fundamentals of what signals cancer to grow. We know what triggers diseases like Ebola or HIV, but we don’t really know what triggers cancer. If scientists can understand how proteins behave at the atomic level, and if we can understand how to stop cancer signals, then effective therapeutics can be designed,” he added.
Established in 1951, the Lindau Meeting is now a unique scientific dialogue platform that fosters top exchange of knowledge across cultures, generations and nationalities. The official website: http://www.lindau-nobel.org.
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