In Novosibirsk from June 29 to July 2, the “Bacteriophages. Microbiota Management” and “Biomedical Technologies” Symposiums were conducted together with the “Therapeutic Nucleic Acids” conference in honor of the 35th anniversary of the Institute of Chemical Biology and Fundamental Medicine SB RAS (ICBFM). The ICBFM, Novosibirsk State University, the SAU “Synthetic Biology”, and Technopark Akademgorodok organized the events.
400 participants from Russia, Great Britain, Poland, Germany, Korea, China, and Australia attended the events. Technopark hosted representatives from fundamental science and biomedical enterprises, as well as medical practitioners to discuss the design of biological molecules, molecular devices, and the creation of new approaches for personalized and regenerative medicine.
Vladimir Koval, Associate Professor at the NSU Department of Natural Sciences Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Section, Deputy Director for Scientific Work at ICBFM, described the response,
The conference activities aroused great interest among the scientific community and attracting leading scientists from different cities and countries to Novosibirsk. The various events highlighted the current priority fields and promising research results related to the development and implementation of new genetic engineering, cell, tissue, immunobiological, and digital technologies in practical medicine.
The conference sections were devoted to the creation and use of oncolytic viruses, therapeutic nucleic acids, cell-based drugs, and the vesicles they produce. Scientists discussed the possibilities of synthetic biology for biomedicine, genetic technologies, bacteriophages, and their prospects in microbiota management and the treatment of infectious diseases.
Symposium organizers said,
The symposiums was a significant event in the field of biotechnology and health management technologies. By hosting such a Conference, Novosibirsk State University, as a world leader in the development of these technologies, strengthened its leadership position in the scientific community.