(i) Chemical Enzymology Department (head, Prof. S.D.Varfolomeev, team leader Dr. E.N.Efremenko), Chemical Faculty of Moscow State University, Moscow: the creation of immobilized biocatalysts (entrapped cells, immobilized enzymes).
(ii) Laboratory of Polymer Physics (head, Prof. A.R.Khokhlov), Physical Faculty of Moscow State University, Moscow: engineering of AB-copolymers, “smart” gel systems.
(iii) Laboratory for Asymmetric Catalysis (head, Prof. Yu.N.Belokon’), Institute of Organoelement Compounds, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow: the development of immobilized enzyme biocatalysts for the operation in water-poor organic media (the Project has been finished).
(iv) Laboratory for Protein Systems (head, Prof. V.Ya.Grinberg), Institute of Biochemical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow: calorimetric studies of the thermosensitive polymers and cryogels.
(v) Biotechnology Laboratory (head, Dr. A.P.McHale), The University of Ulster, Londonderry, UK: the creation of immobilized biocatalysts on the basis of cryogel-entrapped cells (the Project has been finished).
(vi) Unilever Colworth Research Laboratory, Bedford, UK: sponsored project on the cryogenically-caused effects in biopolymer systems (the Projects has been finished).
(vii) Department of Biotechnology (head, Prof. B.Mattiasson), Center for Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Lund University, Lund, Sweden: synthesis and studies of stimuli-responsible polymers and cryogel-based polymer materials for biotechnology (the Projects has been finished).
(viii) Department of Chemistry (head, Prof. V.S.Parmar), University of Delhi, Delhi, India: the development of immobilized enzyme biocatalysts for the operation in water-poor organic media (the Project has been finished).
(ix) Department of Chemistry of Natural Compounds (head, Prof. A.A.Bogdanov, team leader Prof. I.Yu.Filippova), Chemical Faculty, Moscow State University, Moscow: peptide synthesis in organic media catalyzed by the enzymes immobilized in/on cryogel-type carriers.
(x) Laboratory for Biocoordination Chemistry (head, Prof. I.Ya.Levitin), Institute of Organoelement Compounds, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow: the processes of cryopolymerisation of unsaturated monomers in moderately-frozen solutions (the Project has been finished).
(xi) Laboratory of Obesity and Diabetes Research (head, MD P.Vardi, team leader Dr. K.Bloch), Felsenstein Medical Research Center, Tel-Aviv University, Petakh-Tikva, Israel: the use of cryogel-type scaffolds for cell culturing.
(xii) The Laboratory of Alkanotropic Microorganisms (head, Prof. I.B.Ivshina, team leader Prof. M.S.Kuyukina), Institute of Ecology and Genetics of Microorganisms, Perm Scientific Center of the Ural Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Perm’: the development of carriers for the immobilisation of alkanotropic microorganisms used in bioremediation processes.
(xiii) Department of Microbiology (head, Prof. O.N.Il’inskaya), Kazan State University, Kazan’: the development and study of supermacroporous affinity matrices for separation of microorganisms.
(xiv) Polymer Gel Research Cluster Center (head, Prof. W.S.Lyoo), Yeungnam University, Daegu, S.Korea: the development of polymeric cryogels on the basis of high-molecular-weight precursors (the Project has been finished).
(xv) Laboratory for Physical Chemistry of Biopolymers (head, Prof. A.F.Vanin), Institute of Chemical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow: the development of stabilized (by polymers) forms of dinitrosyl iron complexes.
(xvi) Laboratory of Molecular Biotechnology (head, Prof. D.S.Naroditsky), N.F. Gamaleya Institute for Epidemiology and Microbiology, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Moscow: the use of cryogel-type materials for cell culturing.
(xvii) Department of Biotechnology (head, Prof. M.D.Stanescu), Aurel Vlaicu University, Arad, Romania: the development of carriers for the immobilisation of enzymes used in bioremediation processes (the Project has been finished).
(xviii) Department of Biochemistry (head, Prof. A.Yu.Petrenko), Institute for Problems of Cryobiology and Cryomedicine, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kharkov, Ukraine: the use of cryogel-based scaffolds for culturing of stem cells.
(xix) Polymer Department (head, Prof. N.R.Kil’deeva), A.N. Kosygin Moscow State Textile University, Moscow: the study of the cryotropic gelation chitosan-containing systems.
(xx) Department of Chemistry (Prof. O.Okay), Istanbul Technical University, Turkey): synthesis and study of biocompatible cryogels.