Top Scientific Minds To Meet In Singapore

By facilitating interactions with eminent scientists, the Global Young Scientist Summit seeks to inspire young researchers and show them that breakthroughs are within their reach.

AsianScientist (Dec. 31, 2014) – Come January next year, young scientists from all over the world will gather in Singapore to engage with some of the top scientific minds of our time at the Global Young Scientist Summit (GYSS). GYSS 2015 is organized by the National Research Foundation of Singapore and will be hosted by the Nanyang Technological University from 18-23 January, 2015.

Into its third year, the 2015 edition of GYSS brings together 13 Nobel Laureates, four Turing Award winners and two recipients each of the Fields Medal and the Millennium Technology Prize. In addition to returning favorites, this year’s star-studded line up sees new faces such as 2010 Fields Medalist Ngô Bảo Châu and 2014 Millennium Technology Prize winner Stuart Parkin.

“This meeting is an exceptional platform to let young scientists know that the established ones are human beings exactly like them; therefore, ground breaking achievements are possible for them too and are within reach,” said Professor Aaron Ciechanover, winner of the 2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry and Chairman of the GYSS International Advisory Committee.

Launched in 2013 to inspire talented graduate students and post-doctoral fellows below the age of 35 to apply themselves to the interdisciplinary challenges of tomorrow, the five day program addresses key areas in science, research and technology innovation. Participants will not only get the opportunity to attend live lectures and panel discussions with the speakers but will also have the privilege of interacting with them in small group sessions.

In particular, the Singapore Challenge 2015 tackles the pertinent issue of Ageing-in-Place, seeking to leverage the latest scientific research and technology to help seniors stay close to their communities even as diseases and frailty set in. Ten finalists will present their research proposals on the closing day of the summit, with the winner walking away with a cash prize of US$100,000 and the Singapore Challenge Medal.

Members of the public will also get a chance to hear from the distinguished speakers at free public lectures held at the National University of Singapore, Science Center Singapore and the National Library.

Asian Scientist Magazine is proud to be a media partner of GYSS@one-north. Click here to follow our daily coverage of the event.


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