Nina Seilanova
"Case-study: the role of a medical student in establishing UK-Russia collaboration in onco-nephrology and critical care"

After winning the first UK-Russia Biomedical Essay Competition in 2018, conducted by Sechenov University and the University of Cambridge, Nina got the chance to undertake a research attachment under the supervision of Dr Marlies Ostermann at the Department of Intensive Care in St. Thomas's Hospital in London. The placement was supported by a grant from the British Embassy Moscow and the UK-Russia Young Medics Association, founded at Sechenov University in 2018. The first placement resulted in two original articles in Q1 journals.
Continuing to work on joint projects remotely, Nina also completed two subsequent placements, one of which was supported by a travel grant from Sechenov University in 2019 and 2020. To date, Nina and her British colleagues have co-authored several articles in Critical Care, PLoS ONE, and BMC Nephrology, as well as a book chapter. Joint projects are also presented annually at international conferences on nephrology and intensive care.