2016 Science of the Future Conference

The Science of the Future Conference is the most important scientific event in Russia. The conference took place between 20 and 23rd September with many excellent speakers. Professor Yulia Kovas was on the Program Committee and with an excellent speakers, lectures, posters and networking opportunities the conference was a big success

Mega grant holders advise to the President of the Russian Federation

At the beginning of 2011 Professor Yulia Kovas was awarded a £3mln grant from the Government of the Russian Federation. The success in the scientific output, establishing labs and collaborations funded by this grant lead to the recent invitation by President Putin for Professor Kovas to advise on what should be Russia’s scientific priorities. Professor Kovas will be working with scientists from other disciplines such as nanotechnology, physics, biology, and many others.

International Congress of Psychology 2016, Yokohama, Japan

The International Congress of Psychology is held every four years under the patronage of the International Union of Psychological Science. This year’s Congress was organised around the theme “Diversity in Harmony: Insights from Psychology” as it welcomed researchers from all walks of Psychology. Professors Sergey Malykh and Yulia Kovas, Tom Bloniewski, Ivan Voronin, Irina Voronina, Ilya Zakharov, and Victoria Ismatullina represented InLab during the Congress. The title of their Contributed Symposium was: Aetiology of Individual Differences in Education – Insights from twin studies in Japan, UK, and Russia. The Symposium was a great success and consisted of a wide range of topics including quantitative genetics, neuroscientific, and molecular genetics topics. The one-week Congress allowed for opportunities to establish more collaborations and enhance research ideas.

International Society for Intelligence Research 2016 conference

The 2016 conference organised by the International Society for Intelligence Research was held in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The conference was a great success with first-class speakers from around the world with expertise ranging from Educational Psychology, through Neuroscience, to Behavioural Genetics. Apart from an excellent scientific program, the organisers ensured that there were many sightseeing opportunities. Additionally, for the first time ever and thanks to Professor Yulia Kovas, the conference was preceded by the International Summer School Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Intelligence. The school was aimed at Early Career Researchers and provided an opportunity to learn from the world leaders in intelligence research as well as ensured excellent networking opportunities.

Building Bridges conference, Goldsmiths, 2015

At the ed of 2015 Goldsmiths formalised its relation with Tomsk State University. This resulted in Building Bridges conference held at Goldsmiths, University of London. The aim of the conference was to bring together scientific ideas from different disciplines and bridge the gap between research and society’s understanding of it. The program included presentations from disciplines such as Psychology, Computing, Cultural Studies, and Law. Read the program here. The conference resulted in the formation of The Accessible Genetics Consortium which is a body dedicated to genetic knowledge dissemination. Read more on Goldsmiths website.

2015 International Conference – Cognitive and Neurocognitive Aspects of Learning

Prof. Yulia Kovas, Goldsmith University of London, England & Tomsk State University, Russia
Title: Genetic and environmental underpinnings of individual differences in learning abilities.

2011 Conference of The International Society for the Study of Individual Differences (ISSID)

Yulia Kovas’ presentation at the 2011 conference of The International Society for the Study of Individual Differences (ISSID) : ‘Putting numerical cognition under genetic microscope’, as part of Symposium ‘New insights form behavioural genetic studies of personality, cognition, ability and behaviour.   London

First International conference of mega-grant laboratories ‘Science of the Future’, 2014, St Petersburg

Professor Kovas’ invited talk ‘Genetics for Education: genetically informative investigations into academic motivation, ability and achievement at the First International conference of mega-grant laboratories ‘Science of the Future’ , 2014, St Petersburg.