Today no modern high-tech area can do without mass spectrometry: chemistry, physics, biology, medicine, pharmaceutics, geology, ecology, geography, criminalistics, oil refining, energy, antiterrorism, food and drink quality control, doping -control, space and nuclear research, nanotechnology and defense, etc. Thanks to mass spectrometry, new branches of knowledge have emerged and are rapidly developing: genomics, proteomics, genetic engineering, petroleum, huminomics and metabolomics. Mass-spectrometric express diagnostics of oncological, cardiovascular, genetic diseases is universally introduced in the clinics of developed countries.
This year the conference has gathered more than 100 researchers from the United States, France, Colombia, China, India, Serbia, and Germany who made more than 90 presentations: Prof. A.Marshall (National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Florida State University, USA), Prof. K. Stojanović (University of Belgrade, Serbia), Prof. R.Zimmermann (Joint Mass Spectrometry Centre of the University of Rostock and Helmholtz Zentrum, Germany), C.Gonzalez (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA), Prof. E.E. Stashenko (Universidad Industrial de Santander, Columbia), Prof. A.Piram (Aix Marseille University, France), А.-М. Delort (Université Clermont Auvergne, France), V.Artaev (LECO Corporation), H.P.Nytoft (GEUS) etc.
Experts of RUDN Joint Institute for Chemical Research of the PFUR and A.V. Topchiev Institute of RAS jointly presented the report "In-source derivatization of alcohols for fast profiling of steroles in food by DART-MS" describing the processes of formation of derivatives with a fixed charge in the ionization source of the DART mass spectrometer and the possibility of using this effect for the analysis of alcohols in various matrices. In the second report "Post-Chromatographic Decomposition for TLC / MALDI analysis”. researchers considered the possibility of using derivatization approaches for the analysis of alcohols by the TLC / MALDI method.
A RUDN chemist has obtained a new compound — a dumbbell-shaped phosphate-bridged molybdenum cluster. The cluster accelerates the reaction of the formation of sulfides from oxides and can be used in pharmaceutical and cosmetic manufacturing.
Mathematicians from RUDN University have studied the properties of compositional operators in spaces with mixed Lebesgue norms. It will help describe the diffusion of liquids in materials with cracks and in porous materials. Such spaces are also useful for obtaining estimates for solutions to the Navier-Stokes equation.
A biophysicist from RUDN University and his colleagues modelled the molecular dynamics of growth of microtubules, the most important elements of cell activity. The researchers have built a model for the interaction of microtubule subunits, which takes into account their internal and external connections. The results will help form a more complete model of the dynamic instability of microtubules. It will allow choosing chemical agents for the treatment of certain diseases, including neoplasms and neurodegenerative pathologies.