September 2019
Split, Croatia  

An extraordinary and unique event organized by students where four Nobel Laureates will give lectures about their revolutionary discoveries and participate in a panel discussion about important scientific topics in the beautiful city of Split.

Nobel Laureates

Richard J. Roberts

us flag New England Biolabs, Ipswich, MA, USA
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1993
The discoveries of split genes


Joachim Frank

us flag Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2017
Development of cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution


J. Georg Bednorz

switzerland flag IBM Research Laboratory, Ruschlikon, Switzerland
The Nobel Prize in Physics in 1987
Discovery of superconductivity in ceramic materials


Harald zur Hausen

germany flag German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2008
The discovery of human papilloma viruses causing cervical cancer


How to participate in this unique event?

Because of its high importance, the event will be completely open to the public and everybody interested will be able to come and listen to the lectures, as well as the panel discussion Nobel Talk without the need for registration. We welcome people of all generations!



3rd September

18:00 - 19:15 Grand Opening Ceremony and Nobel Lecture: Superconductivity - From a Physics Phenomenon to the Key Technology of the 21st Century, prof. Georg Bednorz
— 1987 Nobel Prize in Physics
19:15 - 19:30 Questions and Discussion
19:30 - 20:00 Welcome Reception
20:00 - 20:50 Nobel Talk
Panel Discussion with Nobel Laureates: Prof. Joachim Frank, Prof. Georg Bednorz, Prof. Richard Roberts

4th September

18:00 - 18:45 Nobel Lecture: The Nobel Laureate campaign supporting GMOs - prof. Richard Roberts
— 1993 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine)
18:45 - 19:00 Questions and Discussion
19:00 - 19:30 Networking Break
19:30 - 20:15 Nobel Lecture: Cryogenic electron microscopy (cryo-EM)  - prof. Joachim Frank
— 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
20:15 - 20:30 Questions and Discussion

24th September

Special Evening Lecture During the Reproductive Health Awareness Month

18:00 - 18:45 Nobel Lecture: Cancer-linked infections acquired by nutrition - Prof. Harald zur Hausen
— 2008 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine – Discovery of Human Papilloma Viruses Causing Cervical Cancer
18:45 - 19:00 Questions and Discussion
19:00 - 19:30 Welcome Reception
19:30 - 20:15 Nobel Talk
Panel Discussion with Nobel Laureate Prof. Harald zur Hausen




Organizing Committee

  • Alen Juginović (President)
  • Josip Melvan
  • Anđela Pijuk
  • Miro Vuković
  • Elizabeta Ozretić
  • Katarina Širić
  • Ivan Aranza
  • Miroslav Jelaska
  • Josip Volarević (Support)

For questions regarding project organization and the gathering of Nobel Laureates, please contact us at:

Scientific Committee / Supported by

  • Zoran Đogaš
    (University of Split School of Medicine, Croatia)
  • Dragan Primorac
    (St. Catherine Specialty Hospital, Croatia; more)
  • Mirna Saraga-Babić
    (University of Split School of Medicine, Croatia)


The School of Medicine in Split
Great Hall B100
Šoltanska 2
+385 21 557903