How Corona Changed My Research – and My Way to Lindau
In our newest blog post, #LINO70 young scientist Khalid El Bairi describes how COVID-19 impacted his work (and his way to Lindau):
With the emergence of the COVID-19 outbreak and its disastrous consequences, the 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting for this year was postponed to next summer. I feel disappointed, but I know that every tragedy that threatens human life is an opportunity for scientific discoveries. The response of biomedical and clinical researchers to this pandemic across the globe was quick and more than 55,000 articles were published and 3,300 clinical trials were started in only eight months. The fact that I am too far from the scientific field of this outbreak did not discourage me from contributing to this fight. Despite that I was focusing on my doctorate and publishing my first book, I took a break and a new idea came up to join this struggle.