Open call for Applications for Research Fellowships in Systems, Cell and Molecular Biology 


The Systems Biology Program – is a Fellowship for young scientists – a support (not less than 600 000 RUR per year) of research projects with annual prolongation for up to three years. 
The program is held with a generous support from Philip Morris International (PMI) affiliates in Russia.
Deadline for submission of the Applications – February 14th 2020
The winners will be announced in May 2020

 

What is the Fellowship?

The Systems Biology Program is a support in a form of Fellowship (not less than 600 000 RUR per year) of young scientists’ research with annual prolongation for up to three years.

The Fellowship is aimed to stimulate Russian research in systems, molecular and cell biology and to minimize bureaucratic load on the Fellows.

The Systems Biology Fellows are to submit only annual scientific reports and to participate in Skoltech seminars once or twice a year with short reports or posters.

The main evaluation criteria are articles in peer-reviewed journals or conferences reports.

The final three-year research report is hosted by PMI in Neuchatel, Switzerland

  • The program is hosted by Skoltech with a generous support from Philip Morris Sales and Marketing.

  • The results of the first Five completed Projects could be found here

  • The 2018 Fellows and their Projects could be found here

  • The 2017 Fellows and their Projects could be found here

 

 

Who can apply

A young scientist (35 years or younger), having at least 2 publications (in international peer-reviewed scientific journals with an impact factor no less than 2.0, with at least one such publication with primary (first or last) authorship), working in Russian Scientific Institution.

Our Winners

You can find presentations with current results via links below

2020
2019
2018
2017
  • Evgeny Egorov from the Shemyakin-Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry with the project “Age-associated alterations in the structure of naive TCR repertoire​”

  • Anna Klepikova from Moscow State University, with the project “Gene regulatory   networks   controlling   transition   to   flowering:   evidence   from   time-series expression data”

  • Alexey Orlov from Prokhorov General Physics Institute with the  project “Development of high-throughput label-free method for experimental protein interactomics”

  • Alexey Sergushichev from ITMO University with the project “Integrating transcriptomics and metabolomics data for studying dynamic rewiring of the metabolic fluxes during immune response”

  • Dmitry Svetlichnyy from Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology with the project “Deciphering splicing code using machine learning methods and Next-generation sequencing data”

2016
  • Ekaterina Khrameeva from Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology with the project “Molecular signatures of normal and aberrant development, aging and longevity in the human brain”

  • Ilya Vorontsov from the Vavilov Institute of General Genetics with the project “Prioritizing non-coding variants by transcription regulatory potential”

  • Sergei Ryazansky from the Institute of molecular genetics with the project “Biological role of polymorphism of small RNA expression in Drosophila”

  • Mikhail Pogorelyy from the Shemyakin-Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry with the project “High throughput sequencing of identical twins TCR repertoires after yellow fever vaccination”

  • Anastasiya Ivanova from the Shemyakin-Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry with the project “High throughput study of the genetic network controlled by the secreted regulator of the brain development and regeneration, Ag1, which was lost in higher vertebrates

What areas of research could be supported?

·         Systems Biology

·         Molecular biology

·         Cell biology

·         Bioinformatic Algorithms

·         Methods development

·         Molecular evolution

·         Comparative bioinformatics

·         Genome-wide studies, Omics

·         Big-data analysis

·         Genomic medicine

·         Metagenomics.

 

Application

What documents should be submitted for application?
  • A project proposal

  • A Letter of Consent for processing personal data

  • Recommendations from two scientists specializing in the field of research (letters of recommendation from foreign scientists are a plus)

  • A letter from research supervisor expressing willingness to host the implementation of the Project. For the last 5 (Five) years the research supervisor must have published, as a corresponding author, at least 3 articles in peer-reviewed international scientific journals with an impact factor of no less than 2.0

Applications should be submitted to v.rybko@skolteсh.ru

Procedure

  • The complete applications will be evaluated by scientists with expertise in the research area

  • The Expert Panel will review the applications and it’s evaluations. No more than 5 Projects will be chosen for Systems Biology Fellowship in 2020

  • The Fellows are to submit annual scientific reports. The main evaluation criteria – articles in peer-reviewed journals or conferences participation. The Project’s support is prolonged upon the Reports approval by the experts.

Expert Panel

Systems Biology Program Research Coordinators

Systems Biology Program Research Coordinators

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Scientific Head of the Center for Theoretical Problems of Physico-Chemical Pharmacology, National Academy of Sciences

Director of the Department of Biophysics and Systems Biology, Dmitry Rogachev Federal Research Center of Pediatric Haematology, Oncology, and Immunology

Systems Biology Program Research Coordinators

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Assistant Professor, Skoltech

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Global Head of Biomarker & Biosensor Research at Philip Morris International

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Ekaterina Khrameeva

Assistant Professor, Skoltech

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Andrey Lisitsa 

Scientific Advisor, Orekhovich Institute of Biomedical Chemistry,

University of Tyumen

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Sergei Nechaev 

Associate Professor, Biomedical Sciences, University of North Dakota

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Dmitry Pervouchine

Assistant Professor, Skoltech

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Associate Professor, Skoltech

 
Dr. Dalia Cohen, Founder and CSO of “The RNA Medicines Company”
 

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Center of Life Sciences

 

 

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