Six young scientists were chosen to represent Malaysia at the 71st Nobel Laureate meeting in Lindau, Germany from last Sunday (June 26) to July 1.
Here are their names:
- Dr. Enis Nadia Md. Yusof (Universiti Sains Malaysia)
- Dr. Goh Choon Fu (Universiti Sains Malaysia)
- Dr. Nur Azzalia Kamaruzaman (Universiti Sains Malaysia)
- Dr. Oh Wen Da (Universiti Sains Malaysia)
- Dr. Sazlinda Kamaruzaman (Universiti Putra Malaysia)
- Dr. Low May Lee from International Medical University Malaysia (IM)
They are among the 600 scientist from around the world who attended the prestigious Nobel Laureate event in person after the previous edition was held online due to the pandemic.
Opportunity of a lifetime
According to Akademi Sains Malaysia (ASM), a total of 81 young scientists from Malaysia were sent to the event since 2004.
Its president Professor Emerita Datuk Dr Asma Ismail said that the meeting served as an excellent platform for up-and-coming scientists, who are also the country’s leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), to build relationships with the best minds at the international level.
Apart from being able to meet Nobel recipients from various science disciplines, this meeting introduces the research by our young scientists and in turn may open up opportunities for them to work with scientists in world-class laboratories,” she said.
The meeting, which will be focused on the field of chemistry, will also see 35 Nobel Prize winners presenting research and sharing their experiences with participants.
Nomination of Malaysian representatives for the Nobel Meeting is also open to all young scientists of both public and private institution of higher learning nationwide, where it is handled by ASM every year under the purview of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI).
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Editor: Sarah Yeoh