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The Global Young Scientists Summit


Thank you for making GYSS 2022 a great success!

This year’s GYSS was held online from 17 to 21 Jan 2022, with 21 eminent scientists invited to speak at 20 plenary lectures and six panel discussions spanning the fields of science, mathematics, and technology.

The 10th anniversary edition of the GYSS saw a stellar line-up for the speakers, including Nobel Laureates and Fields Medallists, to Millennium Technology Prize, Turing Award and IEEE Medal of Honour recipients.

Four speakers were new to the summit, notably Prof Benjamin List, who received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2021, for his work that explores how chemical catalysis can enable science and technology to advance humankind.

Regular returning speakers also gave their support to the event, such as Prof Ada Yonath (2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry) who has attended every GYSS since the very first edition, and Prof Aaron Ciechanover (2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry) who has attended eight times.

More than 800 young scientists from 38 countries had the opportunity to engage with the speakers virtually, a selected few even joined in small group sessions with the speakers and shared their work with fellow GYSS peers.

View all the exciting sessions of the #GYSS2022 on NRF's YouTube channel.

An anniversary event was also held to commemorate the occasion. Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam, who conceived of the GYSS and is its patron, graced the event as the Guest-Of-Honour. The event also saw Deputy Prime Minister, Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies and current Chairman of NRF, Mr Heng Swee Keat; Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security, Mr Teo Chee Hean; partners and friends of the GYSS, as well as young scientists, gathered together to celebrate a decade of the summit.

A commemorative publication titled “Where Great Minds Meet: 10 Years of the Global Young Scientists Summit”, was unveiled at the dinner. It documents the journey of the summit; from a nascent idea, its evolution over the years, to what lies ahead in the future. Read more about GYSS over the past 10 years here.

The popular Video Challenge also made a return, with three young researchers clinching the top prizes. Mr Riccardo Rizzo from ETH Zürich won the Panel’s Choice Award for his video on his research in 3D bio-printing. Click here to view the winning entries!

Follow our integrated newshub for all the mentions, stories and highlights of the GYSS 2022 here

Speakers

Nobel Prize in Chemistry

2004

Nobel Prize in Chemistry

2009

Fields Medal

2018

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

2005

IEEE Medal of Honor

2014

Nobel Prize in Chemistry

2021

Fields Medal

2010

Nobel Prize in Physics

2019

Nobel Prize in Physics

2010

Turing Award

2010

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

2017

Fields Medal

2010

Millennium Technology Prize

2008

Nobel Prize in Chemistry

2014

Nobel Prize in Physics

2010

Nobel Prize in Chemistry

2019

Millennium Technology Prize

2014

Nobel Prize in Physics

2015

Nobel Prize in Chemistry

1989

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

2013

Nobel Prize in Chemistry

2009