XVII International Summer School for young scientists, postgraduates and masters in molecular biology

18 July 2022

From June 20 to July 12, 2022, at the Microbiology, Virology and Biotechnology Department of the Odesa I.I. Mechnikov National University the XVII International Summer School for young scientists, postgraduates and masters in molecular biology, biotechnology and biomedicine was held.

The organizing committee included: prof. Volodymyr Ivanytsia (Summer School organizing committee head), PhD Nadiia Korotaieva (Summer School responsible secretary); Lectures course organizing committee members - PhD Nadiia Korotaieva (responsible secretary), Assoc. Prof., PhD Tetyana Ivanytsia, PhD Anastasia Semenets, PhD Zhanna Sergieieva, PhD Mykola Shtenikov, Mykola Chaban, the D.K. Zabolotny Institute of Microbiology and Virology of NASU head department, NASU corresponding member, prof. Fedir Tovkach; Scientific conference organizing committee members - Assoc. Prof., PhD Mykola Galkin (responsible secretary), Assoc. Prof., PhD Natalia Limanska; Laboratory workshop organizing committee members - PhD Andrii Merlich (responsible secretary); Practical seminar organizing committee members - Assoc. Prof., PhD Oksana Zinchenko, (responsible secretary), Assoc. Prof., PhD Anna Yamborko. Lectures course moderators - Assoc. Prof., PhD Mykola Galkin, Assoc. Prof., PhD Maria Rusakova, PhD Zhanna Sergieieva, PhD Andrii Merlich, PhD Mykola Shtenikov, PhD Anastasia Semenets. Practical seminar moderators - Assoc. Prof., PhD Oksana Zinchenko, Assoc. Prof., PhD Anna Yamborko.

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As part of the 17th Summer School the Laboratory course "Cloning, expression and purification of recombinant proteins" was held from June 20 to 25. The course participants including students, postgraduates and young scientists worked in the laboratory of the Microbiology, Virology and Biotechnology Department. The classes were conducted online by scientists PhD Oleksiy Schmidt and PhD Olena Rakhimova from the Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics Department of Umeå University (Sweden), and in the laboratory of the Microbiology, Virology and Biotechnology Department in Odesa by PhD. Andriy Merlich and PhD Nadiia Korotaieva. The participants of the practical course had the opportunity to purify plasmid DNA, conduct PCR products electrophoretic purification, perform restriction and ligation of vectors and DNA fragments with subsequent bacteria transformation.

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From  June 23 to 24 the Practical seminar “Challenges and perspectives of online learning in higher education institutions” was held as part of the Summer School. Scientific and educational workers from 9 higher education institutions took part in the seminar. Among them were 7 Ukrainian universities:  Odesa I.I. Mechnikov National University, Pirogov National Medical University, SHU «Uzhhorod National University», Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Odesa National Medical University, Karazin Kharkiv National University and two foreign ones – Nikolae Testemitanu State University of Medicine and Pharmacy of the Republic of Moldova,  Republic of Moldova   and Umeå University, Sweden.

The seminar was opened by the Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University rector professor Vyacheslav Truba. 44 academicians participated in the seminar, 30 of them presented their reports on their experience in organization and holding online classrooms on biomedical disciplines. Within the seminar a round table discussion was held, at which teachers and the ONU Biological faculty student self-government invited representatives discussed the main challenges of online education and the ways to overcome them.

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From June 27 to July 8, the Lectures course  was held online as part of the Summer School. The course of lectures was opened by the organizing committee head prof. Volodymyr Ivanytsia and NASU academician, the O. V. Palladin Institute of Biochemistry NASU director Serhiy Komisarenko. 215 young scientists, graduate students and students from Ukraine, USA, Bangladesh, Georgia, Ecuador, Egypt, Israel, India, Iran, Canada, Kenya, Lebanon, Moldova, Morocco, Nigeria, Germany, Pakistan, Turkey, Macedonia, Estonia, the Netherlands, Sweden, Armenia participated in the Lecture course. 

Leading scientists from France, Georgia, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine and the USA gave lectures on modern achievements of molecular biology, biotechnology and biomedicine, in particular from the O.V. Palladin Institute of Biochemistry NASU, Kharkiv V.N. Karazin National University, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, D.K. Zabolotny Institute of Microbiology and Virology of the  National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, EXPLODJEN Society, Lviv, Research Center LLC "YURiA FARM", Dnipro State Medical University, Ukraine, Lviv Danylo Halytskyi National Medical University, Odesa I.I. Mechnikov National University, Jagiellonian University (Krakow, Poland), Hannover Medical School, (Hannover, Germany), German Cancer Research Center (Heidelberg, Germany), Nantes University (France), Umeå University (Sweden), University of Leuven (Belgium), Autonomous University Barcelona (Spain), University of Southampton (Great Britain), Institute of Cancer Research (London, Great Britain), London Institute of Medical Sciences, Biotechnology Research Center (Canada).

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On the completion of the Summer School an online Conference of young scientists "Modern problems of biology, biotechnology and biomedicine" was held on July 11-12. During the conference 13 oral presentations were made and 7 poster presentations were presented. According to the conference results the participants` reports were recommended for publication in the Conference materials, and the best works - in the scientific journal "Microbiology and Biotechnology".

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