Somewhere, toiling in a lab or heads-down in calculation, a future Nobel Prize-winning scientist is beginning their career in research. The events of recent weeks cause us to reflect and value the work that scientists do, painstakingly, to reveal new truths about how the human body works and how it can be healed of illness and disease.
In the video below, three Nobel-Prize-winning scientists offer advice to young researchers. Kip Thorne, Barry Barish and Rainer Weiss made their mark in physics, but their advice applies to anyone who is driven to learn all that’s known about something and advance it one step more.
In a special way this month, we honored young, rare disease researchers at the Uplifting Athletes Young Investigator Draft in Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field. CSL Behring also supports research in blood coagulation through the annual Professor Heimburger Awards. And we have made it a priority to reach out and collaborate with academic partners all over the world.
We feel a special connection to the Nobel Prizes because our namesake Emil von Behring was the first recipient of the Nobel Prize in medicine in 1901. In his day, he was racing against time to try to stop a giant threat to health - the scourge of diphtheria.
Watch the video to hear advice from three Nobel-winning scientists who persevered with intense focus to make breakthroughs. We look ahead with optimism to the big ideas just gaining form and steam in the minds of the most junior scientists in the lab.