The TWAS/BioVisionAlexandria.NXT(BVA.NXT) initiative was launched in 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 2010 was the second BioVisionAlexandira.NXT to be organized in Alexandria. It revolved around one of the main concerns of every researcher in developing countries Publishing Scientific Papers in the Developing World. One hundred young researchers (below the age of 35 and holding a Masters or PhD) were selected to participate in the event, of which 15% will be NXT alumni from both developed and developing countries to promote networking and to ensure the stability and continuity of the program.
The event started on 10 April 2010, and included various panels and roundtable discussions where the young scientists were offered the opportunity to meet distinguished scientists, as well as editors and reviewers from several prestigious scientific journals with whom they shared their views regarding the obstacles they face when publishing their research, and explore ways in which they could overcome them. Moreover, each young researcher demonstrated his/her project/research in the poster session. Furthermore, the young scientists were invited to participate in the 5-day BioVisionAlexandria Conference program.
Priority was given to applied research and research meeting society's needs.