ASU celebrated Russian Science Day

11 February 2019 Department of Information and Media Communications
On February 8 Altai State University celebrated Russian Science Day. A meeting of the Joint Scientific and Technical Council of the university devoted to the holiday was organized.

The meeting, where the main achievements of ASU scientists’ research and innovation activities for 2018 were presented, was attended by Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Altai Krai Inessa A. Dolzhenko, Chairman of the Health and Science Committee of Altai Krai Legislative Assembly Alexander Lazarev, Deputy Head of Altai Krai Department for Food Processing, Pharmaceutical Industry and Biotechnology Alexander A. Kondykov, Chief Specialist of the Department for Transfer and Commercialization of Technologies under the Ministry of Economic Development of Altai Krai Olga V. Velichko, representative of the Committee for Youth Affairs under the Barnaul City Administration Svyatoslav A. Semyanov, as well as scientists and students of the university.

While opening the meeting, Acting Rector of ASU, Sergey N. Bocharov recalled that people in Russia treated science differently at different times. Nowadays, the scientific community has its own professional holiday, which we have been celebrating for 20 years on February 8, which is the day when the Russian Academy of Sciences was established.

“Today, scientists of Altai State University demonstrate impressive results with their achievements. So, for example, let’s look at the number of articles indexed in Scopus and Web of Science. In 2018 our university reached the level of research universities on this indicator. We have a good gain in financing small innovative enterprises, well-established serious scientific schools that are recognized throughout the world, and youth initiatives are working fruitfully. All this is only a small part of those achievements, which the scientists of the flagship university can be proud of. And I have no doubt that Altai State University will also achieve great results in the new year,” Acting Rector of Altai State University stressed.

On behalf of the Ministry of Education and Science of Altai Krai Inessa A. Dolzhenko, Acting Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Altai Krai, wished ASU scientists and students happy Science Day and noted that science has always been one of the fundamental tools of social and economic transformation in the region:

“In the structure of the research potential of Altai Krai, university science is growing at a more active pace. So, for example, in 2008, the share of university science in the total amount of scientific research in our region was about 10 percent, but now it is already one third of the total amount of scientific research in the region. Altai State University takes a special place in the development of science in Altai Krai. The status of the flagship university makes it a key research platform in the region. Therefore, we wish you not only to confidently keep the established level of scientific achievements, but also conduct new breakthrough research, attain financial well-being and encourage systematic development of scientific research.”

For the third time in a row, on the Russian Science Day, flagship Altai State University organized the presentation of a memorial sign “The Flame of Science”, symbolizing the desire for knowledge and enlightenment.

“The memorial sign, which we have been presenting for three years now, symbolizes the desire for scientific research, service to the cause of education. We try to annually select the most striking results among the scientists and research teams of ASU, which are certainly the most significant and productive,” Vice Rector for Scientific and Innovative Development of ASU Evgeni S. Popov said.

Thus, the prize was awarded in 9 nominations.

Nomination: "Scientific Event of the Year – 2018"

The 26th Extended European Cosmic Ray Symposium (ECRS) and the 35th Russian Cosmic Ray Conference (RCRC) (chairman of the organizing committee – Anatoly A. Lagutin, Head of the Department of Radiophysics and Theoretical Physics, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Professor; deputy chairman of the organizing committee – Roman I. Raikin, Candidate of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Assistant Professor of the Department of Radiophysics and Theoretical Physics).

Nomination: "Scientific Journal of the Year – 2018"

Acta Biologica Sibirica (editor-in-chief – Roman V. Yakovlev, Doctor of Biology, Professor of the Department of Ecology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology).

Nomination: "Young Scientist of the Year – 2018"

Dmitry N. Shcherbakov, Assistant Professor of the Department of Organic Chemistry, Leading Researcher at the Russian-American Anti-Cancer Center, Head of the UMNIK Student Design and Technology Bureau (chemical profile).

Nomination: “Inventor of the Year – 2018”

Viktor A. Petukhov, Engineer of the Department of Technosphere Safety and Analytical Chemistry.

Nomination: “Startup Leader – 2018”

UMNIK Student Design and Technology Bureau (chemical profile) (Head – Dmitry N. Shcherbakov, Assistant Professor of the Department of Organic Chemistry, Leading Researcher of the Russian-American Anti-Cancer Center).

Nomination: "The Scientific Result of the Year – 2018"

“Development and certification of methods for determining the qualitative composition of a group of products of plant and animal origin” (head of the research team – Maxim G. Kutsev, Candidate of Biology, Head of the Laboratory for Bioengineering).

“Isolation and deposition of two new strains of Bacillus toyonensis and Bacillus pumilus microorganisms with technologically valuable properties that are promising for further inclusion in the composition of bacterial preparations for the needs of the agro-industrial complex by the National Research Center Kurchatov Institute and the National Bioresource Center” (head of the research team – Alena N. Irkitova, Candidate of Biology, Leading Researcher of the Prombiotech Center, Assistant Professor of the Department of Ecology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology).

Nomination: "Popular Science Communicator – 2018"

Tatiana A. Schneider, employee of the Sector for Genomic Mechanisms of Ontogenesis at the Institute of Cytology and Genetics of SB RAS, geneticist, cell biologist, graduate of the School of Lecturers of the Evolution Foundation.

Nomination: "Initiative of the Year – 2018"

The initiative group of the project “Academic English & Academic Writing for Publication” (Daria G. Bobkova, Senior Lecturer of the Department of Foreign Languages in Natural Sciences, Polina D. Gudkova, Candidate of Biology, Assistant Professor of the Department of Botany).

Nomination: "Scientific Observer of the Year – 2018"

Svetlana I. Yermoshina, correspondent of the Evening Barnaul newspaper.

Maria V. Rudakova, correspondent of Altai State TV and Radio Broadcasting Company.

In addition, young scientists and research teams of Altai State University were also given prized in the nominations: "My First Grant", "Science of the Youth" and "For Participation in the Development of the Startup Movement in ASU”.

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