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Newsletter N3

RUDN University Newsletter

Issue N 3, November 2017


People’s Friendship University of Russia (RUDN)

People’s Friendship University of Russia (RUDN)

 

Faculties               

Institutes

Faculty of Russian Language and General Disciplines                       

Agrarian Technological Institute

Ecological Faculty 

Institute of Foreign Languages

Economic Faculty

Institute of Space Technology

Engineering Academy

Hotel Business and Tourism Institute

Faculty of Sciences

Institute of Law

Faculty of Humanity and Social Sciences

Institute of Gravitation and Cosmology

Philological Faculty

Institute of World Economy and Businesses (International School of Business)

 

Institute of Bio-medical Researches 

 

Institute of Medicine

 

Research Institute of Chemistry

 

Nikol'skii Mathematical Institute

 

Institute of Applied Mathematics & Communications Technology

 

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Welcome to our third Newsletter of 2017! Looking back on the year 2016, we are proud to announce about our success at the national and international levels in promoting education and research programs in all fields of humanities, social, technical and natural sciences. Many innovative projects, educational programmers, international scientific events of RUDN University and also participation in the most important scientific conferences and congresses was supported in the framework of the RUDN University Competitiveness Enhancement Program “5-100”. 

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RUDN Scientific Conferences

The First 5G Summit R&D Russia in RUDN University

RUDN University organized the first 5G Summit R&D Russia on June 19 - 20, 2017. Co-organizer was State-Financed Organization «Information City» (IT Department of Moscow Government), partners were Interstate Corporation for Development, OJSC Omsk Production Association “Radio Manufacturing Plant Named after A.S. Popov”, YL-Verkot Oy (Finland), Brno University of Technology (Czech Republic), Bonch-Bruevich Saint-Petersburg State University of Telecommunications. From the RUDN University side, Summit organization waspic4


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provided by the Applied Mathematics & Communications Technology Institute (director Konstantin Samouylov). Representatives of companies, scientific organizations, and universities from Russia, Czech Republic, Finland, Hong Kong, Portugal, Sweden, UK took part in the Summit.

Once in about twenty years, the cumulative technological progress is altering disruptively the capabilities of communication networks as well as reshapes their overall impact on the progress of our society. Previously, such changes were associated with the emergence of the third-generation (3G) cellular systems in 1999. These technological breakthroughs underpinned the construction of the connected society by providing the users with unprecedented services for transfer of multimedia data.

Soon, in 2019, the completion of fifth-generation (5G) systems and their ratification in standards are expected, while the launch of their large-scale implementations is scheduled for 2020. The emerging 5G technologies are designed to integrate all of the latest developments in mobile and fixed communication networks, offer the data rates of up to 10 Gbit/s, deliver the cloud computing capabilities directly to their users and, most importantly, become the foundation of digital economy.

The forthcoming 5G Summit R&D Russia in Moscow was the first event of its kind in Russia, which was held at the RUDN University on June 19 - 20, 2017. The Summit provided a convenient platform for the industry leaders, innovators, and researchers from both industry and academia to collaborate and share their ideas related to the novel 5G technology that can in turn facilitate its development, standardization, and implementation. At the Summit, particular attention was dedicated to discussing the scientific perspectives on long-term transformations and innovations in the digitalization of megacities, by example of the city of Moscow.

5G Summit R&D Russia was held in the framework of the RUDN University Competitiveness Enhancement Program “5-100”.

Leading world experts took part in 5G Summit R&D Russia:

-         Prof. Luís Correia, Professor in Telecommunications with the Institute of Systems & Computer Engineering, Research & Development at University of Lisbon (Lisbon, Portugal)

-         Prof. Andreas Kassler, Full Professor with the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Karlstad University (Karlstad, Sweden)

-         Prof. Kaibin Huang, Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering at University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

-         Prof. Antti Tölli, Adjunct Professor with the Centre for Wireless Communications at University of Oulu (Oulu, Finland)

-         Prof. Jiří Mišurec, Head of the Department of Telecommunications at Brno University of Technology (Brno, Czech Republic)

-         Dr. Azfar Aslam, Senior Director and Partner of Nokia Bell Labs Consulting (Slough, United Kingdom)

-         Prof. Andrey Koucheryavy, Head of the Department of Communications Networks at Bonch-Bruevich Saint-Petersburg State University of Telecommunications (Saint Petersburg, Russia)

-         Prof. Valery Naumov, CTO at Service Innovation Research Institute (Helsinki, Finland)

 

 

International Congress of Scientists – 2017

 

During 05-07 July in RUDN University was organized «International Congress of Scientists - 2017». The program of the Congress included reports of leading Russian and foreign scientists (Dr. Prof. Chun-Chin Hsu Chaoyang University of Technology, Dr. Prof. Ken Devos Monash University, Dr. Prof.Mohamad Awang University Malaysia Terengganu and many others). Also it should be noted separately that not only experienced and leading Russian and foreign professors took part in the Congress, but also young scientists - graduate students, doctoral students and researchers.

The largest number of scientists participated in the section «International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Environmental Sciences», where they had an opportunity to present their papers dedicated to a wide range of problems: the use of modified high-strength concrete in monolithic construction, computer simulation of large-span structures, the study of the strength characteristics of glued joints of glued wooden structures, the design of hydraulic structures and etc.

The reports of the section «International Conference on Economics, Management and Social Sciences» were devoted to the formation of the human capital assets of the organization, as well as the influence of national culture on entrepreneurial activities.

In the framework of the section «International Conference on Fundamental and Applied Sciences» were discussed such issues as the development of innovative power supplies for remote consumption, logical and functional systems for managing dynamic objects and many others.

«International Congress of Scientists - 2017» was organized and held in the framework of the RUDN University Competitiveness Enhancement Program “5-100”.

 

8th International Conference on Differential and Functional Differential Equations

The RUDN University, with the cooperation of the Steklov Mathematical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Lomonosov Moscow State University has organized the 8th International Conference on Differential and Functional Differential Equations, August 13–20, 2017. In the framework of the conference, the International Workshop “Differential Equations and Interdisciplinary Investigations” took place, August 17–19, 2017.

The scientific program was consisted of invited 45-minute lectures, 30-minute lectures, and 20-minute communications.

The conference was devoted to classical topics of the theory of differential equations and different kinds of nonlocal interactions:

·                    ordinary differential equations,

·                    dynamical systems,

·                    partial differential equations,

·                    semigroups of operators,

·                    nonlocal spatio-temporal systems,

·                    functional differential equations,

 

·                    applications.

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RUDN Visiting Professors

 

Prof. Michele Pagano, Dept. of Information Engineering, University of Pisa read an annual open lecture course to students of RUDN University Department of Applied Informatics and Probability Theory

 

Michele Pagano is a graduate of the University of Pisa, a leading scientist, the author of more than 200 publications in international journals, and a participant in many international research projects. His research interests include the modeling and classification of teletraffic, the analysis of performance indicators in communication networks, the problems of security in distributed architectures, cloud computing, Green Networking technology, software-configurable SDN networks, statistical traffic classification and network security issues (mainly in the framework of anomaly-based Intrusion Detection Systems), and to Green Networking (energy efficiency of current network devices and planning of energy-aware routing algorithms).

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 Professor Pagano annually reads open lectures for undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students of the Department of Applied Informatics and Probability Theory. This year, he presented a course of five lectures for students of the 4th and 5th year, as well as graduate students of the Department on Theoretical Methods in Teletraffic Theory: «Self-Similarity and Heavy Tails Distributions in Traffic Modeling». In his lectures on September 12 - 13, 2017, Professor Pagano told in detail about the basic concepts associated with teletraffic modeling, the differences and connections between them.

Professor of the University of Porto, F.L. Pereira gave report at the RUDN University Faculty of Sciences

 

17-20 September Fernando Manuel Ferreira Lobo Pereira, full Professor of DEEC, FEUP, Scientific Coordinator of ISRP, University of Porto Faculty of Engineering visited RUDN University. He is a leading specialist in the field of optimal impulse control. F.L. Pereira gave a lecture «The results of two decades of research cooperation in applied mathematics and the contribution of mathematics to engineering sciences».pic7 Fernando Manuel Ferreira Lobo Pereira has a joint scientific investigation with RUDN University Professor Arutyunov A.V. and associate professor Zhukovsky S.E.: «Development of the mathematical apparatus of optimization theory, the theory of coincidence points of mappings in metric spaces».

«From the university bench to the scientific laboratory - how to ease this path?»

Lecture of Willi Jäger, RUDN University Honoree Doctor, Professor or Applied Analysis Group, IWR and IAM, University of Heidelberg presented to students open lecture

In his speech, Professor Willi Jäger, based on years of experience, gave a number of valuable recommendations, encouraging young people to scientific work.

In particular, the professor suggested creating small groups of students in universities, approximately equal in their abilities. These groups should be focused on a specific issue and conduct research under the guidance of a more experienced leader. Such a technique, according to the author, should reveal the potential of each member of the group, help students show their best qualities, teach teamwork, and a competent mentor can direct their efforts in the right direction.

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Another idea of the scientist is a simple formula «simulation, simulation, experiment.» These three steps will help the beginning researcher to move from theoretical research to practical action.

Professor Willi Jäger also noted the importance of students' participation in international studies and scientific events, because the joint work of representatives of different schools and approaches allows each of the participants to look at the studied issue under a new angle for themselves and thereby gain invaluable experience.

 

Many of the proposals presented at the lecture are already being successfully implemented in Germany. 

RUDN Student's Scientific Initiatives

Participation in the Summer Academy of the BRICS Youth Assembly

June 22 - 26, 2017 in Barnaul, Altai State University, took place the Summer Academy of the BRICS Youth Assembly, an international event that brought together representatives of different countries. The event was organized on the initiative of the National Youth Council of Russia within the framework of the Program for the Development of Student Associations of the Altai State University for 2017 with the support of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs and the Asian Universities Association. On the part of RUDN University in this event participated a specialist of the Department of Scientific and Innovation Policy Petrieva Alina Vadimovna.

The main sessions of the Summer Academy of the BRICS Youth Assembly were dedicated to the tasks of the development of common vectors for the work of the major national youth organizations of the BRICS countries, the creation of international project teams with the prospect of implementing joint large-scale youth projects, the establishment of scientific and educational links for interdisciplinary study of global political, social, cultural processes, the organization of joint laboratories and also programs of academic mobility.

 

One of the key topics of discussion was the preparations for the 2017 World Festival of Youth and Students. This year Russia hosted the Festival, on 14-22 October, young people from all around the world have come to Sochi to participate in this great event. Within the framework of the Academy there was also a rich eco-educational and excursion program «Crossroads of the worlds» with a visit of the Altai Mountains.

Participation in the international ProFinance Forum-2017

October 3, 2017 students of the Institute of World Economy and Business of the Faculty of Economics took part in the ProFinance Forum, the largest career Forum in Russia that unites on one platform more than 1,000 undergraduate students of

• Accounting, statistics, econometrics;

• Banking, financial markets, insurance, audit;

• Finance, economics and other financial specialties.

Leading companies of the country that:

• are interested in the development of their financial departments;

• seek to select prospective specialists in their team;

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The program of the forum:

• Poster session (interesting internships from the largest companies (OBI, KPMG, Ernst & Young, Alfa Bank, Mars, P & G, PwC, CBRE, Moscow stock exchange, Moscow bank)

• Master classes (from experienced entrepreneurs and representatives of international corporations)

• KPMG «Auditor's profession»

• Mplace.me «New finteh-reality»

• Nakamoto Capital «Career for 3 years: the path from the trainee to the creator of the crypto-currency fund»

• Testing CFA

 

RUDN University students have won The Gold medals for scientific projects according to the results of the XIII International Competition of Youth Innovations and Developments «New Time» in Sevastopol

 

September 28 - 30, 2017, the XIII International Salon of Inventions and New Technologies «New Time» was held in Sevastopol. This is an international exhibition event, aimed for the development of scientific and innovative cooperation. Annually more than 300 participants from 25- 30 countries took part in the Salon.

