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Two young Catalan researchers are participating in the 61st Nobel Laureate Meetings at Lindau (Germany) from 26 June through 1 July.  The two participants proposed by the Agency for Management of University and Research Grants (AGAUR) are Olga Ordeig of Vic, a researcher at the New Jersey Institute of Technology Tissue Models Laboratory, and Judit Marsillach of Reus, from the University of Washington Department of Medicine and Genomics.

26 Nobel Laureates and 566 young researchers from 77 countries are participating in the Lindau Meetings, which focuses on medicine and physiology this year. This forum aims to bring together the top figures in science and young researchers.

This is the fiftieth consecutive edition in which the organizers of the Lindau meetings have chosen candidates selected and proposed by AGAUR. They are all young researchers with grants from the Secretariat of Universities and Research Beatriu de Pinós program. This program awarded 90 grants and a total of €8.5 millions last year.
The Beatriu de Pinós grants give young researchers a two-year contract at an international university or research center and a third at a Catalan university. In order to allow the program to attract foreign scientific talent, the Beatriu de Pinós grants are open to anyone who studied a PhD in Catalonia, with no additional restrictions.

The Agency for Management of University and Research Grants (AGAUR) was created in 2001. It is part of the Catalan Department of the Economy and Knowledge’s Secretariat for Universities and Research. It manages public grant, loan and subsidy programs, as well as other activities to foster university studies, scientific and technical research, and technological innovation in Catalonia.

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