FEBS Congress

From July 6-11, Skoltech will take part in one of the most important conferences in the life sciences — the Federation of European Biochemical Societies Congress 2013 “Mechanisms in Biology” in St. Petersburg. Over 2,700 participants, including 11 Nobel Laureates will gather to discuss a wide spectrum of ground-breaking achievements in molecular life science research. During the event, Skoltech Senior Vice President for Research and Innovation Edward Seidel will also be announcing the creation of the Skoltech Center for Stem Cell Research.

Skoltech Events:

Lecture: Small RNA-Based Adaptive Immunity in Prokaryotes
18.30 – 18.55, July 8, Main Hall
Professor Konstantin Severinov

Skoltech presents: International Center for Research and Education Stem Cells and Cell Technologies
10:30 – 12:00, July 9, Pavilion 4, Skolkovo Foundation Stand
Senior Vice Preisdent for Research and Innovation Edward Seidel
Co-Director Sergei Kiselev, representing Vavilov Institute of General Genetics

Plenary Lecture: The Molecular Basis of Eukaryotic Transcription
July 9, 14.30 – 15.30, Pavillion 3, Main Hall
Professor Konstantin Severinov

Skoltech Informational Stand
July 6-11 Pavilion 4, 2nd floor
The FEBS Congress seeks to build a powerful and diverse program to support the theme of Mechanisms in Biology. The program consists of a total of 38 symposia, including Symposia presently under consideration include: Immunology, RNA, Carbohydrate Biochemistry, Stem Cell Biology, Mechanisms of Proteolysis, Bacteriology, Bioinformatics, & Techniques of Biochemistry. Keynote and symposium speakers are coming from Europe, USA, Japan and other countries to discuss and share their experience in the overarching theme.

Detailed Descriptions

Skoltech Informational Stand
July 6-11 Pavilion 4
Stop by Skoltech’s official stand to learn about the Institute, opportunities for collaboration, and recent activities and accomplishments!

konstantin_severinovLecture: Small RNA-Based Adaptive Immunity in Prokaryotes
18.30 – 18.55, July 8, Main Hall
Professor Konstantin Severinov discusses his research on RNA and answers questions during the RNA Maturaion and Regulation section.

edward_seidelSkoltech presents: International Center for Research and Education Stem Cells and Cell Technologies.
10:30 – 12:00, July 9, Pavilion 4, Skolkovo Foundation Stand
Senior Vice President of Research and Innovation Edward Seidel and Co-Director for the Skoltech Center for Stem Cell Research Sergei Kisilev will present the first Center for Research, Education and Innovation. Learn about this unique international collaboration to produce transplantable stem cells from induced pluripotent cells. The cooperation between Skoltech, the Vavilov Institute of General Genetics, University Medical Centre Groningen and a number of other partnering institutes will use this new knowledge to help develop personalized medicines.

Plenary Lecture: The Molecular Basis of Eukaryotic Transcription
July 9, 14.30 – 15.30, Pavillion 3, Main Hall
Skoltech Professor Konstantin Severinov and Professor Jaak Järv of the Estonian Academy of Sciences chair a lecture by Roger Kornberg. Kornberg won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2006 and conducts research at Stanford University Medical School. He is also currently the Co-Chairman of the Skolkovo Scientific and Technical Council.

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