Ashim Nandi stands in front of a brick column
Chemistry postdoctoral scholar Ashim Nandi will attend the 73rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Germany this summer. (Photo: Courtesy of Ashim Nandi; Darrin S. Joy/Adobe Generative AI.)

Warshel postdoc selected to attend prestigious Nobel Laureate meeting

ByMatthew Colopy

Ashim Nandi, postdoctoral scholar at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, has been selected to participate in the 73rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, taking place June 30 to July 5 in Lindau, Germany.

Nandi, who was selected based on his demonstrated excellence in research documented through publications, was nominated by 2013 Nobel laureate for chemistry Arieh Warshel, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Quantitative and Computational Biology and Dana and David Dornsife Chair in Chemistry at USC Dornsife.

Nandi was also named a Mars Fellow, which helps young scientists advance their research and supports collaborations across disciplines.

Joining about 30 Nobel laureates and selected fellows from academic institutions worldwide, Nandi will participate in lectures, Agora talks and panel discussions. He’ll also have opportunities to network with the laureates and other scholars during the annual meeting.

A member of Warshel’s group within USC Dornsife’s Department of Chemistry, Nandi conducts research under Warshel’s mentorship. His research focus is on enzyme catalysis, specifically targeting plastic-degrading enzymes to address global environmental challenges using advanced physics-based methods.

“Ashim is an exceptional choice to represent USC and my group at Lindau this summer,” Warshel said. “He is an excellent postdoctoral scientist who will benefit greatly from this annual meeting and will add strong and scholarly contributions to the appropriate sessions.”

The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings were established in 1951 to provide an international forum for exchange for laureates and young scientists.