International Biotechnological Symposium "Bio-Asia 2015"

International Biotechnological Symposium Bio-Asia – 2015 took place in Altai State Technical University from September 14 to September 18.

The Symposium was organized by Altai State University and Altai Krai State Administration with the support of Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation , Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Science, State Duma Committee on Health, Russian Society of Biotechnologists Named after Y.A. Ovchinnikov, Association of Innovative Regions of Russia, Technologicl Platform “Food and Processing Industry Technology APK – Healthy Foods”, Technological Platform “Bio Tech 2030”, the Council of Rectors of Altai Krai, Asian Universities Association, Altai Biopharmaceutical Cluster.

The aim of the event was the discussion of topical issues of biotechnology development and presentation of scientific achievements in the areas of medical, industrial, agricultural, foodstuff, ecological and forest biotechnology.

The Symposium mission was the presentation of the latest biotechnological achievements in Russia and abroad, the exchange of experience in modern methods development and implementation, improvement of the biotechnological research effectiveness.

The working languages were Russian and English.

The participants included more than 210 people from Russia, the United States of America, China, New Zealand, Israel, Japan, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, etc.

The major events were:

  1. Exhibition of Biotechnological Achievements
  2. International Scientific Conference “Biotechnology and Society in the 21st century”
  3. Russian-American Anti-Cancer Center inaugural seminar
  4. “Biotechnology: Molecular aspects of cancer diagnosis and therapy” seminar
  5. Offsite meeting of Biology Council Presidium of Academic Methodological Association for Classical University Education led by M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University
  6. Round Table “The Role and Place of Biotechnologies in Socio-Economic Development of the Region”

The main discussion topics:

  • Innovative biotechnology in medicine
  • Modern methods of human health monitoring
  • Biopharmaceuticals
  • Agricultural biotechnology
  • Food quality and safety
  • Biochemical aspects of food production
  • Planted forests management, conservation and the reproduction of genetic resources
  • Biological Forest Protection
  • Biological collections and bioresource centers
  • Cancer diagnostics and therapy
  • Recombinant antibodies and vaccines

The main speakers of the event:

  • Professor of the Arizona State University Stephen Johnston (USA)
  • Director of the Department of Research on Virology and Immunology, National Center for AIDS/STD Control and Prevention (NCAIDS), China CDC, Director of the National AIDS Reference Laboratory, NCAIDS, M.D., Ph.D. Yiming Shao (China)
  • President of the Russian National Public Organization “Society of Russian Biotechnologists named after Y.A. Ovchinnikov” Raif G. Vasilov (Russia)
  • General Director of the Republican Public Enterprise “National Center for Biotechnology”, Committee of Science, Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan Erlan M. Ramankulov (Kazakhstan)
  • Doctor of Science at the Department of Pharmacology of the University of Auckland Aleksandr Muravlev (New Zealand)
  • Partner of the research company Abercade Nadezhda V. Orlova (Russia)
  • Professor of the Department of Forest Resources, Wood Technology and Wood Processing Industries of the East Kazakhstan State Technical University named after D. Serikbayev Aleksandr L. Vorobyov (Kazakhstan)
  • Director of the Institute of Chemical Biology and Fundamental Medicine SB RAS Valentin V. Vlasov (Russia)
  • Professor of the Department of Cell Research and Immunology of Tel Aviv University Jonathan M. Gershoni (Israel)
  • Head of the Department of Chemical Biology and Biotechnology of Altai State University Olga I. Lavrik (Russia)
  • Executive Director of the Russian-American Anti-Cancer Center of Altai State University Andrey I. Shapoval (Russia)
  • Chairman of the Committee on Health and Science of the Altai Regional Legislative Assembly, Director of Altai Oncological Center Aleksandr F. Lazarev (Russia)


Altai State University
Address: 656049, Russia, Barnaul, pr. Lenina 61
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Tel.: +7 (3852) 29-12-52
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Tel.: +7 (3852) 29-12-50

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