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NAS of Belarus hosting a meeting of representatives of CIS member states executive agencies on cooperation in the space sector
On October 22-23, 2015 the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus is hosting a meeting of representatives of the CIS member states executive agencies on cooperation in the space sector. The event involves the representatives of the CIS Executive Committee, delegations from Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine and Azerbaijan. The meeting included the welcoming speeches by Deputy Head of Belarus President Administration Igor Buzovsky, Chairman of NASB Presidium Vladimir Gusakov, the heads of the delegations.
NAS of Belarus organizations taking part in 20th international specialized expo “Power. Ecology. Energy Saving. Electro”
At the 20th international specialized expo “Energy. Ecology. Energy saving. Electro”, which will be held in Minsk on October 13-16, 2015 the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus will present over 80 innovative developments. All in all, 18 organizations of the NAS of Belarus are participating in the expo.
NAS of Belarus to host Belarus-China Science and Technology Forum 2015
On October 13, 2015 the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus will host the Belarus-China Science and Technology Forum 2015. The event will be held within the framework of the China Technology and Innovation Products Expo and a special away Harbin expo displaying China’s science and technology achievements in Minsk. The forum will focus on the advanced areas and mechanisms of promotion of Belarusian-Chinese scientific-technical cooperation.
The forum will involve a large delegation of scientists and experts from the People’s Republic of China (around 80 delegates). On the Belarusian side representatives of government agencies related to science and technology, research organizations, companies, universities, innovation infrastructure entities are expected to participate in the event. Altogether the Forum will involve around 500 experts.
2nd International Scientific Conference “21st Century Genetics and Biotechnology: Problems, Achievements, Prospects” to be inaugurated on October 13, 2015
On October 13, 2015 the inauguration of the 2nd International Scientific Conference “The 21st Century Genetics and Biotechnology: Problems, Achievements, Prospects ” (dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the NASB Institute of Genetics and Cytology) will take place. The conference will involve well-known scientists and specialists from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Moldova, Turkey, Poland.
The 2nd International Scientific Conference “21st Century Genetics and Biotechnology: Problems, Achievements, Prospects ” will present the results of modern genetic and biotechnology research conducted by the institute’s scientists and their colleagues from other institutions. In the course of the conference the prospects of further international cooperation in the field of genetics and biotechnology will be discussed.
3rd International Scientific and Practical Conference “Problems of Biodiversity Conservation and Bioresources Use” opens at NAS of Belarus
On October 7, 2015 the 3rd International Scientific and Practical Conference “Problems of Biodiversity Conservation and Bioresources Use” dedicated to the 110th anniversary of Academician N.V.Smolsky opened at the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. Over 400 participants from 14 countries had applied for entry to the conference.
During the conference inauguration the NASB Chief Scientific Secretary Alexander Kilchevsky mentioned N.V.Smolsky’s huge contribution to the botanical garden development, saying that N.V.Smolsky contributed considerably as a prominent scientist and manager to strengthening the material base and developing the Central Botanical Garden, prepared an entire school of scientists – over 20 PhDs”. Speaking on the conference subject Alexander Kilchevsky stressed that “Belarus is actively involved in the processes of biodiversity conservation. At the facilities of the Institute of Genetics we have established a DNA bank, which contains over 1700 specimens, this creates attractive opportunities for cooperation within the Academy’s Department of Biological Sciences as well as between biologists in Belarus as a whole”.
NAS of Belarus delegates participate in Belarusian Science Days at Expo Milano 2015
The NAS of Belarus delegates have taken active part in the Scientific and Practical Forum “Advanced Areas of Scientific Research in the Republic of Belarus for Ensuring Food Safety and Improving Quality of Life”, which was held within the framework of Belarusian Science Days at Expo Milano 2015 (Milan, Italy). The reports and presentations showcased the NASB scientists’ major achievements related to the subject of the expo. At the business matchmaking session held simultaneously with the Forum information on 50 scientific and technical developments of the NASB organizations was presented. In the course of their visit the NASB delegates visited the San Raffaele Park and the Microbiology Centre of Italy.
First Belarus-Pakistan Scientific Workshop opens at NAS of Belarus
On October 6, 2015 the First Belarus-Pakistan Scientific Workshop opened at the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. A large group of scientists representing the research organizations of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan has arrived in Minsk upon the invitation of the NASB leaders to participate in the event. The scientists of the two counties are expected to discuss the promising directions of cooperation as well as explore the areas of accomplishing joint projects in the field of information technologies, physical engineering sciences, chemistry and Earth sciences, biological and medical sciences.
