Winners announced for SciVal/Scopus Awards Russia

Elsevier and Russian Foundation for Basic Research co-host awards as part of ongoing collaboration to identify and support talented scientists

<strong>The Award Ceremony</strong>. From left to right: Natalia Rodionova  (translator), YS Chi (Chairman, Elsevier), Igor Osipov (Regional Director – Russia and Belarus, Elsevier), Dr. Natalia Kurakova (Deputy Head of Innovative Development of Science Department, Russian Academy of Medical Science); Vladimir Eliseev (Director of Russian Foundation of Basic Research),  Maria Skachkova (Master of Ceremony), Igor Fedyukin (Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Russian Federation)

MOSCOW — Elsevier and the Russian Foundation for Basic Research announced the winners of the 2012 SciVal/Scopus Awards today.

Elsevier holds Scopus Awards ceremonies in emerging nations around the world with the idea of supporting a nation's research by recognizing its outstanding scientists. First held in Russia in 2005, they have been co-hosted by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) for the past two years. This initiative is also supported by the R ussian Ministry of Education and Science, the Russian Academy of Science, and the Russian Academy of Medical Science.

This year, the award was named the SciVal/Scopus Award because the selection criteria are based on data from both SciVal Spotlight, Elsevier’s analytics database, and Scopus, the world’s largest abstract and citation database for peer-reviewed literature. Winners are selected by the number of publications and citations over the last five  years in growing competencies, drawn from SciVal Spotlight and from Scopus, as well as the level of activity in RFBR’s programs and grants.Elsevier Chairman Youngsuk "YS" Chi presents an award to the colleague of one of the laureates,  Aleksey Khohlov, who was away on business. From left to right: Natalia Rodionova (translator), Vladimir Eliseev (Director of Russian Foundation of Basic Research), YS Chi, Aleksandr Chertovich (the colleague of Aleksey Khohlov, Moscow State University) and Maria Skachkova (Master of Ceremony).

The winners in the five award categories are:

Outstanding Contribution to Chemistry: Dr. Alexey Khokhlov – Vice-Rector of Moscow State University, Head of Laboratory of Physical Chemistry of Polymers, Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement Compounds, Moscow, Russian Federation.

Outstanding Contribution to Mathematics: Dr. Sergey A. Nazarov – Researcher at the Institute of Problems of Mechanical Engineering and Professor, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation.

Outstanding Contribution to Physics: Nikolai V. Antonenko and  Gurgen G. Adamian from the Bogoliubov Laboratory of Theoretical Physics of Joint Institute of Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russian Federation.

Outstanding Contribution to Biology: Dr. Mikhail A. Gladyshev and Nadezhda N. Sushchik, Olesya N. Makhutova from The Institute of Biophysics, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation.

Outstanding Contribution to Medicine (in cooperation with the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences): Dr. Alexander M. Dygai and Dr. Gleb N. Zyuz’kov from Tomsk Institute of Pharmacology, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Tomsk, Russian Federation; and Dr. Svetlana G. Vorsanova, Dr. Yuri B. Yurov and Dr. Ivan Yu. Yurov from the Mental Health Research Center, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Moscow, Russian Federation.

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Galina YakshonakThe Author

Galina Yakshonakis a Customer Development Manager for Elsevier in Russia and Belarus. She is based in Moscow.[/note] The partnerships that support the awards go well beyond the event itself.

“The results of 2011 showed us how effective the interaction between the global leader Elsevier and RFBR can be,” said Dr. Vladimir Eliseev, Director of RFBR, at the award ceremony. “Providing our researchers with high-quality scientific information is an important factor in turning Russia into a dynamic, high-tech, innovative society. Therefore, we expect and rely on the stable, long-term and mutually beneficial cooperation with Elsevier. With new Elsevier solutions, we can distinguish the talented and most promising Russian scientists, who work at the front edge of world science.”YS Chi

Elsevier Chairman Youngsuk "YS" Chi remarked: “Elsevier is honored to continue the tradition of recognizing the important achievements of Russian researchers. We are a committed partner to Russia, and we aim to help researchers grow and flourish by providing the highest quality content and innovative solutions as possible. The discoveries made by these talented individuals reflect the bright future of Russian science, and we are proud to support them.”

This year’s award ceremony was preceded by an international congress called The Ways of Russia’s Development: from Fundamental Research to Innovation Technologies. Speakers included Mikhail Alfimov, Chairman of the ROSNANO Board on Science and Technologies and Director of the Center of Photochemistry; YS Chi, Chairman of Elsevier; Dr. Kevin Downing, Chair of the QS-MAPLE International Advisory Committee and Director Knowledge, Enterprise and Analysis, City University of Hong Kong; Dr. Martin Gitsels, Head of Corporate Research & Technology and Vice-President of Siemens LLC; and other specialists in science and education.

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