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Appendix L
List of Research Projects Proposed in Open Competitions Organized in 20031

Title of Project

Financial Support (in rubles)

Genomic micromatrices for determining the link between Helicobacter pylori and early stomach cancer

3 million

Role of oxide-modified fibrinogen and lipoproteins in the development of cardiovascular diseases and their complications

1 million

Creation of new material based on spider web protein structures

2 million

Creation of transgenic plants to serve as superproducers of targeted proteins (including those for medical use)

3.5 million

Bioinformatic approaches in biotechnology

3 million

Synthesis of biogenic surfactants with a broad range of functional characteristics

1.5 million

Biosafety of ecosystems in the Russian Federation with regard to invasive exotic species

1.5 million

Development of food product technologies based on non-standard agricultural raw materials biotransformed with the aid of multistrains and enzyme systems

900,000

1  

The competition was sponsored by the Russian Ministry of Industry and Science as part of the Priority Objective on Developing New Biotechnology Research Areas and Ensuring Biosafety. Translated from the Russian by Kelly Robbins.



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Biological Science and Biotechnology in Russia: Controlling Diseases and Enhancing Security Appendix L List of Research Projects Proposed in Open Competitions Organized in 20031 Title of Project Financial Support (in rubles) Genomic micromatrices for determining the link between Helicobacter pylori and early stomach cancer 3 million Role of oxide-modified fibrinogen and lipoproteins in the development of cardiovascular diseases and their complications 1 million Creation of new material based on spider web protein structures 2 million Creation of transgenic plants to serve as superproducers of targeted proteins (including those for medical use) 3.5 million Bioinformatic approaches in biotechnology 3 million Synthesis of biogenic surfactants with a broad range of functional characteristics 1.5 million Biosafety of ecosystems in the Russian Federation with regard to invasive exotic species 1.5 million Development of food product technologies based on non-standard agricultural raw materials biotransformed with the aid of multistrains and enzyme systems 900,000 1   The competition was sponsored by the Russian Ministry of Industry and Science as part of the Priority Objective on Developing New Biotechnology Research Areas and Ensuring Biosafety. Translated from the Russian by Kelly Robbins.

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Biological Science and Biotechnology in Russia: Controlling Diseases and Enhancing Security Title of Project Financial Support (in rubles) Development of methods for using heat shock protein to eliminate postoperative scarring 3.5 million Study of processes involved in the synthesis of physiologically active proteins in cell-free systems 3 million Creation of a transgenic potato resistant to viroidal, viral, and bacterial infections 2.5 million Study of pharmacological properties of endogenous peptides (functional protein fragments) 4 million Development of stem cell-based technologies for cell replacement therapy 3.4 million Study of regulatory elements determining the boundaries of human genome domains and the effectiveness of their expression, as well as their use in improving genetic engineering methodologies 3.2 million Development of nuclear magnetic resonance technologies and associated software for structural-functional proteomics and bioengineering 2.5 million Development of microchip-based methods for analyzing biotoxins 2.2 million Creation of a system for targeted delivery of gene therapy constructs based on hepatitis C (HCV) virions 4 million Development of methods for three-dimensional spectral microtomography for studying cell transport and interactions of proteins and peptides 1.7 million New methods of molecular modeling and molecular dynamics for structure-function analysis of proteins and peptides 3 million Application of modern biotechnology approaches for increasing the effectiveness of anti-tumor gene therapy preparations 3 million Study of the role of serine-threonine protein kinase of actinomycetes in regulating antibiotic resistance 3.3 million Search for producers of biologically-active substances with hypolipidemic properties 2 million Synthesis and determination of the structure and biological activity of new productive fluorquinolones 2.3 million TOTAL 60 milliona aThe exchange rate in 2003 was 30.7 rubles = $1.