Today’s social challenges – from food security to global health – are more complex and interlinked than ever. At Mars, we strongly believe that scientific research that brings together different sectors, disciplines and people will be key to innovating and successfully addressing these challenges. That’s why collaborations and partnerships are central to our approach to scientific research.
Our unique partnership with the Lindau Meetings
Nowhere is our support of scientific collaboration more evident than our involvement at the annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. Each year, this unique scientific forum brings together Nobel Laureates and more than 500 of the top young researchers from all over the world to Germany. What follows is a week-long event that fosters scientific exchange across generations, cultures and disciplines.
Mars has partnered with the Lindau Meetings for over a decade and is committed to fostering meaningful scientific dialogue that helps shape the world we want tomorrow. Mars collaborates with Nobel Laureates to host panel discussions on important topics as diverse as the future of aging research, removing aflatoxin risks from the global food supply chain, and applying physics to restore coral reefs.
Unlocking insights in health & nutrition
The 71st Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting will take place from 26 June to 1 July and will focus on chemistry. Mars will host discussions with Nobel Prize-winners about using chemistry to unlock meaningful insights in health and nutrition and opportunities for scientific collaboration.
This will include a panel discussion with Nobel Laureate Aaron Ciechanover; Chief Science Officer of Mars Edge, Hagen Schroeter; and a Lindau young scientist, Lena Neufeld. The panel will explore how novel nutritional biomarkers can provide objective, accessible and robust insights to support public and personal health. We then host a deep-dive into this topic, with a separate event with our external partners Professor Gunter Kuhnle, Professor of Nutrition and Food Science at the University of Reading, and Professor Kay-Tee Khaw, Emeritus Professor of Clinical Gerontology at the School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge, alongside Nici Bush, Vice President of Science, Innovation and Technology at Mars.
Engaging with Young Scientists
These timely conversations will outline the opportunities and challenges in nutrition research and spotlight the multidisciplinary collaboration needed to elevate the field. We believe that scientific research and big-impact innovation will help us tackle some of the world’s most pressing challenges – and there’s no better way to kick-start this than engaging with the best and brightest young scientists from around the world.
To learn more about the unique partnership between Mars and the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, check out the below infographic video providing a snapshot of our collaboration through the years.
For more information on the scientific research Mars Edge Cocoa Flavanol Science Hub has conducted for Cocoa Flavanols, please see the information (here).