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Key Programme Highlights of GYSS 2017


Plenary Lectures and Small Group Sessions with Eminent Science and Technology Leaders




Speakers new to GYSS include Turing Award winners Dr Vinton Gray Cerf (2004), Prof Barbara Liskov (2008) and Prof Butler Lampson (1992).


In addition, we are having two special guest speakers in 2017: Dr Jürgen KlugeChairman of the Lindau Foundation and Council Member for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, and Dr Juha Ylä-Jääseki, President and CEO of Technology Academy of Finland.


Through small group sessions, participants will personally interact with eminent science and technology leaders, to discuss scientific topics and receive mentoring tips on pursuing a career in science.


To learn more, you may read the biographies of our speakers and view the daily programme for timing and topics.


NEW - Lunchtime Talks


NEW - GYSS Poster Challenge


On Monday, the Earth Observatory of Singapore will air a short documentary, The Ratu River Expedition.


On Tuesday, two researchers from the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) will share about their experiences in communicating science to a lay audience.


And on Thursday, Professor Chan Heng Chee, Chairman, Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities will discuss Megatrends for 2030.


Seats are limited, so pre-register your seat via email to the secretariat at


Following an earlier call for poster submission, 30 posters will be shortlisted for the GYSS Poster Challenge. The 30 posters will be on display during the poster session on Thursday, 19 January 2017, outside the SUTD Auditorium.


The authors of the posters will be present to share about their work with fellow participants.


Prizes will be awarded to the best posters at the Closing Ceremony on Friday, 20 January 2017.

Site Visits



Participants will have the opportunity to visit local tertiary educational institutions and research centres to dialogue with fellow researchers to understand the local research and innovation ecosystem and the research opportunities in Singapore.


Site visits on the last day will showcase how Singapore overcomes its constraints through deployment and adaptation of science and innovation. This underscores the important role that science and innovation plays in Singapore’s economic and social development. Participants will visit facilities such as Singapore's Deep Tunnel Sewerage System, Gardens by the Bay, Housing & Development Board Gallery, JTC LaunchPad @ one-north and the Urban Redevelopment Authority’s City Gallery. Refer to the GYSS website for more information.


















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