What is BioKMT?
The name "BioKMT" was inspired by the ancient Egyptian history and the struggle of the Egyptians towards prosperity and development. Bio stands for biology and KMT stands for the black land covered with the Nile's clay "Egypt
The BioKMT society aims at revolutionizing the science and philosophy education in Egypt. Believing in the multidisciplinary nature of biological sciences and the dire need for adequate philosophy teachings, the BioKMT society long term plan is to function as a hub bringing not only Egypt’s but the world’s greatest minds together in one place to work side by side in driving the machinery of the understanding of various biological systems. Inspired by the Royal Ancient Library of Alexandria, the BioKMT society endeavor is to be the new knowledge lighthouse and leading Institute where what really matters is the creation of ideas through experimental research.
The BioKMT society works on three main tracks constituting the initial phase:
1-Science communication :simplifying science to be more engaging and exciting to high school students and the public in general.
2- Scientific networking: building a solid scientific network that interconnects Egyptian Research scholars and scientists in Egypt and extend its reach Egyptian Scholars and Scientists outside Egypt. To function as the net through which ideas, solutions and recommendations are wired to overcome challenges facing the homeland.
3- Research Funding: providing short-term funds for MSc and PhD Students in Egypt.
In Heiroglyphics, the sign Per (incomplete rectangular shape) used to refer to a place or a house. Hence, the word Pharaoh was originated from “Per-3a” meaning the big house. Egyptian considered the library or as they called it “Per-Ankh” as the house of life. Because to them knowledge is the key of life is through understanding the world we live in. The conceptual design of our logo is simply adding a DNA double helix to Per Ankh symbolising our stand as the house of biological sciences research.