The GYSS 2023 kicked off with Guest-of-Honour, Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies Mr Heng Swee Keat, officially welcomed the largest delegation in #GYSS history — with over 1,300 participants attending at the Singapore University of Technology & Design (SUTD), as well as tuning in from all over the world virtually.
Panel discussions were a big hit at the GYSS 2023. Here’s an exciting session which touches on the importance of Science Communication featuring speakers Sir David Klenerman (2020 Millennium Technology Prize); Prof Alison Woollard (guest speaker); Prof Valerio Scarani (Centre for Quantum Technologies) with moderator Gene Tan (Chief Librarian, National Library Board)
We also had insightful plenaries by the eminent scientists. In his plenary lecture, Sir David MacMillan described how his laboratory developed a catalysis process using only organic molecules, which he named ‘asymmetric organocatalysis’. For him, this sustainable, affordable, and accessible form of catalysis opens opportunities for researchers across the globe to help build our future using nature’s abundant and renewable resources.
This year, we had engagement sessions by research institutions across the country to share more about their projects and how they are doing their bit to help society in various fields - from climate science to quantum computing. Here, a TUMCREATE scientist illustrates their research projects in food science, production processes and innovation.
A key focus of the GYSS is to nurture the next generation of scientists and one of the ways it does so is to provide opportunities for aspiring researchers to present their work to eminent scientists and like-minded fellows - physically or virtually. Here, a young scientist shares more about her work in microbiology, focusing on the microbial ecosystem in the atmosphere.
Click here to view all the young scientists’ presentations.
The GYSS also challenged young scientists to share with us their most impactful research collaboration in a 2-minute video competition. Two winners stand a chance to win all-expense paid trip to Singapore for GYSS 2024.
The two lucky winners are:
PANEL’S CHOICE: Alina Begley from ETH Zurich, Switzerland
PEOPLE’S CHOICE: Shaik Abdullah Nawabjan from The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China
It’s been a fantastic Summit but all good things must come to an end.
Young scientists from all over the world joined us on this incredible four-day journey where they got to:
celebrate the power of collaboration
tackle pressing issues across various disciplines; and
empower young researchers to push the boundaries like never before
Onsite and Virtual Activities
Apart from the exciting lectures at SUTD, there were activities for nominated participants attending both physically and virtually.
Those attending the Summit on-site had opportunities to explore the streets of sunny Singapore and indulge in local delicacies from a variety of Asian cultures.
Nominated participants attending virtually were not left out. There were engaging activities online bringing the all the action to the virtual space. One notable highlight was the hashtag challenge #FusionInSession.