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GYSS@one-north 2016

The Global Young Scientists Summit@one-north 2016 was held from 17 to 22 January 2016 at the Singapore University of Technology and Design.

Read press release for the GYSS 2016 Opening Ceremony.
Read press release for the GYSS 2016 Closing Ceremony.

Singapore Challenge 2016

The partner agency for the Singapore Challenge 2016 is the Ministry of the Environment & Water Resources (MEWR). This year's challenge topic was “Sustainable and Liveable Cities”. Participants were encouraged to submit proposals for technical and non-technical ideas to safeguard and conserve resources such as water and energy, or to enable sustainable living for current and future generations with a higher quality of life focused on green and blue spaces, clean air, a quieter living environment, enhanced public cleanliness and waste management, etc. Click here for more information on Singapore Challenge 2016. 

On the last day of GYSS, eight Singapore Challenge 2016 finalists presented their research proposals ranging from pathogen detection to Big Data and artificial intelligence, and greywater recycling to air filter membrane. Click here to read the proposals from the eight finalists.


Mr Carlos Duarte-Guevara, a fifth year PhD student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, topped the final round of selection. He received the Singapore Challenge 2016 medallion from Singapore's President Dr Tony Tan during the GYSS 2016 Closing Ceremony. Mr Carlos proposed a portable biosensing system that could detect harmful food-borne pathogens in eight hours, without the need for a trained technician. It could speed up diagnosis during outbreaks. He hopes to commercialise the device in two to three years’ time.


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