Scientific cooperation between the Research and Academic Center (RAC) and Eurofins (France)
Eurofins, founded in 1987, is currently the world's largest expert and analytical organization providing research services in agro-industrial, food, environmental and pharmaceutical fields. Today, Eurofins unites more than 400 laboratories in 44 countries in Europe, the Americas, the Asia-Pacific region, which annually carry out more than 350 million tests to study the safety, quality, composition, origin and authenticity of various plant, animal, biotechnological and chemical objects. The total financial performance of the company amounted to 3.7 billion euros in March 2018.
As a developer of the SNIF-NMR® method, Eurofins is currently a recognized international leader in the application of the nuclear magnetic resonance method in studies of the composition of various environmental objects.
At the negotiations the parties discussed issues of scientific cooperation in the food and pharmaceutical spheres and confirmed readiness for cooperation, in particular, participation of the specialists of the Center in the international conference of the FoodIntegrity program of the European Union, which will be held in Nantes, France in November 2018, and the Eurofins conference at RUDN. To ensure implementation of joint research projects and participation in EU grant programs, the parties are going to prepare a draft agreement on scientific and technical cooperation.
A mathematician from RUDN University developed a matrix representation of set functions. This approach is vivid and easy to check, and it makes the calculations easier. Among other things, the new development can be applied to cooperative game theory.
A chemist from RUDN University together with colleagues created a new type of two-dimensional nanofilm from an organic material called calixarene. The invention can be used as a protective coating in electronics and as a part of molecular filters. They also suggested a way of increasing the durability of such films with UV radiation.
A biologist from RUDN University confirmed that selenium nanoparticles and garlic extract can effectively reduce the negative impact of stress on the health of grass carp in the breeding industry.