August 2014 | ISSUE 13
LKCMedicine at the Euroscience Open Forum 2014


From 21 to 26 June, LKCMedicine faculty and staff participated in the 2014 Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) in Copenhagen, Denmark, as speakers and exhibitors together with colleagues from NTU. ESOF 2014 was attended by some 2,500 delegates from more than 75 countries.

The 450 speakers, who took to the stage over 12 sessions, included six Nobel Laureates, more than 30 individuals from key European institutions such as the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) and the European Research Council (ERC) as well as ERC Advanced Grant holders. Industry was also well represented with research directors and chief executives from more than 50 companies, including Johnson & Johnson, Siemens and Microsoft Europe.

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LKCMedicine Senior Vice-Dean Prof Jenny Higham and Vice-Dean for Research Prof Philip Ingham, who gave presentations on the School during the NTU Seminar

During the NTU Seminar on 22 June, which was led by NTU President Professor Bertil Andersson, Senior Vice-Dean Professor Jenny Higham talked about Imperial College London’s and her experience of taking a world-class medical curriculum out of the UK for the first time and the enormous success LKCMedicine has become.

Prof Higham said, “I was extremely pleased to be there and share the stage with Professor Andersson, to talk about the enormous success LKCMedicine has become, particularly after more than five years of my professional life dedicated to developing Singapore’s newest medical school. I truly feel part of NTU and it is no surprise that Imperial is justly proud of this outstanding collaboration.”

Her talk was followed by a presentation by LKCMedicine Vice-Dean for Research Professor Philip Ingham FRS, who spoke about LKCMedicine’s research strategy and how it will benefit healthcare communities around the world. Other attendees from LKCMedicine included Visiting Professor Per-Olof Berggren and Professor of Dermatology & Skin Biology Artur Schmidtchen.

Over at the exhibition booth, LKCMedicine’s top research names and various research themes were featured, along with NTU’s other areas of expertise.

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NTU President Prof Bertil Andersson with LKCMedicine and NTU faculty and staff at the Euroscience Open Forum 2014