The organizers of the Salon: the Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent, Moscow), the Government of Sevastopol, the Legislative Assembly of Sevastopol, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, the All-Russian Society of Inventors and Innovators and Rationalizers, the Sevastopol Branch of the All-Russian Society of Inventors and Rationalizers, Sevastopol Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Scientific School of Causality, LLC «Center» AYUMEL, Association Russian House International Scientific & Technological Cooperation, the International Innovation Club «Archimedes», the World Forum of inventors and researchers (Bucharest), International Federation of Inventors' Associations (IFIA).

Traditionally, the International Competition of Youth Innovations and Developments «New Time» was held annually within the framework of the Salon.

RUDN University students also participated in this international event and presented their projects and according to the decision of the international jury received the Gold Medals:

- Romanets Margarita Mikhailovna - graduate of the RUDN University Agrarian and Technological Institute. Project «Method of adaptation in VIVO of microplants of strawberries» (S.A. Kornatsky, M.M. Romanets)

- Zenina Margarita Anatolyevna - the graduate student, the analytical engineer of RUDN University Shared Research and Educational Center Fundamental and applied research Laboratory of food products quality and technologies with the scientific project «evaluation system of Grapes and Wine quality by the Mass-spectrometry IRMS/SIRA» (A.Yu. Kolesnov, M.A. Zenina, S.R. Tsymbalayev).

Within the organized trip of Zenina M.A. also made a presentation of the new technologies in the quality control area of wine-making production at the Conference «Biotechnologies: science and practice» (on September 25 - 29, 2017, Yalta), organized by Voronezh State University of engineering technologies, Scientific and educational center Nanobiotekh, LLC Vega-Eko, LLC Bioaktual.

The participation at these important scientific events was organized and supported in the framework of the RUDN University Competitiveness Enhancement Program “5-100”.

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RUDN International scientific cooperation: First steps and Latest Cooperation Agreements

RUDN University signed the Memorandum and the Work Program of Cooperation with United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)

The main goal of the RUDN University and UNISDR Office for Northeast Asia and Global Education and Training Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction at Incheon (UNISDR ONEA-GETI) cooperation is to obtain knowledge about disaster risk reduction and international experience in this area for creating training courses for basic and additional professional education in RUDN University.

UNISDR ONEA-GETI organized an international training on the implementation of The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. The training was aimed at studying the main trends and priorities in this area. The representatives of the RUDN University took part in the training: Professor Vadim Plyshchikov, Director of the Agrarian and Technological Institute (ATI), Assistant Professor Vladimir Avdotin, Deputy Director of the Department of Technospheric Securityt Kristina Ivashchenko. Each participant of the training received the certificate of the Instructor of the Sendai Framework Program. They also presented a report on the main educational and scientific directions of the RUDN University and presented the idea of creating a «knowledge base» on disaster risks in the environment, agriculture, social, political and economic spheres for students and graduates of the RUDN University. The RUDN University initiative on the implementation of knowledge for 30,000 students from 154 countries of the world has generated support from representatives of UNISDR ONEA-GETI.

RUDN University professors also visited SUNY Korea, that was established in March 2012 as the first American university founded in Korea’s only smart city, Songdo. The University offers educational programs in computer science, engineering, security technologies and business management. SUNY Korea annually trains 29,000 students from all over the world, including from Russia. Professors of RUDN University ATI met with Vice-President of the University, Professor James Larson and Head of the Department of Technology and Public Relations, Anthony Pennings. The meeting participants discussed possible areas of cooperation, considered the possibility of preparing joint scientific projects and publications and agreed to sign a Memorandum and a working program of cooperation between the RUDN University and SUNY Korea in 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professor Wolf Ferdinand Wieland told about the directions of possible cooperation between universities in Moscow and Bavaria

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September 20, 2017 Professor of the University of Regensburg Wolf Ferdinand Wieland has made a public lecture «Joint scientific researches implementation. Mechanisms of collaboration» during which he presented proposals for cooperation between Russian universities and BAYHOST is the Bavarian Academic Center for Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe. It promotes academic exchange between Bavaria and countries in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe including Russia. BAYHOST supports Bavarian universities and universities of applied science through its specific competencies; by supporting their collaboration with academic organizations in our partner countries and by establishing new partnerships. The Center aims to establish a long-term partnership with the leading universities in Eastern Europe, including the RUDN University.

Within the framework of the program presented by the German scientist, it is planned to conduct joint research, internships for students, organization of scientific events, exchange of experience, refresher courses for employees.

 

 Undoubtedly, potential cooperation will bring great benefits to both the Russian and the German side. Bavaria contains more than thirty research and educational institutions. In case of successful development of partnership relations, both students and employees of the RUDN University will be able to gain invaluable experience.

RUDN University Research and Innovative Activity 

 

RUDN University scientists described methods of combating diabetes and hepatitis C at a conference in the United States « Diabetes Global -2017»

The conference was attended by more than 100 participants from the United States, Russia, Egypt, Australia, India, Mexico, South Africa, Nepal. The main topics were dedicated to issues of diabetes and metabolic disorders, complications of diabetes, modern methods of prevention and treatment. Accordind to the opinions of our professors, particular attention should be paid to the topic of «Nursing Care», because in Russia it is not yet represented either in the educational or in the practical sector.

Professor Irina Alekseevna Kurnikova, published more than 30 articles in reputed journals, the author of 25 books and tutorials in Russian language, 10 inventions (patents), leading expert in the field of diagnostics, treatment, rehabilitation of diabetic and thyroid diseases, the key speaker of the conference, presented the report «The role of autoimmune neuropathy in the formation and progression of arterial hypertension in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus». The publication of the full version of the report showed interest in two scientific journals - «Journal of Diabetes and Metabolism» and «Medical and Clinical Research». Also as chairman Irina Alekseevna Kurnikova, held one of the sessions.

Associate Professor Tarasova, in her turn, made a plenary report «Antiviral drug interferon in combination with metformin in the treatment of viral hepatitis C» with the HCV-1 genotype and insulin resistance».

 International conferences on diabetes and endocrinology are held regularly in the US and Europe under the support of Program Diabetes Global. Russian specialists rarely take part in them, but after the conference in Charlotte, the RUDN University scientists received invitations to other European and American scientific forums.

 

Participation in the XVII International scientific conference «Interaction of the professor and student in the conditions of university education: problems and prospects»

The Association of Professors of the Slavic Countries (APSC) together with the Sofia university of «Saint Clement of Ohrid» held 1 - 7 September, 2017 the XVII International scientific conference «Interaction of the professor and student in the conditions of university education: problems and prospects». In work of a conference participated associate professor of the department of social and differential psychology Mikhaylova Olga Borisovna, the member of Association of Professors of the Slavic Countries. Her scientific report «Diagnosis of the success of research young scientists' activity at the higher school» was submitted on the section «Personal and Professional Development of the Teacher and Student in the conditions of polysubjective interaction»(the research presented at the international conference has been prepared together with the postgraduate of department of social and differential psychology Yulia Tokatlygil).

 

 

 

Participation in The international conference: «The russian-spanish dialogue», dedicated to the 40 anniversary of recovery of diplomatic relations

 

In June, 2017 Olga Stanislavovna Chesnokova is Doctor of Philology, professor, professor of department of foreign languages of philological faculty of RUDN participated in the conference: «The russian-spanish dialogue: to the 40 anniversary of recovery of diplomatic relations» with the report «Little-known pages of Spanish studies. Constant Brousilov: philologist and translator». The report has been devoted to the personality, philological and translation heritage of Constant Brousilov, the author of the first translation of the poem «Demon» M.Yu. Lermontov into Spanish.

 

The director of the RUDN University Shared Research and Educational Center Abramovich R.A. took part in the XXIst International Congress «Phytopharm 2017» and 10th Anniversary of the TCM Research Center Graz

The XXIst International Congress «Phytopharm 2017» and 10th Anniversary of the TCM Research Center Graz 2-5 of July was held from 2 to 5 July 2017 at the University of Graz, Austria. The Congress was devoted to the discussion of topical issues of natural origin drugs, which consist main interest for specialists in phytopharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry. Plenary and key lectures were presented by leading professors, as well as representatives of industry.

Leading universities and research organizations, which have participated in the Congress.

-St-Petersburg Institute of Pharmacy, Russia

-Karl Franzens University of Graz, Austria

-Medical University of Graz, Austria

-Traditional Chinese Medicine Research Center, Graz, Austria

-Saint-Petersburg Chemical-Pharmaceutical Academy (SPCPA), Russia

-Federal Reserach Center of Nutrition, Biotechnology and Safety of Food, Moscow, Russia

-Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research (GA)

The following main topics were discussed at the Congress:

·        Medicinal plant products: challenges, safety and efficacy

·        Quality control of natural medicinal preparations

·        Best practices in traditional medicines research

·        TCM herbal medicine research

·        Systems biology based medicinal plant research

·        Technology of natural medicinal products

·        Advances in clinical studies of Phytotherapeutics

·        Regulation of herbal medicinal products and food supplements in Russia, the European Union, China and the USA.

The director of the RUDN University Shared Research and Educational Center Abramovich R.A. took part in the 21st Congress «Phytopharm 2017» and presented the report «The metabolomic approach to the investigation of secondary metabolites of herbal samples» (R.A. Abramovich, V.G. Vasil’ev, S.V. Goryainov, O.G. Potanina, V.I. Ossipov).

 

Professors of RUDN University Institute of Law participated in the annual European Environmental Legal Forum 2017

Professors of RUDN University Institute of Law participated in the annual European Environmental Legal Forum conference 2017, which was organized as a joint effort of the European Environmental Law Forum (EELF), the Nordic Environmental Law, Governance & Science Network (NELN+), the University of Copenhagen (Faculty of Science) and Aarhus University (School of Law). The Copenhagen conference was dedicated to the sustainable management of natural resources and the role of different legal approaches and instruments. Sustainable management of natural resources such as water, biodiversity and air remains a key concern at EU as well as national level.

The Forum was attended by young scientists and well-known all over the world scientists, specializing in national environmental law, European environmental law and international environmental law, such as:

Klaus Bosselmann, Professor of Law, University of Auckland and director of the New Zealand Centre for Environmental Law. 

 Hans Bruyninckx, Executive director of the European Environment Agency. 

 Ludwig Krämer, Director of Derecho y Medio Ambiente, Madrid and senior lawyer. Ludwig Krämer served as the European Commission's Chief Counsel on the environment, successively responsible of legal and enforcement issues, waste management and environmental sustainability.

Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger, Professor of law, University of Waterloo and Senior Director of Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL). 

 On August 31, within the framework of the section on Arctic problems, Ph.D., Associate Professor of RUDN University International Law Department Solntsev A.M . together with Ph.D., Senior Researcher of the Scientific Research Center for Ecological Safety at the Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, A.V. Kodolova made a report «Legal problems of the restoration of disturbed territories in the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation».

 

Participation in the 2nd International Conference «Social, economic, and academic leadership for the future sustainable development of business and education»

On September 12-15, 2017 the professors of the RUDN University Advertising and Business Communications Department of the Institute of International Economics and Business (IMEB) took part in the 2 International Conference «Social and Economic and Academic Leadership for the Sustainable Development of Business and Education in the Future» in Prague (Czech Republic), at the Prague Institute for Qualification Enhancement.

