The 2013 TWAS General Meeting is supported and co-organized by the Argentinian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation created in 2007 by President Cristina Fernndez de Kirchner and the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), an independent body under the ministry and the leading scientific institution in Argentina.
The meeting will also include lectures on a range of important issues, including preventing HIV infection in women; biomedical advances against infectious diseases; and crystallography as a driver of industrial development and economic growth. The meeting also will feature two symposia. The first, on the evening of 1 October, is on the development of Argentine science and technology. The second, the morning of 2 October, is on quantum information and quantum computing.
Wednesday 2 October will also feature lectures by Chinese climatologist Xiaojing Zheng on the modeling of dune field evolution, which can serve as a reflection of global climate change, and by TWAS fellow and International Union of Crystallography President Gautam Radhakrishna Desiraju on the International Year of Crystallography.
On Thursday 3 October, the meeting will screen "Seeds of Science," a new documentary by Italian filmmaker Nicole Leghissa that explores how TWAS prize-winners and fellowships are transforming agriculture and farm productivit
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