The Unique U.S.-Russian Relationship in Biological Science and Biotechnology: Recent Experience and Future Directions
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In the fall of 2010, the U.S. National Academies (consisting of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine) and the Russian Academy of Sciences (in cooperation with the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences and the Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences) initiated a joint study of U.S.-Russian bilateral engagement in the biological sciences and biotechnology (hereinafter collectively referred to as bioengagement). The U.S. Department of State and the Russian Academy of Sciences provided support for the study. The academies established a joint committee of 12 leading scientists from the two countries to assess bioengagement activities since 1996 and to provide recommendations as to collaborative efforts in the near future. The Unique U.S.-Russian Relationship in Biological Science and Biotechnology: Recent Experience and Future Directions summarizes the principal conclusions and recommendations of the study.


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244 pages | 6 x 9
ISBN: 978-0-309-26980-3

Table of Contents

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Front Matter i-xii
Summary 1-10
Introduction 11-22
1 Importance of U.S.-Russian Bioengagement 23-38
2 Ensuring Appropriate Use of Biological Assets 39-50
3 Advancing the Frontiers of Biological Research 51-60
4 Applications of Science in the Public and Private Sectors 61-72
5 Programs with Regional and Global Reaches 73-82
6 Impacts of Bilateral Programs and Projects 83-90
7 Impediments in Carrying Out Approved and Funded Collaborative Projects 91-100
8 Lessons Learned 101-108
9 Strategies and Coordination 109-114
10 Recommendations for Future Bioengagement 115-122
Appendix A: Available Resources 123-124
Appendix A.1: Biographical Sketches of Committee Members 125-130
Appendix A.2: Relevant Reports of National Academies, Books, and Other Publications 131-134
Appendix A.3: Organizations Consulted 135-136
Appendix B: Examples of U.S.-Russian Agreements of Special Relevance for Bioengagement 137-138
Appendix C: Activities in Bioengagement of Selected U.S. Government Departments and Agencies 139-140
Appendix C.1: Department of State 141-142
Appendix C.2: Defense Threat Reduction Agency 143-150
Appendix C.3: Department of Energy 151-156
Appendix C.4: Department of Health and Human Services (Biotechnology Engagement Program) 157-168
Appendix C.5: National Institutes of Health 169-172
Appendix C.6: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 173-176
Appendix C.7: National Science Foundation 177-178
Appendix C.8: United States Agency for International Development 179-182
Appendix C.9: Environmental Protection Agency 183-184
Appendix C.10: Agricultural Research Service 185-188
Appendix C.11: Fish and Wildlife Service 189-190
Appendix D: Interest of Selected Russian Research Institutions with Active Bioengagement Programs 191-192
Appendix D.1: State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology Vector 193-194
Appendix D.2: All-Russian Research Institute of Phytopathology 195-196
Appendix D.3: Research Institute of Influenza 197-198
Appendix D.4: Selected Institutes of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences 199-204
Appendix E: Activities of Other Organizations 205-206
Appendix E.1: Bilateral Presidential Commission 207-208
Appendix E.2: International Science and Technology Center 209-216
Appendix E.3: Skolkovo Foundation and Innovation Center 217-218
Appendix E.4: Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology 219-220
Appendix E.5: Rusnano and Other Russian Investors 221-222
Appendix F: Other Topics of Interest 223-224
Appendix F.1: U.S.-Russian Joint Peer-Reviewed Articles, Reviews, and Conference Proceedings (At least one Russian and one American author) (20002012) 225-226
Appendix F.2: Russian Research Personnel and Funding 227-228
Appendix F.3: Russia's Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Sectors 229-232
Appendix F.4: Assessment of Developments in Agrobiotechnology in the United States and Russia 233-238
Appendix F.5: Scientific Forum for Biomedical and Behavioral Research 239-242
Appendix F.6: Funding and Related Mechanisms 243-244
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