The Skoltech Center of Life Sciences, with support from Philip Morris International (PMI) affiliates in Russia, began the annual Systems Biology Fellowship Program in 2016 with the aim to support young Russian scientists. The winners, selected by an expert panel, receive a 3-year financial support package for their research in the area of systems biology.
The 2016 winners were:
During the Fellowship, the young scientists successfully continued their research, published more than 15 articles in high-ranking scientific journals, attended conferences, participated in bioinformatical competitions, and created programs for nucleotide sequence analysis.
On December 14, the winners reported and discussed their three-year achievements and results during a seminar at the PMI Research & Development center in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, with the company’s scientists and Konstantin Severinov, the CLS director. The participants were impressed with the results and the quality of the publications.
The PMI scientists in return introduced their innovative products and state-of-the-art methods of research, and gave a tour around the laboratories where systems toxicology, bioinformatics, OMICs and organotypic culture studies are held.
The Skoltech-PMI “Systems Biology Fellowship” support of Russian young scientists is ongoing. The next competition − the fourth − will be announced in early 2019.
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