Six Malaysian young scientists were selected to participate in the annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting and three undergraduate students were selected to attend the CERN Summer Student Programme 2018.
Drs Tan Suat Cheng, Chan Siok Yee, Nur Aizati Athirah Daud, Mohd Ghows Mohd Azzam and Yap Beow Keat as well as postgraduate student Shahidee Zainal Abidin will be attending the 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany.
Meanwhile, three undergraduate students from Malaysian institutions of higher learning will be attending a scientific training programme at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Switzerland.
Fahmi Ibrahim, Yohashama P. Sivagnana Kumaran and Mirza Basyir Rodhuan will be spending eight-weeks from June to August participating in CERN Summer Student Programme (CSSP).
As part of the introductory programme for current participants to both programmes, 67th Lindau Meeting participant Dr Sheela Chandren (UTM) and CSSP 2017 participant Nurdyana Ramlee were invited to share their experience while attending their respective programmes.---
Dedicated to the field of Physiology and Medicine, the 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting held from 24 to 29 June 2018 gathers 600 young scientists from all over the world to meet with 41 Nobel Laureates. Young scientists will be attending lectures, talks and discussions with Nobel Laureates, as well as get up close and personal with the latter through social events and casual gatherings.
Undergraduates in physics, engineering and computing from all over the world will be able to join in the day-to-day work of research teams participating in experiments at CERN. In addition to working with the experimental teams, they will also attend a series of lectures, where scientists from around the world share their knowledge about a wide range of topics in the fields of particle physics. CSSP also includes visits to the accelerators and experimental areas, as well as discussions, workshops and a poster session.
The participation of Malaysian young scientists to these programmes is to develop highly skilled human capital in Science, Technology and Innovation (STI). In addition, it provides young scientists the opportunity to build their network of international contacts. Furthermore, it is hoped that Malaysia could produce young scientists with specialized skills in niche areas where the nation is lacking in our own experts or talents.
The Academy of Sciences Malaysia wishes to thank Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Universiti Malaya (UM), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and Universiti Tun Hussein Onn (UTHM) for their assistance and contributions towards the Academy in allowing the participants to attend the 68th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting and CERN Summer Student Programme (CSSP) 2018.
For more information on the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, CERN Summer Student Programme, and other international networking and training programmes, please contact Ms Aimi Suraya Abdul Kahar at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 03 6203 0633 ext 147.