The 6th Open Cup of European Champions in power sports took place on the site of the Timiryazev Academy. According to the results of the competition, the team of the Timiryazev Academy took first place in the team classification. In total, the university athletes won 15 individual medals. The sporting event was held according to the WPA / AWPA International Rules. More than 200 athletes from various regions of Russia and neighboring countries took part in it.
The Timiryazev Academy team under the leadership of Sergei Nikitchenko, associate professor of the Physical Culture Department of the RT SAU, won the first place. In total, the university athletes won 11 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze medals. Students of the Agronomy and Biotechnology Faculty David Bakhramov and Alexey Ksenofontov won not only in their categories, but also became the owners of the absolute championship Cups.
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.