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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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January 27, 2021

Olha Bakumenko – Using Molecular Methods to Determine Optimal Strains of Winter Wheat

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR): An alternative of immunological studies with the determination of disease resistance gene in winter bread wheat...
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January 6, 2021

Vitalina Bashynska – Researching Genetic Markers Related to Substance Use Disorders in Ukraine

Substance use disorders (SUDs), including drug, alcohol and nicotine dependence, are global threats for physical and mental public health. Their...
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January 5, 2021

Yaroslav Kravchenko – Researching the Development of Biocompatible and Anti-infective Prosthetic Implants

My name is Yaroslav Kravchenko and I work as a researcher at Sumy State University. Until recently, my scientific interests...
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January 4, 2021

USUF Biotech Initiative Small Research Grant Winners Announced

We are pleased to announce the recipients of our first small research grants. The following scientists will receive support to...
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December 29, 2020

Kyiv-Mohyla Academy Students Attend Virtual Conference on Epigenomics of Common Diseases

Epigenomics of Common Diseases – I will never forget this conference because it was one of the best conferences that...
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December 24, 2020

Oleksandr Tashyrev: The Invaluable Experience of Our GMP Team’s Participation in the GIST Innovates Ukraine Program

For six months, our team named “Granular Microbial Preparation” (GMP) had the honor to participate in the GIST Innovates Ukraine...
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December 23, 2020

Lviv Tech Startup School Holds Startup Proryv Competition

On December 22, the Lviv Polytechnic University Tech Startup School held their third annual startup competition Startup Proryv 2020.  The...
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December 23, 2020

UF Incubator Hosts Startup World Cup Ukraine Regional Finale

Startup World Cup Ukraine Regional Finale On December 22, our partners at the Ukrainian Future (UF) Incubator of the Junior...
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December 21, 2020

Prof Dmytro Stepanskyi Attends Virtual Conference on Antimicrobial Resistance – Genomes, Big Data and Emerging Technologies

Resistance of microorganisms to antibiotics is a global challenge to humanity, one that requires the joint efforts of doctors, researchers,...
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Spotlights

November 15, 2019

Clinical Trials in Ukraine: An Opportunity Waiting to be Discovered

The pros and cons of conducting clinical trials in Ukraine More than 500 clinical trials are currently being performed in...
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October 21, 2019

Meet the Ukrainian Scientists Developing Biotechnologies to Detoxify Environments

Department of Extremophilic Microorganism Biology, Zabolotny Institute of Microbiology and Virology A visit to Dr. Oleksandr Tashyrev’s office at the...
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October 14, 2019

Sounding the Alarm on Forest Loss in Ukraine

Our planet’s forests are facing challenges that will have a major impact on the environment. Ecosystems are already changing, but...
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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...
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July 8, 2019

Dariya Loseva, co-founder of MyHelix: How to Start a Science Startup in Ukraine

Interview by Bionity.Space Lots of people think starting a biology startup in Ukraine is a mission impossible. But we disagree....
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May 10, 2019

Scientists in Ivano-Frankivsk tackling age-related diseases and deforestation

Dr. Lushchak has been recognized by the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation’s Biotech Initiative (BI) for leadership in his field. We sat down...
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April 26, 2019

The Future of the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone

It seems that almost everyone is familiar with at least one or two myths and legends about the Chornobyl Exclusion...
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April 19, 2019

Young Ukrainian scientist invents a cheaper vitamin D test

Anna Mazanova of the Palladin Institute of Biochemistry of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) of Ukraine has created a...
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April 9, 2019

Kombucha: The Microbial Astronaut

In 2014-2016, a Ukrainian ecotype of kombucha spent more than two years in space as part of the European Space...
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April 2, 2019

Sumy scientist invents environmentally friendly packaging

Dmytro Bidiuk, an inventor from the Ukrainian city of Sumy, created packaging for food products that does not harm the...
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Spotlight

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 space than to showcase 18 of the most promising startup teams? That is exactly what occurred on Tuesday the 1st of December, 2020. The 8-week GIST Innovates Ukraine program culminated with a demo day, providing the program participants with a virtual  audience to present their solutions and business plans. The audience included ecosystem partners, program contributors, program instructors, and corporate partners. As lead GIST Innovates Ukraine instructor, Heath Naquin from VentureWell, pointed out, the GIST Innovates Ukraine program has become...
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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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