Grodno conference to highlight biogeochemical innovations
September 11, 2013
The 8th international biogeochemical school, Biogeochemistry and biochemistry of trace elements under the conditions of technogenesis of the biosphere, will take place in Grodno on 11–14 September, BelTA learnt from the center of mass communications of the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno.
Partaking in the scientific conference will be representatives of Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Spain, Lithuania, Serbia. Among those invited are representatives of the government authorities and local governments, business, public organizations and the academic community.
Scholars will consider new data on biological significance of trace elements, etiology of microelementosis among animals, plants and human beings and their correction, technogenic influence on metabolism of vitally important trace elements.
Participants of the conference will discuss biogeochemical innovations related to the development of new samples of trace elements, their use in enriching functional products, development of modern microfertilizers, exploration and extraction of mineral resources, improvement of taxon monitoring methods.
The Viktor Kovalsky commemorative medal will be awarded during the international school at the Grodno university. The medal is bestowed upon outstanding scientists and universities that make a great contribution to biosciences and research in biochemistry and geochemical ecology.
The international conference will mark the 150th birthday of Vladimir Vernadsky, an eminent Russian and Ukrainian scientist, biochemist, ecologist who is considered one of the founders of geochemistry, biochemistry, and radiogeology. The 150th anniversary of the great scientist was included into the UNESCO international calendar. The year 2013 has been announced the Year of Vladimir Vernadsky in Russia and Ukraine.
The organizers of the event are Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry (the Russian Federation), the Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, the Sci-Tech Center for Foodstuffs of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus.