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BioVision Alexandria 2016 Conference

BioVision Alexandria (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 BioVision Alexandria Conference was held every even year since 2004. BioVision Alexandria 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. BioVision Alexandria 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.

Keynote Speeches
12/04/2016

01:30-03:00
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Nobel Session
12/04/2016

03:30-04:30
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Round Table Discussion on Science, Technology, Research, and Innovation
12/04/2016

04:30-06:00

Empowering young scientists and young leaders is a rising need for the progression of research, technology, and innovation. Bridges need to be built, strengthened, and supported from different disciplines to better equip the current and coming generation for the road ahead. The relationship between science, technology, research, and innovation and how it affects our society today has become a crucial issue.

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Opening Session
12/04/2016

10:00-12:00
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A4: Living in a Post-Antibiotic World: Challenges versus Opportunities
13/04/2016

02:00-03:30

We are surrounded by powerful bacteria that are constantly capable of building resistance to the antibiotics we develop. How can we combat them and what are the opportunities we can seize to better equip ourselves against changing health threats? Does the use of bacteriophages, or viruses that infect microbial cells, play a role as phage therapy next to antibiotics? It is time to analyze the development and applications of the different approaches in medicine, agriculture, and more.

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Plenary Session: Library of Alexandria Africa
13/04/2016

04:00-05:30
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A5: The Microbiome: A New Way of Understanding Our World
13/04/2016

06:00-07:30

Research in microbiome is essential for our world today. It involves therapeutic research, therapeutic applications to disease, and health improvement. This session will address what we need to know concerning microbiome and its latest research to better understand our world and our roles towards our own health, illuminating our way ahead.

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A2: Systems Biology and Precision Medicine: Unlocking the Future
13/04/2016

09:00-10:30

Systems are surrounding us and affecting us. Think of what we eat, what we drink, what we use, and the medication we take. Let us scrutinize how we can use precision medicine and systems biology to address the challenges our society faces today, so we can better understand our environment and focus on development in these interesting fields.

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A3: Advances in Biomedical Sciences
13/04/2016

11:00-12:30

Our needs and the advancements in research are linking disciplines like never before. In this session, the latest interdisciplinary research is demonstrated that helps better meet the needs of our world today. Applications of scientific advancement include fighting aging and disease and improving nutrition, well-being, and health.

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A8: Robotics and Biorobotics in Life Sciences (II)
14/04/2016

02:30-03:30
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B7: Genetic Engineering: Research and Innovative Applications
14/04/2016

04:00-05:30

 Our environment is evolving, and so should we. Scientists are working on researching their newest findings in the field of genome modification to better meet the needs of our world today. Applications of genetic engineering include improving nutrition, agricultural crops, and health. Different views on the recent research progress and challenges will be exchanged.

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Reporting Session
14/04/2016

06:00-07:00
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Closing Session
14/04/2016

07:00-08:00
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A6: Translational Medicine: Serving Our Society
14/04/2016

09:00-10:30

Today, health improvement is concerning a lot of people. Scientific discoveries are translated into health improvement tools every day. But what are the new advances in the different disciplines that pour into translational medicine? What are some of the applications of this interdisciplinary research? Let us explore how science serves society’s well-being and what promises the future holds.

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A7: Robotics and Biorobotics in Life Sciences (I) and Round Table Discussion
14/04/2016

11:00-01:00

The convergence of biology, biotechnology, and engineering has opened promising doors for research and development. What are the different fields that are benefiting from robotics and biorobotics? What diseases can be fought with the introduction of biorobotics? What systems are more efficient thanks to robotics? The latest technologies from all over the world will be discussed.

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