5 July 2017Nikolai Fattakhov, a post-graduate student at I.Kant BFU returned from Germany after an 8-month internship. He went through a tough competitive selection and received a scholarship from the President of the Russian Federation for studying abroad. Nikolai chose Goethe University in Frankfurt, where he worked in the laboratory of translational psychiatry in the research group of Dr. Florian Freudenberg (the head of the laboratory is Professor Andreas Reif, MD, director of the clinic for psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine and psychotherapy).
The research group of Dr. Freudenberg studies schizophrenia as an issue of molecular biology. In particular, Nikolai tried to find out whether some proteins play a role in the development of schizophrenia.
"During the internship from 22 to 25 March, 2017 I presented a poster report "The comparison of glucose, lipid and nitric oxide metabolism parameters between schizophrenic patients with metabolic syndrome and internal medicine patients with metabolic syndrome" at the 12th Göttingen meeting of the German Neuroscience Society. The work itself was done in I.Kant BFU jointly with the Laboratory of Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry, Research Institute of Mental Health, Tomsk Research Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The University of Goettingen, in which this annual meeting of the German Neuroscience Society is held, is known for 44 Nobel Prize winners who worked there! "
It should be noted that Nikolai Fattakhov already collaborated with Dr. Rife's laboratory: in 2015 he won a scholarship of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (Amsterdam) and took a 2-week internship in Frankfurt. Now Nicholai completes his postgraduate studies in the laboratory of immunology and cellular biotechnology, I.Kant BFU. He finalizes his thesis on "The role of polymorphic variants of the endothelial NO-synthase gene in the pathogenesis of the metabolic syndrome" (headed by Larisa Sergeevna Litvinova, MD, Professor of Medicine).