HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sinrindhorn selected Dr. Varomyalin Tipmanee, Department of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, PSU, to represent Thailand at the 6th Global Young Scientists Summit in Singapore (GYSS 2018) during January 21st-26th of 2018 at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.
The 6th Global Young Scientists Summit in Singapore is inspired by a meeting of Nobel Prize winners in Lindau, Federal Republic of Germany. Such meeting would serve as a networking opportunity between Nobel Prize winders and young generation of scientists. Singapore hosted the very first GYSS meeting in Lindau in 2012 which offered three main components including:
1. Special lectures and seminars during the first 3 days including plenary lecture, panel discussion, and master classes. Lecturers are winners of national awards in the fields of science, mathematics, and technology.
2. Visiting leading research institutions of Singapore during the last two days. The locations include educational institutions, research institutions, and government units.
3. Nighttime recreational activities include visiting night safari, ethnic neighborhoods such as Chinatown and Little India, Sky Flyer, Singapore River. And a dinner banquet at the Istana.
The National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) of Thailand embarked on a search mission to fulfill the wish of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sinrindhorn who would like to send young Thai scientists to attend GYSS this year. It is hoped that the event shall inspire and allow an academic networking opportunity that would lead to advancement of knowledge among the scientists. The grueling selection process considered many qualified individuals from students, lecturer, scientists, to researchers from around the country. Only 48 individuals were interviewed. And only 5 out of 9 finalists were selected by the HRH Princess. These outstanding individuals are: