Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022

Annual IMBG NASU competition

Announcement of IMBG NASU Annual Competition The best article of the year in
  • molecular biology
  • molecular genetics
  • biotechnology
  • with 2 prizes: for young scientists and experienced researchers. More details are on the IMBG site

    Ukraine has signed the Association Agreement with the EU

    Ukraine has signed the Association Agreement and the Final Act with the EU. The document has been signed by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. The ceremony was held in the premises of the EU Council in Brussels at 10:00 am (local time). On behalf of Ukraine, the ceremony was also attended by Minister for Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin, First Assistant of the President Yuriy Onishchenko, Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration Valeriy Chaly and Representative of Ukraine to the EU Kostyantyn Yeliseyev. Petro Poroshenko called the signature of the Association Agreement with the EU one of the most important days in the history of Ukraine.

    BILAT-UKR*AINA - Open Call: Travel grants

    The BILAT-UKR*AINA project announces a call for awarding travel grants to Ukrainian researchers who intend to participate in the EU Framework Programme 'HORIZON 2020' in the following priority areas:
    1. New materials and processing technologies
    2. Information and communication technologies
    3. Biotechnologies
    4. Aeronautics
    The awarded grants will cover travel and accommodation costs, up to 650 euros.
    Application forms for travel grants will be accepted until June 17-th, 2014.
    Read more: Travel Grants BILAT engl 2014.pdf Travel Grants BILAT Ukr 2014.pdf


    Please find attached some useful documents:
    1. Horizon 2020 Handbook for Ukrainian Researchers The “Horizon 2020 Handbook” is thought as a useful tool for Ukrainian researchers in order to enhance their participation in European research projects (especially Horizon 2020) and to foster the overall research cooperation between Ukraine and the European Union. The Handbook contributes to the fulfilment of the following specific objectives:
      • To promote RTDI cooperation opportunities in Horizon 2020 in order to support the creation of networks and the participation in joint projects;
      • To secure the outreach of the project to interested parties and to increase awareness about the assets of RTDI cooperation with Ukraine.
    2. Guideline on Third Country Participation in Horizon 2020 The European Commission has recently published a 'Guideline on Third Country Participation in Horizon 2020'. This reference document gives practical advice on projects involving participants from non-EU countries and international organisations.

    OPEN LETTER (2014)

    Dear Colleagues,

    We are a group of Ukrainian scientists asking for your help in stopping the aggression against our country and helping Ukraine reach a peaceful solution to the problems it faces. Regardless of which language we use in our families or professional lives (e.g., some speak Ukrainian and some speak Russian), we are citizens of Ukraine and we are convinced that no part or region of our nation needs “help” brought by the bayonets of outsiders. Moreover, the presence of the foreign troops on our soil will have both short- and long-term destabilizing effects on our society. The aggression must be stopped before it escalates into an uncontrollable situation.

    A few words to our colleagues and friends from Russia: Your freedom tomorrow starts with our freedom today. Help us by protesting your government’s actions and by refusing to participate in a disinformation campaign against Ukraine. To freedom, ours and yours!

    Over 80 years ago a dictator came to power in Europe. He also hosted the Olympic games, and he also started by “assisting” ethnic minority across the border in a neighboring country. We all know what a tragic mistake it was to let him get away with it. The world should learn not to repeat such tragedies.

    Anna Elskaya
    Professor, Member of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (NANU)

