27-30 May 2014 the Faculty of Biology hosted the International Scientific Conference “Physiology and Biotechnology oxygenic phototrophic microorganisms: a look into the future” and the School For Young Scientists on microalgae biotechnology

The Conference is dedicated to the 80-th anniversary of M.V. Gusev – Dean of the Faculty of Biology, MSU (1973-2003) and the school were devoted to topical areas of basic research in biology and biotechnology of microalgae, new methods of conducting experimental research and the problems of training in this field of science.

The conference was attended by more than 100 scientists from 11 countries, including Israel, Japan, India, Bulgaria, Egypt, United States, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Slovakia, as well as from 8 regions of Russia, including Sevastopol (Crimea).

More than half of participants are young scientists who have made interesting presentations. According to the results of the work three young scientists were rewarded: Zorina Anna (Institute of Plant Physiology, Moscow), Ivan Konyukhov (Faculty of Biology, MSU), Chelebieva Elina (Institute of Biology of the Southern Seas, Sevastopol). The Chairman of the Organizing Committee Dean of the Faculty of Biology, Academician M.P. Kirpichnikov congratulated these young scholars and presented gifts to them.
The Conference and the School of Young Scientists aroused great interest of the scientific community, students of educational universities and young scientists of academic institutions.
Some reviews of young scientists about the conference and the school:

Elina Chelebieva, junior researcher IBSS from Sevastopol:
“I am very grateful to the organizing committee of the Conference and Young Scientists School for the opportunity to participate in such a large-scale scientific event. We have a unique opportunity to get acquainted with luminaries in the field of research microalgae and a great pleasure to communicate with experts from different countries. Special thanks for the conducting the School of Young Scientists, for those interesting lectures which were given by prominent specialists in the field of physiology of microalgae. We thank you for your attention and help. We are looking forward to the future, where we are waiting for the fruitful cooperation and scientific advances. Thank you!”

Lead Engineer IBSS N.Y. Shoman (Sevastopol):
On behalf of young scientists from Sevastopol we would like to express our gratitude to the Organizing Committee of the Conference and the Young Scientists School. Thank you for a lot of positive emotions, experiences, dating, scientific contacts. A rich program of conferences, presentations and lectures by leading experts in the field of our research left the best impressions. Special thanks for the warm welcome and constant attention to all our requests”.