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TWAS to meet in dynamic Buenos Aires next week
Date:9/27/2013

y in Kenya. Leghissa will attend the screening to take questions from the audience.

Three TWAS Medal winners will also speak on 3 October. Francisco Jos Barrantes, a TWAS vice president and a neuroscientist at the University of Buenos Aires, will discuss the brain on the nanoscale level. Chemist Michael Lawrence Klein of Temple University, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA), will focus on using computer simulations to understand molecular cell membrane channels for ions that are relevant to pharmacology. And cancer researcher Tebello Nyokong of Rhodes University, South Africa, will discuss the use of combined therapies to fight cancer in Africa.

"It's very exciting that TWAS is celebrating its 30th anniversary in Buenos Aires," said TWAS President Bai Chunli. "Latin American scientists have been centrally important to TWAS since the Academy's founding. And today, Argentina is a hub of global science, with innovation in fields ranging from agriculture to space technology. Such innovation will be essential to address global challenges that are growing in scale and complexity. I'm confident that at our meeting, we will hear some of the world's top scientists, from many countries, address these issues in ways that can be helpful for policymakers and the public."


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Contact: Ed Lempinen
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