RUDN University professors made a presentation and the report: «Leadership and students: is there a future for the knowledge economy in Russia?» (Co-authors - Zemskaya YN, Glagoleva AV, Kuznetsova EA), in the section «Leadership» in educational practice. The result of participation in the conference was publication of the report in the serie Business and Economics, published by Springer and submitted for indexation in the Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (Web of Science Core Collection), publication date May 2018.

The event was attended by 96 participants from Poland, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Turkey, India, Russia, Romania, Slovakia, USA.

The International Conference was aimed at bringing together researchers and stakeholders from the fields of business, economics, education, social sciences, psychology and behavioral sciences, pedagogy and linguistics.

The conference was comprised of 6 main Tracks:

·                    Leadership as a social, cultural and psychological phenomenon

·                    Leadership as a subject of social practice

·                    Leadership in business and economics

·                    Leadership as a dominant of the international academic policy

·                    Leadership in educational practice

·                    Leadership for the sustainable development of business and education: paradox or necessity?

Among the key speakers of the 2nd International Conference «Social, economic, and academic leadership for the future sustainable development of business and education» were:

- Professor, Doctor of Economics, Director of the Prague Institute for Advanced Studies Vadim Strelkovsky. Topic: Leadership in social sciences, business and economics. The speaker presented the concept of the «blue ocean» as a basis for the development of the creative economy, and described the strategy of the company for the concept as the basis for leadership in business, and also gave examples of companies.

- Professor of Vilnius Technical University, Doctor of Sciences Manuela Tvaronavicine. In her report «Leadership in Energy Security» she presented energy security as a basis for leadership in the future world, cited examples of the development of such countries as China and the EU.

- Doctor, Professor Richard Olehla. Theme of the report: America the first: the USA as the spiritual leader of the free world. The speaker presented a culturological point of view on US leadership in the modern world, cited examples of American myths on which such leadership is based.

 

RUDN University took part in the III International Specialized Exhibition «Import Substitution» at the Crocus Expo

September 12-14, 2017 RUDN University took part in the III International Specialized Exhibition «Import Substitution» at the Crocus Expo IEC within the framework of the RUDN University Competitiveness Project among the world's leading research and educational centers (5-100).

The exhibition was aimed to demonstrate the capabilities and achievements of Russian manufacturers in the field of competitive import substitution of goods and services due to the expansion and development of own production, as well as the latest technology, advanced development and investment projects that characterize scientific-technical and industrial potential of our country.

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev took part in the opening ceremony of the exhibition «Import Replacement» this year. There was also a meeting on the prospects of import substitution, at which ministers and heads of the profile Russian enterprises came to the conclusion that high-quality Russian products are completely able to substitute foreign analogues in the domestic market and successfully sell on export market.

RUDN University research teams presented their scientific projects at the exhibition:

- project in the field of eco-sustainable construction «CUBER science center» (RUDN University Engineering Academy);

- innovative pharmaceutical forms of domestic drugs (RUDN University Shared Research and Educational Center);

- technologies for growing crops, based on clonal micropropagation using a healthy virus-free planting material, methods for their improvement (RUDN University Agrarian-Technological Institute «Meristem»);

- Innovative technologies in the area of obtaining carbon nanostructures (RUDN University Institute of Biochemical Technology and Nanotechnology RUDN UNIVERSITY).

Thematic sections of the exhibition:

-                   Production of consumer goods and services for the population;

-                   Trade organizations;

-                   Medicine and pharmaceutics;

-                   Production, processing and storage of food products;

-                   Agriculture;

-                   Construction industry;

-                   Machine-tool construction and production of special high-performance equipment;

-                   Metallurgy;

-                   woodworking industry;

-                   Fuel and energy complex;

-                   Transport and logistics in the organization of work on import substitution;

-                   Banks and financial services in the field of import substitution;

-                   Investment institutions, securities, audit;

-                   Expositions of regional projects in the field of import substitution;

-                   Expositions of foreign projects;

-                   Scientific developments in the field of import substitution, including nanotechnology;

-                   Innovative import-substituting technologies in chemistry, oil and gas industries;

-                   Innovative import-substituting information technologies, radio electronic industry and communications;

-                   Import-substituting dual-use technologies and import-substituting materials;
 Ecology.

-                    Protection of the environment in the organization of work on import substitution;

-                   Training and retraining of personnel.

 

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RUDN Main Publications

In RUDN University publishing house was turned out the Russia's first anthology of the Latin American literature of «Breviario hispanoamericano de letras». Professor of the department of foreign languages Olga Stanislavovna Chesnokova and her foreign colleague Pedro Leonardo Talavera-Ibarra became authors of this manual.

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Olga Stanislavovna Chesnokova is Doctor of Philology, professor of department of foreign languages of philological faculty of RUDN University. Expert in variability of Spanish, theory and practice of cross-cultural communication, Latin American toponymics, semiotics of the art text.

Pedro Leonardo Talavera-Ibarra is the graduate of RUDN University, the doctor of comparative literary criticism (the University of Texas, Austin, USA), professor of department ofabout:blankabout:blank

 foreign languages of the Southern University of the State of Missouri (USA), the expert in comparative poetics, the Spanish and Latin American civilization, remote teaching Spanish and literature.

The Latin American literature — the unique phenomenon in the world literature on syncretism of the European, Indian and African lines. The anthology contains original models of verbal art of the most ancient civilizations of Latin America — the Maya, The Aztecs, the Incas, the work of a stage of origin of Spanish literature of Latin America (Christopher Columbus, Bernal Díaz del Castillo, Soar of Juan of Inés de la Cruz), the original texts of outstanding representatives of the Latin American literature since the end of the 19th century to the beginning of the 21st century reflecting various literary trends.

 

 

 Scientists of RUDN University publish results of their scientific researches in highly-recognized in whole world and indexed in international databases journals (Web of Science, Scopus ect.). That, of course, corresponds to the high status of the University and its international recognition. Publications of June-September 2017 (In Journals Q1-Q3)

 

1.      Orsino, A., Samuylov, A., Moltchanov, D., Andreev, S., Militano, L., Araniti, G., Koucheryavy, Y., TIME-DEPENDENT ENERGY AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN MOBILITY-AWARE D2D-EMPOWERED 5G SYSTEMS., (Q 1) IEEE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS, VL 24.

The 5G mobile networks are expected to offer higher degrees of radio access heterogeneity across a wide range of technologies (LTE, WiFi, mmWave, etc.), which operate in both licensed and unlicensed spectrum providing dissimilar data rates and coverage. In light of the stringent requirements in terms of resource and energy efficiency, the performance optimization of such heterogeneous 5G systems becomes an involved task that demands abundant information on the states of users to solve a complex, large-scale optimization problem. However, the unpredictable mobility of communicating entities, including dual mobility of D2D partners, may lead to a rapid deviation from the initial, optimized system state and thus requires frequent re-optimizations of the entire network. In this article, we aim to deliver a comprehensive tutorial on the implications of system-wide energy and resource management with the emphasis on its time-dependent behavior. Proposing a novel network-centric 5G optimization framework, we employ insights from the random walk and Markov chain theories, and also confirm our findings with an extensive system-level simulation campaign. These results reveal an exponential performance degradation rate that primarily depends on the average user speeds. Together with reporting the divergence exponents for different 5G system configurations, we also provide practical insights into how to exploit them in order to non-incrementally improve the throughput and energy performance of the network

2.      Guzei, I.A., Spencer, L.C., Buechel, S.C., Kaufmann, L.B., Czerwinski, C.J ., TI Intricacies of ligand coordination in tricarbonylchromium(0) complexes with ortho- and para-fluorobiphenyls., (Q2) ACTA CRYSTALLOGRAPHICA SECTION C-STRUCTURAL CHEMISTRY, VL 73.

The steric and electronic factors that influence which of the two rings of a substituted biphenyl ligand coordinates to chromium are of interest and it has been suggested that haptotropic rearrangements within these molecules may be limited if the arene-arene dihedral angle is too large. Two tricarbonylchromium( 0) complexes and their respective free ligands have been characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. In the solid state, tricarbonyl[(1',2',3',4',5',6'-eta)-2-fluoro-1,1'-biphenyl] chromium(0), [Cr(C12H9F)(CO)(3)], (I), exists as the more stable isomer with the nonhalogenated arene ring ligated to the metal center. Similarly, tricarbonyl[(1',2',3',4',5',6'-eta)-4-fluoro-1,1'-biphenyl] chromium(0) crystallizes as the more stable isomer with the phenyl ring bonded to the Cr-0 center. The arene-arene dihedral angles in these complexes are 55.77 (4) and 52.4 (5)degrees, respectively. Structural features of these complexes are compared to those of the DFT-optimized geometries of ten tricarbonyl[(eta(6)-C6H5)(4-F-C6H4)] chromium model complexes. The solid-state structures of the free ligands 2-fluoro-1,1'-biphenyl and 4-fluoro-1,1'-biphenyl, both C12H9F, exhibit arene-arene dihedral angles of 54.83 (7) and 0.71 (8)degrees, respectively. The molecules of the free ligands occupy crystallographic twofold axes and exhibit positional disorder. Weak intermolecular C-H center dot center dot center dot F interactions are observed in all four structures.

3.      Ansary, A., Bjorklund, G., Tinkov, A.A., Skalny, A.V., Al Dera, H., Relationship between selenium, lead, and mercury in red blood cells of Saudi autistic children., (Q2) METABOLIC BRAIN DISEASE, VL 32.

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. Environmental contribution to ASD is due in large part to the sensitivity of the developing brain to external exposures such as lead (Pb), and mercury (Hg) as toxic heavy metals or due to a poor detoxification ability as the phenotype of this disorder. Selenium (Se) as an antioxidant element that counteracts the neurotoxicity of Hg, and Pb, presumably through the formation of nontoxic complexes. In the present study, Pb, Hg, and Se were measured in red blood cells (RBCs) of 35 children with ASD and 30 age- and gender-matched healthy control children using atomic absorption spectrometry. Receiver Operating Characteristics (ROC) analysis of the obtained data was performed to measure the predictive value of their absolute and relative concentrations. The obtained data demonstrates a significant elevation of Hg and Pb together with a significant decrease in the Se levels in RBCs of patients with ASD when compared to the healthy controls. The ratios of Se to both Pb and Hg were remarkably altered, being indicative of heavy metal neurotoxicity in patients with ASD. In conclusion, the present study indicates the importance of Se for prevention and/or therapy of heavy metal neurotoxicity

4.      Gol'dshtein, V., Ukhlov, A., The spectral estimates for the Neumann Laplace operator in space domains, (Q 1) ADVANCES IN MATHEMATICS, VL 315

In this paper we prove discreteness of the spectrum of the Neumann Laplacian (the free membrane problem) in a large class of non-convex space domains. The lower estimates of the first non-trivial Neumann eigenvalue are obtained in terms of geometric characteristics of Sobolev mappings. The suggested approach is based on Sobolev-Poincare inequalities that are obtained with the help of a geometric theory of composition operators on Sobolev spaces. These composition operators are induced by generalizations of conformal mappings that are called as mappings of bounded 2-distortion (weak 2-quasiconformal mappings). (C) 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved

5.      Fedoseev, Pavel., Van der Eycken, Erik., Temperature switchable Bronsted acid-promoted selective syntheses of spiro-indolenines and quinolones, (Q 1) CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS., VL 53

