MIL-OSI Russia: A series of lectures by genetic scientists took place in the Rosneft pavilion at VDNKh

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On Wednesday, January 17, popular science lectures by geneticists from the Center for Whole Genome Sequencing took place in the Rosneft pavilion as part of the International Exhibition and Forum “Russia”.

From January 16 to 21, the Company’s site hosts Genetics Week, during which scientists tell exhibition guests about advanced technologies and developments in the field of the science of heredity.

As part of the lecture “How to Read a Genome,” Center researcher Alina Demkina told guests of the pavilion about the structure of the DNA molecule, the genome, as well as various methods for deciphering hereditary material. Visitors learned about many other interesting facts about the human genome, for example:

all people are 99.9% genetically identical, differences determine only 0.1% of the genome; it takes about 8 hours for a human cell to completely copy its DNA; There are about three billion base pairs in the human genome; If one person’s DNA were laid out in a straight line, the total distance would be 30 trips to the Sun and back.

Alexandra Ivanova, an employee of the Center for Whole Genome Sequencing, biostatistician and data analysis specialist, gave a lecture “Bioinformatician – the profession of the future.” In it, she demonstrated the features and scope of application of this scientific specialty, and also talked about how a person’s lifestyle slows down or accelerates the aging process.

As part of the Genetics Week in the Rosneft pavilion, the Center’s scientists will talk daily about the latest achievements of Russian geneticists, prospects for the development of science and the practical value of new developments. In addition, thematic quizzes will be held.

On Friday, January 19, a presentation of the genetic program “100,000 Me” will take place at the Company’s pavilion. The project is being implemented by the Whole Genome Sequencing Center with the support of Rosneft. The goal of the initiative is to read the genomes of 100 thousand Russians for the development of diagnostics of genetically determined and socially significant diseases, as well as the development of new approaches to their therapy and the creation of appropriate drugs.

In addition, this weekend the pavilion will host open days for Moscow State University (January 20) and MIPT (January 21). Representatives of universities will talk about master’s programs in the field of genetics prepared jointly with Rosneft. Also on January 21, geneticist Irina Zhegulina will present the book “Genetic Lottery.” After the presentation, all listeners will be able to take part in a quiz and win an autographed copy.

The international exhibition and forum “Russia” is held by decree of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin from November 4, 2023 to April 12, 2024 on the territory of VDNKh. The Rosneft exposition is located in a pavilion built according to the author’s design project. The pavilion’s digital equipment and interactive exhibits tell visitors about the history of the oil industry and the Company, its prospects, scientific developments and social projects.

You can find out about the main events of the Genetics Week and the time of their holding on the official pages of PJSC NK Rosneft on social networks. The operating schedule of the Company’s pavilion is according to the exhibition schedule.

Department of Information and Advertising PJSC NK Rosneft January 17, 2024

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