The competition was held among young researchers with PhD and DSc degrees.
The winners of the PhD competition will be receiving 600,000 rubles a year for their research, including their salary, for the two following years – 2018 and 2019. They are: Oskar Sachenkov (Institute of Mathematics and Mechanics), Igor Sedov (Institute of Chemistry), Sergey Sitnov (Institute of Geology and Petroleum Technologies), Emil Bulatov (Institute of Fundamental Medicine and Biology), Elvira Rozhina (Institute of Fundamental Medicine and Biology) and Zulfiya Zinnatullina (Leo Tolstoy Institute of Philology and Intercultural Communication); the latter is the only representative of humanities. The only winner of the DSc competition is Rawil Fakhrullin (Institute of Fundamental Medicine and Biology), who will receive 1,000,000 rubles annually in 2018 and 2019.
Zulfiya Zinnatullina’s research is titled “Literature and Cinema: Mutual Influence of Arts in 21st Century” and focuses on English-language literature and cinema.
“I am going to study the interplay these arts have with each other. Nowadays, it is popular not only to cinematize books but also to adapt films into books. We plan for a series of theoretic and empirical papers based on particular examples of such phenomenon,” she explains.
Another PhD winner is Emil Bulatov, the head of Chemical Biology research group, with his project “Examination of Mechanisms of Mutant Tumor Suppressor р53 (Y220C) Transcriptional Functions Recovery with High-selective Low-molecular Reactivators”. The scientist says that tumors can often be associated with mutations of proteins which regulate important biological processes. His research, based on using the so-called rational drug design, is targeted at improving structure of pharmacologically active substances in order to boost their activity in tumor cells.