A high-yielding, temperature switchable divergent approach towards the synthesis of either spiro-indolenines or quinolines is described, starting from easily available indolyl ynones. The application of TFA at rt promotes the dearomatization of the indole, resulting in the formation of the spiro-indolenine, while at higher temperature, rearrangement results in the formation of the quinolone

6.      Tugashov, Kirill I., Gribanyov, Dmitry A., Dolgushin, Fedor M., Smol'yakov, Alexander F ., Peregudov, Alexander S., Klemenkova, Zinaida S ., Matvienko, Ol'ga V., Tikhonova, Irma A., Shur, Vladimir B., Coordination Chemistry of Anticrowns. Isolation of the Chloride Complex of the Four-Mercury Anticrown {[(o,o '-C6F4C6F4Hg)(4)]Cl}(-) from the Reaction of o,o '-Dilithiooctafluorobiphenyl with HgCl2 and Its Transformations to the Free Anticrown and the Complexes with o-Xylene Acetonitrile and Acetone, (Q 1) ORGANOMETALLICS., VL 36

The paper reports that the interaction of o,o'-dilithiooctafluorobiphenyl with HgCl2 in ether results in the formation of the lithium chloride complex Li{[(o,o'-C6F4C6F4Hg)(4)]Cl} (11) of the four-mercury anticrown (o,o'-C6F4C6F4Hg)(4) (12) along with the earlier isolated and characterized three-mercury anticrown (o,o'-C6F4C6F4Hg)(3) (2). The complex was identified by the reaction with 12-crown-4 and determination of the structure of the [Li(12-crown-4)(2)]{[(o,o'-C6F4C6F4Hg)(4)]Cl} (13) formed. According to an X-ray analysis, the chloride anion in 13 is simultaneously coordinated with all four Hg centers of the anticrown, forming with them a pyramidal Hg4Cl fragment. The reaction of 11 (in the form of an acetonitrile solvate, 11.nMeCN) with boiling water leads to removal of LiCl from 11 and to the formation of free anticrown 12, the subsequent recrystallization of which from o-xylene affords the o-xylene complex {[(o,o'-C6F4C6F4Hg)(4)](o-Me2C6H4)(2)} (14). The obtained 14 forms in the crystal infinite chains consisting of alternating anticrown units and bridging o-xylene moieties. Another o-xylene molecule in each macrocyclic fragment of the chain plays the role of a terminal ligand. In both cases, the o-xylene ligands in 14 are bonded to only one Hg center of the corresponding mercuramacrocycle. The back-conversion of complex 14 into 12 and o-xylene proceeds in the course of its thermal decomposition under vacuum at 100-120 degrees C. The reaction of 12 with acetonitrile yields the nitrile complex {[(o,o'-C6F4C6F4Hg)(4)](MeCN)(2)} (15), which also forms infinite polymeric chains in the crystal. In each monomeric unit of the chain, the corresponding bridging nitrile is bonded to only one mercury atom of the anticrown moiety, whereas the other nitrile ligand is coordinated with two Hg sites. The synthesis and structure of the complex {[(o,o'-C6F4C6F4Hg)(4)](Me2CO)(2)(H2O)} (16), containing two acetone and one water ligand per molecule of 12, are also reported. Each acetone molecule in 16 interacts with only one Hg atom of 12, while the water molecule is coordinated with two mercury centers and, in addition, forms H-bonds with the oxygen atoms of the acetone species

7.      Malvasi, A ., Kosmas, I ., Mynbaev, O. A ., Sparic, R ., Gustapane, S ., Guido, M ., Tinelli, A., Can Trans Resveratrol Plus D- Chiro- Inositol and Myo- Inositol Improve., Maternal Metabolic Profile in Overweight Pregnant Patients? ( Q 3) CLINICA TERAPEUTICA., VL 168

Objective. To investigate the effect of trans-resveratrol from Polygonum cuspidatum/magnesium hydroxide complex, trademark Revifast r, plus D-chiro-inositol (DCI) and Myo-inositol (MI) during spontaneous pregnancies in overweight patients in a pilot study. Study design. A one-year, prospective, randomized, doubleblinded, placebo-controlled single center clinical study was carried out on overweight pregnant women. 110 patients were randomized in 3 groups to receive: Revifast r with DCI/MI (group I), DCI/MI alone (group II) or control group (group III) for 30 and 60 days. The main outcomes were to explore the lipid profile (total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, TG) and glucose levels, after 30 and 60 days of therapy ., Results. No difference in systolic and diastolic parameters among 3 groups during study. All blood chemistry parameters improved compared to placebo at 30 days already, but significantly to 60 days, respect placebo. By comparing the two treatment groups, group I demonstrates significantly improved lipid and glucose parameters than group II, which are at 30 to 60 days of treatment ., Conclusion. The supplementation of Trans-resveratrol, Revifast r in addition to DCI/MI in overweight pregnant woman with an elevated fasting glucose improves glucose levels, Total Cholesterol, LDL and TG.

8.      Sevastianov, L. A ., Zorin, A. V., The computer-based model of quantum measurements, ( Q 3) PHYSICS OF ATOMIC NUCLEI., VL 80

Quantum theory of measurements is an extremely important part of quantum mechanics. Currently perturbations by quantum measurements of observable quantities of atomic systems are rarely taken into account in computing algorithms and calculations. In the previous studies of the authors, constructive model of quantum measurements has been developed and implemented in the form of symbolic and numerical calculations for the hydrogen-like atoms. This work describes a generalization of these results to the alkali metal atoms

9.      Sommer, Janine., Dippold, Michaela A., Zieger, Sarah L., Handke, Anika., Scheu, Stefan., Kuzyakov, Yakov., The tree species matters: Belowground carbon input and utilization in., the myco-rhizosphere, (Q 1) EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF SOIL BIOLOGY., VL 81

Rhizodeposits act as major carbon (C) source for microbial communities and rhizosphere-driven effects on forest C cycling receive increasing attention for maintaining soil biodiversity and ecosystem functions. By in situ (CO2)-C-13 pulse labeling we investigated C input and microbial utilization of rhizodeposits by analyzing C-13 incorporation into phospholipid fatty acids (PLFA) of beech- (Fagus sylvatica) and ash associated (Fraxinus excelsior) rhizomicrobial communities. Plant compartments and soil samples were analyzed to quantify the allocation of assimilates. For 1 m high trees, ash assimilated more of the applied (CO2)-C-13 (31%) than beech (21%), and ash allocated twice as much C-13 belowground until day 20. Approximately 0.01% of the applied C-13 was incorporated into total PLFAs, but incorporation varied significantly between microbial groups. Saprotrophic and ectomycorrhizal fungi under beech and ash, but also arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and Gram negative bacteria under ash, incorporated most C-13. PLFA allowed differentiation of C fluxes from tree roots into mycorrhiza: twice as much 13C was incorporated into the fungal biomarker 18:2 omega 6,9 under beech than under ash. Within 5 days, 30% of the fungal PLFA-C was replaced by rhizodeposit-derived C-13 under beech but only 10% under ash. None of the other microbial groups reached such high C replacement, suggesting direct C allocation via ectomycorrhizal symbioses dominates the C flux under beech. Based on (CO2)-C-13 labeling and 13C tracing in PLFA we conclude that ash allocated more C belowground and has faster microbial biomass turnover in the rhizosphere compared to beech.

10.  Kleshchenko, Yu. E ., Zhigunova, A. V ., Dalin, M. V ., Melnikov, V., Peptides Selected Using Phage Library Variants, Effectively Inhibit., Trypanosoma cruzi Infection ( Q 3) BULLETIN OF EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, VOL 37

Four peptide sequences characterized by high content of hydrophobic, charged, and polar amino acids were obtained from 23 clones of M13 phage. Peptides P2 and P4 exhibited highest binding affinity for immobilized trypomastigotes. The inhibitory effects of peptides seemed to be due to blockade of certain epitopes on T. cruzi surface proteins responsible for interactions with the respective receptors of host cells

11.  Polyakova, E. I ., Polyakova, I. N ., Davydov, V. V ., Ryabov, M. A ., Sergienko, V. S., Shklyaev, Yu. V., Crystal Structure of., (2Z)-(3,3-Dimethyl-3,4-Dihydroisoquinolin-1(2H)-ylidene)nitrosoacetonitr, (Q 2) CRYSTALLOGRAPHY REPORTS., VL 62.

The crystal structure of (2Z)-(3,3-dimethyl-3,4-dihydroisoquinolin-1(2H)-ylidene)nitrosoaceto-nitrile is determined (T = 150 K, R1 = 0.0435). The compound crystallizes as the E-cis and Z-cis isomers of the nitroso tautomer. Two independent molecules differ in the rotation of the nitroso group about the C-C bond between the dihydroisoquinoline group and the substituent. Analysis of bond lengths reveals their conjugation and prevailing contribution of the zwitter-ionic structures with the positive charge located on the isoquinoline fragment and the negative charge located on the substituent. Molecules having E and Z conformations are connected by the N-H center dot center dot center dot O hydrogen bond (N center dot center dot center dot O 2.922(3) angstrom) into dimers. The N-H group of the other molecule forms the intramolecular N-H center dot center dot center dot O hydrogen bond (N center dot center dot center dot O 2.544(3) angstrom) which closes a six-membered cycle. Electronic absorption spectra are studied, and quantum-chemical modeling of the compound is performed

12.  Krasnov, K. A ., Kartsev, V. G ., Dobrokhotova, E. V ., Kultyshkina, E. K ., Timofeeva, T. V., Khrustalev, V. N., CHEMICAL MODIFICATION OF PLANT ALKALOIDS. 7. T-REACTION OF AN ALOPERINE., DERIVATIVE., (Q 3) CHEMISTRY OF NATURAL COMPOUNDS., VL 53.

N-(2-Carboxy-5-nitrophenyl)aloperine was prepared from aloperine and 2-fluoro-5-nitrobenzaldehyde and condensed with 1,3-dimethylbarbituric acid via a T-reaction with opening of the piperidine ring and formation of 1,3-dimethyl-5-{5-nitro-2-[3-(10-oxo-7-azatricyclo[7.3.1.0(2,7)]trideca-11-en-12-yl)propylamino]} benzylhexahydro-2,4,6-pyrimidinetrione. The structure of the prepared compound was studied by an X-ray crystal structure analysis

13.  Arutyunov, A. V ., Zhukovskiy, S. E ., Karamzin, D. Yu ., TI Some Properties of Two-Dimensional Surjective p-Homogeneous Maps., (Q 3) COMPUTATIONAL MATHEMATICS AND MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS., VL 57.

The properties of real p-homogeneous polynomial maps in R-2 are examined. The relation between surjectivity and the existence of a nontrivial zero is investigated. Additionally, the relation between surjectivity and stable surjectivity is studied. Examples are discussed ., ,

14.  Malamuda, Mark., Neidhardt, Hagen., Peller, Vladimir., A trace formula for functions of contractions and analytic operator., Lipschitz functions, ( Q 2) COMPTES RENDUS MATHEMATIQUE., VL 355.

