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An Egyptian scientist who is expert in rice cultivation has won a prestigious Japanese award. Dr Abdel Azim Tantawi, the former head of the Agricultural Research Centre, has outperformed a host of scientists worldwide.

Two Egyptian students at a south Florida university were indicted on charges of carrying explosive materials across states lines and one was accused of teaching the other how to use them for violent reasons.

Representatives and scientists from ministries of agriculture and environment from 16 countries and three international organizations participated in the “Regional Consultation on Biotechnology and Biosafety for Agriculture and Environment in the West Asia and North Africa Sub-region,” held at ICARDA, Aleppo, Syria, 8-10 September.

The 5th Annual Meeting of The African Society of Human Genetics (AfSHG) will be held November 3 - 5, 2007 in conjunction with The First Annual Meeting of The Division of Human Genetics and Genome Research and The National Society of Human Genetics of Egypt.

A workshop entitled "Bioinformatics Workshop: Computer methods in Molecular Biology" will be held in the Bibliotheca Alexandrina during the period from 8-13 December 2007.

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