Elsevier Announces the Winners of 2015 Russian Scopus Awards

Moscow, April 21, 2015

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, recognized the academic research achievements of 14 scientists at the 2015 Russian Scopus Awards ceremony.

The Scopus awards ceremony together with the “Applied Research: Drivers of Growth of Scientific Performance and Commercial Potential” Forum was held at the Skolkovo Innovation Center in Moscow on April 16. The event was attended by guests representing Russia's scientific and innovative business community.

Aleksey Medvedev, Deputy Director of the Federal Agency for Scientific Organizations, said while attending the Forum, “It’s an honor to participate in this forum with representatives from the largest Russian universities and corporations, and to recognize outstanding Russian scientists during the award ceremony. These researchers are building their careers in academic research and this will support them to gain recognition of their work.”

The Russian Scopus Awards program was first announced in 2004 with the aim to foster and encourage Russian research talent. The winners of this year’s awards were selected by representatives from the Ministry of Education and Research, Russian Fund for Fundamental Research, Federal Agency for Scientific Organizations, Fund “Skolkovo” and Russian Venture Company. Their assessment was based on publication and citation data drawn from Elsevier's Scopus, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature.

The awards recognize the contributions made by the Russian research community to the global scientific landscape, as well as research excellence of young scientists in Russia.

The 2015 Russian Scopus Award winners are:

  • Alla Lapidus, Algorithmic Biology Center, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Elena Grigorenko, Moscow State University, Russia and Child Studies and Psychology, Yale University, USA
  • Yaroslav Kuzmin, V.S. Sobolev Institute of Geology and Mineralogy, Russian Academy of Science
  • Leonid Kustov, N.D. Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Science, Moscow State University
  • Sergey Tarasenko, Ioffe Institute, Russian Academy of Science; St. Petersburg State Politechnical University
  • Stanislav Yurchenko, Bauman Moscow State Technical University
  • Lev Dykman, Institute of Biochemistry and Physiology of Plants and Micro-organisms, Russian Academy of Science
  • Nikolay Khlebtsov, Institute of Biochemistry and Physiology of Plants and Micro-organisms, Russian Academy of Science
  • Alexander Kulikov, St. Petersburg Department of Steklov Institute of Mathematics, Russian Academy of Science
  • Konstantin Severinov, Rutgers University, USA, Institute of Molecular Genetics and Institute of Gene Biology, Russian Academy of Science, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology
  • Mikhail Maximov, St. Petersburg Academic University of Russian Academy of Sciences; Ioffe Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Pavel Sorokin, Technological Institute for Superhard and Novel Carbon Materials, National University of Science and Technology MISiS
  • Alexey Katrukha, Moscow State University.
  • Special nomination for academic institutions: National Research Nuclear University MEPhI.

Youngsuk “Y.S.” Chi, Chairman of Elsevier, and presenter of the awards, said, “Congratulations to this year’s Scopus award winners who continue to advance research in Russia and around the world. At Elsevier we’re honored to support these award recipients and other stakeholders across the Russian scientific community with the highest quality content and cutting-edge digital solutions. We’re thrilled to be part of this exciting time for Russian science, and the Forum has been a celebration of the country’s commitment to drive innovation and growth forward through cross-sector dialogue and collaborative goodwill.”


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