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Researchers of the IKBFU international interdisciplinary Centre for Functionalized Magnetic Materials for Biomedicine and Nanotechnology (FunMagMa), Dr. Karim Amirov and Dr. Katerina Levada won the Mikhail Lomonosov programme grants. The programme is financed by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Grants cover research in technical and natural subject areas at universities and research centres in Germany.
Karim Amirov will take training in the laboratory of functional materials at the Technical University of Darmstadt under the guidance of Professor Oliver Gutfleisch, in one of the most well-known technical universities, a member of TU 9 (association of the nine best technical universities of Germany), included in the first 400 positions of the "QS World University Rankings" in 2016-2017. The team headed by Professor Oliver Gutfleisch is one of the leading researchers in the field of magneto-caloric cooling and functional materials for energy-efficient technologies.
Katerina Levada plans to carry out joint research at the Faculty of Internal Medicine of the Clinic of the Rhine-Westphalian Technical University of Aachen under the guidance of Professor Christian Trautwein. The Rhine-Westphalian Technical University of Aachen is a higher educational institution in Aachen and is part of the TU 9, IDEA League (the association of the five leading European universities). Professor Christian Trautwein is a recognized expert in the research of liver diseases, metabolic disorders and gastrointestinal tract tumours, and the department headed by him is one of the leading in the world in the field of gastroenterology.
Ulyana Koneva, a post-graduate student of the research centre "Functional nanomaterials" in IKBFU won another “Mikhail Lomonosov” program grant. Ulyana will be conducting the research at a world-class research centre in Jülich (Germany) in 2018.