Award 2011The PG Kostyuk Foundation was announced at the gala meeting of the Fifth Congress of Ukrainian Society for Neuroscience. P.G. Kostyuk was a prominent Ukrainian scientist. For many years, he headed the worldwide known Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology. Oleg Krishtal, a pupil of P.G. Kostyuk and now the president of Ukrainian Society for Neuroscience and Director of the Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology, gave a commemorative speech describing how P.G. Kostyuk impacted Neuroscience. Oleg Krishtal highlighted that P.G. Kostyuk formed a large school of physiologists that are well-known in Ukraine and throughout the world. The pupils of P.G. Kostyuk intend to put together their efforts in order to preserve and advance achievements of the school. A group of scientists that currently work abroad established based on their private contributions the P.G. Kostyuk Fund, which aims to support young ambitious Ukrainian physiologists.
The president of Ukrainian Society for Neuroscience Oleg Krishtal talked about establishment of P.G. Kostyuk Fund.
The president of Ukrainian Society for Neuroscience informed that this year P.G. Kostyuk Fund selected two young researchers out of nine contestants from various Ukrainian research centers and Universities. Diplomas of the Award were presented to Olga Kopach and Oleg Tsupikov. Both researchers recently finished post-graduate programs at Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology.
The first diploma of P.G.Kostyuk Award is presented to Olga Kopach, a research fellow of the Department of General Physiology of the Central Nervous System at Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology.
Because Oleg Tsupikov, a research fellow of the Department of Cytology at Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology, was on a short business assignment abroad, the Award was passed to the Head of the Division Galina Grigorievna Skibo.
Attendants of the Congress applauded to the winners. Lydmila Vasilievna Kostyuk, wife of Platon Grigorievich, and his grandson Pavel were present during the ceremony.
In his closing remarks, Oleg Krishtal thanked P.G. Kostyuk Fund and described the enthusiasm of Ukrainian scientists about establishment of the Fund. He further emphasized that the Award is very important for young Ukrainian scientists.
Igor Silevestrovich Magura, a long-term collaborator of P.G. Kostyuk during the gala meeting.
The Head of the Division of Clinical Pathophysiology of Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology Vadym Akimovich Berezovskiy spoke during the gala meeting.
After the gala meeting, participants continued to talk about the P.G. Fund and the Awards.
Olga Kopach, the laureate of the P.G. Fund 2011 Award, during the Fifth Congress of Ukrainian Society for Neuroscience.
Olga Kopach and Oleg Krishtal after the ceremony.
Presentation of the Diploma of the first P.G. Kostyuk Fund Award to Oleg Tsupikov, a research fellow of the Department of Cytology at Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology.
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