World-Class Research Centre for Personalized Medicine
Almazov Centre participates in 14 scientific platforms of the Russian Ministry of Health and its specialists are included in the expert groups in six of these platforms. The research teams of the Centre were actively involved in shaping the research topics for these platforms.
In 2021, the Centre carried out research work under 48 state assignments, 23 grants, 17 cooperation agreements with Russian partners, 1 international MoU and 62 clinical testing protocols.
The number of scientific staff in 2021 was 695 people, and this number is constantly growing. The number of scientific staff positions went up from 1078.25 in 2020 to 1156.25 in 2021. There are 164 research departments where 242 scientists are involved in research, almost half of them being under 39 years old (152 researchers (62.8%)).
The scientific structure of Almazov Centre embraces 7 research institutes and comprises 127 research departments (100 main research departments and 27 WCRC departments) and laboratories, with leading scientists working under direction of Professor Evgeny Shlyakhto (two corresponding members of RAS Prof. Konradi, Prof. Galagudza), including 116 doctors of sciences and 323 candidates of sciences.
The total Hirsch index of the research staff is 2,519 in RSCI and 1,291 in Scopus.
Publication activities are increasing every year. In 2021, our scientists published 705 articles in top-tier journals, 166 of them were in Q1-2 journals. Quarterly and annual publication performance (defined as the number of publications in top-tier journals per researcher) was regularly above the standard established for research institutions.
Following the state assignment, 627 articles were published in 2021 with a total impact factor of 1316.7, 99.3% of publications accounting for journals with an impact factor of more than 0.3 (623 articles).
In 2021, the Centre obtained 37 intellectual property results, including 24 patents, 11 database certificates and 2 software certificates. Twenty-nine invention applications were filed.
The Centre got the first-ever international patent for registration of the training program «Research Management» (ID: WDTS-PC-00002664 dated 12/14/21).
Almazov Centre has the following research institutes:
- Institute of Heart and Vessels
- Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics
- Institute of Experimental Medicine
- Institute of Endocrinology
- Institute of Oncology and Hematology
- Institute of Perinatology and Pediatrics
- Polenov Neurosurgical Institute
and 6 independent divisions: