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April 12, 2021

Spring has Sprung at IMBG – Part 4: Rauwolfia serpentina

This is Rauwolfia serpentina - the Indian snakeroot, devil pepper, or serpentine wood. The cellular biomass grown in the flasks...
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April 12, 2021

Spring has Sprung at IMBG – Part 3: Echium plantagineum

This is Echium plantagineum - a rare herbaceous alpine plant commonly known as purple viper's-bugloss or Paterson's curse. More precisely,...
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April 12, 2021

Spring has Sprung at IMBG – Part 2: Colobanthus quitensis

The next stop on the virtual Antarctic tour is the "Flower of Antarctica" - Colobanthus quitensis, or Antarctic pearlwort. Colobanthus...
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April 12, 2021

Spring has Sprung at IMBG – Part 1: Deschampsia Antarctica

Spring has sprung! And to welcome the new season, Ukraine's Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics (IMBG) took its social...
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April 9, 2021

Publication Grant Winner Mariia Rybak’s Article Published in Scientific Reports Journal

Novel promising compounds to combat resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains The main problem of tuberculosis treatment is its multi-resistance to existing...
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March 18, 2021

Oksana Ishchenko Attends Virtual Conference on Immunogenomics of Disease

The conference Immunogenomics of Disease: Accelerating to Patient Benefit (10 - 12 February 2021, Wellcome Genome Campus, UK) was a...
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March 16, 2021

GIST Innovates Ukraine 2021 – Now Accepting Applications!

GIST Innovates Ukraine, a program of the U.S. State Department Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, is...
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March 15, 2021

Bogdan Sinenko – Growing Various Edible Plants Under Mars-Simulated Conditions

The colonization of Mars will be the next challenge for humanity! And we must be ready for this challenge. But...
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February 11, 2021

Call for Papers for Nanomaterials: Applications and Properties 2021 Conference

The IEEE International Conference on “Nanomaterials: Applications & Properties” (NAP-2021) will be held as a "physical" meeting on Sept. 5-11,...
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February 4, 2021

Ihor Vereshchahin – Using Genetic Analysis to Select the Best Crops for Different Traits

Application of PCR-diagnostics in Selection for Improvement of Flax Economic Features Thanks to a small research grant from the US-Ukraine...
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Spotlights

December 15, 2020

iCardy – A Ukrainian Startup Dedicated to Preventing Cardiovascular Diseases

iCardy - detecting atrial fibrillation in real-time Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the leading cause of death worldwide, resulting in more...
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December 11, 2020

GIST Innovates Ukraine Holds Demo Day of Early Stage Science and Tech Startups

GIST Innovates Ukraine What better way to highlight the fantastic ideas coming out of the Ukrainian science and technology innovation...
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November 19, 2020

Sikorsky Challenge Startup Competition 2020 Winners Announced

Nov. 3-13, 2020 Held annually since 2012, the Sikorsky Challenge Startup Competition has been a leading platform for showcasing innovations...
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November 9, 2020

Valentyn Frechka: The Ukrainian Student Transforming Fallen Leaves Into Paper

Photo: Facebook - Valentyn Frechka Several years ago, Valentyn Frechka, then a high school student and member of the Junior...
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Explogen-8
August 31, 2020

Explogen: Engineering Dream Microorganisms in Ukraine

"We teach bacteria and yeast to do what they naturally can't" EXPLOGEN is a small biotech company launched in Lviv in...
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August 27, 2020

The Ukrainian SpaceBox Start-Up: A Conveyor for Biological Research in Space

Ukrainian researchers are creating an accessible platform for biological experiments in space that can accelerate basic and applied cosmo-biological research...
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Nanobot Medical Animation Studio
August 13, 2020

Nanobot Medical – The Ukrainian Scientific Storytelling Company Revealing the Beauty of Science

Nanobot Medical Animation Studio In 2010 Ukrainian data scientist Yuriy Svidinenko made a video of a DNA repair nanorobot for...
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Obereg-A2-Milk
August 7, 2020

Sumy Scientists, Government and Local Business Join Forces to Produce Hypoallergenic A2 Milk

Until recently, Ukrainians with celiac disease, lactose intolerance and other diet restrictions would be hard pressed to find foods they...
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March 25, 2020

BIOsens – A Ukrainian Startup Making Food Safer

BIOsens Inc., founded in 2016, is a Ukrainian-based biotechnology start-up, which develops hardware and software solutions for analysis of food...
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December 10, 2019

Druid Drone – A Novel Approach to Mistletoe Control

What is Druid Drone?  Why is it needed?  How does it work By taking care of trees, we improve our...
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Spotlight

December 15, 2020

iCardy – A Ukrainian Startup Dedicated to Preventing Cardiovascular Diseases

iCardy - detecting atrial fibrillation in real-time Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the leading cause of death worldwide, resulting in more than 17 million deaths annually (31%). This figure is expected to increase to 23 million by 2030. In Ukraine, more than half of stokes and ischemic heart diseases could be prevented if patients were monitored at least once every six months. But long wait times and cumbersome devices that have to be worn for several days leave many people unwilling to undergo testing. Researchers at the National Technical University "Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute" (NTU KhPI) realized there had to be a...
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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 provides support to Ukrainian students, researchers and entrepreneurs who wish to engage with the international biotech community through educational exchanges, attendance at conferences and participation in trade shows.

Проект "Біотехнологічна ініціатива" Фундації Україна-США має на меті покращити стан біотехнологій в Україні, сприяючи освіті, дослідженню та розвитку бізнесу в цьому секторі та підвищуючи міжнародну обізнаність щодо біотехнологічних можливостей в Україні. Фундація надає підтримку українським студентам, дослідникам та підприємцям, які бажають взаємодіяти з міжнародним біотехнологічним співтовариством через освітні обміни, участь у конференціях та участь у виставках.

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