Symposium
«EU—Russia: Prospects for Cooperation
in Biotechnology in the Seventh Framework Programme»
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Programme of Symposium

International Symposium
EU-Russia: Prospects for Cooperation in Biotechnology in the Seventh Framework Programme
St.Petersburg, June 6-8, 2006


Scope
• To address key issues of scientific and technological co-operation between the Russian Federation and European countries in the framework of FP7 Programme
• To share knowledge and experiences between researchers and science facilitators in the fields affiliated to Thematic Priority 5 of FP7 - Biotechnology, Agriculture and Food in view of enhanced EU-Russia cooperative research
• To present Russian Technology Platforms on
  — Industrial Biotechnology
  — Forestry
  — Plants for the Future
  — Food Safety



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International Symposium
EU-Russia: Prospects for Cooperation in Biotechnology in the Seventh Framework Programme
Monday 05 JUNE
07:00 - 23:00 Arrival and registration in Pribaltiyskaya Hotel
09:30 - 16:00 Visiting Peterhof - "the Russian Versailles" (Grand Palace)
18:30– 21:00 Boat trip "Rivers and canals of St.Peterburg"
00.00-03.00 Excursion "White nights in St. Petersburg
TUESDAY 06 JUNE     Mariinskiy Palace/Hotel Pribaltiyskaya
09:00 - 10:00 Arrival and registration at Mariinskiy Palace
10:00 - 12:00

- Mrs. Valentina Matvienko, Governor of Saint-Petersburg

- Mr. Vadim Tulpanov, Chairman of Petersburg Legislative Assembly

- Mr. Ilya Klebanov, Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of Russia in the Northwest Federal District

- Mr. Sergey Mazurenko, Head of Federal Agency on Science and Innovations, Ministry of Education and Science of Russian Federation, Chair of the Symposium Organising Committee

- Dr. Christian Patermann, European Commission, Director of Food Agriculture and Biotechnology Research, Co-chair of the Symposium Organising Committee

- Mr. Alain Gerard, INTAS Executive Secretary

- Acad. Gennadiy Romamenko, President of Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences

- Prof. Andrzej Legocki, President of Polish Academy of Sciences


PLENARY LECTURES

- Dr. Cristian Patermann
European Commission, Director of Food, Agriculture and Biotechnology Research
The European Union R&D 7th Framework Programme in the field of Food, Agriculture and Biotechnology: overview and perspectives for co-operation

- Acad. Michael Kirpichnikov
Dean of Biological Faculty of Moscow State University, Symposium Steering Group
Russian biotechnology today
12:00 - 13:00 PRESS CONFERENCE
14:00 - 15:00
15:00 – 16:00
INTRODUCTION : INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION
in the EU Framework Programme

- Alain Gerard
INTAS, Executive Secretary
Title to be confirmed

- Daniel Descoutures
EC, Research DG, Directorate for International Co-operation
International Cooperation Policy in the EU 7th Framework Programme and International S&T Cooperation between the EU and the Russian Federation

- Diassina Di Maggio
Agenzia per la Promozione della Ricerca Europea, Italy
Co-ordinator of the FP6 Specific Support Action InJoy&Train
East European Co-operation Network for International Joint Training in FP6/FP7 Food, Agriculture and Biotechnology for EU-Russia and NIS Countries

- Hendrik Visser
ISTC Senior Project Manager
Hi-Tech Opportunities in Biotechnology with ISTC
16.00-16.30
Coffee-break
16.30-19.00
Session I: PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY

Co-chairs:
For the RF: Prof. Konstantin Skryabin
For the EU: Prof. Andrzej Legocki

EU speakers:

- Prof. Andrzej Legocki
President of the Polish Academy of Sciences
Member of the ETP Plants for the Future Steering Council
Potential developments for international co-operation with Russia and NIS in the field of plant biotechnology – the views from the European Technology Platform Plants for the Future

- Prof. Marc Zabeau
Strategic Director, Plant Systems Biology, University Ghent, Technologiepark, Belgium
European Plant Sciences Organisation (EPSO),
Member of the ETP Plants for the Future Steering Council
Proposal for a European research agenda in the field of plant biotechnology – the views from the European Technology Platform Plants for the Future

RF Speakers from Russian Platform on Plants Biotechnology

- Acad. RAAS Igor Tikhonovich
Director of the Institute of Agricultural Microbiology RAAS, St.Petersburg
Self-sufficient plant-microbe communities for highly productive and ecologically friendly agriculture in Europe

- Acad. Joseph Atabekov
Head of Chair of Virology, Moscow State University
Superproduction of foreign proteins in plants by virus vectors

- Acad. RAAS Konstantin Skryabin
Director of Centre of Bioengineering RAS, Moscow
Potential developments for international co-operation with EU in the field of plant biotechnology – the views from Russia

- Dr. Tatjana Gavrilenko
Head of laboratory of biotechnology, Vavilov Institute of Plant Industry RAAS, St.Petersburg
Biodiversity, biotechnology and research cooperation for developing of sustainable agriculture

