Young Scientist Contest



  • Maximow prize "For research in the field of hematology, immunology and oncology";
  • Demikhov prize "For research in the field of tissue engineering, artificial organs, and transplantology";
  • Friedenstein prize "For research in the field of tissue regeneration and cell therapy".

Vladimir Demikhov is an experimental scientist, one of the founders of transplantology. For the first time in the world, he performed experimental operations on artificial heart transplantation, heterotopic cardiac transplantation into the thoracic cavity, cardiopulmonary transplantation, liver transplantation, orthotopic cardiac transplantation without artificial circulation, mammary-coronary bypass, and second-head transplantation in dogs.

Alexander Maksimov is a Russian scientist, a pioneer in hematology. The author of experimental and scientific substantiation of the unitary theory of hematopoiesis, introduced the concept of stem cells into science.

Alexander Friedenshtein - scientist, histologist, hematologist, immunologist. For the first time, he described and experimentally confirmed the existence of stem stromal cells in the bone marrow and lymphoid organs, which later received the international name mesenchymal stem (stromal) cells.



Eligible participants of the Contest are students of higher education institutions, graduate students, residents, young scientists, and specialists not older than 35 years (as of December 31, 2017).


Format and procedures

  • One participant could submit only one application for the Contest;
  • The Contest consists of two Steps, both are extramural;
  • Step 1 - Applications are accepted at the same time with abstract submission through online form until September 1, 2017. To apply for the Contest please tick the box "Young scientists contest" in the form and select a nomination. The results of Step 1 will be communicated by e-mail by October 01, 2017.
  • Step 2 - Applications are accepted from the winners of the Step 1, deadline is October 15, 2017. The application should include CV, a list of the main publications (maximum 5), basic scientometric indicators, links to ResearcherID, RINC, Scopus Author ID. The results of the Step 2 will be communicated by e-mail by November 1, 2017.
  • Winners of the Step 2 (final) of the Contest are granted with article publication in the journal "Genes and cells" (listed in Scopus).


Target scientific areas

  • Fundamental research in physiology and mechanisms of regeneration;
  • Biology of stem, progenitor, and mesenchymal cells;
  • Developmental biology, embryonic stem cells, and regulative mechanisms of differentiation;
  • Gene and cell therapy, including genome editing and study of induced pluripotent cells;
  • Development of the cell therapy methods;
  • Development of the new methods in tissue engineering and artificial organs;
  • Applied and fundamental research in transplantology;
  • Translational research and development of biomedical medicines and cell products;
  • Research in the area of cellular therapy for cancer diseases;
  • Applied and fundamental research in hematology and bone marrow transplantation;
  • Gene and cell therapy in immunology and the treatment of immunological diseases.



  • At the Step 1 assessment is based on peer review of the submitted abstracts. 
  • At the Step 2 applications are assessed by the Committee. 
  • Composition of the Committee is approved by the Programme Committee of the Congress.



By applying for participation in the Contest, the participants are personally responsible for the observance of the copyright of third parties. Participants provide the Organising Committee with the right to use the submitted material for non-commercial purposes (placing on the Internet, in printed publications, at exhibition stands).