UCC Researchers selected to represent Ireland at Nobel Laureate Meetings
- 29 Jun 2017
UCC researchers, Dr David McNulty and Jun Gao, have been selected to represent Ireland at Lindau Nobel Laureate meetings
Three young Irish researchers will meet with forty-eight Nobel Laureates this summer in Lindau Germany to represent Ireland at the annual Lindau Nobel Laureate meetings.
Two of the three researchers selected to represent Ireland are from University College Cork.
Dr David McNulty and Jun Gao are part of four hundred young scientists who will attend the prestigous Nobel Laureate meetings in Lindau.
These meetings bring highly promising researchers from fifty-six countries together with Nobel prize-winners in the fields of physiology, medicine, physics, chemistry and economic sciences.
Dr David McNuly, a postdoctoral researcher in the Applied Nanoscience Group at UCC is attending the 67th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting for the Natural Sciences this year, dedicated to the field of chemistry in June.
Jun Gao, a postgraduate student based at UCC will attend the 6th Lindau Nobel Meeting dedicated to the field fo economic sciences, from the 22nd - 26th August. Her research focuses on investigating the performance of the Chinese fund industry by looking at stock selection ability and market timing.
Following nomination by the Irish Research Council, the researchers went through a highly competitive multi-stage international application process, managed by the Lindau Nobel Meeting Foundation and were selected for the meetings based on the excellence of their respective track records.
At the award ceremony to celebrate the researchers' achievements, the Interim Director of the Irish Research Council, Mr Peter Brown, said: 'We are delighted to have three outstanding young researchers attending Lindau this year to meet with forty-eight Nobel Prize-winners. These meetings are a fantastic opportunity for the young researchers who have excelled in their research to network with some of the brightest minds in their fields. It gives them an invaluable insight into some of the most important work happening in their areas of study and we are very proud to be able to support them on this journey.'