Developing the scientific vector: professors and students of RUDN awarded for outstanding achievements in science and education
The title “Professor of the Year” was awarded to Professor Victor Radzinsky, Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the RUDN Medical Institute, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Honored Scientist of the Russian Federation, Doctor of Medicine. As previously noted by the Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, Mikhail Kotyukov, the award was a recognition of the professor’s merit in the creation of educational and methodological programs in Russian and English, as well as an assessment of the training of high-quality medical personnel.
“This title is very important to me. It indicates that we are on the right path in teaching our students. Today, competition among students for knowledge is becoming standard of behavior. That is why our graduates are so in demand among the country's leading clinics,” said Viktor Radzinsky.
The winner of the annual competition for the award of the RUDN University Prize in the field of science and innovations was Yulia Gaydamaka, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Professor of the Department of Applied Informatics and Probability Theory at the Faculty of Science.
“This award is my entire concentrated path in science, which I started as a student. I am happy that I was able to make a small contribution to science and will make all possible efforts to develop it further. In the Faculty of Science team I received many results on the study of next-generation networks. Achievements in the field of science and innovations are impossible alone without the support of colleagues.”
Rector Vladimir Filippov also noted students who have succeeded in the field of scientific research and professional skills.
One of them was Rachel Gainos, a 5th-year student at the Medical Institute from Namibia, the winner of several stages of pediatric and surgical dentistry at the VIII All-Russian Student Dental Olympiad.
“It was the first time I participated in such a big Olympiad. It was exciting: 5 practical stages under the close supervision of the jury under conditions of limited time - this creates a certain tension. But I really love my job, especially surgery and work with children. After a few months, I graduate from the university and return home to Namibia. In our country, the situation with children's dentistry is complicated and my dream is to give beautiful smiles to my little compatriots! ”, said Rachel Gainos, 5th year student of the Medical Institute.
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.
RUDN University physicists have described the conditions for the most efficient operation of long mirror-based variant of cyclotron in the autoresonance mode. These data will bring better understanding of plasma processes in magnetic traps.
Chemists from Russia and the USA have improved the method of creating bioactive indole-acetonitrile compounds. Previously, in the course of their synthesis, by-products were obtained — a new method allows them to be avoided. This increases the yield of the final product to 81%.