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					                                   Министерство образования и
7th Framework Programme EC                   науки

                                      Республики Татарстан

                                                                Biotechnology, Agricultural and
CLIB2021 - Cluster industrielle   German-Russian Co-operation               Food
       Biotechnologie                Network Biotechnology       FP7 National Contact Point of

                            INFORMATION DAY

                                  13-16 SEPTEMBER 2011

                                    (ПРОЕКТ 01/08/2011)

                                     KAZAN, RUSSIA

From the Russian Federation:

   Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Tatarstan
   A.N. Bach Institute of Biochemistry RAS
   Russian Biotechnology Organization
   “Biotechnology, Agricultural and Food” FP7 National Contact Point of Russia
   Kazan National Research Technological University
   OAO “Tatneftekhiminvest-holding“

From the European Union:

 Dr. Manuel Hallen, Minister Counsellor Science & Technology, Delegation of the European Union to
 Dr. Christian Patermann, member of the German BioEconomy Council
 Dr. Manfred Kircher, member of the German BioEconomy Council, Chairman of the Board Сlib2021
Venue: Tatarstan Academy of Sciences, 20 Bauman str., Kazan

                      Registration opens

                      Opening speech
                      About the 7th Framework Programme for research and technological
                      development of EU
                      Manuel HALLEN, Minister Counsellor for Science & Technology at the Delegation of
                      the EU to Russia, European Commission
                      Opening speech
                      Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Tatarstan [TBC]
                      German-Russian Year of Education, Science and Innovation
                      FP7 KBBE Programme
                      Bio-NCP of Russia, A.N. Bach Institute of Biochemistry RAS, Moscow, Russia
                      Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy in Germany
                      Christian PATERMANN, Member of the BioEconomy Council of the German
                      Government, Bonn, Germany

                      FP7 Health Programme
                      Elena TARASOVA, FP7-Health NCP of Russia, MSU, Moscow, Russia [TBC]
                      FP7 Mobility Programme
                      Anna PIKALOVA, International Centre for the Promotion of Mobility of Researchers,
                      Students and Postgraduates National research university ‘Higher school of
                      economics, Moscow, Russia [TBC]

                      Cluster Industrial Biotechnology 2021, Dusseldorf
                      Manfred KIRCHER, Chairman of the Board Сlib2021, Düsseldorf, Germany

                      OAO “Tatneftekhiminvest-holding”, Kazan, Russia [TBC]
                      Participation in the FP7 project “ ENSOR - Evolving nanocarbon strategies in (bio)
                      organic remits”
                      Kazan Federal University, Russia [TBC]
                      General questions and discussion based on the INFO-day



Venue: Kazan National Research Technological University

Presentations of German and Russian organization

SEPTEMBER THE 15th – 16 th
Working visits to the universities, research and innovation centers of Kazan

                   OAO “Tatneftekhiminvest-holding“

                   Kazan National Research Technological University (KNRTU)

                   Federal Center for Toxicological and Radiation Safety of Animals

                    Manuel HALLEN
                    Minister Counsellor Science & Technology, Delegation of the European Union to

                    Manuel Hallen, MD is since November 2010 posted as Minister Counsellor for Science &
                    Technology at the Delegation of the European Union to Russia in Moscow. He was born
                    in Heidelberg (Germany) and studied medicine at the Universities of Heidelberg and
                    Lausanne (Switzerland). Following an elective time with the Australian Royal Flying
                    Doctor Service, he had his clinical training at the Department of Internal Medicine,
                    Klinikum Mannheim of the University of Heidelberg.
                      Before joining the European Commission in 1990, he was Deputy Scientific Director at
                    Staticon Research Institute for Biostatistics and Clinical Research in Munich (Germany).
                    From 1993 to 1998 he was responsible for human genome research in the EC
                    Framework Programmes in the context of the international Human Genome Project
                    and represented the European Commission at the International Strategy Meeting on
                    Human Genome Sequencing in 1996 in Bermuda. Since 1999 he has been Head of Unit
                    in various research areas in the field of health and agriculture-biotechnology-food
                    research, including fundamental genomics and neurosciences. From 2006 until 2010 he
                    was Head of Unit “Medical and Public Health Research” covering areas such as brain
                    research and related diseases, human development and ageing, cancer, cardiovascular
                    disease, diabetes and obesity, other severe chronic diseases, rare diseases, and public
                    health research. During this period he also served as Director for Health Research ad

                    CLIB2021 - Cluster industrielle Biotechnologie

                    CLIB has over 70 members from academia, SME and chemical industry -
                    amongst them Altana, Bayer Material Science, Bayer Technology Services,
                    Cognis, Evonik Industries, Henkel and LanXess. The association was founded
                    in Duesseldorf, Germany in 2007. The cluster was awarded first prize and a
                    public sponsorship for the promotion of biotechnological science worth 20
                    million Euros in a competition of the Federal Ministry of Education and
                    Research (BMBF).

