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About BioUkraine

Through its Biotechnology Initiative, the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation aims to advance the state of biotech in Ukraine by fostering educational, research and business development in the sector and raising international awareness about biotech opportunities in Ukraine. The Foundation envisions providing support to Ukrainian students, researchers and entrepreneurs who wish to engage with the American biotech community through educational exchanges, attendance at conferences and participation in trade shows.

News

August 23, 2019

Travel Grant Winner Rostyslav Blume Attends Annual Meeting of American Society of Plant Biologists

Thanks to the US-Ukraine Foundation, which identified me as one of their Emerging Biotech Leaders and kindly provided me with...
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August 21, 2019

Ukraine and Israel to Bolster Technology Cooperation

Ukraine and Israel plan to open innovation offices in Jerusalem and Kyiv to promote technology cooperation between the two countries....
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August 19, 2019

Marta Semkiv: “Let’s Push Ukrainian Science Up the Hill a Little Bit”

Marta's impressions from the Synthetic Biology Course at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY This summer was very rich in new...
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August 12, 2019

Travel Grant Winners Announced

Travel Grant Awardees The US-Ukraine Foundation is delighted to announce the recipients of our Biotech Initiative Travel Grants.  Nearly 50...
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July 30, 2019

Ukrainian Students Continue their Success at International Science Competitions

This summer Ukraine's students continued their winning streak, bringing home medals from science olympiads worldwide --- International Physics Olympiad (Tel Aviv,...
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July 30, 2019

Ukraine Joins EU Pilot Project to Support Breakthrough Technologies and Innovation

The pilot phase of the European Innovation Council (EIC), launched by the European Commission (EC) in 2017, introduced open competitions...
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Spotlight

July 11, 2019

Meet the Ukrainian scientists working to ‘roll back’ a heart attack

Dr. Oksana Piven and her colleagues at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics (IMBG) of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine  are working on developing a unique technique that, if successful, would restore the heart after a heart attack. According to the World Health Organization, cardiovascular diseases are the number one cause of death globally. An estimated 17.9 million people died from cardiovascular diseases in 2016. Of those deaths, 85% were due to heart attacks and strokes. In Ukraine alone, there are 40,000 cases of heart attacks each year. The most common cause is the narrowing of vessels that...
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