In this note, we study the problem of evaluating the trace of f(T) - f(R), where T and Rare contractions on a Hilbert space with trace class difference, i.e. T - R is an element of S-1, and f is a function analytic in the unit disk D. It is well known that if f is an operator Lipschitz function analytic in D, then f(T) - f(R) is an element of S-1, The main result of the note says that there exists a function xi (a spectral shift function) on the unit circle T of class L-1(T) such that the following trace formula holds: trace(f(T) - f(R)) = integral(T)f '(zeta) xi (zeta) d zeta,whenever T and Rare contractions with T - R is an element of S-1, and fis an operator Lipschitz function analytic in D. (C) 2017 Academie des sciences. Published by Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved

15.  Popova, Elizaveta V ., Tinkov, Alexey A ., Ajsuvakova, Olga P ., Skalnaya, Margarita G ., Skalny, Anatoly V ., TI Boron - A potential goiterogen? ( Q 2) MEDICAL HYPOTHESES., VL 104

The iodine deficiency disorders (IDD) include a variety of disturbances such as decreased fertility, increased perinatal and infant mortality, impaired physical and intellectual development, mental retardation, cretinism, hypothyroidism, and endemic goiter (EG). The occurrence of the latter is determined by interplay between genetic and environmental factors. The major environmental factor is iodine status that is required for normal thyroid hormone synthesis. However, other factors like intake of micronutrients and goiterogens also have a significant impact. Essential and toxic trace elements both play a significant role in thyroid physiology. We hypothesize that in terms of overexposure boron may serve as a potential goiterogen. In particular, it is proposed that boron overload may impair thyroid physiology ultimately leading to goiter formation. Certain studies provide evidential support of the hypothesis. In particular, it has been demonstrated that serum and urinary B levels are characterized by a negative association with thyroid hormone levels in exposed subjects. Single indications on the potential efficiency of B in hypothyroidism also exist. Moreover, the levels of B were found to be interrelated with thyroid volume in children environmentally exposed to boron. Experimental studies also demonstrated a significant impact of boron on thyroid structure and hormone levels. Finally, the high rate of B cumulation in thyroid may also indicate that thyroid is the target for B activity. Chemical properties of iodine and boron also provide a background for certain competition. However, it is questionable whether these interactions may occur in the biological systems. Further clinical and experimental studies are required to support the hypothesis of the involvement of boron overexposure in goiter formation. If such association will be confirmed and the potential mechanisms elucidated, it will help to regulate the incidence of hypothyroidism and goiter in endemic regions with high boron levels in soil and water. (C) 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved

16.  Cooper, Carl S ., Arnou, Panagiota., Wright, Lewis D ., Ulicna, Sona., Walls, John M ., Malkov, Andrei V ., Bowers, Jake W ., An innovative approach for fabrication of Cu2ZnSnSe4 absorber layers., using solutions of elemental metal powders, (Q 1) THIN SOLID FILMS., VL 633

CT Symposium V on Thin Film Chalcogenide Photovoltaic Materials held at the., 13th E-MRS Spring Meeting., CY MAY 02-06, 2016., CL Lille, FRANCE., SP E MRS, First Solar, Hanergy Solibro, MBE Komponenten, Filsom, Uppsala Univ, Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin., AB An innovative approach has been demonstrated for the deposition of Cu2ZnSnSe4 (CZTSe) absorber layers. Using a unique, safe solvent combination, moving away from hydrazine, elemental Cu, Zn, Sn and S/Se can be fully dissolved at ambient conditions, with the composition easily controlled. The preparation and the spray deposition of these solutions are performed in air, allowing a quick, easy and inexpensive process. Upon selenisation, large crystals are observed which are identified as the CZTSe kesterite phase using X-ray diffraction and Raman, the latter showing no distinctive signs of any binary or ternary secondary phases. Using this method, CZTSe absorber layers have been prepared for use in thin-film solar cells reaching efficiency of 3.2%. With further device optimisation, improved device performance will be achieved. (C) 2017 The Authors. Published by Elsevier

17.  Gatti, Roberto Cazzolla., Di Paola, Arianna., Bombelli, Antonio., Noce, Sergio., Valentini, Riccardo, Exploring the relationship between canopy height and terrestrial plant., diversity, (Q 1) PLANT ECOLOGY., VL 218

A relatively small number of broad-scale patterns describe the distribution of biodiversity across the earth. All of them explore biodiversity focusing on a mono or bi-dimensional space. Conversely, the volume of the forests is rarely considered. In the present work, we tested a global correlation between vascular plant species richness (S) and average forest canopy height (H), the latter regarded as a proxy of volume, using the NASA product of Global Forest Canopy Height map and the global map of plant species diversity. We found a significant correlation between H and S both at global and macro-climate scales, with strongest confidence in the tropics. Hence, two different regression models were compared and discussed to provide a possible pattern of the H-S relation. We suggested that the volume of forest ecosystems should be considered in ecological studies as well as in planning and managing natural sites, although in this first attempt, we cannot definitively prove our hypothesis. Again, high-resolution spatial data could be highly important to confirm the H-S relation, even at different scales

18.  Mahmoudi, Ghodrat., Zangrando, Ennio., Bauza, Antonio., Maniukiewicz, Waldemar., Carballo, Rosa., Gurbanov, Atash V ., Frontera, Antonio, Molecular and crystalline architectures based on HgI2: from., metallamacrocycles to coordination polymers , (Q 1) CRYSTENGCOMM., VL 19

Three metallamacrocycles and one coordination polymer were obtained by using coordination driven self-assembly of the HgI2 salt with four different ligands: 2,2'-butan-1,4-diylbis(oxy) dianiline (L1), 1,4-bis(2'-formylphenyl)-1,4-dioxabutane bis(isonicotinoylhydrazone) (L2), (E)-N'-(pyridin-3-ylmethylene)-isonicotinohydrazide (L3) and (E)-1-(pyridin-3-yl)-N-(pyridin-3-ylmethyl)methanimine (L4). The coordination compounds were studied by elemental analysis, FT-IR spectroscopy and single-crystal X-ray diffraction analyses. Reaction of the HgI2 salt with L1, L2 and L3 yields metallamacrocycles of formula [(HgI2)(2)(mu-L1)(2)] (1), [(HgI2)(2)(mu-L2)(2)] (2), [HgI2(mu-L3)](4) (3). In contrast, the reaction with L4 under the same conditions yields a coordination polymer of formula [{HgI2(L4)}](n) (4). In addition, the X-ray structure of L2 is also reported. The influence of the flexibility of the ligand on the final shape and nuclearity of the macrocycle is also analysed. Hirshfeld surface analysis and fingerprint plots facilitate a comparison of intermolecular interactions in all compounds, which are crucial in the construction of the supramolecular architectures. Finally, some noncovalent interactions have been evaluated energetically using DFT calculations and characterized using Bader's theory of atoms-in-molecules

19.  He, Yi., Li, Zhenghua., Tian, Guilong., Song, Liangliang., Van Meervelt, Luc., Van der Eycken, Erik V ., Gold-catalyzed diastereoselective domino., dearomatization/ipso-cyclization/aza-Michael sequence: a facile access., to diverse fused azaspiro tetracyclic scaffolds, (Q 1) CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS., VL 53

A facile and diversity-oriented access to complex tetracyclic benzo[e] pyrrolo[2,3-c] indole-2,4,7(5H)-triones through a post-Ugi gold(I)-catalyzed domino dearomatization/ipso-cyclization/aza-Michael sequence is elaborated. This process furnishes tetracyclic scaffolds in good yields from readily available precursors with unique diastereoselectivity .,., Bronnikov, Kirill A ., Fabris, Julio C ., Piattella, Oliver F ., Rodrigues, Denis C ., Santos, Edison C ., TI Duality between k-essence and Rastall gravity., SO EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL C., AB The k-essence theory with a power-law function of (partial derivative phi)(2) and Rastall's non-conservative theory of gravity with a scalar field are shown to have the same solutions for the metric under the assumption that both the metric and the scalar fields depend on a single coordinate. This equivalence (called k-R duality) holds for static configurations with various symmetries (spherical, plane, cylindrical, etc.) and all homogeneous cosmologies. In the presence of matter, Rastall's theory requires additional assumptions on how the stress-energy tensor non-conservation is distributed between different contributions. Two versions of such non-conservation are considered in the case of isotropic spatially flat cosmological models with a perfect fluid: one (R1) in which there is no coupling between the scalar field and the fluid, and another (R2) in which the fluid separately obeys the usual conservation law. In version R1 it is shown that k-R duality holds not only for the cosmological models themselves but also for their adiabatic perturbations. In version R2, among other results, a particular model is singled out that reproduces the same cosmological expansion history as the standard Lambda CDM model but predicts different behaviors of small fluctuations in the k-essence and Rastall frameworks ., VL 77.,

20.  lassi, Raja., Ribeiro, Ana P. C ., Mendes, Marta., Rekik, Walid., Tiago, Goncalo A. O ., Mahmudov, Kamran T ., Naili, Houcine., Guedes da Silva, M. Fatima C ., Pombeiro, Armando J. Arylhydrazone Cd(II) and Cu(II) complexes as catalysts for secondary., alcohol oxidation, (Q 2) POLYHEDRON., VL 129

Reaction of cadmium acetate hydrate with sodium 2-[2-(4,4-dimethyl-2,6-dioxocyclohexylidene)hydrazinyl]terephthalate (Na2HL), in the presence of imidazole (im), leads to the polymeric species [Cd (im)(3)(mu, eta-HL-1 kappa OO ':2 kappa O '' O '''](n) that is characterized by IR spectroscopy, elemental analysis, UV-Vis absorption spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction analysis. Complex I was successfully tested as catalyst for the peroxidative oxidation of alcohols (1-phenylethanol and cyclohexanol) to the corresponding ketones under microwave irradiation, with no added solvent and under mild conditions. The use of tert-butylhydroperoxide as oxidant, of TEMPO as additive, and a temperature of 80 degrees C leads in 1 h to a yield of acetophenone (from 1-phenylethanol) of nearly 70% or to a cyclohexanone yield (from cyclohexanol) of 66%. A comparison between the catalytic activity of 1 with those (also studied in this work) shown by Cu(II) complexes bearing the same or related hydrazo ligand is presented. (C) 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved

21.  Zarezin, Danil P ., Khrustalev, Victor N ., Nenajdenko, Valentine G., Diastereoselectivity of Azido-Ugi Reaction with Secondary Amines., Stereoselective Synthesis of Tetrazole Derivatives, (Q 1) JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY., VL 82

The diastereoselectivity of azido-Ugi reaction with cyclic amines was investigated. It was found that the reaction with alpha-substituted five- to seven-membered cyclic amines proceeds very efficiently to provide high control of diastereoselectivity (<= 100% de) under mild conditions. Target tetrazole-derived products were isolated in excellent yields (<= 98%). The reaction has a broad scope in terms of its amine, aldehyde, and isocyanide nature. It was found that the diastereoselectivity of the reaction depends on the ring size of the starting cyclic amines. More rigid piperidines provided the highest selectivity of the reaction. Using benzyl isocyanide, the prepared N-benzyl tetrazoles can be deprotected by hydrogenolysis to form the corresponding NH tetrazoles in high yields

22.  Ernazarov, K. K ., Ivashchuk, V. D., Stable exponential cosmological solutions with zero variation of G and., three different Hubble-like parameters in the Einstein-Gauss-Bonnet., model with a Lambda-term, (Q 1) EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL C., VL 77

We consider a D-dimensional gravitational model with a Gauss-Bonnet term and the cosmological term Lambda. We restrict the metrics to diagonal cosmological ones and find for certain Lambda a class of solutions with exponential time dependence of three scale factors, governed by three non-coinciding Hubble-like parameters H > 0, h(1) and h(2), corresponding to factor spaces of dimensions m > 2, k(1) > 1 and k(2) > 1, respectively, with k(1) not equal k2 and D = 1 + m + k(1) + k(2). Any of these solutions describes an exponential expansion of 3d subspace with Hubble parameter H and zero variation of the effective gravitational constant G. We prove the stability of these solutions in a class of cosmological solutions with diagonal metrics

