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BioVisionAlexandria 2018
New Life Sciences: Towards SDGs
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What is TWAS/BioVisionAlexandria.NXT?


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 2018 will be the fifth BioVisionAlexandira.NXT to be organized in Alexandria. The event will be held 18–19 April 2018 under the theme “Science Diplomacy: Voices of the South”. It intends to explore the importance of science diplomacy to the young scientists in the developing world. 

TWAS/BVA.NXT 2018 participants will be offered the opportunity to meet policy makers, experts, academics and young promising scientists from the South to provide them with the needed skills to build their own capacities and help them in the advancement of their developing countries. They will have the opportunity to meet policy makers and diplomats from around the world to discuss the possible ways of cross-border collaborations and partnerships to improve science and relationships between nations.

Best young scientists will have the opportunity to present their innovative ideas and their impact on the development of societies in the event. Furthermore, they will be invited to participate in BioVisionAlexandria 2018 Conference (20–22 April 2018, Bibliotheca Alexandrina).
Priority will be offered to the best innovative research, and to research papers that foster science diplomacy efforts.

Criteria of Application

  • Applicants should not be older than 35 years of age (by 1 January 2018).
  • Applicants should be Master’s, PhD students, or Postdoctoral scholars working in the field of life sciences.
  • Applicants should have innovative research papers.

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

For further information please contact:

Ms. Israa Elfayoumi
Head, Researchers' Support and Development Unit
Center for Special Studies & Programs (CSSP)
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
P.O.Box 138, Chatby
Alexandria 21526, Egypt
Tel: +(203) 4839999; Ext: 6142
Fax: +(203) 4820469