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  • 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.


  • New Astronautics: Who Rules Space and How to Make Money off It?

    Who makes money off of space today, and how do they do it? How is it split between different countries? And how does one launch a startup in this field? This was the subject of a recent open lecture by Antonina Gromyko, project coordinator of Skoltech Space Center. ITMO.NEWS put down the main ideas.


  • What’s Next for the Self-Driving Cars Market?

    Why doesn’t it make any sense to call the future’s smart vehicles “self-driving”, “autonomous”, or even “cars”? This and other questions were covered by Andrey Kuznetsov, who has a PhD in sociology, in his recent lecture titled “Fear and Fascination in the World of Self-Driving Cars: What Will Merging IT and Automotive Industry Lead to?”. ITMO.NEWS presents the main keynotes.


  • Cities on the Moon, Villages on Mars: What's Stopping Us?

    Why hasn’t humanity managed to reach new planets in the past 50 years? What factors affect our ability to travel to Mars? Alexander Shaenko, PhD, a science popularizer, answered these and other questions about space exploration as part of his open lecture.


  • Mission Inboxible: How to Set Up a Successful Marketing Mailout

    How to set up a mailout so that it doesn’t get into spam? How to assemble a subscriber base and not lose it? And how effective are mailouts in this day and age? ITMO.NEWS publishes a resume of a lecture by Yulia Savitskaya, the founder of the Sxema agency and CEO of, who answers these and other questions. 


  • Sustainable Development Expert on Green Thinking and Eco-Friendly Construction

    Guy Eames is chair of the Russian Green Building Council (RUGBC) and has a master’s in climate change and sustainable development. For the last 10 years, he has been actively promoting the concept of green building in Russia. As part of the online open day of ITMO’s Laboratory of Sustainable Urban Development, Guy Eames spoke about the tools of environmentally friendly construction which are already being applied in Russia and abroad, and shared his opinion on the future of this trend. 


  • AI vs. Nanotechnology: ITMO Scientists on What Tech to Expect in the Near Future

    The online project Stay The F Home Bar launched almost concurrently with the start of the pandemic. One of its virtual rooms, called I Speak You Listen, is designed as a venue for open lectures. ITMO University scientists recently tried out this new format; on May 7, George Zograf, PhD student of the Faculty of Physics and Engineering, and Andrey Filchenkov, head of the Machine Learning Lab, took part in an open talk during which they discussed the near future of AI and nanoscience – and whether we should fear them.


  • What Is Stress and How to Cope With It During Self-Isolation

    What happens inside our brain in stressful situations? What is the connection between the brain and human needs? How to remain sane during self-isolation? How can procrastination actually be useful? Vyacheslav Dubynin, DSc, professor at the Faculty of Biology of Lomonosov Moscow State University, and a specialist in physiology of the brain, answered these and other questions during an open lecture as part of KSTATI (КСТАТИ) scientific festival by the Network of Nuclear Technology Information Centers. Here are the key points of his presentation.


  • Cosmonaut Training Methods to Apply In Your Daily Life

    The Network of Nuclear Technology Information Centres arranged an online meeting with experts from the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Biomedical Problems (IMBP RAN) who had participated in experiments for simulation of transplanetary expeditions. During the SIRIUS and Mars-500 projects, volunteers had been isolated for 240 and 520 days, respectively. According to the scientists, that's how long a trip to Mars and back would take. Elena Fomina, the head of Laboratory for Prevention of Hypogravity Disorders at IMBP RAN, and Yurii Bubeev, the head of State Scientific Center’s Department of Psychology and Psychophysiology at IMBP RAN, talked about what helped participants stay healthy both physically and mentally, their daily routine, and how their experiences can be applied in daily life.