                    Since 2008, R&D-Projects in the field of industrial biotechnology with a
                    volume of EUR 50 million have been initiated. CLIB2021 is sponsored by the
Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the Federal Ministry of
Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (BMELV) and the Ministry of
Innovation, Science, Research and Technology of the German State of North
Rhine-Westphalia (MIWFT).

German-Russian Co-operation Network Biotechnology

The objective of the Network is to establish the sustainable platform for
technology transfer between German and Russian SMEs and research
The consulting offer of Cooperation Network addresses German and Russian
experts from science and business, focusing especially on small and midsize
enterprises interested in cooperating with institutions and partners in the
field of biotechnology.
The service offerings of the cooperation network include the business
partners search, organization of research and educational events, project
management and setting up businesses

Biotechnology, Agricultural and Food FP7 National Contact Point
of Russia
National Contact Point in Russia for the European Community’s Seventh Framework
Programme for Research and Technological Development on 2-th Priority –
«Biotechnology, agriculture and food» (Bio-NCP of Russia) was established by Ministry
of Education and Science of the Russian Federation for promotion, facilitation and
implementation of EC FP6/FP7 activity on biotechnology in Russia. The main task of Bio-
NCP of Russia is collecting and dissemination of information about FP6/FP7-Bio priority
activity to potential R&TD and SME specialists in Russia.

A.N. Bach Institute of Biochemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences
(INBI), Moscow
Director – Prof. Vladimir Popov

A.N. Bach Institute of Biochemistry founded in 1935 is the oldest Russian life science
research institute. INBI carries out fundamental and applied research in the fields of
Biochemistry, Biomedicine and Biotechnology. Principal research areas of INBI are
investigations of biochemical organization of the living systems, structural and
functional organization of proteins, development of enzymatic processes; development
of biotechnological approaches for the novel rational application of renewable bio-
INBI is the key member of the Russian Technology Platform “Bio-industry and Bio-
resources – BioTech2030”.It is implicated in a number of large-scale national and
international biotech projects, including e. g. valorization of agricultural waste and
implementation of the concept of Russian lignocellulosic biorefinery.
INBI is the home of the Russian National Contact Point “Biotechnology, agriculture,
forestry, fisheries and food” and of the Editorial Board of the journal “Applied
Biochemistry and Microbiology (Moscow)”. Since February 2010 INBI is a member of
the Cluster of Industrial Biotechnology CLIB2021
Russian Technology Platform “Bio-industry and Bio-resources –

•   Select Biotechnology as a national priority
•   Support for basic and applied research within the federal and regional programs
•   Use of procurement for the public use as a tool to develop biotechnology markets
•   Business Promotion introducing and producing biotech products
•   The system of subsidies / preferences for certain groups of biotechnological
•   Support for the creation of regional biotechnology clusters

Dr. Manfred Kircher
Chairman of the Board Сlib2021
Dr. Kircher is delegated by Evonik Industries AG and brings along more than 25 years of
experience in the field of investments, biotechnology R&D, production and project
He joined Degussa in 1981 and after organizing a biotechnological R&D department in
Degussa’s feed additive business unit, he was placed in charge of microbial strain
development in 1984. Later he co-built Fermas, an international joint venture for amino
acid production in Slovakia. From 1996 on, Manfred Kircher was director of
biotechnology project development in Degussa’s R&D center Hanau/Germany. From
2001 to 2004, he managed Degussa’s investment in Burrill & Company - a San Francisco
based life sciences venture capital bank. Manfred Kircher received his PhD from the
Institute of Microbiology at the J.W.-Goethe-University in Frankfurt/Germany in the
area of molecular yeast genetics.

