Europe-Russian Federation Symposium on Research Infrastructures

симпозиумEurope-Russian Federation Symposium on Research Infrastructures was held on December 17th 2021, as a virtual event. The virtual symposium brought together delegates from Russian and European Research Infrastructures (RIs) which are active in different scientific domains, to raise awareness of the broad array of scientific opportunities offered to scientists and for RI cooperation in Europe and in the Russian Federation. The event contributed to visibility to individual RIs and offered a platform for mutual knowledge and dissemination.

Target audience consisted of researchers who have an interest in learning more about research infrastructures and the research opportunities they offer to scientists. Special Q&A sessions gave the participants an opportunity to exchange their experience and knowledge and build new valuable contacts for future collaboration.

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The event was organised by CREMLINplus project (WP8 TNA) together with the RI-VIS project.

CREMLINplus (Connecting Russian and European Measures for Large-scale Research Infrastructures – plus) is an EU Horizon 2020 project fostering European-Russian scientific and technical collaboration in the field of research infrastructures (RIs).

RI-VIS project is an EU Horizon 2020 project designed to increase the visibility of European research infrastructures (RIs) to new communities in Europe and beyond.

The detailed agenda and hyperlinks to some of the presentations you can find below.


Time Moderators – Greta Facile (CREMLINplus), Natalie Haley (RI-VIS)
9.00 – 9.35
  • Welcome session
  • Introduction to Russian Research Infrastructures: Kirill Borisov – Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, Tatiana Chechenkina – The Russian Research Institute of Economics, Politics and Law in Science and Technology
  • The landscape of Research Infrastructures in Europe: Patricia Postigo McLaughlin – European Commission
9.35 – 10.20 Successful Scientific cooperation stories and opportunities

Moderator – Irina Kuklina (CREMLINplus)

  • The progress of Russian-European cooperation in the Research Infrastructure development: Andrey Anikeev – ROSATOM
  • CREMLINplus Project: Kaja Scheliga – DESY
  • LEAPS International collaborations: Jean Daillant – SOLEIL
  • INTERACT-International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic: Margareta Johansson – Lund University
10.20 – 12.00 Research Infrastructures presentations- SESSION 1

Moderator – Anastasia Zadorina (CREMLINplus)

  • ENVRI-FAIR Environmental Research Infrastructures: Ari Asmi – University of Helsinki, Werner Kutsch – ICOS, Eija Juurola – ACTRIS
  • Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov – Core Facility Center “Arktika”: Alexander Kozhevnikov – CFC Arktika
  • The Budker Institute participation in the large scale Research Infrastructures Projects: Vitaly Vorobyov – BINP
  • Instruct-ERIC – European Research Infrastructure for Structural Biology: Susan Daenke and Claudia Alen Amaro – Instruct-ERIC
  • Federal Scientific Research Centre “Crystallography and Photonics” of the Russian Academy of Sciences: Yuriy Grigoriev – FSRC Crystallography and Photonics”
  • Joint Institute for Nuclear Research – Pulsed fast reactor IBR-2: Otilia Culicov – Norbert Kučerka – JINR
  • APPEC – Astroparticle Physics European Consortium: Katharina Henjes-Kunst (DESY) – Andrea Haungst (KIT)
12.00 – 12.15 Q&A Session Moderator – Greta Facile (CREMlINplus)
12.15 – 13.00 LUNCH BREAK
13.00 – 14.45 Research Infrastructures presentations- SESSION 2

Moderators – Greta Facile (CREMLINplus) Mayya Bzhaniya (CREMLINplus)

  • Special Astrophysical Observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences: Yulia Sotnikova – SAO
  • JIVE-ERIC – The Joint Institute for Very Long Baseline Interferometry European Research Infrastructure Consortium: Francisco Colomer – VLBI ERIC (JIVE)
  • Saint Petersburg State University – Scientific Research Park SPbU: Maria Baturova – SPbU
  • National Research Center “Kurchatov Institute”: Roman Senin, Ekaterina Kolesnikova – NRC KI
  • INFRAFRONTIER – European Research Infrastructure for the generation, phenotyping, archiving and distribution of model mammalian genomes: Michael Raess – INFRAFRONTIER
  • Exawatt Center for Extreme Light Studies (XCELS): Efim Khazanov – IAP RAS
  • Euro-BioImaging and Global BioImaging: Federica Paina – EMBL
  • National Medical Research Center of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Perinatology named after Academician V.I. Kulakov: Ekaterina Yarotskaya – Research Biobank for Reproductive Biology and Medicine
  • CESSI – Institute for Comparative Social Research and ESS ERIC – European Social Survey: Anna Andreenkova – CESSI
  • LifeWatch ERIC – the E-Science European infrastructure for biodiversity and ecosystem research: Juan Miguel GONZÁLEZ-ARANDA – LifeWatch ERIC
14.45 – 15.00 Q&A session

Moderator – Greta Facile (CREMLINplus)

15.00 – 15.10 Conclusion of the symposium and closing remarks

Moderators – Greta Facile (CREMLINplus), Natalie Haley (RI-VIS)