Welcome Message By Co-Chairs



Professor Low Teck Seng 
Chief Executive Officer 
National Research Foundation 
Prime Minister’s Office Singapore

Professor Phua Kok Khoo  
Director, Institute of Advanced Studies
Nanyang Technological University & 
Chairman and Chief Editor, 
World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd 
 
 

Distinguished speakers, young scientists, and guests, 

We welcome you to Singapore for the 6th Global Young Scientists Summit@one-north (GYSS).  

Through a series of plenary lectures, panel discussions, small group discussions as well as a poster session, we hope that GYSS 2018 will be the platform that encourages conversations across disciplines and generations on science, technology and innovation. Scientific challenges, such as understanding climate change, ageing, emerging infectious diseases, are increasingly global and multidisciplinary in nature. We hope the deliberations that you will have over the five days at GYSS, as well as the networks that you will build, will have a significant impact on you, and continue to excite and engage you in your scientific journeys. 

The GYSS programme includes exclusive visits to local educational institutions and research centres to interact with fellow researchers to understand the local research and innovation eco-system and the research opportunities in Singapore. Site visits to key landmarks around Singapore will showcase how Singapore overcomes its constraints through the deployment and adaptation of science and innovation. This underscores the important role that science and innovation plays in Singapore’s economic and social development. 

The Summit also includes social and cultural activities that will expose participants to the sights, sounds and tastes that reflect Singapore’s multicultural society.  We are confident that this Summit will provide a platform for bonding among promising scientific minds and bring to participants the diverse and rich cultures of the world, thus building bridges across national boundaries. 

We wish you a fulfilling and memorable week ahead.