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Nobel Prize Dialogue Berlin 2019 – A joint event of the Nobel Media and the Leopoldina

Date: Friday, 8. November 2019
Time: 10:00 to 17:00
Location: Deutsche Telekom Repräsentanz, Französische Str. 33 a-c, 10117 Berlin

“Towards Health: Equality, Responsibility and Research“ is the title of the first Nobel Prize Dialogue to be held in Germany. Five Nobel Laureates and further experts discuss the future of health, healthcare and research.

How many healthy years do we have over the life course? What do innovations contribute to quality of life? This is not only a medical question or a matter of the healthcare system. Experts will discuss how education, work, environment and inequality relate to health.

The speakers at the event will include Leopoldina member Edvard Moser (Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine 2014). Alvin Roth (Laureate in Economic Sciences 2012), Tomas Lindahl (Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 2015), Peter Agre (Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 2003) and Kristie Ebi from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The IPCC was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 will also speak at the dialogue.

Edvard Moser is a neuroscientist. He became known for his work on spatial orientation and spatial memory in mammals. The Stanford economist Alvin Roth will discuss the exchange model which he developed for living-donor kidney transplantation. This model aims to help alleviate the shortage of donor organs. Tomas Lindahl is a biochemist. His discovery that repair mechanisms of the DNA carrier exist has contributed to the development of anti-cancer drugs. The molecular biologist Peter Agre has focused his research on the fight against malaria. This deadly infectious disease is a major problem in Africa and could once again spread further northward as a result of climate change. Kristie Ebi will also be discussing climate change, specifically its harmful effects on human health.

Simultaneous translation into German will be provided.

Photo: Peter Agre at last years Nobel Week Dialogue in Gothenburg. (Copyright: Nobel Media AB, Photograph: Anna Svanberg)

Further information and registration

The event is open to everyone interested. Participation is free of charge. Registration is mandatory.

The registration is closed.


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