Scientific Malaysian forms media partnership with Global Young Scientists Summit 2019 (Singapore)

The Scientific Malaysian team is proud to announce our media partnership with Global Young Scientists Summit 2019 in Singapore! It will be held from the 20th to the 25th of January 2019. We will be sending two of our media representatives to cover the event this year.

About Global Young Scientists Summit (GYSS)

The Global Young Scientists Summit is a gathering of young researchers worldwide for a chance to interact with eminent scientists and technology leaders. It was started in 2013 with the objective of exciting and engaging young scientists to pursue their scientific dreams through close interactions with distinguished scientists and researchers, and with peers. The Summit provides a platform for conversations on science and research, technology innovation and society, and solutions to global challenges.

The Summit is a multi-disciplinary summit that covers topics including chemistry, physics, medicine, mathematics, computer science and engineering.  Speakers at the Summit include recipients of the Nobel Prize, Fields Medal, Millennium Technology Prize and Turing Award.  The theme for the 2019 Summit is “Advancing Science, Creating Technologies for a Better World”.  Promising young scientists will exchange ideas and knowledge with the speakers and their peers over five days under this theme.

At the Summit, participants will take part in lectures, plenary sessions and panel discussions.  They will have the opportunity to interact with speakers in informal small group sessions.  Beyond these sessions, participants will visit local universities, research centres and local agencies to learn more about Singapore’s local research and innovation ecosystem.  They will also engage in social and cultural activities to enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of multi-cultural Singapore.

The Summit aims to:

  • Excite and inspire bright young researchers to apply their minds to research that addresses serious global challenges and future needs of mankind;
  • Engage and connect young researchers to like-minded peers as well as eminent scientific leaders through close and personal interaction sessions; and
  • Enable participants with a compelling research proposition to take the first steps to bring their ideas to fruition.

The speakers at the Summit this year are:

Nobel Prize in Chemistry
• Professor Aaron Ciechanover (2004)
• Professor Ada Yonath (2009)
• Professor Ben Feringa (2016)
• Sir Fraser Stoddart (2016)
• Professor Kurt Wüthrich (2002)
• Professor Michael Levitt (2013)

Nobel Prize in Physics
• Professor Barry Barish (2017)
• Professor Claude Cohen-Tannoudji (1997)
• Professor Takaaki Kajita (2015)

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
• Sir Tim Hunt (2001)

Fields Medal
• Professor Efim Zelmanov (1994)
• Professor Laurent Lafforgue (2002)
• Professor Pierre-Louis Lions (1994)

Millennium Technology Prize
• Professor Michael Grätzel (2010)
• Dr Tuomo Suntola (2018)

Turing Award
• Professor Silvio Micali (2012)

Further information

GYSS Official Website