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TWAS is seeking nominations for the 2017 TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize




Together, TWAS and Lenovo are offering the TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize, which is intended to give international recognition and visibility to outstanding scientific achievements made by individual scientists in developing countries.



The specific subject area for nominations will change in each year. The second four-year cycle (2017-2020) will focus on the following fields: geological sciences (2017), engineering sciences (2018), agricultural sciences (2019) and social sciences (2020).



Nominations are invited from TWAS members, selected individuals, as well as from science academies, national research councils, universities and scientific institutions. Nominations of women scientists are particularly encouraged. Self-nominations and nominations from jury members will not be accepted.



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TWAS- Lenovo Prize 1017

Launch of OWSD-Sudan National Chapter




Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World

Launch of OWSD-Sudan National


2 April  2016 – Khartoum, Sudan











Launch of OWSD Sudan National Chapter

 2 April 2017


Venue:  Grand Conference Hall of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific research

Al Baladia Street, Khartoum North, Sudan    



09:00 -10:00



10:00 - 10:05


Holy Quran

Opening Remarks


10:05 - 10:10

Greetings President of OWSD-SNC

Prof Ibtisam Elzubeir


10:10 -10:15

Greetings of OWSD Headquarter Representative

Dr. Tonya Blowers


10:15 - 10:20

Greetings of Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) Representative

Dr. Claire Lynga



Greetings of International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications  (INASP)

Ms. Ruth Bottomley


10:30 - 10:35



10:35-10: 40

Greetings of  Al Neelain  University Representative

Dr. Sara Lavinia

Greetings of  Scientific Research and Innovation committee Representative



10:50 -  11:50


Women in science



OWSD Fellowship

OWSD-Elsevier award Foundation

OWSD Membership

Dr. Tonya Blowers



12:00  -13:00


OWSD Awardee

13:00  -14:00


Lunch Break

14:00- 14:30

Situation of women in Science in Arab region

Dr. Huda Basaleem


Executive Board Member for the Arab countries

14:30 -15:00

Women and scientific research in Development

Prof Ibtisam Elzubeir

President of OWSD-SNC


19:30 - 21:30

Role of Women and Science in Development Panel Discussion

(Attendance on invitation)



SCIENCE Vol 355 Issue 6326


Health Care Heroes 2017




BIOVISION 2017 will be held, on April 4, 5 & 6, in Lyon – France and will feature the 5th edition of Catalyzer and Investor (Pitches on April 5th & 6th).

Call for applications is launched: apply before February 24th 2017!


  • BIOVISION Catalyzer will allow selected innovative life sciences Projects and seed stage Startups to connect with potential partners and pitch in front of a prestigious selection committee. 


·         BIOVISION Investor is dedicated to life sciences startups seeking series A or series B funds within 18 months. The international selection committee gathers more than 15 partners from leading European Venture funds

Biovision 2017 Catalyzer and Investor participants will also be more than welcome to take part in and contribute during the Prospective sessions that will address the theme of From Global Health to One Health.

Should you wish to get further information on BIOVISION Catalyzer or Investor: Please contact Smita MOHANTY: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

TWAS-ROSSA will sponsor up to 3 selected candidates with air travel funds and participants might be requested to pay for their own accommodation and conference fees.

 Call for APPLICATIONS one health one place