A socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of nationwide and international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, youth, sporting, and cultural events.

The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of nationwide and international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, youth, sporting, and cultural events. It was established in pursuance of a decision by the President of the Russian Federation.

The Foundation was established in 2007 with the aim of facilitating the development of Russia’s economic potential, promoting its national interests, and strengthening the country’s image. One of the roles of the Foundation is to comprehensively evaluate, analyse, and cover issues on the Russian and global economic agendas. It also offers administrative services, provides promotional support for business projects and attracting investment, helps foster social entrepreneurship and charitable initiatives.

Each year, the Foundation’s events draw participants from 208 countries and territories, with more than 15,000 media representatives working on-site at Roscongress’ various venues. The Foundation benefits from analytical and professional expertise provided by 5,000 people working in Russia and abroad.

The Foundation works alongside various UN departments and other international organizations, and is building multi-format cooperation with 173 economic partners, including industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions, financial, trade, and business associations from 78 countries worldwide, and 188 Russian public organizations, federal and legislative agencies, and federal subjects.

The Roscongress Foundation has Telegram channels in Russian t.me/Roscongress, English – t.me/RoscongressDirect, and Spanish t.me/RoscongressEsp. Official website and Information and Analytical System of the Roscongress Foundation: roscongress.org.

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Alexander Kabanov

Alexander Kabanov

Director, Center for Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Biography
Born March 27, 1962 in Moscow. Graduated from M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) in 1984, where also received Ph.D. in 1987 and D.Sc. in 1990. Scientific career has started in Soviet Union and continued in United States first, in the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska (1994-2012) where he founded the first academic nanomedicine center in the United States (2004-), and then in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2012-), where he currently is a Mescal S. Ferguson Distinguished Professor, Director, Center for Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery, and Co-Director, Carolina Institute for Nanomedicine. Dr. Kabanov a recipient of a Megagrant from Russian Government (2010-2014) and professor at MSU where he has established a laboratory with the Megagrant support. He has conducted pioneering research that strongly influenced the field of nanomedicine and introduced novel concepts in pharmaceutical sciences including polymeric micelles, DNA/polycation complexes, block ionomer complexes and nanogels for drug delivery. His work led to first-in-man polymeric micelle drug to treat cancer. Co-founded several companies focusing on therapies of cancers and diseases of the central nervous system. Published over 290 scientific papers, and has over 100 patents worldwide. His work was cited over 27,000 times (Hirsh index 89). Named the Thomson Reuters 2014 Highly Cited Researcher in pharmacology and toxicology and 2016 Russian Highly Cited Researcher in Life Sciences. His cumulative research support has been over $115 M in grants and over $60 M in private investment and industry-sponsored R&D funding. Has founded NanoDDS symposium series, Carolina Nanoformulation Workshop to foster academia/industry interactions for clinical translation, chaired and co-chaired Gordon Research Conferences. Is a recipient of Lenin Komsomol Prize, NSF Career Award, Scientist Laureate and ORCA Awardee at University of Nebraska, elected member of Academia Europaea and American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering College of Fellows among other distinctions.