16.11.2009 [News]

Science and Technology news from the Republic of Uzbekistan

Committee for Coordination of Science and Technology Development initiated the preparation of the 3rd Republican fair of innovative ideas, technologies and projects.

The fair is scheduled for early March 2010. Research, development and design organizations of ministries and departments of various industries, as well as promotional, advisory, investment and other companies, corporations, enterprises of small and medium-sized businesses, and farms are ivtied to participate in the fair.

Proposals for participation in the fair were to be sent before 10th of November, 2009 to the address: Committee for Coordination of Science and Technology Development. 70 Yahyo Gulomov str., Tashkent 100047, Uzbekistan or by e-mail: info@ftk.cc.uz. Inquiries by phone: Committee for Coordination of Science and Technology Development. Tel.: 233-2565, 233-99-53, 233-69-61;

Committee for Coordination of Science and Technology Development jointly with the World Bank hold round table and seminar on issue of innovative development of the Republic of Uzbekistan

In Tashkent On 29th–30th of September, 2009 the Committee for Coordination of Science and Technology Development jointly with the World Bank carried out a round table on "Strategic Vision for Innovative Development of the Republic of Uzbekistan" and seminar "Measures of financial support for innovation activities in the Republic of Uzbekistan". To participate in the workshop of the round table and the seminar leading specialists from the World Bank and various ministries and departments of the Republic of Uzbekistan were invited .

Korea Electronics Technology Institute (KETI) announces the beginning of acceptance of applications for the competition of scientific projects in framework of Korea-Central Asia Program

Korea Electronics Technology Institute (KETI) announces the launch of tenders for the implementation of joint projects in the field of “Digital electronic devices / Components and materials of electronics”.

The requirements and conditions of the contest can be viewed on the Committee for Coordination of Science and Technology Development under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan: http://ftk.cc.uz/

Announced receiving proposals for participation in the 3rd Republican fair of innovative ideas, technologies and projects

According to the decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan № 916 “On additional measures to stimulate introduction of innovative projects and technologies in the production” of 15th of July 2008, the Secretariat of coordinating working group for the fair of innovative ideas, technologies and projects began forming a list of developments and ideas, participating in regular Innovation Fair to be held in 2010.

In this regard, we ask you to send a list of innovative ideas, inventions and technologies, as well as projects of higher education, scientific-research organizations in the secretariat of the working group until 9th of October this year.

You are welcome:
at the Committee for Coordination of Science and Technology Development: 233-25-65, 233-99-53, 233-69-61;
The Ministry of Economy: 232-64-31, 232-62-78.
Address: 70 Yahyo Gulomov str., Tashkent 100047, Uzbekistan. E-mail: info@ftk.cc.uz.

Seminars on Forsythe method and technology of road maps and venture method of financing of innovation were carried out.

In Tashkent on 17th of June 2009 in the Committee for Coordination of Science and Technology Development under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the framework of International Conference "Organization of information flows for innovation-based economy" were carried out seminars on Forsythe method and technology of road maps (reporter Oleg Karasev, World Bank consultant) and venture method of financing of innovation (reporter Peter Lindholm, World Bank consultant).
The seminars were attended by over 40 scientists and specialists from various ministries and departments, regional Municipality and centers of transfer for technology and innovation activity, teachers of higher educational institutions of the Republic.

Were summed up the II-Republican fair of innovative ideas, technologies and projects.

Summed up the II-Republican fair of innovative ideas, technologies and projects hold in Tashkent on 29th -30th of April 2009. During the fair were signed 450 transactions and contracts for the supply of scientific and technical products totaling 17927.47 million soums.

The distribution by sectors number and volume of transactions and contracts concluded during the II-Republican fair of innovative ideas, technologies and projects:

Industry of economics - The number of signed transactions and contracts - Volume of transactions and contracts (million soums)

  1. Industry: 208 contracts for 9248.96 million soums
  2. Agriculture management: 172 contracts for 3475.05 million soums
  3. Public health and Pharmaceuticals: 37 contracts for 4107.56 million soums
  4. Information technologies: 22 contracts for 1066.8 million soums
  5. Science and education: 11 contracts for 39.1 million soums

Scientific-research and educational institutions of the republic gained access to scientific and educational information of the largest foreign electronic databases

Thanks to the participation of libraries in Uzbekistan in the international consortium EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries Direct), which includes more than 60 countries, scientific-research and educational institutions of the republic gained access to a unique full-text and annotated database of the company EBSCO Publishing, which includes more than 25,000 titles of magazines and newspapers in digital format. E-Journals of the company database cover almost all fields of science and technology.
International Publishing Emerald Group provided access to academic research databases of Emerald Management Xtra. Database of Emerald Management Xtra contains more than 200 full-text journals on business, management, library science, information and technical sciences, as well as their reviews and annotations.

