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A passion for neuroscience and research

Congratulations to DBT students, Cephas Tan Li-Jie, Tan Yong Kuok, Saifoon Faheema and Joshua Lim Zhuo Wen, on their achievement at the STEP NUS Sunburst Brain Camp 2014. A week-long camp to nurture youth with a passion for neuroscience and research, this event is the brainchild of STEP (ST Endowment Programme) and the Department of Physiology, National University of Singapore.


Team SP (From left) Cephas Tan Li-Jie, Tan Yong Kuok, Saifoon Faheema and Joshua Lim Zhuo Wen

Singapore Polytechnic (SP) representative Saifoon Faheema, a second year Diploma in Biotechnology student shares her experience.

“STEP NUS Sunburst Brain Camp offered a great opportunity for us to learn more about our brain, how it functions, as well as provides an understanding about brain-related diseases. There were a total of 150 participants from the polytechnic and junior colleges of Singapore and ten ASEAN countries including Cambodia, Laos, Japan, India and South Korea.

During the seven days at the camp, we had the honour of meeting many experts (university professors, researchers and neurosurgeons) who educated and engaged us with their interesting presentations on the uniqueness and complexity of our brains. Interactions with students from various countries and educational background led to new friendships and bonds. We were deeply impressed and inspired by the research conducted at the research laboratories in NUS.

My classmate Cephas, Yong Kuok, Joshua and I also competed as a team in various categories including: Research Paper (which was written and submitted before the camp), Research Presentation and Brain Quiz. As part of the team comprising of polytechnic representatives, we were exhilarated and thrilled to have won the second prize out of twenty local and international teams. The many days of research and hard work had finally paid off.

As a whole, this event is very close to my heart and one of the most treasured.”

 

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