An annual meeting has been held in Lindau (Germany) since the fifties, with Nobel Laureates and young scientists from throughout the world. The event is broadcast live by the science and innovation TV channel Indagando TV. This edition was dedicated to physiology and medicine in which a total of 37 Novel prize winners were present.
The Esteve Foundation was attending this prestigious event and interviewed one of the guests, the Australian biochemist Elizabeth Blackburn, Nobel Laureate in Medicine in 2009, and one of the leading figures of the Esteve Foundation Notebook, Twelve women in biomedicine of the 20th century.
Blackburn was awarded this prestigious prize for her discovery on how telomeres and telomerase protect chromosomes. This has opened a significant line of research of new treatment against ageing and cancer.
Graziella Almendral, director of Indagando TV, interviewed this researcher from the University of San Francisco. In 2004 she decided to give up her post on the United States Bioethics Commission, as a result of her disagreement with the restrictions imposed by the Bush administration on cellular research.