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German-Russian Network Biotechnology


The objective of the Network is to establish the sustainable platform for technology transfer between German and Russian SMEs and research organizations.

Cooperation Network is realized within the framework of the Intergovernmental Agreement on cooperation in Life Science and Biotechnology . From the German side the German‐Russian Cooperation Network Biotechnology 2011‐2013 funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

The consulting offer of Cooperation Network addresses German and Russian experts from science and business, focusing especially on small and midsize enterprises interested in cooperating with institutions and partners in the field of biotechnology.

The service offerings of the cooperation network include the business partners search, organization of research and educational events, project management and setting up businesses.

The East‐West Science Centre at the University of Kassel, Hessen takes over the coordination of the German part of the network as well as for cooperation in the academia research field whilst the Cluster Industrial Biotechnology (CLIB2021) is the coordinating body for R&D cooperation between enterprises, the University of Bielefeld and others.

Russian National Contact Point "Biotechnology", the A.N. Bach Institute of Biochemistry acts as the coordinator on the Russian side.

The partners of the Cooperation Network in the Russian regions are the Institute of Cytology and Genetics, the Siberian Division of the Russian Academy of Science (Novosibirsk, Russia), Michurinsk State Agricultural University (Michurinsk, Russia).

The Network is open for new partners.

For further information on the German-Russian Cooperation Network Biotechnology, please visit the following websites:

Contact information

German side

Dr. Gabriele Gorzka
East‐West‐Science Centre, University of Kassel
Tel.: +49 561 804‐3609
E‐mail: gorzka@uni‐
Web site:

Dr. Manfred Kircher
Mrs. Anna Schmidt
Cluster Industrielle Biotechnologie 2021 (CLIB 2021)
Tel.: +49 211 67 931-41
Fax: +49 211 67 931-49
Web site:

Prof. Dr. Ralf Hofestädt
Universität Bielfeld, Technische Fakultät
Fachbereich Systembiologie und Bioinformatik
Phone: +49 521 106-5283
Fax: +49 521 106-6488
Web site:

Dr. Michael Fedorov
Laser- und Forschungslabor, LIFE-Zentrum
Klinikum der Universität München
Tel.: +49 89 7095-4870
Fax: +49 89 7095-4864
Web site:

Russian side

Dr. Irina Tverdislova
NCP "Biotechnology"
Leninskii prospect 33, 119071 Moscow, Russia
Tel.: +7 495 9544474
Web site: