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Engineering graduate student selected to attend Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates

School of Engineering graduate student Lara Jazmin has been selected to attend the 63rd Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany, this summer.

The Lindau Meeting brings together graduate students and junior researchers with Nobel laureates in physics, chemistry, and physiology and medicine for a weeklong series of lectures, informal meetings and discussions. The concentration for this year’s meeting, which takes place June 30-July 5, 2013, is chemistry.

Lara JazminJazmin is a Ph.D. candidate in chemical and biomolecular engineering. She works in the lab of Jamey Young, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and molecular physiology and biophysics, where she specializes in the metabolic engineering of photosynthetic organisms, such as cyanobacteria and plants, for the production of advanced biofuels and chemicals.

“I am very excited about this opportunity to attend the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting this summer,” Jazmin said. “Not only am I really looking forward to meeting and interacting with the Nobel Laureates that will be present at the meeting, but I am also excited about the opportunity to engage with my research peers from around the world.”

Students and young researchers from around the world are nominated by the Meeting’s sponsoring agencies and organizations, including the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Energy. Approximately 75 nominees were accepted last year. This is the sixth year in a row that a Vanderbilt student has been selected to attend the Lindau Meeting.

Liz Entman,