New funding to support young researchers in Russia

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A competition by RFBR aims to support continuing work by young researchers and their teams and to stabilise the employment situation in the most efficient collectives.

The Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) has allocated between 4m and 6m rubles (~€56,000-€84,920) to young researchers and their teams, for the duration of 2 years.

President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, said the funding is “on urgent measures for preserving scientific and technological potential of the Russian Federation.”

The list of this year’s winners includes:

  • Oksana Bondar, Chief Engineer, Pharmaceutics Center—for her project “Fundamentals for the development of highly efficient antitumour medications based on vitamin B6 with aims to treat tumours with multiple drug resistance”;
  • Vladimir Burilov, Associate Professor, Department of Organic Chemistry—”New macrocyclic supramolecular systems based on azo-metacyclophane for hypoxia visualisation”;
  • Yevgeniya Burilova, Senior Lecturer, Department of Inorganic Chemistry—”Obtaining new hybrid materials based on stabilised nanoparticles of metal oxides and polyelectrolytes—transition from complexation to nanochemistry”;
  • Andrey Galukhin, Senior Research Associate, In-Situ Combustion Lab—”Studying the regularities of the formation of amorphous microporous polymers based on cross-linked polytriazines”;
  • Kirill Yermolaev, Junior Research Associate, Center for Research of Market Relations in Globalising Economy—”Creating a network mechanism of management of high-tech export flows in the Russian economy”;
  • Yana Mukhamedshina, Leading Research Associate, Gene and Cell Technology Lab—”Mechanisms of neuro-inflammatory and autoimmune processes in traumatic diseases of the spinal cord: dynamics of changes in transcriptomics profiles and the status of immune cell activtation”;
  • Andrey Nemtarev, Leading Research Associate, Synthetic Physiologically Active Compounds Lab—”Directed chemical modification of lupane triterpenoids in rings A, E and the isopropenyl group. Searching for a universal platform for the development of antitumour, antioxidant and antimicrobial agents”;
  • Konstantin Usachev, Leading Research Associate, Structural Biology Lab—”Structural research of the growth factors of the ribosome of Staphylococcus aureus”;
  • Andrey Frolov, Associate Professor, Intelligent Search Technology Lab—”Computable linear orders and linearly ordered structures.”
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