International projects unite: Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno was visited by the Director of the Institute of Biomechanics and Medical Engineering of Tsinghua University of the People's Republic of China
As part of the implementation of the joint international research project BRFFI-NFENK No. M23KI-014 "Mechanisms of correction by natural compounds and their nanostructured complexes of metabolic disorders in rat liver and heart tissues in diabetes and intoxication", a representative of the Institute of Biomechanics and Medical Engineering held an open lecture and a master class at the Faculty of Biology and Ecology.
The Republic of Belarus and the People's Republic of China successfully cooperate in many areas, including in the field of science and education. The second joint project with Tsinghua University in China is being implemented by employees of Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno.
Within the framework of bilateral cooperation, Professor Hu-cheng Zao from Tsinghua University held an open lecture for YKSUG residents "The gating mechanism of mechoselective BK channel" and a seminar "Application of the patch clamp method to determine the conductivity parameters of single mitochondrial channels".
Ilya Borisovich Zavodnik, Professor of the Department of Biochemistry, together with graduate students of the Faculty of Biology and Ecology and a guest from Tsinghua conducted a number of experiments to register the effects of redox-active compounds on the formation of high permeability pores in the mitochondria of the liver and heart of rats, discussed the presentation of the results in the form of joint publications in the journals Journal Membrane Biology, Nanobiology.
Summing up the meeting, Professor Ilya Zavodnik made a presentation on "Regulation of Ca2+ homeostasis and Ca2+-dependent processes in mitochondria of cardiomyocytes", in which he summarized the results obtained during the implementation of the joint project.