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.
Russian scientists were part of an international team that conducted a study on the role of corticosteroid hormones (dexamethasone) on complications and mortality in children undergoing surgery for congenital heart defects.
For the fourth consecutive year, Novosibirsk State University has ranked in the top 250 best universities in the world in the authoritative QS 2021World Universities Ranking. This year the University placed 228, an increase of 3 positions from last year’s 231.
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”.
Three institutes of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences – Sobolev Institute of Mathematics, Institute of Computational Mathematics and Mathematical Geophysics, A. P. Ershov Institute of Informatics Systems – and Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (Russia) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU). The Mathematical Center in Akademgorodok will become a centralised platform for communications and launching joint projects.
A team from SESC NSU won the Russian national stage of the International Mathematical Modeling Challenge, an annual on-line competition.
An SESC team participated in the international stage of the International Mathematical Modeling Challenge (IMMC) for high school children. Two teams from Russia were among the 53 teams with representatives from 30 countries taking part in the traditionally remote competition.
Scientists at the NSU Natural Sciences Department Theoretical and Applied Functional Genomics Laboratory and Institute of Cytology and Genetics Laboratory of Recombination and Segregation Analysis, together with foreign colleagues, proposed a non-standard approach to the study of the genetic foundations of chronic pain.
Rene van Bevern, Head of the Algorithm Laboratory, NSU Department of Mechanics and Mathematics and Victoria Slugina, Deputy Director of Research at the Humanities Institute, studied the origin of the algorithm for a classic combinatorial optimization problem, “the traveling salesman”.
Owen Siyoto, an MA graduate of the Big Data Analytics & Artificial Intelligence Program at the NSU Mechanics and Mathematics Department, completed a thesis applying the learning transfer and ridge regression concepts to satellite imagery to predict poverty in Zambia.
In a new study, a team of scientists including NSU Natural Sciences Department graduates, demonstrated a wider range of possible applications for an adapted version of the influenza B virus.
Scientists at the NSU V. Zelman Institute of Medicine and Psychology (VZIMP) conducted a survey on human behavior in the context of uncertainty due to COVID-19 pandemic.