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Science
23 Jun
Scientists Reveal the Water Column of the Yamal Lakes Can Be a Microbial Filter

Scientists from the Winogradsky Institute of Microbiology RAS, RUDN University, St. Petersburg State University and the Tyumen Scientific Centre SB RAS studied the microbial communities from several lakes of the Yamal Peninsula. It turned out that methanotrophs (bacteria that use methane as a source of energy) consume methane more actively in the deep mature lakes of the peninsula than in small thermokarst lakes. In this regard, methane emissions into the atmosphere from the surface of deep lakes are low, and only small (relatively younger thermokarst lakes with constitutional ground ice) can make a significant contribution to methane emissions in the north of Western Siberia. Thus, bacteria perform an important function for the climate balance — they reduce the emission of methane into the atmosphere.

Science
27 Apr
RUDN ecologists: gypsum is ineffective for protecting soils from toxic metals

The ecologists of the RUDN for the first time proved the ineffectiveness of the popular method of protecting the soil from toxic metals — gypsum treatment. It turned out that this practice is not only ineffective, but, on the contrary, increases the level of pollution.

Alumni
03 Mar
“My mom offered to take the documents from RUDN University. But there was nothing that could stop me!”, — Daria Ryzhova, a graduate of the RUDN University Agrarian and Technological Institute

The essence of the profession of a veterinarian is to treat animals, but this is in short. And if you want more details you’ll find them in an interview with Daria Ryzhova, a RUDN University graduate in Veterinary and Sanitary Expertise. Now she is a leading specialist at the Centre for Veterinary Medicine, a subordinate organization of the Department of Veterinary Medicine of the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia.

Science
17 Jan
RUDN Univesity Biologists Prove the Effectiveness of Silver Nanoparticles Against Phytopathogens

RUDN University biologists proved the effectiveness of biogenic metal nanoparticles against some fungi infecting plants. The nanoparticles are obtained in a safe way from strawberry leaf extract.

Science
28 May 2021
Soil Bogging Caused by Climate Change Adds to the Greenhouse Effect, Says a RUDN University Soil Scientist

A soil scientist from RUDN University studied soil samples collected at the Tibetan Plateau and discovered that high soil moisture content (caused by the melting of permafrost and glaciers) leads to further temperature increase. Therefore, the rate of soil bogging should be held back in order to slow down global warming.

Science
21 May 2021
A RUDN University Biologist Described How a Harmless Bacterium Turns into a Phytopathogen

A researcher from RUDN University suggested that Xanthomonas bacteria that are harmful to plants might have developed from a nonpathogenic related species by receiving virulence genes from other species of bacteria.

Science
10 Feb 2021
RUDN University Soil Scientist: Deforestation Affects the Bacterial Composition of the Soil

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.

Life in RUDN
30 Apr 2020
Sketches of facades, sketches of interiors, sketches of costumes, a large drawing in a stretcher...

How landscape students protect creative projects online - in an interview with Tatyana Zhukova from the Agrarian and Technological Institute of RUDN University.

Admission
06 Apr 2020
In RUDN passed the International School “Landscape design and creative”

An international school for entrants to the master programs called “Landscape design and creative” took place in the Agrarian and Technological Institute of RUDN University in March 26-28, 2020.

Science
21 Jan 2020
Soil scientists from RUDN University have determined the optimal size of soil pores for the activity of microorganisms

Soil scientists from RUDN University found that the most suitable conditions for microorganisms are created in soil pores ranging in size from 60 to 180 micrometers. To visualize the relationship between enzymes produced by soil microorganisms and pore size, researchers first created a three-dimensional map of soil structure. To do this, they used soil 2D zymography and X-ray computed tomography. The article is published in the best soil science journal Soil Biology and Biochemistry.

Science
11 Dec 2019
Riccardo Valentini - a real man of the world - celebrates his 60th birthday

RSF mega-grant, new laboratory, network of green spaces monitoring, Joint degree master's and postgraduate programs – for just a year of work at the RUDN University and many years of cooperation with the university, Nobel Prize Laureate Riccardo Valentini was able to realize many successful projects and is not going to stop on it.

Career
04 Dec 2019
RUDN students met with the owner of Fassaden Glas Technik Friedrich Langenbach

On December 9, a meeting of students and graduate students with the owner of the company Fassaden Glas Technik Friedrich Langenbach (Friedrich Langenbach) was held at the base of the department of foreign languages of the Agrarian and Technological Institute of RUDN University. The Fassaden Glas Technik company is engaged in construction using environmental technologies not only in Europe, but also in Russia, as well as in Asia and Africa.