From bioinformatics analyzing genomes and molecular modeling designing new drugs through medical imaging catching glimpses of the interior of our body and data systems operating medical devices to telemedicine and connected health technologies providing healthcare services remotely ―
IT has penetrated into perhaps any field of today's biology and medicine. At Future Biotech Winter Retreat 2018, we will address current issues accompanying computational biology and digital health.

We invite leading scientists from all over the globe to present talks at the event, so the official language of Winter Retreat 2018 is English.

We proudly announce that Future Biotech Winter Retreat 2018 is supported by the British Council. Our cooperation ensures participation of some most prominent British scientists who will add high value to the event.
Join us on January 22–27 in Sochi
Application for free participation is closed. You can still purchase participation without selection.
Our program
Five intensive days from 22 to 26 January 2018
Detailed program
Bioinformatics & Personal Genomics
Drug design
Clinical trials management
Innovative medical equipment
Wearables &
global prophylactic environment
Big data: analysis and visualization
Analysis of population data
Our speakers
Alexei Ossadtchi
Professor, Center for Cognition and Decision Making, Higher School of Economics
Functional brain mapping: methods and applications
Boris Gutkin
Professor, Institute for the Study of Cognition, Ecole Normale Superieure Paris, France
Applying computational techniques to understanding neurobiology
Jérôme Golebiowski
Professor, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis
Smelling and tasting in vivo, in vitro, and in silico
Tim Hucho
Professor, Experimental Anaesthesiology and Pain Research, University Hospital of Cologne
High Content Microscopy for the cellular study of pain
Dmitry Alexeev
PhD, CEO, Knomics
Small microbes produce big data for precision medicine solutions worldwide
Yuri Kosinsky
PhD, Principal scientist, M&S Desicions
Mathematical modeling in drug development
Pavel Yakovlev
Director, Computational Biology Department, BIOCAD
Bayesian optimization for small molecule hits generation
Mikhail Payson
CTO, Yandex.Health
Product and data: the problem of chicken and egg
Christoph Borchers
Professor, Director, Genome British Columbia Proteomics Centre, University of Victoria
MRM and iMALDI for targeted protein quantitation in biomedical/clinical research and companion diagnostics
Sergey Kovalchuk
PhD, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark
IT technologies in modern proteomics research
Mark Ivanov
Junior Researcher, Talrose Institute for Energy Problems of Chemical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences
"Shotgun" proteomics: introduction to protein identification and quantification
Lev Levitsky
Junior Researcher, Talrose Institute for Energy Problems of Chemical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences
"Shotgun" proteomics: introduction to protein identification and quantification
Dmitri Pavlov
PhD, Director of Clinical Statistics, Global Oncology Drug Development, Pfizer
Clinical development of innovative treatments: how to maximize chances of success
Bernd Neumaier
Professor, Institute of Radiochemistry and Experimental Molecular Imaging, University Hospital Cologne
Preparation of radioactive imaging agents and their application in clinical practice
Andrey Glotov
Director, Biobank, Research Park, Saint Petersburg State University
Big data in biobanking: from samples collection to exome analysis in clinic
Elspeth Garman
Professor, Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics, University of Oxford
IT in biological crystallography: will it ever make real experiments unnecessary
Georgii Bazykin
Professor, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology
The chances of genetic anonymity: how to find out the surname using the genome and internet
Alexander Panchin
PhD, Institute for Information Transmission Problems, Russian Academy of Sciences
Time-travelling porn and other signs of the reproducibility apocalypse
Alexander Frolov
Professor, Mathematical Neurobiology of Learning, Institute of Higher Nervous Activity and Neurophysiology, Russian Academy of Sciences
Neuroprosthetics and brain–computer interfaces
today and tomorrow
Elijah Glazunov
Breaking down the blockchain: what future does the crypto world hold for bio science?
Vladimir Naumov
Genomic Data Scientist, Zenome
The Zenome project: blockchain-based genomic ecosystem
Paresh Malhotra
Senior Clinical Lecturer, Division of Brain Sciences, Imperial College London
Dementia and Alzheimer's disease: the future
Roman Efremov
Professor, Deputy Director, Shemyakin-Ovchinnikov Institute or Bioorganic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences
Computer microscope as a tool of a modern naturalist
Timur Zagidullin
Head, Biostatistics and Statistical
Programming Department, Atlant Clinical
Statistical input in the planning of clinical trials
Anton Gopka
CEO, General Partner, ATEM Capital
Investor's perspective: global trends & value creation in life sciences
Beyond just a retreat
Beyond our core program we will organize a variety of evening events: round tables, communication sections, discussions in the bar and popular science master classes. Join our evening program: we will watch movies, socialize and learn more. The last night of the retreat, do not miss our closing party.
We invite everyone who is interested in biology, biotechnology and biomedicine — from the perspective of both science and commercialisation.

60 applicants who pass our strict selection will not pay the registration fee, and will enjoy free accommodation and meals (travel costs are not included).

Application is closed. Selection results.

You are also welcome to purchase participation without selection. You may select full program or attend just one day of the school. Please contact Denis Kurek directly by pressing "Purchase".
We are happy to announce the list of selected participants. Please inform us if you are not able to attend our school.
Afanasyev Andrey
Ageeva Liudmila
Аksenova Veronika
Akseshina Margarita
Alexeev Nikita
Arzamasov Aleksandr
Balashov Victor
Bedniagin Lev
Boytsova Olga
Bragin Pavel
Bykov Kirill
Chekunov Nikolay
Chernigovskaya Maria
Chernikova Darya
Dmitrieva Valeriya
Fedorova Alla
Goncharova Anna
Gorbunova Anna
Gorina Svetlana
Goryainova Oksana
Ilgisonis Ekaterina
Karnaukhov Vadim
Kasatskaya Sofya
Kechin Andrey
Kharitonova Maria
Khlebus Eleonora
Kleymenova Angelina
Korotkova Daria
Krupenin Pavel
Kushnarev Vladimir
Lakunina Valentina
Layko Rudolph
Lind Katerina
Lomovskaia Mariia
Makarova Anna
Murtazalieva Khalimat
Nigmatullina Lira
Nikolaeva Daria
Orlov Mikhail
Perepelkina Olga
Pushkareva Olga
Sagitova Alsu
Savintseva Inna
Selifanova Maria
Selivanova Ekaterina
Sergushichev Alexey
Shreiber Valeriia
Shutko Angelina
Skuredina Anna
Sokolinskaya Elena
Solovev Yaroslav
Steshina Anastasia
Sviriaeva Ekaterina
Vakulenko Yulia
Vasileva Elena
Volodkina Valeriia
Yartseva Sofya
Zhigalova Ekaterina
Zhumadilova Kulash
If some person from the list above refuses to attend the school, we will invite the following people (in presented order of priority):

Titov Aleksei, Nikolaeva Natalia, Zenkova Daria, Dyykanov Daniyar, Djamalova Dilfuza, Lipin Stanislav, Lepeshko Arina, Korinfskaya Svetlana, Svetlana Elizaveta, Plotnikova Olga, Cherchenko Olga
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like to share ideas. You can reach us directly using this address:
If you want to support our event please contact Denis Kurek.
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