RUDN hosted the International Congress of Scientists – 2017, which united academics, researchers and professionals from Russia, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Taiwan, Iran, Australia and other countries who shared their research results. The congress was organized by RUDN and IPN Group association of scientists to help integrate Russian researchers in the international community. Participants worked in 3 sections, the largest being «International conference on engineering, technology and ecology», the 2 others – «International conference on economics, management and social sciences» and «International conference on fundamental and applied sciences».
It is important that the congress was attended not only by experienced Russian and international academics but young researchers as well. There had been dozens of applications and only 60 were chosen for the final collection of articles. Nur Kirabaev, RUDN Vice-Rector for research said that RUDN unites students from 154 countries and special attention is paid to interdisciplinary and applied works, medical mathematics, space flights modeling, comparative analysis of approaches to human rights protection and studying migration processes in different regions of the world.
A chemist from RUDN University has created platinum complex compounds that are superior in activity to cisplatin, the drug for the treatment of tumour diseases. The new compounds turned out to be also less toxic to healthy cells.
Biologist from RUDN University Morteza Yousefi has found that lavender extract added to the food reduces stress and improves immunity in carp in fish farms. The discovery may be used in fish farming.
Every year in Russia, about 4 thousand children need help of cancer surgeons. The lives of children depend on the professionalism and knowledge of surgeons. RUDN experts share relevant information and many years of experience for the first time in Russia, presenting systemic knowledge of pediatric thoracoabdominal oncological surgery in an encyclopedia published by a professor at the Faculty of Continuing Medical Education of RUDN University, Doctor of medical sciences Andrey Ryabov. The book is edited by the former chief oncologist of Russia, a brilliant oncologist surgeon, legendary academician Mikhail Davydov.