Leading specialist of the University of Basel (Switzerland) heads RUDN research laboratory
Professor Jörg Huwyler is a leading specialist in targeted drug delivery, member of the Swiss Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences, author of 13 patents, 142 peer-reviewed scientific articles (h-index: 38). One of his innovative publications on the delivery of antitumor agents to the rat brain due to immunoliposomes has been cited more than 650 times.
The expert calls the pharmaceutical technology a translation science, as it very often helps to transfer the results of basic research to clinical applications. Several drugs developed in his Swiss laboratory are used in clinical trials.
The joint team of the scientific laboratory for the study of innovative methods of drug delivery is already participating in the project to increase the bioavailability of the drug for the treatment of AIDS by using hot melt extrusion.
The work is also carried out in the field of creating a combined diagnostic drug that will enable drugs adequate choice and dosage regimen in the treatment of cancer.
One of the goals of RUDN research is the development of individual approaches in the treatment of cancer patients through the use of innovative pharmaceutical technologies and metabolic tools - the transition to personalized medicine.
Gravity might play a bigger role in the formation of elementary particles than scientists used to believe. A team of physicists from RUDN University obtained some solutions of semi-classical models that describe particle-like waves. They also calculated the ratio between the gravitational interaction of particles and the interaction of their charges.
Iron minerals and bacteria can be the main agents of carbon dioxide emissions from the soil. A soil scientist from RUDN University made this conclusion after studying the process of organic plant waste decomposition of the micro-level. Iron and hydrogen peroxide enter into a reaction, as a result of which active oxygen forms (oxygen radicals) are formed. The radicals destroy plant waste in the soil and promote carbon dioxide emissions.
A soil scientist from RUDN University studied the effect of forest conversion on the properties of the soil: its acidity, carbon and nitrogen resources, bacterial composition, and the activity of microorganisms. The study can help improve the methods of soil cultivation after deforestation, namely, select the best fertilizers, prevent erosion, slow down nutrient depletion, and balance the composition of the bacterial community.