On March 20, 2019, the Consul General of Japan in St. Petersburg, Mr. Yasumasa Iijima visited St. Petersburg State Agrarian University. The meeting was held as part of the events of the cross year between Japan and Russia. Alexander Ivanovich Fedorkov, Vice-Rector for the quality of education and informatization, Nadezhda Yermilova, Director of the Center for International Cooperation and Academic Mobility, Maria Miguleva, Head of the International Cooperation Department, Vadim Sergeevich Grachev, Assistant Professor of the Department of Genetics, Breeding and Animal Biotechnology participated in the meeting from the side of St. Petersburg State Agrarian University.
The Consulate General of Japan in St. Petersburg invited Ms. Fumi Murakoshi, associate professor at the Medical University of Kyoto Prefecture, who studies infectious diseases and viruses, for a lecture and a scientific exchange with young Russian scientists and students.
Ms. Murakosi introduced the history of virus research in Japan, as well as the latest findings from her own research. In a fascinating form, she told about the symbiosis of humans and viruses, using as a conceptual model such a national craft as matryoshka (nesting doll) that is a symbol of Russia. That was written in the title of the lecture.
At the end of the lecture, guests from Japan visited the laboratories of our university.
International cooperation of the St. Petersburg State Agrarian University with foreign educational organizations is organized by the Center for International Cooperation and Academic Mobility.