"I really do miss Russia and borscht. I really
had a fantastic time and will definitely return."
"From every presentation so much was learned,
in spite of the different background among the students. All the professors
were very kind and helpful with the students... All excursions were
interesting and relevant to the many classroom topics"
"The school was well organized and very interesting
- we covered the full spectrum of biomedical research in the space program.
We also got to visit both the institutions and the researchers carrying
out this work. It was an excellent trip, well worth it. I enjoyed visiting
Star City and learning about the stimulation work being done in space."
"You did a wonderful job organizing the school
and I learned more than I had hoped to. Once again, thanks for the experience
and lets keep in touch."
"I had a wonderful experience and really think
the class and related experiences were phenomenal... I would like to
see this course be a major success next year, and would like to help
make it so."
"The booklet that we receive at the beginning
with description of the Summer School, participants' lists….and so on
was very useful. All the logistics was excellent: accommodation, visit,
bus, lectures…..I never felt lost."
"Overall, the Space Biology and Medicine program
was absolutely amazing. I had a wonderful time and will highly recommend
the program to my friends and colleagues. The experience of attending
this program in Russia was part of what made it so enlightening, remarkable,
and unique. Anyone can search libraries and computer databases at their
home institutions for literature on the lecture topics of this course,
but to hear this research presented in Moscow from the very people who
conducted it, and to gain an appreciation for the research environment
in Russia as a whole, is something well worth experiencing."
"All in all, I think the program is terrific.
Two weeks is just enough time to get acclimated and learn about the
field. The days were full, but not overly draining. The cultural program
explored music and art and food in a really nice way."
"Good variety of lecture topics, covering most
areas of physiology/medicine. It is interesting for the students to
share their research presentations. This is a good addition to the program.
"The lecturers from IBMP are highly respected
in their fields. It was a privilege to be in their lectures…The tours
were also very interesting and worthwhile. It is great that you included
pickup at the airport and drop-off ..."
"In general I though the course was very well
organized and I learned a great deal about space medicine while in attendance.
The trips to Star City, Mission Control and the Institute for Biomedical
Problems were fantastic. I particularly enjoyed meeting many of the
Cosmonauts and the Russian scientists."
"I only want to thank you again for all your efforts
to make the school a success. You and all the other people involved
in the organization of the school itself but also of the tours to St.
Petersburg and Vladimir/Suzdal have managed it in a impressive way and
did a great job.
"It was amazing range of events with nice balance
culture/science. Thank you again for your hard work."
Finally, here are the comments of INTAS experts, participated
(anonymously) in consideration of our application for grant
EXPERT 2: The topics of summer school are very actual
and modern. There is a strong school in Russia with hard basic researchers.
It is sign of success of summer school.
Please, take also a look to Dr David Klaus' article published for ASGSB Summer bulletin and reprinted here in Previous sessions of the School section.
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