In our university an open lecture was held by Vladimir Gushchin – the head of the pathogenic microorganisms population variability mechanisms laboratory and the reference center for coronavirus infection of the N.F. Gamalei Medical and Scientific Center. The event was attended by 1st, 2nd and 3rd year students studying at "Biotechnology" and "Agronomy" tracks.
The lecture was held as a part of Student Scientific Society “TimBioTech” meeting. Vladimir Gushchin is one of the developers of the Sputnik V vaccine, as well as a 2009 graduate of the Agronomy and Biotechnology Faculty of the RT SAU.
Vladimir Gushchin made a presentation on "The COVID-19 pandemic, vaccines and the risks of further evolution of SARS-CoV-2." In his speech, he spoke about the current statistics of morbidity in Russia and the world, about the concept of natural herd immunity, various types of vaccines, their advantages and disadvantages. The scientist also talked about his professional path from a student studying in the specialty "Selection and genetics of agricultural crops" to the head of one of the leading departments of the N.F. Gamalei MSC.
At the end of the presentation, the students asked questions about the characteristics of the body's reactions to the vaccine, the special conditions of vaccination for different groups of the population, as well as the necessary measures to prevent the emergence of the third wave of the pandemic.