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This article is part of the supplement: Egypt's Biotechnology Research and Development in Academia: providing the foundation for the biotechnology spectrum of colors

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Biotechnology Research and Development in Academia: providing the foundation for Egypt's Biotechnology spectrum of colors. Sixteenth Annual American University in Cairo Research Conference, American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt

Rania Siam

Author Affiliations

Biotechnology Graduate Program, Biology Department and the YJ-Science and Technology Research Center, American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt

BMC Proceedings 2009, 3(Suppl 3):I1  doi:10.1186/1753-6561-3-S3-I1

Published: 1 July 2009

Abstract

Biotechnology research and development in Egypt was addressed in the 2009 annual American University in Cairo (AUC) research conference held at the AUC new campus in Cairo, Egypt, that took place on April 5th 2009. The aim of the event was to present examples of ongoing biotechnology research activities in Egypt with focus on agricultural and biomedical biotechnology and to highlight the expansion of academic biotechnology research to industry.