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Working Meeting on Space Debris Mitigation and Removal was held in the ISTC HQ on 1-2 December 2011.


An exchange of views on the latest development and fact finding with respect to space debris mitigation and removal were the main topics of the discussion.

Pediatric Multidrug Resistant Tuberculosis Conference: Emerging Global Challenge, Moscow, 14-15 November, 2011: presentations are available


During the two day international meeting it is supposed to discuss problem of multidrug resistant TB in Russia and globally with participation of the experts from Russia, EU, USA, South Africa India, CIS, Georgia and Ukraine.

ISTC-GSI Young Scientists School 2011 “Ultra-High Intensity Light Science and Applications”, GSI, Darmstadt, Germany, October 2011.


The First ISTC-GSI Young Scientists School 2011 “Ultra-High Intensity Light Science and Applications” was held at GSI, Darmstadt, Germany, October 10 - 15, 2011.

The ISTC participated in “BioJapan 2011”.


The ISTC introduced six technologies from Russia and CIS in “BioJapan 2011” (5-7 October, 2011, Yokohama) such as pectin nanocomposites with anticancer effect, transition metal amino acid Schiff base complexes for radiation therapy and masks for respiratory protection.

Innovation and Technology Transfer Seminar: presentations are available


On 27-28 September 2011 the 14th Seminar of the ISTC Scientific Advisory Committee was held in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The event was focused on issues, related to the development of innovations and technology transfer in a global security environment.

The International Conference “Nonlinear optics: East – West Reunion, September, 2011.


The International Conference “Nonlinear optics: East – West Reunion” was held in Suzdal city, Russia, on September 21- 23, 2011.

ISTC-STCU International Environmental Forensics Workshop: Proceedings are now available


The ISTC together with STCU organized an international workshop on environmental forensics. More than 80 scientists and business representatives from 12 countries attended the workshop held in Georgia on 12-16 September 2011.

2011 Summer School for Young Scientists concluded


The ISTC Summer School organised together with other organisations was successfully concluded on 30 September 2011 in Geneva at CERN.

ISTC Summer School 2011, at CERN, 25 September- 1 October 2011


The ISTC-CERN-JINR Summer School on High Energy Physics and Accelerator Physics is targeted at postgraduate and PhD students from CIS countries and Georgia.

2nd Joint NIAID-ISTC Workshop on Bioinformatics Tools and Innovation through Collaboration, August 29–September 1, 2011, Moscow


The purpose of the workshop is to expand on the previously established relationship between NIAID and research institutions from the Former Soviet Union countries to identify and discuss collaboration initiatives in the areas of bioinformatics, computational biology, medical and clinical informatics as related to allergy and infectious diseases.

Workshop Innovative Drug Discovery Collaboration, 7-9 August, Canada


Twenty researchers and industry experts from Russia, Georgia, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kirgisia, Ukraine, USA and Canada took part in the event. They discussed means to stimulate the development and production of innovative drugs in CIS.

XXIII International Symposium on Nuclear Electronics & Computing, 12-19 September 2011, Varna, Bulgaria


ISTC, the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Russia), the European Organization for Nuclear Research (Switzerland) and the Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (Bulgaria) organize the XXIII International Symposium on Nuclear Electronics and Computing (NEC'2011).

Workshop Variable Geometry Rotor, July 14-15, Tbilisi, Georgia


Representatives of Boeing Corp. positively assessed the results of ISTC project G-1600 and the prototype that was built by the Georgian team of scientists (see picture). Participants agreed that further research has to be done on the subject.

International Conference Man and the Environment, Pushchino Biological Center, Russia, June 22-24, 2011


ISTC, in collaboration with the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), organized a special session on ‘Nanomaterials in the Environment: Ecological Risk Assessment’

International ISTC Workshop 'Problems of Radio Ecology and Waste Management of Uranium Manufacture in Central Asia' was held in the Kyrgyz Republic on June 6-9, Issyk- Kul


The issue of uranium tailings and toxic industrial waste in countries of the CIS remains extremely grave and the potential consequences of this problem could impact millions of people if not dealt with in an effective and timely way.

Third International Symposium “Laser-Driven Relativistic Plasmas Applied to Science, Energy, Industry, and Medicine”, 30 May - 02 June 2011, Kyoto, Japan


The purpose of the current Symposium was to review basic science problems associated with laser-plasma interactions as well as industrial applications and applications to medical diagnostics and hadron therapy.

2nd Japan-Russia Cooperation Symposium on Conservation of the Ecosystem Bordering Regions, May 13-15, 2011


Over 70 participants attended the event, among whom Russian and Japanese scientists and experts, officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of the Environment of Japan.

First Announcement - The Joint ISTC–GSI Young Scientists School 2011 “Ultra-High Intensity Light Science and Applications”


Students, post-graduates and post-doctorates under 35, focusing on Ultra-High Intensity Light Science and Applications, are invited to become participants of the Young Scientists School.

ISTC Executive Director visits Tajikistan for Conference on Project Results, 30 March 2011


Tajikistan is a member of ISTC since 2003. So far, ISTC has funded more than 40 projects in Tajikistan with a value of 10 million USD.

Bio-Risk Management Workshop for Central Asian Specialists, Almaty, Kazakhstan, 25-30 April 2011


The 5 day event is aimed at training Central Asian specialists, including three from Afghanistan, to better lab practices in order to reduce possible threats of bio-material handling.



The International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) is an intergovernmental organization connecting scientists from Kazakhstan, Armenia, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Georgia with their peers and research organizations in the EU, Japan, Republic of Korea, Norway and the United States.


ISTC facilitates international science projects and assists the global scientific and business community to source and engage with CIS and Georgian institutes that develop or possess an excellence of scientific know-how.

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