A team of Russian scientists together with foreign colleagues found out that the venom of crab spider Heriaeus melloteei may be used as a basis for developing treatment against hypokalemic periodic paralysis. This disease is caused by genetic mutation that leads to the occurrence of the so-called ω-currents or leakage currents via voltage-gated ion channels Nav1.4 in skeletal muscles. As a result of such "leakages" the muscles become unable to respond to the signals sent by the nervous system and a patient suffers muscle weakness up to total paralysis.
A team of researchers from the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, the Kurchatov Institute National Research Center and Voronezh State University has developed a new learning algorithm that allows a neural network to identify a writer’s gender by the written text on a computer with up to 80 percent accuracy. This is a new development in the field of computational linguistics. The research was funded by a Russian Science Foundation grant.
16 scientific groups of Ural Federal University received the support of the Russian Science Foundation: 15 of them for the first time until 2020, the group under the guidance of Professor Alexey Ivanov recived support with the opportunity of an extension until 2019.
Call Opening: 16 April 2018
Deadline for Applications: 20 September 2018 (research infrastructure registration)/ 15 October 2018 (grant applications)
Project Duration: 4 years (2019-2022) with possible extension by additional 1-3 years
Subject Areas: all fields of fundamental research
Funding size: 4-6 million rubles per project per year (team grants) with total funding for one research infrastructure facility limited to 20-60 million rubles yearly