Proceedings of the 1st International Symposium Innovations in Life Sciences (ISILS 2019)

The 1st International Symposium Innovations in Life Sciences (ISILS 2019) was held in Belgorod, Russia on 10-11 October 2019 at Belgorod State National Research University (NRU “BelSU”).

The idea of this Symposium originated due to the establishment of a united Institute of Pharmacy, Chemistry and Biology at BelSU, which now facilitates exchange of views across disciplines, and to the dynamic development of Scientific Educational Center ‘Innovative Solutions in Agri-Business’ administered by BelSU, which was among the first five centers of this kind in Russia to receive state funding for further development.

This scientific forum was integrative and brought together experts and young promising researchers in the field of Biology, Biotechnology, Pharmacy, Chemistry, Food Technology and Veterinary Medicine. One of the main goals of the event was to highlight and foster the links between science, industry and education.

The Symposium has considered a wide range of issues, presented the results of new research, summarized scientific and methodological achievements in related fields of knowledge, developed practical recommendations and laid the foundations for future cooperation. We believe that the Symposium provided a variety of opportunities not only for the exchange of ideas and expertise, but also for networking and cooperation among Russian and foreign research teams.

We are very grateful to Belgorod State National Research University for the support. We would also like to thank all the authors and reviewers for all their efforts that led to the publication of the Symposium proceedings.

The Editor
Prof. Olga Lebedeva