Panel Discussion

- Prof. Sergey Dolgov
Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry RAS, Moscow

- Dr. Paul Beckers
ERA-Net Plant Genomics, The Netherlands

- Prof. Jari Valkonen
University of Helsinki Department of Applied Biology, Finland

- Dr. Nikolay Ravin
Centre of Bioengineering RAS, Moscow

- Prof. Nikolay Kolchanov
Deputy Director of the Institute of Cytology and Genetics, Novosibirsk
Presentation of the Plant Bioinformatics network

Discussion, questions and answers
19.00-20.00
POSTER SESSION and BROKERAGE

WEDNESDAY 07 JUNE   Hotel Pribaltiyskaya
9.00-11.00
Satellite Symposium of Russian-German Bioinformatics Network
9.00-11.00
Session II: FORESTRY
and ENVIRONMENTAL BIOTECHNOLOGY

Co-chairs
For the RF: Dr Natalia Lukina
For the EU: Dr. Markku Lehtonen

EU speakers:

- Forestry:

- Dr. Markku Lehtonen
Research Director, Wood Focus Oy, Finland
Member of the ETP Forest-Based Sector
Proposal for a European research agenda and potential developments for international co-operation with Russia and NIS in the field of forestry and forest-based products - the views from the Forest-Based Sector Technology Platform

- Environmental biotechnology and bioremediation:

- Prof. Spyros Nicolas Agathos
Unit of Bioengineering, Department of Applied Chemistry and Bioindustries, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium
Environmental biotechnology research in Europe and potential developments for international co-operation with Russia and NIS in this field

RF Speakers from Russian Platform on Forestry and Environmental biotechnology:

- Dr. Natalia Lukina
Deputy Director of the Centre for Forest Ecology and Productivity of RAS, Moscow
Modern Russian research projects in the area of forestry

- Dr. Larisa Khanina
Institute of Mathematical Problems in Biology of RAS, Moscow
Forest biodiversity modelling: methodology and applications for sustainable management systems

- Dr. Olga Koroleva
A.N.Bakh Institute of Biochemistry, Moscow
Biotechnological applications for forestry

Panel Discussion

- Dr. Zivile Luksiene
Institute of Material Science and Applied research, Vilnius, Lithuania

- Dr. Philippe Schmitt-Kopplin
HGF / GSF- National Research Center for Environment and Health, Institute for Ecological Chemistry Molecular BioGeoanalysis, Neuherberg / Oberschleisheim / Munich, Germany

Discussion, questions and answers
11:00 - 11:30
Coffee-break
11:30 - 13:30
Co-chairs
for the RF: Prof. Vladimir Debabov, Prof. Vladimir Popov
for the EU: Dr. Dirk Carrez

EU speakers:

- Dr. Colja Laane
Corporate Science Manager DSM Life Sciences Group Leader of the ETP on Sustainable Chemistry – Industrial Biotechnology section
Proposal for a European research agenda in the field of industrial biotechnology – the views from the ETP on Sustainable Chemistry

-Dr. Dirk Carrez
Public Policy & Industrial Biotechnology Director, EuropaBio (European Association for Bioindustries)
Member of the ETP on Sustainable Chemistry – Industrial Biotechnology section
Potential developments for international co-operation with Russia and NIS in the field of industrial biotechnology – the views from the ETP on Sustainable Chemistry

- Biofuels:

- Dr Dietrich Klein,
COPA-COGECA (Committee of Professional Agricultural Organisations in the European Union - General Confederation of Agricultural Co-operatives in the European Union)
Chariman of the working party on bioenergy/biotechnology - Member of ETP on Biofuels
Proposal for a European research agenda and potential developments for international co-operation with Russia and NIS in the field of biofuels – the views from the European Technology Platform on Biofuels

RF Speakers from Russian Platform on Industrial Biotechnology and biofuels

- Prof Raif Vasilov
Vice President of Russian Biotechnological Society
Priorities of the Russian federal programme on biotechnology

- Prof. Vladimir Popov
Director of A.N.Bakh Institute of Biochemistry
Russian integrated projects in the field of industrial biotechnology

- Dr. Alexandre Yanenko
VNIIGenetika
Production of monomers via biocatalysis and fermentation of renewable raw materials

- Prof. Vitas Svedas
Faculty of Bioengineering and Bioinformatics, Moscow State University
Aqueous biocatalysis - basis for novel green processes

- Prof. Sergey Varfolomeev
Director of Institute of Biochemical Physics, Moscow
Biofuels and biochemicals: from fundamentals to applications

- Dr. Valeriy Brenner
President of Rosalko, Moscow
Russian biofuel programme (title tbc)


Discussion, questions and answers
13.30 – 14.30
14.30-16.30
Co-chairs
For the RF: Acad. Joseph Rogov 
For the EU: Prof. Roger Fenwick

EU speakers:

- Prof. Tim Hogg
Universidade Catolica Portuguesa, Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Portugal
Member of the ETP Food for Life
Proposal for a European research agenda on Food – the views from the European Technology Platform Food for Life

