Ukrainian scientists start joint research with the Czech Republic

In recent years, Ukrainian scientists have succeeded to make a significant breakthrough in cell and molecular biology.

Ukrainian researchers became regular speakers at the world’s leading scientific congresses and forums, and their papers are published in the most prestigious international journals. And if earlier Ukrainian scientists were going abroad to improve their qualification, nowadays the Institute of Cell Therapy in Kyiv, a co-founder and active member of the Association of Cryobanks, is preparing to receive on its base a group of researchers from the Institute of Molecular Genetics of the Czech Academy of Sciences (Prague, Czech Republic) for the internship on hybridization in situ methods. After all, the human potential, scientific experience and technical capacity of the Institute of Cell Therapy allow to conduct molecular research that is available to far not all research centers in Western Europe.

On August 1-2, 2018, a scientific meeting of the researchers from the Institute of Cell Therapy and experts from the Laboratory of Viral and Cellular Genetics of the Institute of Molecular Genetics of the Czech Academy of Sciences took place in Prague (Czech Republic). In the walls of this institution, famous worldwide for its achievements in the field of gene research, the deputy director of the Institute of Cell Therapy Cryobank Dr. Volodymyr Shabliy, PhD presented a report on unpublished research results in the field of molecular biology (regulation of expression of the gene ervw1). Scientists from 2 countries also discussed the possibilities of creating a model for the development of placental stem cells on the other objects (in vivo). The work of the staff of the Institute of Cell Therapy was highly appreciated by colleagues from Prague.

The result of the Ukrainian-Czech scientific meeting is an agreement on scientific cooperation. Thus, partners from the Laboratory of Viral and Cellular Genetics of the Czech Institute provided our employees with reagents for studying the regulation of the gene ervw1 on the level of mRNA, and soon will visit Ukraine for the internship at the laboratories of the Institute of Cell Therapy. In the autumn of this year, Institute of Cell Therapy scientists will again come to the Czech Republic for joint research at the Prague Institute of Molecular Genetics of the Czech Academy of Sciences.

The scientific collaboration between the scientists from the Institute of Cell Therapy (Ukraine) and the Czech Academy of Sciences will provide new, significant results for the world’s science in the field of placental stem cell research.

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