Within the framework of the visit the Pakistani visitors attended the permanent exhibition “Achievements of national sciences applied in production”. Also the following institutions of the NAS of Belarus are to be visited during the visit: the United Institute of Informatics Problems, the Physical-Technical Institute, the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, the Institute of Physiology.
NAS of Belarus takes part in International Technical Fair
From September 28 to October 3, 2015 Plovdiv, Bulgaria, hosted the 71st International Technical Fair, in which the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus participated within the Republic of Belarus National Display. The NAS of Belarus was represented by the Physical-Technical Institute, NPO Center, the Institute of New Materials Chemistry, the Center of LED and Optoelectronic Technologies.
The International Technical Fair is one of the most prestigious business forums dealing with innovative technologies in South-East Europe. The NASB institutes displayed their technologies, among which were automated systems for plasma and water jet cutting, centrifugal test equipment, laboratory centrifuges, LED lights for different purposes, a new composite magnetic material and products based on it, electronic ceramics and products based on it, fluorescent dyes, polymeric materials for 3D-printers, 3D-glasses, technologies and equipment for magnetic and pulse pressing, forming parts of orthopedic implants.
Visit of Syrian International Academy delegation
On September 30, 2015 Vladimir Gusakov, Chairman of NASB Presidium, met with Nezar Mihoub, President of the Syrian International Academy. The Syrian delegation arrived in Minsk upon the invitation of the NASB leaders. The purpose of the visit is conducting negotiations on expansion of cooperation in the field of educational services export.
NASB Institute of Biochemistry of Biologically Active Compounds to host 2nd International Symposium “Metabolic Syndrome: Experiment, Clinical Findings, Therapy” from September 30 to October 2
The symposium is aimed at providing exchange of knowledge and experience among experts from various countries who focus on studies of the biochemical, molecular and genetic aspects of the metabolic syndrome development, uniting the efforts of the developers of methods of its preventive treatment, diagnostics, therapy, broadening the interest of researchers from other fields of science in the mentioned problem. Conducting the symposium will facilitate establishing new and promoting the current scientific links, cooperation, creating new promising projects.
The conference will open on September 30, 2015.
NASB Institute of Radiobiology hosts International Scientific Conference “Radiobiology: “Mayak”, Chernobyl, Fukushima”
The NASB Institute of Radiobiology (Gomel, Republic of Belarus) hosted the International Scientific Conference “Radiobiology: “Mayak”, Chernobyl, Fukushima” on September 24-25, 2015. The Conference involved scientists from 40 scientific and practical organizations of Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Estonia and Japan.
NAS of Belarus takes active part in Belarusian Manufacturers National Expo at 2nd Forum of Belarus and Russia Regions (September 17-18, 2015, Sochi)
On September 17-18, 2015 the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus participated in the Belarusian Manufacturers National Expo held within the framework the 2nd Forum of Belarus and Russia Regions. The expo was co-organized by the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus and the Council of the Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.
18 institutes of NAS of Belarus participated in the expo.
The NASB display included over 35 designs, including high-tech systems for polymetallic ores dry method treatment, the Product Legality Monitoring System, modern equipment and materials for water treatment, pharmaceutical substances and dosage forms, biologically active supplements, etc.
28th International Education Fair to be held at NAS of Belarus on October 1, 2015
On October 1, 2015 the Presidium of NAS of Belarus will host the 28th International Education Fair.
The co-organizer of the expo is the Interuniversity Centre for International Educational Programmes (Russia).
The expo is aimed at promoting cooperation between organizations of Belarus, Russian and other countries, which are engaged in education, including researchers training.
Among the participants of the expo will be universities of various countries, national and international organizations and associations, business schools, language study centres, advanced training institutes, agencies providing education and employment abroad, remote learning centres, publishing houses, mass media, producers and distributors of educational books and software.
Meeting regarding promotion of cooperation between NAS of Belarus and Roscosmos held at National Academy of Sciences of Belarus
On September 24, 2015 the NAS of Belarus hosted a meeting of the joint Russian-Belarusian Working Group for preparation of proposals on the list and contents of advanced programmes of the Union State and cooperation between the organizations and enterprises of the Russian Federal Space Agency and the NAS of Belarus. The meeting was co-chaired by Head of Office, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Pyotr Vityaz and Head of Department of Strategic Planning, Russian Federal Space Agency, Yuri Makarov.