23.  Baranov, Andrey A ., Grishko, Dmitriy A ., Razoumny, Yury N., Jun, Li., Flyby of large-size space debris objects and their transition to the disposal orbits in LEO, (Q 2) ADVANCES IN SPACE RESEARCH., VL 59

The article focuses on the flyby issue involving large-size space debris (LSSD) objects in low Earth orbits. The data on overall sizes of the known upper-stages and last stages of launch-vehicles make it possible to emphasize five compact groups of such objects from the Satellite catalogue in 600-2000 km altitude interval. The flyby maneuvers are executed by a single space vehicle (SV) that transfers the current captured LSSD object to the specially selected circular or elliptical disposal orbit (DO) and after a period of time returns to capture a new one. The flight is always realized when a value of the Right Ascension of the Ascending Node (RAAN) is approximately the same for the current DO and for an orbit of the following LSSD object ., Distinctive features of changes in mutual distribution of orbital planes of LSSD within a group are shown on the RAAN deviations' evolution portrait. In case of the first three groups (inclinations 71 degrees, 74 degrees and 81 degrees), the lines describing the relative orientation of orbital planes are quasi-parallel. Such configuration allows easy identification of the flyby order within a group, and calculation of the mission duration and the required total Delta V. In case of the 4th and the 5th groups the RAAN deviations' evolution portrait represents a conjunction of lines chaotically intersecting. The article studies changes in mission duration and in the required Delta V depending on the catalogue number of the first object in the flyby order ., The article also contains a comparative efficiency analysis of the two world-wide known schemes applicable to LSSD objects' de-orbiting; the analysis is carried out for all 5 distinguished LSSD groups. (C) 2017 COSPAR. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved

Mahmoudi, Ghodrat., Khandar, Ali Akbar., White, Jonathan., Mitoraj, Mariusz P., Jena, Himanshu Sekhar., Van Der Voort, Pascal., Qureshi, Naseem., Kirillov, Alexander M ., Robeyns, Koen., Safin, Damir A ., Polar protic solvent-trapping polymorphism of the Hg-II-hydrazone., coordination polymer: experimental and theoretical findings, (Q 1) CRYSTENGCOMM., VL 19

A novel series of Hg-II coordination polymers with a general formula [HgL(N)(3)](n)center dot n(solv) (HL = 2-pyridinecarbaldehyde isonicotinoylhydrazone; n(solv) = 0.5H(2)O (1), 2MeOH (2), EtOH (3), PrOH (4) and 0.5BuOH (5)) was prepared and characterized by elemental analysis, IR spectroscopy and single crystal X-ray diffraction. The crystal structure of HL, elucidated by X-ray diffraction, comprises two independent molecules in the asymmetric unit cell, each of which is stabilized by an intramolecular hydrogen bond formed between the carbohydrazide hydrogen atom and the 2-pyridyl nitrogen atom. Crystal structures of 1-5 each reveal a similar 1D zigzag metal-organic chain [HgL(N)(3)] n, where the organic ligands bridge metal centers. These chains are extended into distinct 2D supramolecular nets by strong hydrogen bonds with the solvent molecules and/or short Hg center dot center dot center dot N supramolecular contacts. These networks were topologically classified as the hcb in 1 and fes in 2-5 underlying nets. On comparing the H-bonding patterns, it can be concluded that the lattice water molecules in 1 and methanol molecules in 2 form H-bonding interactions with the O and amide N atoms of L in the former structure and the O atom of L in the latter structure. In the remaining coordination compounds, the lattice solvent prefers the azide N atom for H-bonding. Furthermore, the existence of Hg center dot center dot center dot N interactions in 2-5 and their absence in 1 clearly highlights the importance of the size and polarity of the solvents on the self-assembly generation of Hg-II coordination polymers. A broad network of intermolecular pi center dot center dot center dot pi stacking interactions, formed between the pyridyl fragments, provide further reinforcement of crystal packing patterns in the structures of HL and 2-5. DFT based charge and energy decomposition scheme (ETS-NOCV) was applied to characterize the obtained polymers

24.  Baranov, Vladimir V ., Antonova, Maria M ., Karnoukhova, Valentina A ., Kravchenko, Angelina N., Unexpected reductive transformation of 1-substituted., 5-hydroxy-4,5-diphenyl-1H-imidazol-2(5H)-ones and their cyclic analogs., by the reaction with thiourea and hydrochloric acid, ( Q 2) TETRAHEDRON LETTERS., VL 58

An unexpected reductive transformation of 1-substituted 5-hydroxy-4,5-diphenyl-1H-imidazol-2(5H)ones (imidazolones) and their cyclic analogs to give 1-substituted 4,5-diphenyl-1H-imidazol-2(5H)-ones (imidazolinones) upon reaction with thiourea and hydrochloric acid was discovered. (C) 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved

25.  Ishmukhamedov, I. S ., Melezhik, V. S ., TI Tunneling of two bosonic atoms from a one-dimensional anharmonic trap, (Q 1) PHYSICAL REVIEW A., VL 95

We investigate the quantum dynamics of two interacting bosonic atoms confined in a one-dimensional anharmonic trap. The tunneling rate, an experimentally measurable parameter of the system, is calculated as a function of the effective coupling interatomic constant g from the ground (n = N = 0) and first excited atomic states in the trap with respect to relative (n = 2, N = 0) and center-of-mass (n = 0, N = 2) atomic motion. This allows us to investigate the initial population and pair correlation, as well as the effective coupling constant g, of the system by comparing the calculated tunneling rate with the experimental one. We observe that the only possible tunneling scenario is a sequential particle tunneling in the cases we consider. We also analyze a rearrangement (0,2) reversible arrow (2,0) of the spectrum in the limit g ->+/- 0 of noninteracting atoms

Kashtanova, Daria., Tkacheva, Olga., Popenko, Anna., Egshatyan, Lilit., Tyakht, Alexander., Alexeev, Dmitry., Kotovskaya, Yulia., Plokhova, Ekaterina., Boytsov, Sergey., Gut microbiota and vascular biomarkers in patients without clinical., cardiovascular diseases, ( Q 2) ARTERY RESEARCH., VL 18

The aim of this research was to study the association between the gut microbiota composition and arterial wall properties. The study included 92 participants, men and women aged 25-76 years old without clinical manifestation of chronic diseases but with the possible presence of cardiovascular risk factors. Carbohydrate metabolism examination, duplex scanning of the carotid arteries with the measurement of the intima-media thickness (IMT), the carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (PWV) measurement, and 16S rRNA (V3-V4 regions) sequencing of the gut microbiota were performed in all participants. Higher Serratia abundance was associated with the increased IMT and CRP levels. Blautia representation was associated with IMT. Higher Bacteroides representation was associated with higher pulse wave velocity in non-diabetic subjects. Although this study had some limitations, we have demonstrated that the composition of the gut microbiota was associated both with atherosclerotic and arterial stiffness markers. (C) 2017 Association for Research into Arterial Structure and Physiology. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved

26.  Wegren, Stephen K., Nikulin, Alexander., Trotsuk, Irina., Golovina, Svetlana., TI Gender inequality in Russia's rural informal economy., (Q 2) COMMUNIST AND POST-COMMUNIST STUDIES., VL 50

AB This article analyzes gender inequality in Russia's rural informal economy. Continuation of unequal gendered roles in Russia's rural informal economy suggests that tradition and custom remain strong. Gender differentials in time spent tending the household garden remain significant, as is the distribution of household tasks into gendered roles in ways that effect professional advancement for women. Land ownership is the domain of men, and women are not owners in Russia's new economy. Moreover, men earn more from entrepreneurial activity, a function of how male and female services are valued and priced in society. Responsibility that is shared includes the marketing of household food. The conclusion is that institutional change is less impactful on gender inequality than persistence of culture and tradition. (C) 2017 The Regents of the University of California. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved

27.  Dudin, Mikhail Nikolaevich., Sertakova, Oksana Vladimirovna., Frolova, Evgenia Evgenevna., Artemieva, Julia Alexandrovna., Galkina, Marina Vladimirovna., Development of Methodological Approaches to assessing the Quality of., Healthcare Services., (Q 3) QUALITY-ACCESS TO SUCCESS., VL 18.

 AB The article presents the author's approach to developing a methodology for assessing the quality of healthcare services based on integration of econometric and socio-economic methods. Following the presentation of the materials in the article, the following key conclusions have been obtained:., High quality of consumer healthcare services is not just a socially important parameter, but also an economically important one, describing the capabilities of healthcare facilities (healthcare organizations) to offer consumers (patients) technologically efficient and timely services that are in-demand on the market;., There are several sets of methodological concepts of assessing the quality of healthcare services in the current scientific literature, which can be classified into two main groups: methods based on subjective approach and methods involving an objective assessment of the quality of healthcare services. Methods using the subjective approach imply assessment of the quality of services through customer satisfaction, which does not always give relevant and reliable information about the state of the quality characteristics of healthcare services;., It is offered to integrate methods using objective approaches to assessing the quality of healthcare services into the unified methodological concept, which implies assessment of the quality of these services on the basis of the exponent multiplicative model. The article proposes a detailed formula toolkit to calculate indicators that form the proposed methodological model for assessment of the quality of healthcare services;., It is substantiated that objective and subjective assessments do not always match in defining the actual level of quality characteristics of healthcare services. Due to this, the paper describes the key areas that can simultaneously provide growth of the value added in the service and growth of the customer value of such services

28.  Sharma, Upendra K ., Gemoets, Hannes P. L ., Schroeder, Felix., Noel, Timothy., Van der Eycken, Erik V ., TI Merger of Visible-Light Photoredox Catalysis and C-H Activation for the., Room-Temperature C-2 Acylation of lndoles in Batch and Flow., (Q 1) ACS CATALYSIS., VL 7.

AB A mild and versatile protocol for the C-H acylation of indoles via dual photoredox/transition-metal catalysis was established in batch and flow. The C-H bond functionalization occurred selectively at the C-2 position of N-pyrimidylindoles. This room-temperature protocol tolerated a wide range of functional groups and allowed for the synthesis of a diverse set of acylated indoles. Various aromatic as well as aliphatic aldehydes (both primary and secondary) reacted successfully. Interestingly, significant acceleration (20 to 2 h) and higher yields were obtained under micro flow conditions

29.  Shtratnikova, Victoria Y ., Schelkunov, Mikhail I ., Dovbnya, Dmitry V ., Bragin, Eugeny Y ., Donova, Marina V ., TI Effect of methyl-beta-cyclodextrin on gene expression in microbial., conversion of phytosterol., (Q 1) APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY., VL 101.

Modified beta-cyclodextrins are widely used for the enhancement of microbial conversions of lipophilic compounds such as steroids. Multiple mechanisms of cyclodextrin-mediated enhancement of phytosterol bioconversion by mycobacteria had previously been shown to include steroid solubilization, alterations in the cell wall permeability for both steroids and nutrients, facilitation of protein leaking, and activity suppression of some steroid-transforming enzymes.In this work, we studied whether cyclodextrins might affect expression of the genes involved in the steroid catabolic pathway. Phytosterol bioconversion with 9 alpha-hydroxy-androst-4-ene-3,17-dione accumulation by Mycobacterium sp. VKM Ac-1817D in the presence of methylated beta-cyclodextrin (MCD) was investigated. RNA sequencing of the whole transcriptomes in different combinations of phytosterol and MCD showed a similar expression level of the steroid catabolism genes related to the KstR-regulon and was responsible for side chain and initial steps of steroid core oxidation; whereas, induction levels of the genes related to the KstR2-regulon were attenuated in the presence of MCD in this strain. The data were attenuated with quantitative real-time PCR.The results contribute to the understanding of cyclodextrin effects on microbial steroid conversion and provide a basis for the use of cyclodextrins as expression enhancers for studies of sterol catabolism in actinobacteria

30.  Aleksandrov, A. B ., Peller, V. V ., TI Multiple operator integrals, Haagerup and Haagerup-like tensor products,., and operator ideals., (Q 1) BULLETIN OF THE LONDON MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY., VL 49.

