World Economic Forum Honours its 2014 Young Scientists Community at Annual Meeting of the New Champions

07 Sep 2014

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07 Sep 2014
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Fon Mathuros, Head of Media, Public Engagement Tel.: +41 (0)79 201 0211, e-mail fma@weforum.org

  • Thirty exceptional scientists under the age of 40 will be recognized at the Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2014
  • The Young Scientists will engage with business and political leaders at the Meeting to contribute their scientific perspective and deliver the most up-to-date trends
  • Young Scientists are selected for their contributions to advance the frontiers of science, engineering or technology in areas of high societal impact

Tianjin, People’s Republic of China, 8 September 2014 – The World Economic Forum will recognize its 2014 Young Scientists Community at the eighth Annual Meeting of the New Champions, taking place in Tianjin, China on 10-12 September. Thirty exceptional scientists under the age of 40 will engage with business and political leaders to contribute their scientific perspective and deliver the most up-to-date trends.

The Annual Meeting of the New Champions brings together more than 1,900 participants from 90 countries under the theme, Creating Value through Innovation.

Ten sessions of the Meeting will feature the Young Scientists. The sessions include:

  • Precision Diagnostics: How new precision diagnostics are revolutionizing our toolbox for how we track and trace disease.
  • IdeasLab with the European Research Council: How breakthroughs in brain research are transforming our understanding of health and self
  • Tomorrow’s Consumer Tech: Will the future of computing be touch or touchless?
  • Better, Faster, Smarter: As machines get smarter, how education and learning can become smarter, too
  • Gender under the Microscope: Why aren’t more women entering careers in science and technology given the role of STEM in the future of economic growth?

Each year the Forum identifies the best scientific minds, leading in the pursuit of answers for global impact and the common good. They are honoured for their contributions to advancing the frontiers of science, engineering or technology in areas of high societal impact. More than 250 nominations were submitted from 21 leading global science institutions, including the European Research Council, Nature Magazine, Scientific American Magazine, National Institutes of Health, École Polytechnique Fédérale De Lausanne, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, and the Global Young Academy.

This year’s Young Scientists are:

Panayiota Poirazi, Chris Harrison, Andrea Armani, Mande Holford, Inês Azevedo, Antoine Jérusalem, Michael Bronstein, Wendy Dittmer, Noble Banadda, Ivana Gadjanski, Morten Overgaard, Aikaterini Fotopoulou, Feng Zhang, Stéphanie P. Lacour, Maite Martínez Aldaya, Michelle Moram, Vanny Narita, Vidushi Neergheen-Bhujun, Victor M. Panaretos, Roger Peng, Jennifer Rupp, Anna Scaife, Suchitra Sebastian, Christoph Stampfer, Sriram Subramanian, Peter Tessier, Yin Peng, Erez Aiden, Nigel Raine, and Jessica Hammer

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