February 2014| ISSUE 10
Meeting of Minds at LKCMedicine

On 23 January, some of the School’s scientists hosted several bright young minds at our Research Techno Plaza facility. Here as part of the Global Young Scientists Summit@one-north (GYSS@ one-north) which sees participation from NTU and its schools, the group consisted of post-docs and PhD students hailing from top institutions such as Oxford University, MIT, University College London, University of Melbourne and Karolinska Institutet.

After the welcome from LKCMedicine Executive Vice-Dean Professor Lionel Lee, the young scientists listened intently to presentations by Director of the Metabolic Medicine Research Programme and Professor of Metabolic Medicine Bernhard Boehm; Professor of Translational Neuroscience Balasz Gulyas; and Professor of Cell Biology David Becker, who each presented on their research areas. LKCMedicine’s overall research strategy and ambitions piqued the group’s interest with many asking questions about each research area at the networking session that followed.

From left to right: Professor Boehm introducing our RTP facilities; Professor Gulyas giving a talk

The GYSS@one-north is a gathering of young scientists and researchers from all over the world, with internationally eminent science and technology leaders in Singapore. Multi-disciplinary in nature, topics range from chemistry, physics and medicine to mathematics, computer science and engineering. Speakers invited to the GYSS@one-north are globally recognised scientific leaders who are recipients of the Fields Medal, Millennium Technology Prize, Nobel Prize, and IEEE Medal of Honour.

The theme for GYSS@one-north was “Advancing Science, Creating Technologies for a Better World”. Featuring a specially curated five-day programme to allow bright young researchers to interact with
eminent scientists and peers, the first three days of the Summit comprised lectures, plenary sessions and master classes with invited scientific leaders as well as informal small group interaction sessions. In the final two days, the participants visited local universities such as NTU and Singapore’s research centres.