    Oleg Kryshtal
    Professor, Member of NANU

    Valery Kukhar
    Professor, Member of NANU

    Vasyl Chekhun
    Professor, Member of NANU

    Andriy Sybirny
    Professor, Member of NANU

    Vadym Kavsan
    Professor, Member of NANU

    Alla Rynditch
    Professor, Member of NANU

    Mykhaylo Tukalo
    Professor, Member of NANU

    Vitaliy Kalchenko
    Professor, Member of NANU

    Dmytro Hovorun
    Professor, Member of NASU

    Oleksandr Kornelyuk
    Professor, Member of NASU

    Vitaliy Kordium
    Professor, Member of NASU

    Victor Kunakh
    Professor, Member of NASU

    Sergiy Yarmoluk
    Professor, Dr. Sci

    The Final COMBIOM project conference is planned to be held in Odessa on August 21-24, 2014. Co-organizers of the Conference will be the Odessa State Medical University (Rector Academician of NAMSU Zaporozhan V.N.) and the Filatov Institute of Eye Diseases and Tissue Therapy of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine (Director Corresponding member of the NAMSU Pasyechnikova N.V.).

    Dear colleagues, we are happy to announce the up-coming 5th International IMBG Conference for Young Scientists, which will be hosted in the Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics at September, 2014.

      The Conference sections:
    • molecular biology
    • genetics
    • biotechnology
    • bioinformatics and structural biology
    • biomedicine
    • cell biology
    More information about the event will coming soon.

    2013 COMBIOM Young Scientist Grant

    COMBIOM partners – IMBG, IIMCB (Poland) and IGR (France) – launch the IMBG Young Scientist Grant Call in order to encourage young Ukrainian scientists to carry out independent research, help them to increase impact of their research, and to discover young Eastern European scientific leaders of the XXI century.

    The applicants must be young IMBG scientists under the age of 35 with a PhD degree or defending their thesis in 2013 and must have at least one first or last author paper in English in an international peer-reviewed journal to apply.

    Each laureate will be awarded max. 4 500 euro grant to be spent on the following:

  • Participation in one international conference of preference
  • Research training (preferably minimum 1 month) in a laboratory of preference: IIMCB or IGR or in one of the institutions represented by the COMBIOM International Advisory Board (IAB) members: ).
  • Disposables costs (enzymes, chemicals, laboratory supplies).
  • Deadline - September, 30th, 2013, 23:59 CET.

    Call details and Application Form are in the files attached:

    Courses in English will be continued in September, 2013!

  • Pre-Intermediate or Intermediate - with ukrainian lecturer
  • Intermediate - with native speaker
  • Speaking Club.
  • Applications should be sent to Scientific Secretary Mishchuk Yanini: . Deadline for submission of applications is September 1st, 2013.

    IBRO Travel Grants for Young Researchers

    IBRO (INTERNATIONAL BRAIN RESEARCH ORGANIZATION) offers 6 travel grants for young researchers to cover expenses of their participation in the 11th International Congress of the Polish Neuroscience Society, which will be held in Poznań, Poland, from September 15th to 17th, 2013. Information about the meeting can be found at

    The amount of each stipend is 500 EURO and is intended to be used to assist towards travel and accommodation costs.

    The following criteria apply:

  • the applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate student, or an early postdoc awarded PhD not earlier than in 2008,
  • be registered for the PNS meeting,
  • have submitted an abstract and be a first and presenting author.
  • Application should contain:

  • paragraph describing what the applicant hopes to achieve by attending the PNS Congress,
  • copy of the applicant's abstract submitted for the conference,
  • one-page letter of recommendation from the applicant's advisor,
  • applicant’s one-page CV, including education, honors/awards, and publications.
  • Applications should be sent to PNS ( in one pdf file. Deadline for submission of applications is September 3rd, 2013. Recipients will be selected by the PNS Governing Council based on the scientific merit of the abstract submitted to the meeting and the strength of related application materials. Preference will be given to applicants from Eastern or Central Europe. Successful applicants will be informed by September 8th, 2013.

    The PNS guarantee inclusion of applicants abstract in the programme, applicants need to register for PNS Congress before submitting the application and cover the registration fee, reduced to 550 PLN, by September 12th.

    On behalf of the Organizing Committee for 11th PNS Congress Wioletta Waleszczyk Secretary-General Polish Neuroscience Society 3 Pasteur Str. 02-093 Warsaw, Poland; phone:(+48 22) 58 92 444;