"Dialogues on Genomics: Best Practices of Laboratories of the Russian Federation and Europe". Day 3
On July 10, 2021, the final day of the international three-day conference of the Russian-Austrian forum of civil societies Sochi Dialogue "Dialogues on genomics: best practices of laboratories of the Russian Federation and Europe" took place. Following the format of the second day's speeches, the presentations made by distinguished figures of the scientific community of Russia and European countries covered the history of the speaker's growing as a scientist. The presentations also included the choice of a research field, organization of work in the laboratory, development strategies, as well as advice for young scientists based on their own experience.
At the coworking Hall of the Sirius Park of Science and Arts, the report "Revealing the secrets of the sturgeon genome" was highlighted by: the head of the Comparative Genomics Laboratory of the Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Biological Sciences Trifonov Vladimir Aleksandrovich and Dr. h.c., Professor of Biology at the University of Texas A&M Department of Biology at College Station (USA) , Professor of the Department of Development Biochemistry at the Biocenter of the University of Würzburg (Germany), Member of the German Academy of Naturalists "Leopoldina" (Germany), Doctor of Natural Sciences - Manfred Chartl.
In 2017, the collaboration project "Polyploid Organization of Genomes and Evolution of Sturgeons (Acipenseridae)" under the direction of Vladimir Trifonov and Manfred Chartl was among the winners of the joint competition between the Russian Science Foundation and the German Research Community (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG). The international research team was supported by the expert community from both countries and funded for 3 years. At the Sochi Dialogue conference, scientists shared their experience of joint publications and work in an international scientific groups, highlighted the key results of the study. Professor Chartle took part in the conference at the invitation of the Forum of Civil Societies of Russia and Germany «Petersburg Dialogue».
Senior Researcher of the Research Institute of Biology of Irkutsk State University, Candidate of Biological Sciences Daria Sergeevna Bedulina also spoke about the research work in the bilateral team as part of her report "Disclosure of the molecular mechanisms of adaptation of Baikal endemics using omix technologies".
Igor Yurievich Dolmatov, professor of the Department of Genetics at Far Eastern National University (FENU): Academy of Ecology, Marine Biology and Biotechnology told his colleagues about the study of the mechanisms of regeneration in echinoderms.
Among the speakers representing the Austrian scientific community were the director of the Department of Neuroimmunology at the Medical University of Vienna - Adameiko Igor Igorevich with his presentation: "Application of methods of transcriptomics of individual cells to the development of the neural crest" and Ph.D. from the Vienna University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences - Naji Maulana Mugitz (Indonesia), who spoke about the role of the young scientists in the era of genomics.
The Zoological Institute of the Christian Albrecht University of Kiel (Germany) was presented by a researcher of the Department of Cell Biology and Developmental Biology, Ph.D. Alexander Klimovich and Director of the Institute Professor Thomas Bosch.
French scientists also took part in the final day of the conference: Michalis Averoff, Research Director of the French National Center for Scientific Research, and Oleg Demidov, Head of Research Groups at the University of Burgundy (Dijon, France). Colleagues from France arrived at the conference at the invitation of the Trianon Dialogue Civil Society Forum.
Oleg Demidov highlighted the success of the Sochi Dialogue conference. “This is something unique; it is the format, which has helped to achieve this unusual interaction between accomplished scientists and young scientists, of course, it is incredible. And all this openness, honesty, straightforwardness of the dialogue, ”said the speaker.
On July 10, a round table "Scientific communication: promoting science in the media space" was held (moderator - Maria Nikolaevna Mikhaleva, candidate of sociological sciences, head of the PR department and editorial and publishing group of the Russian Science Foundation). It was attended by:
- Adameyko Igor Igorevich - professor, director of the department Neuroimmunology of the Vienna Medical University (Austria), Doctor of Biological Sciences;
- Zadereev Egor Sergeevich- head of the scientific communications group of the Federal Research Center "Krasnoyarsk Scientific Center of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences", PhD in Biological sciences;
- Eremenko Elena Igorevna - head of the Russian representative office of The Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers;
- Skorik Alexey Dmitrievich - founder & CEO of PR-agency for technology companies and Nanga startups Agency;
- Manfred Schartl - Doctor of Natural Sciences, Professor of Biology at the University of Texas A&M Department of Biology at College Station (USA) , Professor of the Department of Development Biochemistry at the Biocenter of the University of Würzburg (Germany), Member of the German Academy of Naturalists "Leopoldina" (Germany), Doctor of Natural Sciences;
- Johann Zölkner - Head of the Division of Livestock Sciences at University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (Austria).
During the discussion, experts talked about the most effective ways to present research results in the national and international media sphere, as well as build trust and dialogue between science and society. During the interaction, the experts came to the conclusion that scientific communication within the Russian and global scientific community is at a high level, however, measures of strengthening the popularization of science among the public are required.
“In Russian society, the problem of bringing science to the attention of people who are not interested in it and those who do not have any determined search, is a burning issue. The ways how to attract people’s attention are relevant not only in Russia, but in all countries, ”said Igor Igorevich Adameyko.
Yeremenko Elena Igorevna described in flattering terms the current conference of the Sochi Dialogue as an excellent way to popularize science. “This conference is a brilliant example of scientific communication and knowledge transfer,” said head of the Russian representative office of The Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers.
At the end of the conference, concluding remarks were made by: Gusev Oleg Aleksandrovich - Associate Professor of Kazan Federal University, Laboratory of Extreme Biology; Professor of the Faculty of Medicine at Juntendo University (Japan), head of the laboratory "Regulatory transcriptomics" of the Federal State Budgetary Institution "National Medical Research Center of Endocrinology" and Matveeva Maria Dmitrievna - director of the Russian-Austrian forum of civil societies "Sochi Dialogue".
The Forum Director highly appreciated the recent event and stated that the conference “Dialogues on Genomics: Best Practices of Laboratories of the Russian Federation and Europe” will be held annually on the federal territory “Sirius”.