Dr. Christian Patermann
member of the German BioEconomy Council, Bonn

Christian Patermann was born in Gliwice, Upper Silesia, in 1942. Following his High
School years, he studied Law, Economics and Languages in Germany (Freiburg, Munich,
Bonn), Switzerland (Lausanne, Geneva) and Spain (Santander) and completed his
Doctoral Thesis in Law at the University of Bonn in 1969.
     He entered the German public service in 1971 by joining the Federal Ministry of
Science and Education, Bonn. From 1974-1978 he became Science Counsellor at the
German Embassy in Washington D.C., USA. He then returned to the Ministry of
Research and Technology where he held many positions in Germany and International
Organisations, like ESA, ESO, EMBL. In 1988 he becomes Director of Cabinet of the
German Federal Minister of Research and Technology, Dr. H. Riesenhuber. This
comprised also the position of the spokesperson of the Ministry. In 1993 he was
appointed Deputy Director General of the Ministry.
        In 1996 he went to Brussels to become the Programme Director for
“Environment” Research at the Research Directorate-General of the European
Commission at Brussels where he conceived and implemented the 4th, 5th and 6th RTD
Framework Programmes of the EU in this field. He was also Vice-President of the
Steering Committee of IGFA (International Group of Funding Agencies in Global
Environmental Changes) and elected member of the START Scientific Committee.
      Since January 2004 he was Programme Director for “Biotechnology, Agriculture &
Food” Research at the Research Directorate-General of the European Commission,
which from 2007 also comprises Aquaculture and Fisheries as well as Forestry. He was
also appointed chairman of the oldest Committee between EU Member States and the
European Commission, the Standing Committee on agricultural research, SCAR. He also
served for 4 years as co-chair in the important EC-US Task Force Life Sciences and
Biotechnology Research.
      In August 2007 Christian Patermann retired. He now lives in Bonn and advises
public and private institutions and companies, among them the largest German Land
NorthRhine-Westphalia, the Swiss Agricultural Research Council etc.
      He is author of more than 100 articles, books and other contributions to Science,
Research and Technology in particular in Space, Nuclear and non-Nuclear Energy,
Nuclear Proliferation, Environment and Global Changes, Marine Research,
Biotechnology, Aquaculture, Food, Forestry and Fisheries.
      He is also expert in international cooperation, including the European
enlargement process and the relationship between Europe and the BRICK-countries
(Brazil, Russia, India, China and Korea)
     He is an amateur Jazz musician and was until recently Member of the Board of the
Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn.

Since beginning of 2009 he has been appointed member of the Research and
Technology Council “BioEconomy“ of the Federal German Government, a recently
created new advisory Body to Chancellor Merkel and her Cabinet.

Anna Schmidt
Coordinator German-Russian Cooperation Network

T: +49 211 67931 32

CHOREN Industries GmbH, Freiberg,Germany,

CHOREN is an internationally leading supplier of technologies for the production of
synthesis gas from carbonaceous solids.
As a licensor and engineering services provider, CHOREN is a partner for the
international chemical and petrochemical industries and energy companies alike.
CHOREN offers sustainable high-tech solutions for synthesis gas production from
carbonaceous solids and provides a wide spectrum of services such as project
development, engineering and technical services including construction, commissioning
and after-sales support.

Presentation in Moscow:
“Bio synthesis gas from biomass offers many New Business Opportunities in Russia”
OAO “Tatneftekhiminvest-holding “
OAO “Tatneftekhiminvest-holding “ was created in September 1994 under the Decree
of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan as the industrial and financial company
consolidating all the components of the cycle: oil production - refining – sales of oil
products in the Republic of Tatarstan. The company was registered by the Ministry of
Finance of RT on September 12, 1994.
OAO “Tatneftekhiminvest-holding” acts as a coordination and expert centre,
working in a wide range of business lines of Gas & Petrochemical Complex.
OAO “Tatneftekhiminvest-holding” is not engaged in manufacturing of industrial
The main purpose of Holding’s activity is to promote the most comprehensive
use of intellectual, material, resource, productive, scientific and technical
potential of Gas & Petrochemical Complex of the Republic of Tatarstan and
making a profit on its basis by:
- the increase of production efficiency of Gas & Petrochemical Complex’s
enterprises of RT by means of rational utilization of hydrocarbon and mineral
raw materials;
- development and realization of measures on the effective use of scientific and
technical potential.
In this connection, Holding maintains close relations with various scientific
organizations and institutes, both Russian and foreign ones (Novosibirsk
Institute of Catalysis, Institute of Petrochemical Synthesis n.a. Topchiev, All-
Russian Research Institute of Oil Processing, Institute of Chemical Physics, Kazan
State Technological University; among foreign R&D centers- Ferrara Un., STC
Basell, STC BASF and others).
Kazan National Research Technological University (KNRTU)
Rector: German S. Dyakonov

