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ST. PETERSBURG, September 19 (Itar-Tass) — The sixth St. Petersburg scientific forum involving Nobel Prize winners opens here on Monday.
The forum entitled Science and Society is held on the initiative of and with support from the St. Petersburg government, the regional scientific centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Fund for Support of Science and Education (the Alferov Fund), and a biomedical cluster of the Skolkovo Fund.
“A meeting of Nobel Prize winners will be held within the forum’s framework,” said acclaimed Russian physicist Zhores Alferov, who is a vice president of the Russian Academy of Sciences and a Nobel Prize winner. According to Alferov, the forum will continue the tradition of meetings dedicated to the latest technologies and other issues of contemporary science, which goes back to 2003.
Among participants in the forum there will be Nobel Prize winners in physics Zhores Alferov, in medicine and physiology Richard J. Roberts (the United States), in chemistry Roger D. Kornberg (the United States), Avram Hershko (Israel) and Aaron Ciechanover (Israel). Russian and foreign researchers in the areas of medicine, chemistry and physics, as well as officials from corresponding higher education establishments, representatives from the Russia Academy of Sciences, and from public organizations will also take part.
The Skolkovo Fund will organize a roundtable meeting entitled “Skolkovo – Top-priority Areas of Development.” The subjects will include “Virtual and Real World of Medicine”, “Medicine of the Future” (fundamental science and new approaches to treatment of diseases: preventive medicine, predictive medicine, individual medicine), “Health of a Healthy Man” (physiological mechanisms of the integral organism and health, health economics, macrobiosis), and “Genes and Health: New Horizons of Research.”