Six of our best young scientists at Nobel meet in Germany


Make us proud: Six young scientists have been selected to represent Malaysia at the 71st Nobel laureate meeting in Lindau, Germany.

KUALA LUMPUR: Six young scientists have been selected to represent Malaysia at the 71st Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany, being held until July 1.

Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) president Prof Emerita Datuk Dr Asma Ismail said they included Universiti Sains Malaysia’s Dr Enis Nadia Md Yusof, Dr Goh Choon Fu, Dr Nur Azzalia Kamaruzaman and Dr Oh Wen Da.

The others are Dr Sazlinda Kamaruzaman of Universiti Putra Malaysia and Dr Low May Lee of International Medical University Malaysia.“They will be among the 600 or so young scientists from all over the world attending the meeting that is now held physically after the one in 2021, which was conducted online,” Prof Asma said in a statement, Bernama reported.

Malaysia, through ASM, has sent 81 young scientists to participate in the meeting since it was first held in 2004.

She said the meeting served as the best platform for young scientists, who are the country’s pioneers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, to build a network with the best scientists at the international level.

“Apart from being able to meet Nobel Prize recipients from various science disciplines, this meeting introduces research by our young scientists and in turn may open up opportunities for them to work with scientists in world-class laboratories,” she said.

This year’s 71st Nobel Meeting, which started yesterday, is dedicated to the field of chemistry. An estimated 35 Nobel Prize winners will participate in the meeting by presenting their research as well as sharing their experiences. The nomination of the Malaysian representatives for is open to all young scientists from public and private institutions of higher learning nationwide.

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