Winners of scientific competitions for 2009-2011 of applied research and innovation developments of scientific research programs of ministries and departments are defined

The information on the results of competitions, as well as the documents required for contracts for execution of projects are available in research departments of relevant ministries and agencies, carried out competitions of scientific projects, and also at the Committee for Coordination of Science and Technology Development. Sample of contract for the project can be downloaded in the section "Forms of contracts to perform research projects" on page Laws / Hujjatlar of the portal (http://ftk.cc.uz/).

The first laboratory of cellular biotechnology

In the Republican pathologoanatomic center opened first in the system of the Ministry of Health of Uzbekistan laboratory of cell biotechnology. According to UT Director of the the Republican pathologoanatomic center (RPAC), academician Malika Abdullakhodzhaeva: "Stem cells - is an ancestor of all human organism cells, which make up the various tissues and organs. In other words, it is a building material for the human organism.

"There's a pattern: the older the person, the fewer stem cells in the body, and thus higher risk of contracting a disease that is difficult to treat. Application of these cells in the treatment called stem cell therapy, which in theory is the panacea for all illnesses. However, in order to use it fully, scientists have to develop safe methods of the treatment ", - she added.

In her view, among the top-priority tasks of the center is training of specialists in the field of cellular technologies, improvement of existing methods for the isolation and cultivation of cells.

"We have already managed to obtain cells that can be used to accelerate a process of healing of skin deep burns. Now we work on the production of cells of heart and transversal-striated muscle, liver, cartilage and bone tissue. We intend to delve into studying the mechanism of action of stem cells in treating various diseases ", - said M. Abdullakhodzhaeva.

She has also answered to the question how soon scientists of RPAC will be ready to transfer their works to the doctors in charge of the case.

"On the specific date is too early to say. But, judging by the extent of preparatory work, I think, cell therapy will be applied in the republic in 2010", - said the doctor- pathologoanatomist.

As already reported 12.uz, RPAC creates a bank to store stem cells derived from umbilical cord blood.

"It already works. It has a reserve of stem cells for scientific researches, however, derived from bone marrow. Later, when cell therapy will be extended in the country, we will take the deposit of stem cells derived from umbilical cord blood, from the population- people", - concluded the head of the Republican pathologoanatomic center.

On 25th of December, 2009 will be held in TSAU Republican Scientific-Practical Conference “Scientific basis for the rational use of pastures”.

On 25th of December, 2009 in TSAU (Tashkent State Agrarian University, the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of the Republic of Uzbekistan) will be held Republican Scientific-Practical Conference “Scientific basis for the rational use of pastures”.

Thematic Sections:

  • Pastures of Uzbekistan: conditions and prospects
  • Managing soil resources of pastures
  • Managing water resources of pastures
  • Diversification of crops
  • Conservation of genetic resources, the problem of seed production, modern agricultural technology, plant protection from pests and diseases
  • Improvement of livestock
  • Protection of biodiversity
  • Climate change and degradation of pastures, the problem of adaptation to climate change
  • Carbon sequestration, agroforestry, afforestation issues
  • Monitoring of conditions of pastures
  • Ecological indicators and assessment of pasture conditions and rational use of pastures
  • Management of salinity, soil contamination of pastures
  • Innovative technologies (GIS-technology, biotechnology, nanotechnology, etc.) to increase the productivity of pastures, rational use and conservation
  • Issues of mechanization and electrification in improving of pastures
  • Education, science, information-enlightenment activity
  • Socio-economic, legal, ethical and historical aspects of rational use and protection of pastures
  • International cooperation. Ecological projects on pasture issues. Ecotourism potential.

Publication of materials is free. To participate in the conference, until 5th of December, 2009 should be sent a copy of an article in paper and its electronic version on 3.5 A disk or CD-ROM and information about the author by e-mail past.conf@yandex.ru and to the address: Conference Organizing Committee. Science Division. TSAU, 2 Universitetskaya str., Kibray district, Tashkent 100140, Uzbekistan.

source: Dr. Rustam Saidov, Director, Indo-Uzbek Centre for Promotion S&T Cooperation, IUCP-T