EURAXESS Prize Winners 2019 getting ready to meet research peers in Europe

The EURAXESS Prize Winners 2019 have been selected!

The five awardees are the winners of this year’s Falling Walls Lab competitions in their respective countries and institutions. Each of the five winners competed against other high-calibre participants who each had only three minutes to present their research projects, ideas and initiatives to a multidisciplinary jury.

The EURAXESS Prize is part of EURAXESS ASEAN’s support of the Falling Walls Lab competitions in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. The aim of the Falling Walls Lab is to promote scientific and entrepreneurial vision and to initiate and promote exchanges between young scientists and young professionals across disciplines.

The EURAXESS Prize has a value of 600 Euros and offers the unique opportunity for the awardee to visit a research lab or university in any of the 28 Member States of the European Union. The Prize serves as a career-advancement bursary enabling the winners to expand their professional network through linkages and future collaboration with their research peers in the European Union.

The 2019 winners are getting ready to represent their national Falling Walls Lab at the grand finals in Berlin on 8 November 2019 where they will join the ranks of the brightest minds from across the world in a livestreamed competition. Thereafter they will be visiting research peers in labs and institutions across Europe to establish new links for their future research career.

EURAXESS ASEAN will be documenting the Europe trips of our winners on our Facebook Page!

The winners are:


Falling Walls Lab AIMST (Malaysia) 2019

Dr Maisara Shahrom binti Raja Shahrom, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, 'Breaking the Wall of OC2 Capture in Greenhouse Gases‘ Interview AIMST (178.36 KB)


Falling Walls Lab Jakarta (Indonesia) 2019

Mr James Zulfan, 'Breaking the Wall of Damn Construction' Interview Jakarta (172.31 KB)


Falling Walls Lab Singapore 2019

Dr Poh Weijie, Duke-NUS Medical School, 'Breaking the Wall of Lengthy, Costly Drug Development' Interview Singapore (147.29 KB)


Falling Walls Lab Thailand 2019

Dr Udom Sae-Ueng, Thailand’s National Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC), ‘Break the Wall of Pathogenic Bacteria’ Interview Thailand (140.6 KB)


Falling Walls Lab Vietnam 2019

Mr Nguyen Ngoc Khang, 'Breaking the Wall of Nitrogen Oxides' Interview Vietnam (128.08 KB)