The Saint Petersburg State University opens 5 new research labs funded by Russian Governmental mega-grants. St. Petersburg University’s international teams are focused on bioinformatics, fundamental physics and special topics: economic performance and environment; social analysis of migration processes.
This year St. Petersburg State University starts its own 5 new research projects as follows: bioinformatics, fundamental physics, migration processes, economics & environmental aspects of globalization. It is planned to establish 5 new research labs responsible for implementation of the said projects. All the labs should be funded by the University and the Russian Governmental mega-grants.
Among the new labs established is the Center for Bioinformatics & Algorithmic Biotechnology led by Dr. Pavel Pevzner, University of California, San Diego Academic University (USA), St. Petersburg State University (Russia). The scientists of the Center are focusing now on their novel approach to sequencing and genome assembly.
Another Lab headed by Frederick van der Ploeg, Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, University of Oxford, GB, should concentrate its activities on issues of the Economic Performance and Environment. Prof. Peter Kivisto, University of Turku, Finland, will be responsible for the Research Lab dealing with Comparative and Institutional Analysis of Transnationalism and Migration Processes.
Date: 2 March 2015