Nobel Laureate Talk: Morten Meldal

The Danish Nobel Laureate Morten Meldal will visit Aarhus University on Wednesday 1 November 2023 when Health will be hosting a new lecture in the series of Nobel Laureate Talks. The talk is about Morten Meldal's ground-breaking work on click chemistry, but he will also share some of his “tips & tricks” for a successful life in academia. The event is specifically aimed at early-career researchers, but everyone is welcome.

Info about event


Wednesday 1 November 2023,  at 13:30 - 15:30


Aarhus University, The Mail Hall (building 1412)


Aarhus University, Health

In October last year, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry went to Professor Morten Meldal from the University of Copenhagen. He received the prestigious award for his ground-breaking work on click chemistry – a chemical reaction that makes it possible to "glue" molecules together, and which is particularly useful in the pharmaceutical industry.

Health has invited Morten Meldal as the latest addition to the faculty's academic lecture series: Nobel Laureate Talks.

On Wednesday 1 November 2023 at 13:30-15:30, the Danish Nobel Laureate will visit the Main Hall with his presentation: ”A Nobel Life.” A discourse by Morten Meldal to PhD students and young researchers on his academic career and tips & tricks for a successful life in academia.

The lecture consists of three parts:

  • The first part is an academic presentation in which Morten Meldal talks about his research into "click chemistry", which led to his Nobel Prize.
  • This will be followed by an interview in which Morten Meldal talks about his path – and detours – through academia.
  • Finally, Morten Meldal will be taking questions.

The event will end with an informal reception in the Ambulatory.

The Nobel Laureate Talk with Morten Meldal is aimed specifically at early-career researchers within health sciences and natural sciences, but anyone with an interest in research of the very highest calibre is welcome.

It is free to attend the Nobel Laureate Talks event, but registration is required – deadline is 27 October 2023:

Doors open at 13:00.

Venue: Aarhus University, the Main Hall (building 1412) and the Ambulatory, Nordre Ringgade 4, 8000 Aarhus C.


Adviser Sara Ølholm Eaton
Aarhus University, Health - The Dean’s Office
Mobile: (+45) 23 60 22 68