On 20 December 2018, the Shevchenko Scientific Society, in collaboration with the Kostyuk Foundation, hosted the eighth annual Platon Kostyuk Award ceremony. Three Ukrainian scientists selected as finalists for the award – Ganna Dumanska (Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology), Volodymyr Krotov (Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology), and Oleksandr Savytskii (Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics) made presentations based upon their original research. Volodymyr Krotov became the 2018 recipient of the 2018 Platon Kostyuk Award. You can learn more about their research by visiting the web site of the Ukrainian Society for Neuroscience.
The Platon Kostyuk Award has been established by Kostyuk’s former students to honor his outstanding contributions to the field of neuroscience and recognize the accomplishments of young biomedical scientists in contemporary Ukraine. Kostyuk was the first Soviet scientist to use microelectrodes for intracellular recording of electrical signals in neurons. Under his leadership from 1966 to 2010, the Kyiv-based Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology became a leading center for neuroscience in the Soviet Union and beyond. Over the course of his sterling career, Kostyuk provided mentorship for dozens of Ukrainian scientists, fostering a new generation of neurophysiologists. Oleh Kryshtal, famous biophysicist and the current director of the Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology, along with Nana Voitenko, chair of the selection committee, attended the award ceremony in New York.
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