• 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.

News

July 31, 2020

Scientists of Ukraine’s Institute of Animal Breeding and Genetics Attend American Society of Animal Science Annual Meeting

This year’s annual meeting of the American Society of Animal Science took place virtually, allowing me and my colleagues at...
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Bio2020Digital-screen
July 23, 2020

Ukrainian Scientists Participate in BIO 2020 Digital – the Largest Annual International Biotech Convention

BIO2020 Digital: June 8-12, 2020 This year's BIO 2020 convention hosted by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization was slated to be...
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July 17, 2020

Travel Grant Recipient Yana Sindarovska Participates in 2020 World Congress on In Vitro Biology

Earlier this summer I participated in the virtual 2020 World Congress on In Vitro Biology organized by The Society for...
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C3B-20
July 7, 2020

Taras Shevchenko University Student Ihor Stepanov Participates in Bioelectronics, Biosensors and Biochips Virtual Meeting

Three words describe the C3B-20 (Bioelectronics, Biosensors and Biochips) Virtual Scientific Meeting: modernity, universality, liberality. The first session was the...
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June 12, 2020

Publication Grant Winner Oleksandr Zinenko’s Article Published in Toxins Journal

Towards a new snakebite treatment in Ukraine Until recently I was not involved in medical studies or drug development. But...
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May 8, 2020

Travel Grant Recipient Serhii Pankivskyi Participates in CSHL Virtual Genome Organization & Nuclear Function Meeting

Genome Organization & Nuclear Function, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory The Virtual Genome Organization & Nuclear Function meeting (April 28 –...
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Lviv Polytechnic University
April 30, 2020

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2020 Ukrainian Student Biotechnology and Bioengineering Competition

For the second year in a row, the Lviv Polytechnic University Institute of Chemistry and Chemical Technology Department of Technology of Biologically Active...
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April 28, 2020

Travel Grant Recipient Alex Nyporko Attends DNA Damage, Mutation and Cancer Conference in Ventura, CA

Thanks to a grant from the US-Ukraine Foundation Biotech Initiative I obtained a unique possibility to participate in the Gordon...
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April 17, 2020

Travel Grant Winner Lidiia Babenko Attends United European Gastroenterology Week in Barcelona

"For me as a young scientist, the experience of communicating with scientists whose articles I read and the opportunity to...
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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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Spotlights

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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September 14, 2018

Can Bioinformatics be a Gateway for a Biotech Surge in Ukraine?

As part of its Biotechnology Initiative, the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation (USUF) will be supporting the single-cell RNABIO & organoids conference and workshops to be held at Unit.City innovation...
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Spotlight

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 and bring us closer to colonizing the Moon and Mars. We already know a lot about how living organisms are adapted and how ecosystems function.  But what happens if they are transplanted beyond their home planet where they evolved over billions of years and placed into orbit around the earth - or on the Moon or Mars? In those alien environments there’s no gravity - or one that differs from earth’s - there’s a different substrate, a different light-cycle with...
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