Russian Prizes Scheme#

The scheme was launched in 1993 for young scientists and scholars in Russia, and now applies to young scholars from across the Federation.

Past sponsors include: The International Science Foundation, New York (Soros); Amersham International, UK; the Rayne Foundation, London; and the Danish Physical Society. In previous years additional sponsors have been the Robert Koch Microbiological Society, Heidelberg; and Mr T Mann of Cleveland. Current sponsors include: MAIKINTERPERIODIKA and ROBUSBUISNESSBANK.

The award consists of a medal, a certificate and a monetary award currently some US$1000. These prizes are given at a dedicated ceremony in Moscow.

Prizes are awarded in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Earth Sciences, Medicine and the Humanities.

The scheme is supervised by a committee of Russian members of the Academia Europaea, and has been chaired since the start by Professor Vladimir Skulachev. Information about the scheme is advertised in appropriate newspapers and in universities. Initial proposals are sifted by the committee and the best are sent to international experts for assessment. About 25 prize winners are selected each year.

The scheme is highly regarded and attracts substantial local publicity.

AE Russian Prizes 2016

The 2016 AE Russia Prizes awards ceremony#

Moscow, February 6, 2017#

I am happy to inform you that the 22th Contest of AE Russian Prizes for young scientists has been successfully completed. 16 laureates have received diplomas, medals and prizes (Rub 50,000 each, the award on medicine is shared by two laureates) at the celebration ceremony on December 5, 2016.

The ceremony took place in the White-Blue Ceremony Hall at the 31th floor of the Moscow State University Main Building. Rosbusinessbank (Ms. N.V. Kocuba, the Chairman of the Board) allocated Rub 750,000. This money was distributed among laureates. As to additional expenses for organization of the contest, they were kindly covered by Rosbusinessbank (Rub 75,000 and $ 800).

List of laureates:#


Tatiana A. Safonova, 1983, Northern (Arctic) M.V.Lomonosov Federal University, Arkhangelsk, «Vector-valued Sturm-Liouville operators with potential-distribution and differential operators associated with them».


Andrey V. Babichev, 1986, Ioffe Institute, Saint-Petersburg, «Fabrication and study of new types of LEDs and photodetectors with graphene transparent contacts».

Maxim A. Yurkin, 1982, Voevodsky Institute of Chemical Kinetics and Combustion SB RAS, Novosibirsk, «Development of methods to solve direct and inverse light-scattering problems for small particles».


Marina M. Vdovenko, 1985, Lomonosov Moscow State University, «Fundamental approaches to increase the sensitivity of peroxidase detection in enhanced chemiluminescence reaction and the development of assays for the determination of practically significant analytes using enzyme immunoassay».

Alexander S. Novikov, 1988, Saint-Petersburg State University, «Theoretical studies in organometallic and coordination chemistry: reactivity, catalysis, and weak interactions».

Petr S. Sherin, 1983, International Tomography Center SB RAS, «Photophysical and photochemical processes in the lens of human eye».

Earth sciences:#

Vladislav V. Gurzhiy, 1985, Saint-Petersburg State University, «Crystal chemistry of the uranium compounds with tetrahedral oxoanions».


Maksim M. Erokhin, 1984, Institute of Gene Biology RAS, «Control of gene activity by DNA regulatory elements in Drosophila».

Ivan V. Kulakovskiy, 1985, Engelhardt Institute of Molecular Biology RAS, Vavilov Institute of General Genetics RAS, «Computational analysis of transcription factor binding sites in genomes of higher eukaryotes».

Oleg V. Markov, 1988, Institute of Chemical Biology and Fundamental Medicine SB RAS, «Dendritic cell-based vaccines and therapeutic agents on the basis of natural ribonucleases as novel strategy of antitumor treatment».

Sergei S. Ryazansky, 1983, Institute of Molecular Genetics RAS, «The regulation expression and functions of small non-coding RNAs in germline of D. melanogaster».

Elena Y. Stolyarova, 1983, Udmurt State University, Izhevsk, «Rheumatoid factor in idiotypic regulation of autoimmunity».

Medicine: (the award is divided between two laureates)#

Aleksei A. Kashintcev, 1984, State Pediatric Medical University, Saint-Petersburg, «The evaluation of specific molecular markers of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma among Slavic population» - ½ award.

Alexander S. Sotnichenko, 1988, Kuban State Medical University, Krasnodar, «Tissue engineering of the heart» - ½ award.


Elena L. Vilinbakhova, 1984, Saint-Petersburg State University, «Tautologies in Russian»

Tatyana N. Vitsenets, 1985, Far Eastern Federal University, «Development of migration processes on the territory of the Far East. Mechanism of managnent of foreign labour force mobility».

Sincerely yours,

V.P. Skulachev,
Russian Club of AE Members

Russian Prizes 2009
Laureates, Skulachev and Sponsors
Vladimir Skulachev (with the AE tie) runs the AE Russia Prizes scheme each year

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