We study Schatten-von Neumann properties of multiple operator integrals with integrands in the Haagerup tensor product of L spaces. We obtain sharp, best possible estimates. This allowed us to obtain sharp Schatten-von Neumann estimates in the case of Haagerup-like tensor products

31.  Galochkina, Tatiana., Bouchnita, Anass., Kurbatova, Polina., Volpert, Vitaly., TI Reaction-diffusion waves of blood coagulation., (Q 2) MATHEMATICAL BIOSCIENCES., VL 288

One of the main characteristics of blood coagulation is the speed of clot growth. In the current work we consider a mathematical model of the coagulation cascade and study existence, stability and speed of propagation of the reaction-diffusion waves of blood coagulation. We also develop a simplified one equation model that reflects the main features of the thrombin wave propagation. For this equation we estimate the wave speed analytically. The resulting formulas provide a good approximation for the speed of wave propagation in a more complex model as well as for the experimental data

32.  Astakhov, Alexander V ., Khazipov, Oleg V ., Chernenko, Andrey Yu ., Pasyukov, Dmitry V ., Kashin, Alexey S ., Gordeev, Evgeniy G ., Khrustalev, Victor N ., Chemyshev, Victor M ., Ananikov, Valentine P., A New Mode of Operation of Pd-NHC Systems Studied in a Catalytic., Mizoroki-Heck Reaction ( Q 1) SO ORGANOMETALLICS., VL 36.

Metal complexes bearing N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligands are typically considered the system of choice for homogeneous catalysis with well-defined molecular active species due to their stable metal ligand framework. A detailed study involving 19 different Pd-NHC complexes with imidazolium, benzimidazolium, and triazolium ligands has been carried out in the present work and revealed a new mode of operation of metal-NHC systems. The catalytic activity of the studied Pd-NHC systems is predominantly determined by the cleavage of the metal NHC bond, while the catalyst performance is strongly affected by the stabilization of in situ formed metal clusters. In the present study, the formation of Pd nanopartides was observed from a broad range of metal complexes with NHC ligands under standard Mizoroki-Heck reaction conditions. A mechanistic analysis revealed two different pathways to connect Pd-NHC complexes to "cocktail"-type catalysis: (i) reductive elimination from a Pd(II) intermediate and the release of NHC-containing byproducts and (ii) dissociation of NHC ligands from Pd intermediates. Metal-NHC systems are ubiquitously applied in modern organic synthesis and catalysis, while the new mode of operation revealed in the present study guides catalyst design and opens a variety of novel opportunities. As shown by experimental studies and theoretical calculations, metal dusters and nanopartides can be readily formed from M-NHC complexes after formation of new M-C or M-H bonds followed by C-NHC or H-NHC coupling. Thus, a combination of a classical molecular mode of operation and a novel cocktail-type mode of operation, described in the present study, may be anticipated as an intrinsic feature of M-NHC catalytic systems

33.  Kaftan, V. I., Sidorov, V. A ., Ustinov, A. V., A Comparative Analysis of the Accuracy Attainable for the Local., Monitoring of Earth's Surface Movements and Deformation Using the GPS., and GLONASS Navigation Satellite Systems, ( Q 3) JOURNAL OF VOLCANOLOGY AND SEISMOLOGY, VL 11

This paper is concerned with an experiment that was intended to compare the respective accuracies of local GNSS monitoring using observations by GPS and GLONASS satellites at different elevations above the horizon. We used data from continuous daily observation sessions in a local network during 3 months in the "static" mode. An analysis of parameters that characterize the accuracy and efficiency of displacement determinations showed that the combined GPS + GLONASS data processing has the highest accuracy at elevation angles greater than 15 degrees. It is shown that the accuracy of GLONASS observations is not considerably worse than that of GPS. We note that the time-dependent variation of GLONASS observation is large

34.  Turyanskiy, A. G ., Senkov, V. M ., Buryak, K. A ., Marakhova, A. I ., Stanishevskii, Ya. M., An Energy Dispersion Scheme Based on a Semiconductor X-Ray Spectrometer., and a Broadband Monochromator for Determining the Content of Heavy., Elements from the Absorption Spectra, ( Q 3) INSTRUMENTS AND EXPERIMENTAL TECHNIQUES., VOL 22

An energy-dispersion scheme for determining the con.entrations of impurities of heavy elements from the absorption spectra in the regions of X-ray photoabsorption jumps is described. A semiconductor X-ray spectrometer and a pyrolytic graphite monochromator were used to record data in a spectral band of width up to 1 keV. The initial shape of the absorption spectrum in the approximation of an isolated atom was reconstructed by means of a numerical solution of the convolution equation. The scheme provides a sharp increase in the data acquisition and measurement sensitivity. The results of measurements of the Bi and Pb contents in samples with organic matrices and determination of the thicknesses of thin Mo films on diamond substrates are presented

35.  Bezrodnykh, S. I., Finding the coefficients in the new representation of the solution of., the Riemann-Hilbert problem using the Lauricella function, ( Q 2) MATHEMATICAL NOTES., VL 101

The solution of the Riemann-Hilbert problem for an analytic function in a canonical domain for the case in which the data of the problem is piecewise constant can be expressed as a Christoffel-Schwartz integral. In this paper, we present an explicit expression for the parameters of this integral obtained by using a Jacobi-type formula for the Lauricella generalized hypergeometric function F (D) N[+] . The results can be applied to a number of problems, including those in plasma physics and the mechanics of deformed solids

36.  Gel'man, B. D., A hybrid fixed-point theorem for set-valued maps, ( Q 2) MATHEMATICAL NOTES., VL 101

AB In 1955, M. A. Krasnosel'skii proved a fixed-point theorem for a single-valued map which is a completely continuous contraction (a hybrid theorem). Subsequently, his work was continued in various directions. In particular, it has stimulated the development of the theory of condensing maps (both single-valued and set-valued); the images of such maps are always compact. Various versions of hybrid theorems for set-valued maps with noncompact images have also been proved. The set-valued contraction in these versions was assumed to have closed images and the completely continuous perturbation, to be lower semicontinuous (in a certain sense). In this paper, a new hybrid fixed-point theorem is proved for any set-valued map which is the sum of a set-valued contraction and a compact set-valued map in the case where the compact set-valued perturbation is upper semicontinuous and pseudoacyclic. In conclusion, this hybrid theorem is used to study the solvability of operator inclusions for a new class of operators containing all surjective operators. The obtained result is applied to solve the solvability problem for a certain class of control systems determined by a singular differential equation with feedback

37.  Savin, A. Yu ., Sternin, B. Yu., Elliptic Differential Dilation-Contraction Problems on Manifolds with Boundary, (Q 2) DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS., VL 53

We give a statement of dilation-contraction boundary value problems on manifolds with boundary in the scale of Sobolev spaces. For such problems, we introduce the notion of symbol and prove the corresponding finiteness

38.  Gorobets, A. P ., Nikolaev, N. E ., Pavlov, S. V ., Chekhlova, T. K ., TI Thermal properties of channel optical waveguides based on sol-gel., materials., (Q 3) JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY AND ELECTRONICS

Temperature characteristics of various channel waveguides fabricated using the sol-gel technology are analyzed. It is shown that the limitation of transverse sizes of waveguides leads to significant variations in the temperature characteristics due to field concentration in the sol-gel material of the waveguide, which depends on the type of the channel waveguide and its parameters (geometrical sizes and refractive index of the sol-gel material). Recommendations on the selection of the type of waveguide and its parameters for specific applications in multiplexers, switches, optical cavities, etc. are presented

39.  Arutyunov, A. V ., Greshnov, A. V ., Lokutsievskii, L. V ., Storozhuk, K. V ., TI Topological and geometrical properties of spaces with symmetric and., nonsymmetric f-quasimetrics., (Q 3) TOPOLOGY AND ITS APPLICATIONS., VL 221

The properties of spaces equipped with a topology defined by a distance function are studied. The considered distance function is not necessarily symmetric but satisfies the so-called f-triangle inequality, which is a weakened version of the usual triangle inequality. Sufficient conditions for metrizability of such spaces are proposed. A construction of a quasimetric topologically equivalent to a given f-quasimetric is proposed.

40.  Abashidze, A. Kh ., Ilyashevich, M. V ., Solntsev, A. M ., ANCHUGOV & GLADKOV V. RUSSIA, ( Q 1) AMERICAN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW., VL 111

On April 19, 2016, in The Case Concerning the Resolution of the Question of the Possibility to Execute in Accordance with the Constitution of the Russian Federation the Judgment of the European Court of Human Rights of 4 July 2013 in the Case of Anchugov and Gladkov v. Russia in Connection with the Request of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation (Anchugov & Gladkov (Russ.)), the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation (Constitutional Court) held that decisions of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) are binding on Russian courts, in accordance with Article 15(4) of the 1993 Constitution of the Russian Federation.(1) At the same time, the Constitutional Court stressed the necessity of ensuring a reasonable balance between the obligation to implement ECtHR judgments and respect for the fundamental principles of the Russian Federation's constitutional system. The Constitutional Court found that because the ECtHR judgment in question implicitly conflicted with provisions of the Russian Constitution, Russian courts are not obliged to comply with the judgment regarding issues that remain in conflict; however, other means are available to the Russian legislature to give effect to the judgment. While the decision marks an important development in Russia's relationship with the European system of human rights, it is not inconsistent with the approach taken by a substantial number of European domestic courts in holding that treaty obligations to enforce decisions of international courts cannot justify violating domestic constitutional norms

41.  Khomenets, Nikolay., Gurina, Regina., Khairova, Nadiya., Nityaga, Inga., Evaluation of Contamination of Poultry Meat and Semi-finished Products with Campylobacter Bacteria, ( Q 3) ASIAN JOURNAL OF PHARMACEUTICS., VL 11

Purpose: The scope of the paper was the assessment of the contamination (or monitoring) of poultry meat and semi-finished products with Campylobacter ("from the retail network and farms" may be added), using the culture identification technique and the polymerase chain reaction method, as well as the evaluation of the antibiotic resistance of strains isolated from poultry meat and semi-finished products. Materials and Methods: The experimental part of the work was carried out on the basis of the Institute of Veterinary and Sanitary Expertise, Biological and Food Safety of the Moscow State Institute of Food Production and the Federal Publicly Funded Institution of Science "FIC of Nutrition and Biotechnology" at the Nutriicrobiome Biosafety and Analysis Laboratory. The GOST ISO 10272-1-2013" microbiology of food and animal feeds. Methods for the detection and counting of Campylobacter spp., Part 1. Detection method" was used in the work performed to isolate and identify the Campylobacter spp., Pure growths were identified per totality of cultural, morphological, and biochemical signs confirming the belonging of the isolated cultures to the bacteria of the Campylobacter genus. The belonging of Campylobacter spp., isolated cultures was also determined by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) with electrophoretic detection of amplification products in an agarose gel. The sensitivity to antibiotics was determined according to the clinical guidelines "determination of the sensitivity of microorganisms to antimicrobial agents" (IACMAC, 2014) by disc diffusion method using standard discs. Results: It was established that out of the 28 samples of poultry meat and semi-finished products, Campylobacter bacteria were found in 4 samples of the half-finished product "drumette" in the weights of 10 and 1.0 g. Conclusions: The results of the PCR analysis confirmed the belonging of the isolated cultures to Campylobacter Jejuni species. In turn, the PCR is a faster method than the culture technique and allows giving a definitive answer within a few hours

42.  Rzhevskii, Sergey A ., Rybakov, Victor B ., Khrustalev, Victor N ., Babaev, Eugene V.,  Reactions of 5-Indolizyl Lithium Compounds with Some Bielectrophiles, ( Q 1) MOLECULES., VL 22

Indolizyl-5-lithium anions react with succinic and phtalic anhidrides giving 1,4-keto acids, with oxallyl chloride giving 1,2-diketone, and with ethyl pyruvate giving 1,2-hydroxyacid. However, with alpha-halocarbonyl compounds, they react in different ways, forming the products of selective bromination at C-5 (with alpha-bromo ketones and esters of alpha-bromo acids) and 5-chloroacetyl indolizines

43.  Baranov, Vladimir V ., Antonova, Maria M ., Nelyubina, Yulia V ., Kolotyrkina, Natal'ia G ., Kravchenko, Angelina N., New Method for the Synthesis of 1-Substituted (3a,6a)-Diarylglycolurils, ( Q 2) SYNLETT., VL 28.

