20.04.2014 - 26.04.2014 | Pushchino

International Bioforum

The International BIOFORUM-2014 was held on April 20-26th, 2014 in Pushchino. It was organized by the Pushchino Scientific Center RAS, the Municipal Administration of Pushchino, the Pushchino State Natural Science Institute and the Board of Young Scientists of Pushchino Scientific Center RAS.

The event joined together over 700 people: young scientists from Russia, CIS countries, leading Russian and foreign scientists, representatives of the Russian Academy of Sciences and FANO, as well as companies interested in biology and biotechnology development. The program included lectures, round tables, master-classes, trainings, a job fair in biology, and also an exhibition of modern equipment.

One of the most important events at the Bioforum was the 18th International School-Conference "Biology - Science of the XXI century", which brought together young scientists from Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. This year the School operated in 11 areas: animal physiology, ecology, biopharmaceutics, biophysics and radiobiology, microbiology and virology, molecular biology, biochemistry, plant physiology, biotechnology, mathematical biology and bioinformatics.

The other significant event of the Bioforum was the Russian-German session with the participation of leading German scientists and a seminar on "Prospects for science and education". In this context the Russian Science Prize for achievements in biology was awarded.

One whole day was spent to discuss the topic of Russian science development from the point of view of international cooperation. Participants discussed public policy, existing programs and structures to ensure international cooperation. Olga Levchenko, Head of International Programs of the Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises presented the activities of the Foundation for Assistance for 20 years, successful cooperation with the countries of Europe and presented the program of the Foundation "Internationalization".


Sergei Khaustov
Pushchino Scientific Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences

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