Opening of BioVisionAlexandria 2012

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The BA witnessed on Sunday, 22 April 2012, the Opening of the Sixth International Biennial Conference, BioVisionAlexandria (BVA) 2012, held from 22 to 25 April 2012 under the title "New Life Sciences: Linking Science to Society”.

The Opening Session was attended by Didier Hoch, CEO, the World Life Sciences Forum, BioVision (France); Koji Omi, Founder and Chairman, Science and Technology in Society (STS) Forum (Japan); Romain Murenzi, Executive Director, the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World - TWAS (Italy); Ismail Serageldin, Director, Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Egypt); and Osama El-Fouly, Alexandria Governor (Egypt).

In his welcoming speech, Serageldin said that BVA 2012 seeks to share the knowledge and experiences of a group of eminent scientists in an attempt to achieve a positive impact in society. 

El-Fouly added that BVA presents success stories of the harmony between science and policies to the good of humanity.

Omi talked of the experiences of linking New Life Sciences to society in Japan, where technology contributed to developing several industries such as cars and chemicals.

Murenzi summarized the mission of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS) in providing research and scholarship opportunities to scientists from the developing world in an aim to make positive change in the lives of different peoples.

After the Opening Session, Serageldin gave a lecture entitled “The Seven Pillars of the Knowledge Revolution”, in which he traced the changes in the patterns of knowledge and science parallel to changes in information technology, highlighting how that will be reflected on the levels of local communities and nations.

BVA 2012 will continue until 25 April with 2050 participants from different world countries. 

You can watch BVA 2012 via the BA Webcast Service.