A new approach has been developed for the synthesis of 1-substituted 3a,6a-diarylglycolurils from an imidazolone, imidazo-oxazolone, imidazooxazinone, or imidazooxazepinone and urea in the presence of hydrochloric acid. The structure of 1-ethyl-3a,6a-diphenylglycoluril was confirmed by X-ray diffraction studies

44.  Ernyleva, S. E ., Loza, O. T., Microwave Pulse Shortening in Plasma Relativistic High-Current Microwave., Electronics, ( Q 3) PHYSICS OF WAVE PHENOMENA., VL 25.

We describe mechanisms of microwave pulse shortening in radiation sources with the power of about 10(8)W based on interaction between relativistic electron beams of nanosecond duration and preformed plasma. The shortening is mainly due to the electron return flow through the plasma, which leads to a multiple decrease in the linear gain of the microwave by the relativistic electron beam and in the reflection coefficient of the plasma wave that provides the generator feedback. The ways to eliminate the effect of microwave pulse shortening are proposed

45.  Lazarov, Raytcho., Vabishchevich, Petr., Numerical study of the homogeneous elliptic equation with fractional boundary conditions, ( Q 1) FRACTIONAL CALCULUS AND APPLIED ANALYSIS., VL 20

We consider the homogeneous equation Au = 0, where A is a symmetric and coercive elliptic operator in H1(Omega) with Omega bounded domain in Rd. The boundary conditions involve fractional power alpha, 0 < alpha < 1, of the Steklov spectral operator arising in Dirichlet to Neumann map. For such problems we discuss two different numerical methods: (1) a computational algorithm based on an approximation of the integral representation of the fractional power of the operator and (2) numerical technique involving an auxiliary Cauchy problem for an ultra-parabolic equation and its subsequent approximation by a time stepping technique. For both methods we present numerical experiment for a model two-dimensional problem that demonstrate the accuracy, efficiency, and stability of the algorithms

46.  Danco, M ., Hnatic, M ., Komarova, M. V ., Lucivjansky, T ., Nalimov, M. Yu ., TI Renormalization Group Calculation of Dynamic Exponent in the Models E., and F with Hydrodynamic Fluctuations., (Q 3) ACTA PHYSICA POLONICA A., VL 131

16th Czech and Slovak Conference on Magnetism (CSMAG)., CY JUN 13-17, 2016., CL Kosice, SLOVAKIA., SP P J Safarik Univ, Fac Sci, Slovak Acad Sci, Inst Phys, Tech Univ, Slovak Phys Soc, Czech Phys Soc, Slovak Magnet Soc., AB The renormalization group method is applied in order to analyze models E and F of critical dynamics in the presence of velocity fluctuations generated by the stochastic Navier-Stokes equation. Results are given to the one-loop approximation for the anomalous dimension gamma(lambda) and fixed-points' structure. The dynamic exponent z is calculated in the turbulent regime and stability of the fixed points for the standard model E is discussed

47.  Bezrodnykh, S. I ., Analytic continuation of the Appell function F (1) and integration of., the associated system of equations in the logarithmic case, (Q 3) COMPUTATIONAL MATHEMATICS AND MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS., VL 57.

The Appell function F (1) (i.e., a generalized hypergeometric function of two complex variables) and a corresponding system of partial differential equations are considered in the logarithmic case when the parameters of F (1) are related in a special way. Formulas for the analytic continuation of F (1) beyond the unit bicircle are constructed in which F (1) is determined by a double hypergeometric series. For the indicated system of equations, a collection of canonical solutions are presented that are two-dimensional analogues of Kummer solutions well known in the theory of the classical Gauss hypergeometric equation. In the logarithmic case, the canonical solutions are written as generalized hypergeometric series of new form. The continuation formulas are derived using representations of F (1) in the form of Barnes contour integrals. The resulting formulas make it possible to efficiently calculate the Appell function in the entire range of its variables. The results of this work find a number of applications, including the problem of parameters of the Schwarz-Christoffel integral

48.  Syatkin, S. P ., Kirichuk, A. A ., Soldatenkov, A. T ., Kutyakov, S. V ., Neborak, E. V ., Shevkun, N. A ., Kuznetsova, O. M ., Skorik, A. S ., Terent'ev, A. A ., Screening of Some Dioxaboreninopyridine and Aniline Derivatives for., Carcinogenic Properties Using a Model Cell-Free System of Regenerating., Rat Liver., (Q 3) BULLETIN OF EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE., VL 162.

We studied the effects of some aniline and dioxaborininopyridine derivatives on the rate of oxidative deamination of putrescine and polyamines in a tissue with high mitotic index. These effects were evaluated quantitatively by measuring diamine oxidase and polyamine oxidase activities in a model cell-free test system of regenerating rat liver tissue. Aniline derivatives exhibited mainly antiproliferative effects and promoted oxidative degradation of putrescine, spermidine, and spermine. Dioxaborininopyridine derivatives inhibited this process, thus exhibiting carcinogenic properties

49.  Goncharuk, V. V ., Syroeshkin, A. V ., Zlatskiy, I. A ., Uspenskaya, E. V ., Orekhova, A. V ., Levitskaya, V ., Dobrovolskiy, V. I ., Pleteneva, T. V ., Quasichemical Description of the Cell Death Kinetics of Cellular., Biosensor Spirostomum Ambigua for Testing the Biological Activity of., Aqueous Solutions., (Q 3) JOURNAL OF WATER CHEMISTRY AND TECHNOLOGY., VL 39.

A kinetic method of biotesting of aqueous solutions using isolated cells of unicellular organism Spirostomum ambigua has been described. A kinetic scheme of interaction of cellular biosensor with ligands based on the Michaelis-Menten mechanism was proposed. It was shown that the death rate of S. ambigua featured the Arrhenius-type dependence on temperature. The activation energy was determined for different toxicants and drugs. For many compounds the activation energy of slow stage of the process of cellular biosensor death linearly correlates with parameter DL50 for the same substances at their oral administration to laboratory animals

50.  Tsygankov, Alexey A ., Chun, Man-Seog., Samoylova, Alexandra D ., Kwon, Seongyeon., Kreschenova, Yuliya M ., Kim, Suhyeon., Shin, Euijin., Oh, Jinho., Strelkova, Tatyana V ., Kolesov, Valerii S ., Zubkov, Fedor I ., Semenov, Sergei E ., Fedyanin, Ivan V ., Chusov, Denis, Synthesis of N,N '-Dialkylated Cyclohexane-1,2-diamines and Their., Application as Asymmetric Ligands and Organocatalysts for the Synthesis., of Alcohols., ( Q 2) SYNLETT., VL 28

A series of N,N'-dialkylated derivatives of (1R, 2R)-cyclohexane-1,2-diamine were synthesized, and a new approach to the one-pot preparation of this type of amine was demonstrated. The prepared diamines were used as organocatalysts for the two-step synthesis of ahydroxy gamma-keto esters from arenes, chlorooxoacetates, and ketones; they were also used as chiral ligands for Meervein-Ponndorf-Verley reductions and Henry reactions

51.  Bezrodnykh, S. I ., Vlasov, V. I ., On the Behavior of Harmonic Mappings in Angles, ( Q 2) MATHEMATICAL NOTES., VL 101

52.  Rossovskii, L. E., Image Filtering with the Use of Anisotropic Diffusion., (Q 3) COMPUTATIONAL MATHEMATICS AND MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS, VL 57

A system of nonlinear parabolic equations describing the evolution of a color image is considered. The existence and uniqueness of a global solution to the mixed problem for this system is proved

53.  Galakhov, E. I ., Salieva, O. A., Blow-up of Solutions of Some Nonlinear Inequalities in Unbounded Domains., (Q 3) COMPUTATIONAL MATHEMATICS AND MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS, VL 57

Results concerning the blow-up of nontrivial nonnegative solutions are obtained for several classes of nonlinear partial differential inequalities and systems in unbounded domains with coefficients having singularities near the boundary of the domain

54.  Skubachevskii, A. L ., Tsuzuki, Y., Classical Solutions of the Vlasov-Poisson Equations with External., Magnetic Field in a Half-Space, (Q 3) COMPUTATIONAL MATHEMATICS AND MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS, VL 57.

We consider the first mixed problem for the Vlasov-Poisson equations with an external magnetic field in a half-space. This problem describes the evolution of the density distributions of ions and electrons in a high temperature plasma with a fixed potential of electric field on a boundary. For arbitrary potential of electric field and sufficiently large induction of external magnetic field, it is shown that the characteristics of the Vlasov equations do not reach the boundary of the halfspace. It is proved the existence and uniqueness of classical solution with the supports of charged-particle density distributions at some distance from the boundary, if initial density distributions are sufficiently small

55.  Sachkov, Yu. L ., Sachkova, E. F ., Degenerate Abnormal Trajectories in a Sub-Riemannian Problem with Growth., Vector (2,3,5,8). (Q 3) DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS., VL 53

We consider the nilpotent sub-Riemannian problem with growth vector (2, 3, 5, 8). We describe and study abnormal extremals orthogonal to the cube of the distribution. We analyze the geometric properties of a two-dimensional surface in the state space on which the corresponding abnormal trajectories define optimal synthesis

56.  Hnatich, M ., Khmara, V. M ., Lazur, V. Yu ., Reity, O. K ., TI THE WKB METHOD FOR THE QUANTUM MECHANICAL TWO-COULOMB-CENTER PROBLEM., (Q 3) THEORETICAL AND MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS., VL 190.

Using a modified perturbation theory, we obtain asymptotic expressions for the two-center quasiradial and quasiangular wave functions for large internuclear distances R. We show that in each order of 1/R, corrections to the wave functions are expressed in terms of a finite number of Coulomb functions with a modified charge. We derive simple analytic expressions for the first, second, and third corrections. We develop a consistent scheme for obtaining WKB expansions for solutions of the quasiangular equation in the quantum mechanical two-Coulomb-center problem. In the framework of this scheme, we construct semiclassical two-center wave functions for large distances between fixed positively charged particles (nuclei) for the entire space of motion of a negatively charged particle (electron). The method ensures simple uniform estimates for eigenfunctions at arbitrary large internuclear distances R, including R >> 1. In contrast to perturbation theory, the semiclassical approximation is not related to the smallness of the interaction and hence has a wider applicability domain, which permits investigating qualitative laws for the behavior and properties of quantum mechanical system

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