- Prof. Roger Fenwick
Head of International Office, Institute for Food Research, Norwich, UK
Member of the ETP Food for Life Operational Committee and co-chairman of the WG on Horizontal Activities; Contact point of Food Force
Potential developments for international co-operation with Russia and NIS in the field of Food research – the views from the European Technology Platform Food for Life

RF speakers from Russian Platform on Food Safety:


- Acad. Joseph Rogov
President, Moscow University of Food Biotechnology
Promising areas of co-operation between Russia and EC countries in the field of food biotechnology

- Prof. Alexander Baturin
Deputy Director, Institute of Nutrition RAMS, Moscow
Food and health. Problems and perspectives in the Russian Federation

- Prof. Michael Eropkin
Institute of Influenza RAMS
Avian flew in Russia

- Dr. Vilen Kantere, Dr. Valeriy Matison
Moscow University of Food Manufacturing
Harmonization of international and Russian standards in food industry

Panel Discussion

- Prof. Noel Ellis
John Innes Center, UK

- Dr. Erik Oestergaard Jensen
Department of Molecular Biology University of Aarhus, Denmark

- Prof. Boris Dzantiev
A.N.Bakh Institute of Biochemistry, Moscow

Discussion, questions and answers
16:30 - 17:00
17.00-19.00 Two Parallel Sessions:
1) POSTER SESSION and BROKERAGE

2) YOUNG SCIENTISTS CONFERENCE

Moderators: Prof. Francesco Lescai, Prof. Vasiliy Popov

EU speaker:

- Dr. Francesco Lescai
University of Bologna, Italy
The Young European Biotech Network
Co-ordinator of the FP6 Specific Support Action Bio-Pop (Pilot Study on innovative approaches to public communication of life sciences and biotechnology by students and young researchers)
The Young European Biotechnologists Network: activities and perspectives for co-operation

RF Speakers :

Up to 7 presentations by young scientists (papers to be selected by the Organisers
19.00-19.30
Conclusions from the different sessions by the co-chairs:
- Plant Biotechnology:
- Forestry and Environmental Biotechnology:
- Industrial Biotechnology:
- Food Research and Animal Health:
- Brokerage and Young Scientists:


Conclusions and perspectives, the European views –
Dr. C.Patermann, European Commission, Director of Food, Agriculture and Biotechnology Research

Conclusions and perspectives, the Russian views –
Russian speaker to be determined
20.00-22.00
THURSDAY 08 JUNE    Hotel Pribaltiyskaya/Research Centres
9.00-10.30
Meeting of EC-Russia Work Group on Agro-Bio-Food

Co-chair    I. Bilenkina, Deputy Head of the RF Federal Agency for Science and Innovation
Co-chair    C. Patermann, European Commission, Director of Food, Agriculture and Biotechnology Research

Endorsement of Joint Communique of the Symposium

9.00-12.00
TECHNICAL VISITS TO RESEARCH CENTRES


Programme at a Glance
Monday, June 5
07:00 - 23:00 Arrival and registration in Pribaltiyskaya Hotel
09:30 - 16:00 Visiting Peterhof - "the Russian Versailles" (Grand Palace)
18:30– 21:00 Boat trip "Rivers and canals of St.Peterburg"
00.00-03.00 Excursion "White nights in St. Petersburg
Tuesday, June 6    Mariinskiy Palace - Pribaltiyskaya Hotel
09:00 - 10:00 Arrival and registration at Mariinskiy Palace
10:00 - 12:00
Symposium opening and Plenary lectures
12:00 - 13:00 Transfer to Pribaltiyskaya Hotel/Press-conference
14:00 - 15:00
15:00 – 16:00 INTRODUCTION : INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION
in the EU Framework Programme
16.00-16.30
Coffee-break
16.30-19.00 Session I: PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY InJoy&Train Satellite Meeting
19.00-20.00 POSTER SESSION and BROKERAGE
Wednesday, June 7        Pribaltiyskaya Hotel
9.00-11.00 Session II: FORESTRY
and ENVIRONMENTAL BIOTECHNOLOGY
Satellite Symposium of Russian-German Bioinformatics Network
11:00 - 11:30
11:30 - 13:30 Session III: INDUSTRIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY
13.30 – 14.30
14.30-16.30 Session IV: FOOD RESEARCH and ANIMAL HEALTH
16:30 - 17:00
17.00-19.00 POSTER SESSION and BROKERAGE YOUNG SCIENTISTS CONFERENCE
19.00-19.30 CONCLUSIONS AND CLOSING
20.00-22.00
Thursday, June 8         Pribaltiyskaya Hotel
8.30-10.30 Meeting of EC-Russia Work Group on Agro-Bio-Food
9:00 - 12:00 Visits to research centres
12:00 - 18:00 Excursion programme


Programme to be further developed

Contact information:
Dr. Olga Koroleva, E-mail:
[email protected]; Ph.: +7(495)-952-87-99; Fax: +7(495)-954-27-32

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