Scientific Practical Workshop “Detection of GMOs in the Republic of Belarus” to be held on September 21, 2015
The event will be held as part of preparation of the Third National Report on fulfillment of the Cartagena Protocol on Biodiversity to the Convention on Biological Diversity in the Republic of Belarus. It is co-organized by the Institute of Genetics and Cytology of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, the National Coordination Centre for Biosafety, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus with participation of the Belarusian Society of Geneticists and Breeders. The workshop will focus on the issues of fulfillment of the Agreement on Eurasian Economic Union in the field of accreditation, the system of biosafety in the Republic of Belarus, monitoring of food products containing GMOs, creation of glyphosate-resistant transgenic plant, etc.
V.F.Kuprevich Institute of Experimental Botany to host 2nd International Scientific Workshop “Wetlands Flora: Modern Problems of Classification, Mapping, Use and Protection”
On September 24-25, 2015 the NASB Institute of Experimental Botany in cooperation with the Belarusian Botany Society and the State Nature Protection Institution “Republican Landscape Reserve “Elnya” will hold the 2nd International Scientific Workshop “Wetlands Flora: Modern Problems of Classification, Mapping, Use and Protection”.
43 reports by 93 authors from 32 scientific, educational and nature protection organizations of Belarus, Russia, Ukraine and Lithuania are to be presented at the workshop. The event will focus on the results of wetlands biodiversity research, topical issues of flora classification and mapping, wetlands monitoring and protection.
On September 11, 2015 Rezekne (Latvia) hosted inauguration of Days of Belarusian Culture dedicated to 525th anniversary of birth of Francisk Skaryna, Belarusian first printer
On September 11, 2015 the Days of Belarusian Culture dedicated to the 525th anniversary of birth of the Belarusian first printer Francisk Skaryna were opened in Latvia. The event was organized by the Union of Belarusians of Latvia headed by Valentsina Piskunova. The inauguration took place in Rezekne (Latvia). The Days of Belarusian Culture inauguration ceremony involved Mayor of Rezekne Alexaander Bartoshevich, General Consul of the Republic of Belarus in Daugavpils Vladimir Klimov, Chairman of the Union of Belarusians of Latvia Valentsina Piskunova, member of the Board, Union of Belarusians of Latvia, Chairman of the Belarusian Assiciation “Pramen” (Riga), Member of Advisory Committee for National Minorities, Ministry of Culture of Latvia Alena Lazareva, as well Chairman of R?zekne Belarusian Association “Suzorye” Lyudmila Stets. The inauguration ceremony also involved Vice-Director of the Centre for Belarusian Culture, Language and Literature and Alexander Lukashanets and Deputy Director of the National Library of Belarus Alexander Susha who brought a collection of books dedicated to the life and activities of the first Belarusian printer.
Participants of Belarusian Antarctic expeditions to meet with wide public at NAS of Belarus
On September 24, 2015 the representatives of the Republican Centre for Polar Research will meet with wide public and give a lecture “Antarctic: Following the Trail of Polar Expeditions”.
The attendees will learn about the importance of polar research for Belarus, get introduced to the history of the conquest of the South Pole and Belarusian scientists’ contribution to the world Antarctic research. The matters of international cooperation and construction of the Belarusian Antarctic station will be touched upon. The participants of the event will be able to see the beauty of the ice continent’s nature, depicted in photos and video materials as well as get insight into the daily life of Belarusian polar researchers. The lecture will also include a question answering section where everyone can learn first-hand information of interest.
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Scientists of NAS of Belarus awarded with Supreme Eurasian Economic Council awards
On September 14, 2015 Head of NASB Office Academician Pyotr Vityaz and Director of the Institute of System Research in the Agroindustrial Complex Alexander Shpak were awarded with medals “For Contribution to Establishing the Eurasian Economic Union”. Academician Pyotr Vityaz received the honorary award for his considerable contribution to promotion of scientific-technical cooperation of the EAEU countries. Alexander Shpak was awarded for developing the fundamental concept regulations of creating the coordinated agroindustrial policies of the EAEU member states, aimed at establishing equal terms of mutual trade in the agroindustrial complex, increasing its sustainability and competitiveness at the domestic and foreign markets.
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