An interdisciplinary research Centre for study environmental evolution scenarios based on a reconstruction of the planet's history was established in cooperation with the leading international Centres for paleobiological, paleoclimatic, geochemical and isotopes research. KFU brand and unique objects relating to this field are connected with the following notions: Permian system, Kazanian Stage, Tatarian Series.
The following universities will be our benchmarks for research effectiveness in the area of:
The congress will give an impulse to further developments and promote the advancement of research in this area (special editions of Web of Science journals to be published: “Episodes” (IUGS journal), “Stratigraphy. Geological correlation”, “Paleontological journal” ).
To improve the competences of graduates for working in international companies, institutes and teams a Double-Master Degree programme will be organised jointly by Kazan University and the Technical University (TU) Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany.
Within the Interdisciplinary Centre of Excellence for Stratigraphy and Paleogeoreconstruction Biocontrol research laboratory working in the field of Environment was organised (Director – Associate Professor Polina Galitskaya, Scientific adviser – Professor Svetlana Selivanovskaya; Professor of the University of Helsinki, Martin Romanchuk (HI=28), Professor of the University of Goettingen, Yakov Kuzyakov (HI=36), Professor of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Elisha Tel-Or (HI=21), Associate Professor of the University of Helsinki, Aki Sinkkonen (HI=8).
Biocontrol Laboratory concentrates its work on the analysis of processes observed in soil during hydrocarbon intake, including environmental changes, as well as microbial soil community functioning and structure. It serves as a basis for new biotechnologies of soil restoration. Research includes technologies of production, purification and application of the so-called “green” surfactants. Their application will permit to improve oil recovery and reduce ecological hazards of oil production processes.