Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering


Global Young Scientist Summit 2023

31 January 2023

a man and a woman standing in front of large letters G Y S S

Danica Pacis, Lulu Xu and Patrick Fuchs attended the 2023 Global Young Scientist Summit (GYSS) in Singapore this year, a summit featuring 21 Nobel laureates and eminent scientists from across scientific disciplines. It was a great opportunity to meet like-minded researchers and discuss the challenges of the future. Escaping the cold British weather for (mostly) sunny Singapore was an added benefit!

A man and woman sitting on chairs presenting on the stage
Patrick was selected to present as one of only 10 young scientist presenters to talk about his work in quantitative susceptibility mapping. Other highlights of the summit included learning about the mRNA vaccine from its inventor Prof Robert Langer, DNA sequencing from Sir David Klenerman, and the limits of outer space from Dr John Mather.


There was also (limited) time for seeing the sights, of which Singapore has surprisingly many. The gardens by the bay, Universal studios, the grand botanical gardens (UNESCO world heritage) and their enclosed orchid collection, as well as a cultural visits to the Malay quarter are some notable mentions. One overarching theme that had nothing to do with a specific location was the food. So-called hawker markets are abundant where many varieties of dishes can be had. Singaporeans will have up to six meals a day, as opposed to the three we are more used to in the UK. As a cherry on top the final weekend of the visit coincided with lunar new year, which was celebrated all over Singapore, but especially in the Chinese quarter.

Thank you to Patrick Fuchs for this blog post and pictures.