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

The Roscongress Foundation – a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions; exhibitions; and sporting, public, and cultural events.

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, and 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 5000 people working in Russia and abroad. In addition, it works in close cooperation with 126 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 69 countries worldwide.

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Vadim Merkulov

Vadim Merkulov

Deputy Director General for Drug Expertise, Scientific Centre for Expert Evaluation of Medicinal Products of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation
Biography
Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor of Molecular Biology

Deputy Director General for Drug Expertise, Scientific Centre for Expert Evaluation of Medicinal Products of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation

Born in 1970 in Bryansk. In 1994, Dr. Merkulov graduated from Smolensk State Medical Institute. After graduation, he served in the Russian Armed Forces.

Scope of scientific interest:

Expert study of pharmaceuticals, molecular biology; molecular diagnostics of viral infections; research of antiviral agents using genetic engineering techniques; experimental immunology. Dr. Merkulov is a developer of diagnostic products for detection of several causative agents of particularly dangerous viral infections, as well as routine treatment for influenza. He authored more than 100 scientific papers and holds 9 patents.



Career:



• Dr. Merkulov held research positions while serving in the Russian Armed Forces.

• Since 2008: part-time Professor of the Department of Medical Nanobiotechnology at the Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University.

• 2010–2015: First Deputy Director General at the Scientific Centre for Expert Evaluation of Medicinal Products of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation.

• Since 2015: Deputy Director General for Drug Expertise at the Scientific Centre for Expert Evaluation of Medicinal Products of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation.