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Visitors will find lectures on genetics, workshops with practical experiments, a science show and a quiz. Leading Russian and world scientists will speak online and offline at the event.

Park “Zaryadye” for the fourth time will be the site of the Nauka 0+ festival. On October 9 and 10, more than 20 lectures on genetics and the quality of life will be held at the Scientific and Educational Center “Zapovednoye Embassy”. Events will be held in offline and online formats. Scientific master classes will be organized for schoolchildren. The performances of the Nobel Prize winners will also be broadcast here.

The festival will take place in Moscow from 8 to 10 October and will become the main event of the Year of Science and Technology in Russia. The main theme of the program in the “Conservation Embassy” pavilion is “Genetics and the quality of life.”

On October 9 and 10, in Zaryadye Park, the winners of the Russian Science Foundation awards will tell how painless brain stimulation works and how gene therapy is helping humanity today, as well as explain how to assemble a 3D genome. Irina Eliseeva, Senior Researcher at the Institute of Protein of the Russian Academy of Sciences and laureate of the L’Oréal – UNESCO Prize for Women in Science, will talk about saboteur proteins that provoke mutations in cancer stem cells. Gelina Kopeina, Leading Researcher at the Faculty of Fundamental Medicine, Moscow State University, will explain how to learn how to control the process of programmed cell death.

A genetic lecture hall will be organized in the hall of the Zapovednoye Embassy center. Denis Rebrikov, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Head of the Center for High-Precision Editing and Genetic Technologies for Biomedicine, N.I. Pirogov, will talk about how society will change after determining the genomes of all people. Geneticist Irina Zhegulina will give a lecture on why it is important to learn about your heredity and the risks of developing diseases in your youth. Ilya Kirov, senior researcher at the All-Russian Research Institute of Agricultural Biotechnology, will talk about viruses in the plant genome. Nikita Vinogradov, Deputy Head of the Department of Scientific and Educational Activities of Zaryadye Park, will explain why antisocial ants and bodybuilding mice are created at the lecture “These Strange Biotechnologies”.

Children are invited to scientific workshops with practical experiments. During them, the participants will assemble a molecular model of DNA, learn about the influence of genetics on the quality of life and, together with the staff of the scientific and educational center, will create a microclone of grapes.

Author’s master classes for schoolchildren in laboratories will also be held by the partners of the festival in Zaryadye: the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Belarus, the First Moscow State Medical University named after I.M. Sechenov, Institute of General Genetics named after N.I. Vavilov Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Molecular Biology named after V.A. Engelhardt RAS and Moscow University of Finance and Law.

On the evening of October 9, a scientific show will take place in the hall of the “Reserved Embassy” pavilion. Guests will see physical and chemical experiments, learn about the amazing properties of metals and superdense gas, and understand the phase transitions of substances.

On October 10, at the end of the festival, there will be a quiz “Science in the City!” Dedicated to the influence of scientific discoveries on the development of modern cities. You can take part in it individually or with a team.

The detailed program of the festival and registration for events is open at website parka.

As part of the online program, scientists from all over the world are scheduled to speak. These are Nobel laureates and young scientists from Russia, the best researchers and laureates of state prizes. Biologist, biophysicist and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate in chemistry, who discovered the catalytic activity of RNA, Sidney Altman; the creator of supramolecular chemistry, Nobel Prize laureate in chemistry Jean-Marie Lehn; expert of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Rae Kwon Chung; Georg Nordhoff, professor at the Royal Institute for Mental Health Research, University of Ottawa; and many others.

The broadcast of the speeches of the Nobel laureates, as well as the main events of Nauka 0+ in Zaryadye and broadcasts from other venues can be seen on the official page of the park in the social network “In contact with”… In 2021, this social network became the official media partner of the festival site in Zaryadye.

All-Russian Science Festival Science 0+ Is one of the largest educational projects in the field of popularizing science in the world. It takes place annually from October to November in 80 regions of Russia at more than 400 sites. This year the festival is one of the key events of the Year of Science and Technology.

The organizers of the science festival were the Government of Moscow represented by the Department of Education and Science of the city, Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation and the Russian Academy of Sciences. The festival program includes performances by Nobel Prize laureates, contests for children and adults, the largest interactive exhibition, virtual laboratory works, fascinating science shows, discussions about the future of humanity. There will also be screenings of science films, robot competitions, Science Slam, quizzes, quests and much more.

Key events in Moscow will be held at the Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov, Expocentre on Krasnaya Presnya, Zaryadye Park, the Russian Academy of Sciences, at the thematic sites of the Year of Science and Technology (these are NUST MISIS, D.I. “,” Yandex “, NRU HSE), as well as in more than 90 universities, museums and research centers.

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