BioVisionAlexandria (BVA) is an international event organized by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in partnership with the World Life Sciences Forum, BioVision. It is a continuation of the tradition that started in BioVision 1999 in Lyon, France in which BioVisionAlexandria Conference was held every even year. The initiative has started in 2002 where the needs and gaps in developing countries with regards to the application of life science were presented. In 2004, the conference witnessed the birth of new ideas,initiatives and partnerships.
BioVisionAlexandria is an important gathering that brings together distinguished speakers and Nobel Laureates from the four corners of the globe through rich discussions that commemorate science and the finest achievements of the human intellect. It includes representatives of the greatest minds in the realms of industry, science, policy-making, media and civil society. The ultimate goal is to provide a platform for exchange of information and dialogue so as to explore the different ways in which life sciences can help meet the challenges facing us in the 21st century; a vital step for global economic development to improve the quality of life for all. BioVisionAlexandria aims to increase the participation of developing countries in this important global dialogue. As the BA is a key player in building bridges and fostering dialogue, BioVisionAlexandria presents a unique opportunity for North-South collaborations by bringing in new scientific knowledge to the South.
The conference focuses on three major themes: Health, Food and Agriculture, and Environment. It features a special exhibition titled “BioFair@BioVisionAlexandria” and a Poster Session for young researchers and scientists.
It also features an interactive event in collaboration with The World Academy of Science (TWAS) for young researchers from the developing world titled “TWAS/BVA.Nxt”. This event takes place during the two days preceding the BioVisionAlexandria conference. The young scientists are also invited to attend and actively participate in the BioVisionAlexandria Conference. They are also offered the opportunity to showcase their projects and research in a poster session that is held during the Conference.
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