45th Anniversary Conference

Scientific conference «Influenza: Epidemiology, Virology, Prevention and Treatment» to mark the 45th anniversary of the Research Institute of Influenza took place October 24–25, 2012 at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Saint–Petersburg, Russia. The conference gathered more than 200 researchers, medical practitioners and healthcare officials from 21 cities of Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Austria, USA and elsewhere. The agenda embraced such topics as molecular and biological properties of influenza, etiological and epidemiological features of influenza in the last decade, immunoprophylaxis, development of novel antiviral preparations and influenza vaccines. A separate session was dedicated to the issues of viral hepatitis. In total, more than 40 presentations were made.


In the framework of the conference a contest of selected research works by young scientists, consisting of oral presentations, was held. The winners were distinguished with a diploma and a prize. All the submitted works were later compiled and made available as a dedicated publication.

1st place

Marina Plotnikova (Research Institute of Influenza, St. Petersburg)

2nd place

Elena Prokopieva (State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology VECTOR, Novosibirsk)
Maria Sergeeva (Research Institute of Influenza, St. Petersburg)

3rd place

Olga Ksenofontova (Research Institute of Influenza, St. Petersburg)
Olga Kurskaya (State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology VECTOR, Novosibirsk)


An exhibition of pharmaceuticals was organized during the conference. The list of participants included: Alpen Pharma, Valenta Pharmaceuticals, Kront-M, Materia Medica Holding, Microgen, Petrovax, Santa,LLC (Carmolis), TMS Northwest, LLC, Pharmstandard, Feron, LLC, Firn-M, Cytomed, LLC, CSC LTD.