Ukrainian laboratories often lack the modern equipment needed to take their research to the next level. If you are a company, institution or private individual interested in donating new or used equipment, please contact the U.S.-Ukraine Biotech Initiative at .  Note that all equipment must be 220V/50Hz.

By helping young scientists in Ukraine you are making a lasting contribution to Ukraine’s prosperity and future.   


Current requests for equipment:

The Laboratory of Aging, Age-Related Diseases and Metabolic Complications -  Ivano-Frankivsk; Contact: Dr. Oleh Lushchak - olushchak [@ ]

Dr. Oleh Lushchak

Assistant Professor
Dr. Oleh Lushchak is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University in the Western Ukrainian city of Ivano-Frankivsk.

He was recently recognized by the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation’s Biotech Initiative (BI) for leadership in his field. We sat down with Oleh to discuss his research and some of his immediate needs.

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BI: Oleh, you have quite an impressive resume: you were a research fellow and visiting scientist in Germany, Finland, Montenegro, Sweden and the US, you have received numerous awards, are a peer reviewer and editorial board member of several journals and author of some 60 articles, reviews and book chapters. You had a chance to remain in Germany but chose to come back to Ukraine. Why?

Oleh: You can say I’m an optimist. Everyone always says that Ukraine has potential, but I want to turn that potential into reality. The students I teach convince me every day that I made the right decision. There are young scientists all over Ukraine doing very cool work – they just need the right support, first and foremost financial.

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