Kazan National Research Technological University holds the position in Top 12
of leading universities in Russia, has the status of a regional and national leader
in innovations, research and education in engineering and technology.
Core research activities are concentrated around the following development
- Chemistry and technology of polymer and composite materials
- Chemistry and technology of high energy materials
- Integrated processing of hydrocarbon resources
- Nanotechnology, Nanomaterials
- Energy and resource saving technologies for advanced materials

The structural unit of Kazan National Research Technological University is
G. Nurtdiniv) with food technology (headed by Viktor M. Emelyanov) and food
engineering (headed by Mstislav A. Polivanov) faculties.
This Institute has the following departments, directly involved in
biotechnological research:
The Department of Industrial Biotechnology (headed by Alexander S. Sirotkin)
with priorities in the areas of industrial, agricultural and ecological
biotechnology: bioconversion of basic vegetative raw materials and wastes of
wood processing and agricultural enterprises; production of veterinary
antibiotics; biodecontamination and recycling of wastes; bioindication of
environmental contaminations.
The Department of Food Biotechnology (headed by Maria A. Sysoeva) with
research activities in the following areas: intensification of biological processes
in food biotechnology; creation of food biologically active additives; creation of
high performance plant protection products; engineering enzymology;
development of fungal chitin technology and its chemical modification.
General information:

Federal Government Institution « Federal Center for
Toxicological and Radiation Safety of Animals »

Director - Prof. Ivanov Arkady Vasiliyevich, Honored Researcher of Russian
Federation, Doctor of Biology

The institute was formed by the Ministry of Agriculture of the USSR in 1960 in
accordance with Ministers Council resolution and was determined by Ministry of
Agriculture of the USSR as a head research institution for Veterinary Toxicology,
Radiobiology, and some aspects of Biological Safety. The Center deposits
particularly dangerous microorganisms for the State needs and is a Precisions
Center for indication and evaluation methods development for radioactive
infection, indication of highly affecting poisonous substances and bacterial
media in the environment, pathological materials, food and fodder of domestic
and foreign origin; develops, produces, and implements drugs for Animal
Health, organizes and performs training courses.
Actual researches are carried out in newly formed department of Bio- and
Nanotechnologies. Some researches investigate ecological and biotechnological
ways to control and regulate water and soil resources quality from
contamination (petroleum and oil products) and biological wastes.
Researchers of the Institute have developed and implemented into Animal
Health, practice more than 350 preparations and scientific and technical
documentation, more than 500 authorship certificates and patents were
Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor, Honored Scientist of the RT
Honored Worker of Science
Dean of the Faculty of Food Technology, Head of the Department of Chemical
Research interests: The mass transfer of oxygen in the gas-liquid-solid system,
mathematical modeling of mass transfer processes, biotechnology processes
and reactors.
He directs the theoretical and practical studies of possibility of biotechnological
processes intensification with using oxygen carriers, the engineering design of
biotechnological processes with application of modern technology. He have
developed a fundamentally new method for intensification of oxygen transport
systems in the fermentation system using a carrier, intensive biotechnology for
receiving microbial biomass (baker's yeast and fodder) and biologically active
substances (amino acids, enzymes, drugs), a new design of the bioreactor.
Educational activity:
He reads lectures "Computational Mathematics and Programming," "The use of
computers in chemical and biochemical technology". He had read a series of
lectures on the problem of mass transfer of oxygen in biotechnological
processes, "Intensification of cultivation of aerobic microorganisms using
oxygen carriers," at the Higher Technical School (city of Merseburg, Germany)
and the University College of North Wales (Bangor, the United Kingdom)
He has more than 20 patents, including embedded into the industry. He
qualified the staff of top-qualification: 3 DSc and 29 PhD. He has published over
90 publications of scientifical, educational and methodical character, and the
total number of publications of more than 273 works.
Alexander S. SIROTKIN,
Doctor of Technical Sciences, professor, member of the All-Russian society of
Head of the Department of Industrial Biotechnology
Areas of Expertise: biotechnology of wastewater (effective technological scheme,
microbial enrichment culture, Bioaugmentation);
aggregation of microorganisms (floccules, biofilms, microbial granules);
biofiltration and bioregeneration of industrial adsorbents;
bioremediation of soil and water;
bioconversion of food raw materials and waste (including biofuels).
Scientific developments:
"Biosorption processes of wastewater treatment" (within the framework of the
Interregional Scientific and Technical Program of the Russian Federation "The
technology of living systems" (1997-2000)
"Formation and studies of properties of aerobic microbial granules," " Regularities of
biofilm formation of pure microbial culture on a solid surface" (research internships for
DAAD scholarship to attend the national research project "SFB 411" (1999-2001)
University of Technology Munich, Germany)
"Providing of the required quality of wastewater and sewage treatment and plants
operational stability in the conditions of production expansion of Thiokol" by Kazan
Synthetic Rubber Plant "(2001)
"The biotransformation of nitrogen compounds in wastewater biofiltration systems"
(research training fellowships to DAAD (2003), University of Karlsruhe, Germany)
Educational activity: lectures, laboratory and practical training courses on:
theoretical bases of biotechnology;General Biotechnology.
The total number of scientific and methodical publications - more than 100.

