Hellenic Bioscientific Association of the USA

Our Vision

There are a large number of Greek scientists in the USA working in the field of Biomedical sciences, and many of them play a key role in the development of the field. At the same time a large number of aspiring students study in Greek Universities and seek avenues of collaboration with foreign institutions to further their research. Collaboration and scientific outreach, have been deemed imperative for the success of the Greek research efforts, which are very important as innovation and discovery go hand-in-hand with the economic recovery and development. The interactions between these two parties is essential to enable, initiate, grow and flourish collaboration that can lead to new discoveries and new directions that can help both sides to develop their vision.

Enable and facilitate interactions among Greek biomedical scientists between Greece and the USA.

Through our association we hope to bring the two sides in contact to spark and initiate long-term collaboration and exchange programs. Our mission is to enable and facilitate interactions among Greek biomedical scientists between Greece and the USA. We try to achieve our goals through four main avenues:

  1. Science Teaching Exchange Program (STEP): Professors from US institutions visit Greek universities for a lecture and one-on-one discussion with graduate students, giving feedback on their research, guidance to their experiments and even the possibility to visit an US lab to execute part of their work.
  2. Mentorship Program: The program aims to build a strong, sustainable network where distinguished Greek or Greek-American scientists and entrepreneurs of the USA will mentor young Greek or Greek-American students and scientists in the field of biomedical sciences.
  3. Student Fellowships: Given to students of Greek universities to come and perform part of their research or continue their academic career in US institutions.
  4. Symposia, Meetings and Events: We further organize Symposia, local meetings, and events where Greek biomedical scientists can meet discuss and network. Through these interactions we broaden our reach, enlarge our network and assist our members to find new avenues of collaborations.