Bioinformatics Tools and Techniques for Allergy - ISTC

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INTERNATIONAL

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

CENTER

Krasnoproletarskaya ul. 32
-
34,

P.O. Box 20, 127473

Moscow,

Russian Federation

Tel: +7 (495) 982
-
3200

Fax: +7 (499) 978
-
0110

E
-
mail: istcinfo@istc.ru; http://www.istc.ru


МЕЖДУНАРОДНЫЙ

НАУЧНО
-
ТЕХНИЧЕСКИЙ

ЦЕНТР

Кр
аснопролетарская ул.
32
-
34,

а/я 20, 127473
Москва,

Российская Федерация

Тел: +7 (495) 982
-
3200

Факс
: +7 (499) 978
-
0110

E
-
mail: istcinfo@istc.ru; http://www.istc.ru



7 June

2010






Welcome Address


Adriaan van der Meer

Executive Director

Internation
al Science and Technology Centre, Moscow


at the occasion of the

international conference

on


Bioinformatics Tools and Techniques for Allergy

and Infectious Disease Research



Moscow,
7


9 June
2010



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Ladies and Gentlemen,


It gives me great pleasur
e to welcome you to

the
Bioinformatics Tools and
Techniques for Allergy and Infectious Disease Research

Conference

on behalf
of the International Science and Technology Center in Moscow (ISTC).

I
especially welcome those participants who have travelled a
long way to reach
Moscow.


I especially would like to thank our hosts and co
-
organizers Steve Smith, from the
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of
Health (NIH/NIAID), for their scientific, organiza
tional and
financial support.
I
also would like to thank

Mike Tartakovsky and his team from

the NIAID
Office of
Cyber Infrastructure and Computational Biology (OCICB)

and

the
many others
that

were

instrumental in organizing this event
.

Last but not least, I would lik
e to
thank all the participants

mainly scientists
-

for contributing to this event.
Many
thanks indeed.
I am proud that so many experts from all over the world will make
thei
r presentations at this Conference
.


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I a
m grateful that today’s conference

could

be organized
in such a way that
the
promotion of international scientific cooperation is among one
of the priorities.
This conference

is indeed an excellent example of
such
cooperation.

It brings
together many scientists from different countries
-

worldwi
de.


I am proud to be a part of the
first joint conference on Bioinformatics Tools and
Techniques for Allergy and Infectious Disease Research to be held in Moscow

by
the NIAID. This

conference will be three intense days of opportunity for
communication and

scientific exchange between the NIAID and research
institutions of the Russian Federation and Former Soviet Union countries.

The
conference will focus on bioinformatics and medical and clinical informatics
research topics as they relate to allergy and inf
ectious diseases.



ISTC is funding projects in a wide range of scientific areas.

To date, ISTC has
supported more than 2,700 projects which have involved more than
90,000
scientists and engineers and
over 900 CIS research institutes with over 70
,
000

spe
cialists

involved in
ISTC projects.

The fun
ding parties have contributed more
than 85
0 million USD in support of this effort.

I will give you more information
about the ISTC in my presentation.



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Priorities of this conference are

to showcase the initiatives of each organization
and identify touch points for future scientific collaborations.

I trust that this
Conference

will act as a catalyst to promote these efforts.


I wish you every success in your
Conference
.

I now want to

give you a short
presentation on the ISTC.