World Laureates Forum

Nobel Laureates Invite Young Investigator (PhD and Postdoc) to Attend the World Laureates Forum

World Laureates Forum

Shanghai, China

The World Laureates Forum (WLF) ( is the foremost global scientific gathering of prize-winners, including laureates of the Nobel Prize, Wolf Prize, Lasker Award, Turing Award, Breakthrough Prize, Fields Medal, Kyoto Prize, and MacArthur Fellowship. Held under the theme “Science and Technology, for the Common Destiny of Mankind”, WLF serves to advocate for science worldwide, to promote the growth of young scientists and cross-border scientific cooperation.


World Laureates Association (WLA) has successfully held two annual forums in Shanghai, China so far. The Inauguration Forum on October 29th – November 1st, 2018 attracted a total of 35 laureates, of which 26 Nobel laureates, and 100 outstanding young scientists. The 2nd WLF in 2019 attracted a total of 65 laureates from 16 countries, of which 44 laureates, and nearly 200 outstanding young scientists all over the world.


We are seeking applicants for the 3rd WLF that will be held in Shanghai, China on October 29th – November 1st, 2020. The special World Laureates Young Scientists Forum of WLF serves as an exchange and communication platform to support and encourage young scientists worldwide to establish a global vision and immerse into the scientific exploration.


Specific Requirements for applicants:

  • PhD students or postdoctoral fellows
  • Any discipline of natural sciences is OK
  •  Have made outstanding achievements in their own respective areas
  •  Published papers on top journals in their own respective areas
  • Applicants of Young Scientists Awards are preferred


WLF will provide a stage for the young investigators to display and exchange ideas, including:

  •  The special World Laureates Young Scientists Forum (will have the opportunity to be selected as speakers)

  •  Various seminars and themed sessions


You can:

  •  Communicate with science masters (including Nobel Laureates) freely

  •  Fully demonstrate your academic achievements, talents and innovative ideas 


The finalists from various disciplines around the world will be provided with economic class round trip tickets that cost no more than 1,000 US dollars. Local expenses will be covered by the WLF Organizing Committee. If you are selected, you will receive a confirmed invitation before June 30th, 2020.


We look forward to your application. If you are interested, please send us the following documents for selection before May 30th, 2020:

  1. CV (template see annex)

  2. A profile photo (high resolution)

  3. Two recommendation letters

  4. A short video to introduce yourself (optional):

  • Duration: within 2 minutes

  • Layout: horizontal version (if shoot with mobile phone, please place the phone horizontally)

  • Format: Any common video format (AVI \ MOV \ RMVB \ FLV \ MP4 \ MPEG)

  • Resolution: The clearer the better (4K is the best)

  • Content: Unlimited


Executive Directors of World Laureates Young Scientists Forum

Xubing Yan

Weidong Li


Contact 1: Maxxie

Scientist Support


Phone: 0086-18302152710

Address: Villa 6, 599 Fangdian Road, Pudong, Shanghai, China


Contact 2: Yolaine

Research Manager


Phone: 0086-18616631210

Address: Villa 6, 599 Fangdian Road, Pudong, Shanghai, China


Annex: CV Template


Personal Summary: Professor in Medicine, XXX University. He was awarded the 2006 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his studies of the “molecular basis of the transcription of eukaryotes”.

Education and Work Experience:

1972, Ph.D., XXX University

1976-1978, Assistant Professor of the XXX Department of XXX University

1978-Present, Professor of the Department of XXX, XXX University

Awards and Honors:

1993, Member of National Academy of Sciences of the United States

1999, Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

2006, Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Major Academic Achievements:

Professor XXX discovered that the nucleosome, the basic unit of chromosomal DNA organization in the eukaryotic nucleus. He and Prof. XXX showed that the nucleosome on a promoter prevents the initiation of DNA transcription, establishing the role of the nucleosome as a gene repressor, fundamental to the new field of epigenetics. Professor XXX solved the three-dimensional structure of RNA polymerase by, X-ray diffraction, both alone and in the form of an actively transcribing complex, containing gene DNA and product RNA. Professor XXX discovered the molecular basis for the regulation of transcription by gene activator and repressor proteins. His research laid a foundation for understanding the differentiation of stem cells and the mechanisms of human diseases and other important medical problems.

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Nobel Laureates Invite Young Investigator (PhD and Postdoc) to Attend the World Laureates Forum