BioVisionAlexandria 2010 Comes to a Close

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BioVisionAlexandria 2010 Conference came to a close on Thursday, 15 April 2010. Titled “New Life Sciences: Future Prospects”, BVA 2010 was organized by the BA Center for Special Studies and Programs (CSSP), with around 1980 participants from different scientific fields and backgrounds.

Richard Roberts, Nobel Laureate in Medicine in 2003, addressed young scientists encouraging them to foster their desire for knowledge and never take things for granted. He advised them to be skeptical, have a sense of curiosity and use the rational scientific methods of thinking. Roberts also urged youth to engage in the current discussions about climate change, which resulted from human misbehavior.

Dr. Ismail Serageldin, Director of the Library of Alexandria, asserted the importance of cherishing dreams and hopes in a better future, and said “..had it not been for dreams, humans would have still been living in caves”. Serageldin demonstrated that humans do not lack resources to face current challenges; but they lack the will to eradicate hunger, poverty and inequality, and to save the Earth from environmental threats caused by human beings.