Three Antiguan Scientists attend 2017 Commonwealth Science conference

Three Antiguan Scientists were among 450 others who recently attended the 2017 Commonwealth Science conference in Singapore after being selected by the Royal Society of London.

The scientists who represented the twin island state were Dr Brandson Belle, Dr Errol Loïc (LU-IK) Samuel and Joshua Burton.

Dr Belle is currently a senior scientist at SINTEF in Norway, specializing in the development of graphene-based sensors for a variety of applications.

Dr Samuel holds a post-doctoral research position in the Center for Drug Discovery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston TX USA and Joshua Burton is currently a Ph.D. student in developmental biology at the Syracuse University in New York where he works on understanding the molecular mechanisms that regulate the early stages of egg cell development with an interest in the defects that cause female infertility.

The conference centered around 4 themes which include infectious diseases, the future of the ocean, low carbon energy, and sustainable cities.

The event which took place from the 13-16 of June 2017 was organised by the Royal Society and the National Minister’s Office in Singapore.

News Reporter

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