The Falling Walls Lab Tunisia sets the stage for bright minds
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) hosted the first Falling Walls Lab of Tunisia on 24 June 2016. The Tunisia Lab was generously supported by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany, the Falling Walls Foundation, A.T. Kearney (Founding Partner), Festo (Global Partner).
The winner of the Falling Walls Lab Tunisia will travel to Berlin on 8 November 2016 and participate in the global Lab Finale which brings together all winners of international Labs. The winner will also receive a ticket for the Falling Walls Conference, where world-class scientists present their current breakthrough research on 9 November 2016.
Meet the winner:
Bilel Moslah, Tunisia, Université de Monastir - Breaking the Wall of Forensic Epidemiology
Bilel presented his work on analysing waste water in order to map drug consumption in the Greater Tunis area. This will at a later stage and with the involvement of policy-makers and law enforcement help in tracking and understanding patterns of abuse. The long-term aim is to create a National observatory of illicit drugs and drug addiction in order to advance this work of monitoring.
Meet the jury:
Prof. Adnane Abdelghani, Full Professor, National Institute of Applied Science and Technology (INSAT)
Fauzi Najjar, Correspondent for the Maghreb Region, German Trade and Invest
Mohamed Rabah, President, Association des Tunisiens Diplomes des Universités Allemandes (ATDUA)
Dr. Yosr Haffani, Assistant Professor, BiotechPole Sidi Thabet
Khaled Ben Younes, Advisor, Ministry of Vocational Training and Employment
The jury and the presenters of the Falling Walls Lab Tunisia 2016.