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  • From Wet Labs to Omics Studies: A Biologist’s Path Towards His Dream Career

    Artem Amosov is a recent graduate of ITMO’s Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Master’s program who is dreaming of doing omics research – studies at the intersection of genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics. In this interview, we talk about the projects he ventures into at ITMO’s Institute of Applied Computer Science and the importance of additional training for professional researchers.


  • ITMO Students Launch Stratospheric Satellite to Find Cure For Osteoporosis

    As part of the nationwide educational program Aerospace Engineering School, a team of ITMO students has sent a satellite into the stratosphere to find out how bone tissue is formed in low gravity and what effect silk proteins may have on the process. Potentially, the study may help prevent osteoporosis in astronauts.


  • ITMO's Monday Science Roundup #26

    It’s been a while since our latest digest of all things science at ITMO – so strap in for an extra-packed edition! From staggering medical breakthroughs to a whole slew of new Master’s programs, there’s plenty to get you excited about the future of research.


  • ITMO Researchers Design a Dataset to Study the Functions of Immune Cells

    As a central component of the human immune system, mononuclear phagocytes defend the body by absorbing bacteria, viruses, and dead or damaged cells, thus fighting off infections and helping build immunity. Researchers from ITMO University, together with their colleagues from the Immunological Genome Project (ImmGen), have devised a specialized resource to study mononuclear phagocytes and a novel method for gene expression analysis. Featured in Cell Reports, the results of their work may potentially break the ground for new ways to treat metabolic diseases, such as atherosclerosis and cancer.


  • AI Plus Chemistry: Lab Robots, Drug Development and More

    As science grows more complex, successful researchers have to rely on more than experiments and calculations: AI is quickly becoming indispensable. Predicting the properties of molecules and materials for drug delivery, synthesizing compounds with set properties, and developing new materials – these are just a few of the tasks flawlessly accomplished by AI. For this article, we turned to ITMO’s Nikita Serov, an engineer at the Center for Artificial Intelligence in Chemistry, to talk about the doors opened by AI in natural sciences.


  • ITMO’s Monday Science Roundup #24

    Join us in reviewing the best science news from the first half of February! And there’s quite a lot to see: from incredible student projects and medical advances to a retrospective of Russia’s greatest scientists.


  • ITMO PhD Student Creates Prosthetic Rehabilitation Aid for People With Motor Disorders

    Artem Meinov, a PhD student at the Faculty of Software Engineering and Computer Systems, has developed a prosthetic training aid for people with motor disorders. The new device helps to strengthen elbow flexor muscles and, in contrast to its competitors, it’s portable and can be personalized. Artem has already presented his prototype at a national rehabilitation industry forum and is planning to start its mass production. ITMO.NEWS takes a closer look at the project.


  • Reusable Sensor for Early Detection of Kidney Stones Developed at ITMO

    Researchers from ITMO’s Infochemistry Scientific Center have created a biosensor that can quickly detect micromolar concentrations of uric acid, thus helping diagnose and treat urolithiasis (or kidney stones) at early stages. The results of the study were featured in Polymers.


  • ITMO Fellow Tamer Abdelrazik on Novel Antimicrobial Polymers

    In 2022, the World Health Organization (WHO) described antimicrobial resistance as one of the top ten global health threats currently faced by humanity. Some bacteria, Escherichia coli or Staphylococcus aureus, can spread a variety of infections, which are typically treated with antibiotics, yet over time they can develop resistance to the drugs, thus complicating the treatment and increasing the risk of further spreading. This problem is being addressed by Tamer Abdelrazik, a scientist from the City of Scientific Research and Technological Applications (SRTA-City) who worked at ITMO as part of the ITMO Fellowship program.


  • Researchers Explain: All About Carbon Dots And Their Medical Applications

    Carbon nanoparticles (or carbon dots) are a recent and lucky discovery that has managed to become one of the most popular scientific trends of the last 15 years. Their biocompatibility and solubility, among other properties, make them highly useful in diagnostics and therapy of some of the most severe conditions, as well as in biosensing, bioimaging, environmental monitoring, optoelectronics, and other fields. We caught up with Elena Ushakova, the head of the Laboratory of Light-Emitting Carbon Quantum Nanostructures and PI of the Functionalized Carbon Nanoparticles group, to ask her all about carbon dots, their synthesis, and the promise they hold.