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  • New SCAMT Project: Citizen Science, Alternative Power Sources And Distributed Lab

    ITMO’s SCAMT and Kuban State University (KubSU) launch a citizen science project Internet of Bacteria. Its goal is to collect data on bacteria that produce electric energy, and the soils these inhabit.


  • Path to Immortality: Old and New Ways to Fight Aging

    Why haven't scientists invented an anti-aging pill yet? Is it even possible to affect our life expectancy? These and other questions were covered in a lecture by Alexander Tyshkovskiy, PhD, a research fellow at Harvard Medical School and the Lomonosov Moscow State University. ITMO.NEWS provides the rundown.


  • At-Home Lab Experiments: A Look at the Summer SCAMT Workshop Week 2020

    41 students from nine Russian cities, including Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Astrakhan and Vladikavkaz, took part in this summer’s SCAMT Workshop Week, hosted by ITMO University’s ChemBio Cluster on July 6-12. 


  • Immunologist and ITMO Fellow Marina Dukhinova: ‘Proud to Be a Part of Russian Science’

    Marina Dukhinova is a biologist and immunologist whose research focuses on the use of immune modulation in the treatment of inflammatory and cancerous diseases. ITMO.NEWS caught up with the researcher to find out what drew her back to Russia, what she loves about working at ITMO, and which country she sees herself living in in the future.


  • Myths about Aging and Its Reversibility

    Will humanity ever stop aging and dying? Does fasting really prolong one’s life? And what does the naked sand rat have to do with it? Dmitriy Madera, head of the molecular genetics department of the innovative company BIOCAD, gave a detailed lecture on the issues of aging at the Okhta-8 creative space.


  • At the Intersection of Sciences: Bioinformatics Specialist Nikita Alexeev on Challenges of DNA Research

    Nikita Alekseev is a senior researcher at ITMO University’s Information Technologies and Programming Faculty and a member of the ITMO Fellowship program. He has recently come back to St. Petersburg after spending several years on bioinformatics research in the United States. In this interview, he shared with us his views on bioinformatics and talked about his career.


  • Dragon Anatomy and Folk Tales: Physicist and Anthropologist Discuss Game of Thrones

    Could folktales be the key to predicting who shall sit on the Iron Throne? If dragons existed, would they be able to fly? And how would they breathe fire? Social anthropologist Daria Vasilyeva and ITMO University postdoc Oleh Ermakov discussed these topics as part of the pop-science talk show “Split by Atoms”, organized by the St. Petersburg Atomic Energy Information Center. CAUTION: this article contains spoilers.


  • Evolutionary Biologist David Seaborg: Science Enriches Our Lives with Fantastic Ideas and Discoveries

    When talking about science, David Seaborg says that the music, art, and theater are important in exciting people and catching their interest about science and scientific issues, such climate change and the extinction crisis. A renowned evolutionary biologist and the son of Nobel Laureate Glenn T. Seaborg, David has founded and currently leads the World Rainforest Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to saving the rainforest and preserving biodiversity worldwide. This year, David Seaborg will speak at the 4th International Conference on the Periodic Table that will take place at ITMO University. We talked to the scientist about the usefulness Periodic Table, the promising potential of alternative energy sources, and why establishing a dialog between politicians and society is so important.


  • Science-Pop for All Ages: ITMO Scientists’ How-To

    Bioinformatics specialists from ITMO University and the Institute of Gene Biology of the Russian Academy of Sciences have recently published a children’s book about germs. In this interview with ITMO.NEWS, Alexander Tyakht and Dmitriy Alekseev from ITMO’s laboratory ‘Computer technologies’ share about their book and the importance of explaining complex scientific concepts to kids.


  • The Neuroscience of Love

    An fMRI scan will highlight the parts of the human brain that become active when you see a picture of your ex. Men and women’s brains exhibit different behaviors after sex. Tumors in different areas of the brain can change one’s sexual habits or turn a do-gooder into a maniac. So will we able to manipulate our own romantic feelings in the future? We asked Polina Krivykh, a clinical psychologist, psychophysiologist, science communicator and mentor at Evolution Foundation’s Lecturer School.