On February 8 marking the Day of Russian Science, Professor Evgeny Shlyakhto, Director General of the Almazov Centre and Academician of the Russian Academy of Science, took part in the meeting of the Presidential Council for Science and Education in Novosibirsk.
Russian President Vladimir Putin chaired the meeting and congratulated all Council members and through them all Russian researchers and scientists on the professional holiday wishing them success, health and prosperity.
The meeting discussed the global competitiveness of the Russian science and further steps to strengthen the scientific capacity of the country. In particular, assistance should be provided to the foremost scientists and research teams. The key principle of the government support is to attain a certain practical result and create globally competitive products and breakthrough technologies.
It was highlighted that Russian scientists have made substantial advances in relatively new interdisciplinary fields such as life sciences where studies embrace the convergence of biology, chemistry, genetics, medicine, bioinformatics, and physics. New technologies have been introduced in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases.
Particular emphasis will be further placed on supporting and promoting young gifted scientists.
“All those who show successful results should have an opportunity to build a research career, implement large-scale scientific projects, have a long-term horizon for planning their activities,” Putin set the task.