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Grant of the Government of the Russian Federation for the state support of scientific researches, which are conducted under the guidance of leading scientists in Russian educational institutions of higher professional education (agreement No. 11.G34.31.0065 dated October 19, 2011)

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Megagrant is a documentary novel by Elena Kokurina, issued by the publishing house Boslen

The author is a science journalist and a member of the Russian Association of Science Writers and Journalists, having worked on the newspapers Obstchaya gazeta and Moskovskie novosti, and magazines Russki Newsweek and V mire nauki. Her book tells a story in which she herself played a direct part.

The main character of the novel is famous surgeon and specialist in the field of regenerative medicine Paolo Macchiarini.  He was one of the winners of the so-called 'megagrant competition' in 2011, receiving a Grant of the Government of the Russian Federation to create a high-end research laboratory in Krasnodar, Russia.

The book, which is based on fact, tells the fascinating and dramatic story of a foreign scientist who faces a great number of problems and surprises, experiences success and disappointment, and finally learns to survive and live in Russia. 

Here he finds reliable partners in the form of the great surgeons of Krasnodar regional hospital 1, and the employees of the Kuban state medical university. Everyday life of the Russian laboratory is shown at a background of the development of the new science of regenerative medicine in the world.

The novel Megagrant - which is the first of a new series called The Pulse of Time from the publishing house Boslen – is a history, made today...now, and in which the reader has a unique opportunity to take part. The unpredictable plot of a real life makes it captivating from the very first pages: there is nothing that one can change or correct as it unfolds. No one can stop “the pulse of time”.

2012 Kuban State Medical University. The official website of the project "Investigating the molecular mechanisms and underlying pathways of regenerative medicine approaches the tissue-engineering and cell therapy of airways and lungs"