Doctor of Technical Sciences, professor
Honored Scientist of the Republic of Tatarstan
Head - Department of Technology of Food Production
A graduate of the Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Biology and Soil,
Kazan State University.
From 1980 to 1997: assistant, associate professor, professor of Kazan State
Technological University (KSTU).
Member of the Board of teaching unions on education in the field of food
technology, processing of raw materials and products of animal origin.
Corresponding member of the International Academy of Refrigeration, Member
of the Russian Society for Microbiology.
Chairman of the section "Food Chemistry" Tatar branch of the DI Mendeleev
Russian Chemical Society, a member of the doctoral councils.
She is a author of more than 180 scientific - methodical works on the
intensification of biosynthesis.

Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor of Department of Food Biotechnology and
Department of Food Engineering Small Business

Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor of Chemical Cybernetics Department
Deputy of. General Director of "Tatneftehiminvestholding"
He is a developer of Program for the development of biotechnology in the
Republic of Tatarstan

Kazan, sometimes spelled Kasan, is a city of west-central Russia on the Volga River east of Moscow.
Founded in 1401, the modern city became the capital of a powerful Tartar khanate in 1455 but was
conquered by Czar Ivan IV in 1552.

Kazan, is the capital city of Tatarstan, Eastern European Russia, on the Volga River. Kazan's port and
shipyards on the Volga make it an important water transport center. Founded in 1401, Kazan became
the capital of a powerful, independent Tatar khanate (1445), which emerged from the empire of the
Golden Horde. Tolstoy and Lenin studied at the University of Kazan, founded in 1804.

The city also has a branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, an ancient cathedral, several
monasteries, mosques, and the Russian Islamic University Medrese, founded 1998. Kazan is also famous
for it's museums, theaters, restaurants and breathtaking views Tatarstan is situated in the centre of
Russian Federation on the East European plain, in the conjunction of two largest rivers of Europe – Volga
and Kama.

It is a sovereign state, subject to international law associated with the Russian Federation on the basis of
Treaty about mutually delegated rights and objects of treatment.

The territory of the republic is about 67 836.2 km. The capital of the republic is the city of Kazan. More
than 70 nationalities live here, the most numerous of which are Tatars and Russians. The state
languages are Tatar and Russian. The population of the republic is about 3 773 800 people.

From the economic point of view, Tatarstan is one of the highly developed republics of the Russian
Federation. The basic resources are oil, land, water resources.

The republic has powerful scientific and intellectual potential. The leading branches of the industry: oil
extraction and oil chemistry, aircraft, machine-building and device-making.


The Raifa Bogoroditsky Monastery is one of the most beautiful sites in Tatarstan. The Monastery was
founded in the 16th-17th centuries. The ancient cloister is located on the bank of a beautiful lake and
surrounded by virgin forests. Here everyone can feel in amazing unique atmosphere of solitude and
quiet reigning here, which is due to the primeval silence and remoteness of the place. Anyone
approaching the monastery can contemplate a wonderful harmony of the architectural ensemble,
crenellated walls of white stone, the Gate bell-tower looking into the sky, golden crosses on the green
and sky-blue temple domes. You can see a living ocean of beautiful flowers different in their color and
scent in summer and pure whiteness of snow in winter. An inexpressible grace you cannot experience
outside of church descends on everyone entering here with a pure heart and good intentions.

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