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The Academy of Sciences TWAS/BioVisionAlexandria.NXT (BVA.NXT)

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TWAS/BioVisionAlexandria.NXT (BVA.NXT) initiative was launched during BioVisionAlexandria 2008, where the Bibliotheca Alexandrina hosted 99 young scientists from 27 developing countries to discuss the problems these scientists face when conducting research in their respective countries.

   TWAS/BVA.NXT 2016 will be the fourth BioVisionAlexandira.NXT to be organized in Alexandria. The Event will be held under the theme “Research Ethics and Social Responsibility”.TWAS/BVA.NXT 2016 intends to explore research ethics in the developing world, and highlight its importance for society. It will also identify researchers’ responsibilities to overcome obstacles in developing countries using quality controlled and high standard research.
   The Event will be held 10–11 April 2016, where TWAS/BVA.NXT 2016 participants will be offered the opportunity to meet other young scientists and professionals from different parts of the world. This will allow them to share their views regarding the status, obstacles and concerns of ethical research in developing countries. They will also be offered the chance to discuss different problems regarding marketing of ideas, tools for efficient patent searches and Intellectual Property Rights.
The best ten young scientists will have the opportunity to present their innovative ideas and their impact on the development of societies. Furthermore, the young scientists will be invited to participate in BioVisionAlexandria Conference program.
Priority will be given to the best innovative research, and to research papers that meet the needs of the society.

Criteria of Application

  • Applicants should not be older than 35 years of age (by 1 January 2016).
  • Applicants should be Master’s, PhD students or Postdoctoral scholars working in the field of life sciences.
  • Applicants should have innovative research papers in one of the following fields:
    • Agriculture
    • Environment
    • Food
    • Health

Financial Support:
Financial support to air tickets is only provided to the accepted participants who are natives of developing countries by TWAS (The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World).

For further information please contact:

Ms. Israa Elfayoumi
Acting Head
Regional Offices Unit, Networks and Outreach Section
Center for Special Studies & Programs (CSSP)
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
P.O.Box 138, Chatby
Alexandria 21526, Egypt
Tel: +(203) 4839999; Ext: 6142
Fax: +(203) 4820469

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the The Academy of Sciences TWAS/BioVisionAlexandria.NXT (BVA.NXT)


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