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  • From Evidence-Based Medicine to Neuroscience: Nine Most Popular Books on Health

    If you want to better understand your own body and improve your health literacy, here are nine excellent books on medicine for all tastes.


  • SEWAN 2021 International Conference: How Pandemic Affects Energy Industry and Vaccine Storage Management

    ITMO University has held the third International Scientific Conference on Sustainable and Efficient Use of Energy, Water and Natural Resources SEWAN 2021, where the university acted as the organizer together with Tomsk Polytechnic University. At the conference, researchers discussed when the global fuel and power complex will return to pre-COVID metrics, how to maintain the temperature conditions for vaccine storage, and how to make houses more efficient.  


  • How To Overcome Fear and Appreciate Viruses: Staying With the Trouble Exhibition at AIR Gallery

    Starting from March 12, Art.ITMO.Residency presents an exhibition of world-renowned artists, for many of whom it is the first time they present their works in Russia. Visitors will also have the chance to see a new project by Heather Dewey-Hagborg, the famous American bioartist.


  • ITMO Master’s Student Tatiana Statsenko on Internship Abroad During COVID-19

    Tatiana Statsenko, a second-year Master’s student at ITMO’s ChemBio Cluster, has recently spent a month and a half doing an internship in Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia. There, together with her colleagues from the Saints Cyril and Methodius University, she explored the synthesis of perovskite nanocrystals. ITMO.NEWS talked to Tatiana to learn more about her work, internship, and experience of living abroad during the pandemic.


  • How the Pandemic Is Causing a Technological Revolution in Medicine and Biotechnologies

    During a recent popular science lecture, Anton Gopka, dean of ITMO University’s Faculty of Technological Management and Innovations and venture investor, discussed the drastic change in the field of life sciences in 2020, whereas Ekaterina Skorb, head of the Infochemistry Scientific Center, and Elena Koshel, an associate professor at ITMO University’s SCAMT Lab, talked about the promising solutions developed at ITMO to fight the pandemic. ITMO.NEWS summarized their presentations.


  • ITMO Researchers Develop Algorithm System to Boost Efficiency of COVID-19 Treatment

    Scientists at ITMO University have created a system of algorithms that uses data gathered from COVID-19 patients to suggest optimal treatment for every patient. The technology was originally developed for the treatment of cancer and cardiovascular diseases, but, given the current events, the system was taught to help COVID-19 patients. The algorithms are based on Russian and international clinical protocols.


  • Editor Clare Wilkinson on Challenges to the Field of Science Communication During and After the Pandemic

    Daria Denisova, head of ITMO’s Center for Science Communication, was included in the advisory group of the new book series on science communication. ITMO.NEWS got in touch with Clare Wilkinson, Co-Director of the Science Communication Unit at UWE Bristol and the editor of the upcoming series, to talk about the project, the importance of attracting Russian authors, and the main challenges to the field of science communication during and after the pandemic. 


  • ITMO's Creative Lighting Department Joins the International COVID CARE LAB Workshop

    The COVID – CARE LAB (Creating Adequate Residence for the Elderly – Learning Across Borders) online workshop will take place for the first time on November 9-13 as part of a joint initiative by five European universities.


  • Epidemiologist Vasily Vlassov on Medical Problems Exposed by the Pandemic

    Vasily Vlassov, DSc, a specialist in clinical epidemiology and professor at the Higher School of Economics, recently delivered a lecture at ITMO University. He discussed the hidden problems of medical statistics, modeling of virus propagation, and whether we should expect a COVID-19 vaccine.


  • Medical Discoveries That Changed the World

    How did discoveries that were made in the 20th century influence what we know about diseases? How can the discovery of DNA structure help us fight COVID-19? Olga Shestova, a physiologist, PhD, and author of the 30 Nobel Prizes: Discoveries That Changed Medicine book, gave an open lecture about the key scientific breakthroughs that had a huge impact on humankind. We summarized it for you.