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Top graduate students from U.S. convene with
Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany

Brittany Rohrman selected to attend the 64th Annual Lindau
Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany

Brittany Rohrman, a doctoral graduate student in Rebecca Richards-Kortum's laboratory, is among 19 of the top student researchers from the United States chosen to attend the 64th Annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany, from June 29 to July 4.

Rohrman's research focuses on the development of nanoparticle-based HIV diagnostic tests for use at the point-of-care in developing countries.

Nearly 600 young researchers from 80 countries will attend the week-long meeting in Germany dedicated to physiology and medicine this year. The 2014 group of students is sponsored by Mars, Incorporated and ORAU.

Since 1951, Nobel Laureates have annually convened in Lindau to have open and informal meetings with students and young researchers from around the world. Laureates and students exchange ideas, discuss projects and build international networks throughout the week. All attendees must pass through a competitive application and selection process managed by the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings.

Throughout the week, the 38 participating Laureates will lecture in the mornings on the topic of their choice related to physiology and medicine and participate in smaller question and answer sessions in the afternoons. Students will also interact with the Laureates and other international students during the week for more informal discussions regarding such tops as global health, the latest findings in cancer or Aids research and future research approaches to medicine.