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CALL FOR PROPOSALS: ISTC Initiative in Support of NIH/NIAID - Georgia MOLHSA Partnership: 2014 ISTC Joint Research Program on HIV, TB and Hepatitis


The ISTC is accepting proposals from collaborative research teams involving scientists from institutions in Georgia and in the United States of America for the 2014 Georgia-U.S. Small Grant Initiative for Research Collaboration on HIV, Tuberculosis (TB), Hepatitis, announced during the “Program-Development Workshop on HIV, TB and Hepatitis” convened in Tbilisi, Georgia, from June 16-18, 2014

Opening of the newly renovated Animal Breeding Facility at KSCQZD in Kazakhstan


On 2 October, the ISTC Executive Director Mr. David Cleave, together with the Deputy Head of the EU Delegation to Kazakhstan, Mr. Kamen Velichkov and Dr. Zuresh Zhumadilova, Chief Expert of the Committee on Consumer Protection of Kazakhstan, opened the newly renovated animal breeding facility at the Kazakh Scientific Centre for Quarantine and Zoonotic Diseases (KSCQZD).

EU funded ISTC Project supports Biosafety and Biosecurity Training for Personnel of Mobile Medical Units Working in Field Conditions in Kazakhstan


On 31 July 2014 ISTC Project K-2048 “Biosafety and Biosecurity Training for Personnel of Mobile Medical Units Working in Field Conditions” was successfully completed. This Project was funded by the European Union as part of a larger EU-ISTC contribution agreement with the objective of “Strengthening Biosafety & Biosecurity Capabilities in Central Asian Countries”.

The new office of the ISTC was officially opened at Nazarbaev University in Astana, Kazakhstan on 5 June, 2014


The opening took part in the framework of the 59th Governing Board meeting of the ISTC held in Astana

ISTC Success Stories: Biosafety and Biosecurity in Central Asia- Training of specialists in Quarantine and Zoonotic Infections in collaboration with ISTC and European Commision (DEVCO)


218 specialists attended the advanced trainings at Aikimbayev's Kazakh Scientific Center for Quarantine and Zoonotic Diseases (KSCQZD) in the framework of ISTC project K- 1817" Providing Bio-safety and Bio-security Training by Kazakh Scientific Centre for Quarantine and Zoonotic Diseases (KSCQZD)". This project is financed by European Commission /EuropeAid/DG Development and Cooperation (DEVCO).



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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