In connection with the threat of the new 2019-nCoV coronavirus infection (COVID 19) spreading at NSU, the University is taking a number of preventative measures. In March, NSU’s traditional Open Day is canceled and the annual International Scientific Student Conference (ISSC-2020) will be rescheduled.
SESC NSU 8th and 11th grade students, Nikita Sharov and Olesya Karpenko, won bronze medals as part of the 33rd International Tournament of Young Physicists (O-IYPT 2020) Russian national team.
Due to the threat of the spread of COVID-19, from September 1, 2020, NSU students are studying in a distance or mixed format. Foreign students outside the Russian Federation study remotely.
NSU Mechanics and Mathematics Department Freshmen, Mikhail Tyutulnikov and Konstantin Nosorev, have developed an application that will automate the registration of student classroom attendance. Using a mobile device with an NFC module, the application is connected to student ID cards. The teacher installs the application that will respond to the touch of the student ID and send a list of those present to the teacher’s personal account on a website.
Novosibirsk State University’s academic year begins as usual on September 1. Classes will be conducted in person in compliance with all safety rules for preventing the transmission of coronavirus.
The 54th International Mendeleev Chemistry Olympiad for high school students took place in mid-July. Hosted by the Lomonosov Moscow State University Chemistry Department, it was the first to be held remotely with 130 students from 27 CIS countries, the Baltic States and South-Eastern Europe, participating. Stepan Epifantsev, a 10th grade student at SESC NSU, was a gold medalist.
Researchers at the NSU Natural Sciences Department’s Laboratory of Protein Engineering studied what happens when moving DNA polymerases, the proteins that copy genetic information, collide with other proteins that are tightly attached to DNA. The results of their work were published in the Swiss journal “Genes”.