• U.S.-Ukraine Foundation launches the BioUkraine Initiative

    BioUkraine is an initiative of the US-Ukraine Foundation whose goal is to help advance the state of biotech in Ukraine

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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.

Spotlight

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 Agency’s BIOlogy and Mars Experiment (BIOMEX). Read more about this remarkable ‘Microbial Astronaut’ in an article by Dr. Natalia Kozyrovska, Senior Staff Scientist at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.     Kombucha, every grandmother’s favorite ‘tea fungus’ health drink, is taking the world by storm and gaining popularity among the health conscious. But not everyone knows that kombucha is a cocktail of beneficial microbial products, a culture of bacteria and...
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