Su Shiung Lam has been chosen by the Einstein Foundation Berlin and the Falling Walls Foundation as one of the young scientists from the UK to participate as an 'Einstein Young Scholar' in the 2010 Falling Walls Science Conference on Future Breakthroughs in Science and Society.
The Einstein Young Scholars Programme took place from 6 to 8 November 2010 (Saturday, Sunday and Monday) in Berlin, and included two welcome receptions, a one-day science tour and exhibition visit, and a full-day Falling Walls Conference on 8 November.
Inspired by the fall of the Berlin Wall, this conference was hosted by over 20 leading scientists from all over the world, who presented the breakthroughs they are working on, ranging from technologies and environment, to quantum physics and medicines. The German President, Christian Wulff, was also present as the keynote speaker for this conference.
Su Shiung Lam said, "It is pleasing and motivating to have a chance to represent our department to participate in this programme and the prestigious conference. Also, I would like to express my gratitude to Professor Howard Chase for having the chance to work under his supervision and producing fine research, which is definitely one key element that has gained the attention of the Einstein Foundation Committee in selecting me to participate in this programme."
Su Shiung Lam is a PhD student supervised by Professor Howard Chase in his Biochemical and Environmental Engineering Group.