WLA Scientists
Roger Kornberg

Roger Kornberg, Chairman of the World Laureates Association, said in an interview with the media that the engine of scientific discovery is often driven by young people.


The most important achievement in my life was made in my 20s and 30s. The Nobel Prize-winning study was done in my 40s and 50s, but it was not as original as the research I did in my 20s. Roger said that in order to solve more scientific research problems, we need new knowledge, especially the creativity of young people. Investing in young people means investing in the future.


In addition, Roger believes that we should have less rules and regulations and give young people the opportunity to develop freely. At the same time, be patient, because some research projects may need to persist for many years to make a breakthrough. "For decades, sticking to it, unexpectedly important results may appear." Roger said.