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  • University of South Carolina Professor on Development of Anticancer Drugs

    Last week, ITMO University’s international research center SCAMT hosted a lecture by the leading scientist in the field of anticancer drugs, Professor at the Department of Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences of the University of South Carolina (the US), Igor Roninson. Dr. Roninson spoke about the main pillars of creating new drugs and answered the topical question of why they take such a long time in developing. ITMO.NEWS put down the key points of the presentation.


  • How to Make Cities More Livable: Norwegian Expert Knows the Answer

    There are many industrial cities in Russia, such as Norilsk, Monchegorsk, Magnitogorsk, and so on. Nowadays, more and more people leave them for bigger cities with better life prospects. Some 20 years ago, Norway faced the same problem, but they managed to solve it by means of smart urban planning and innovations. Gunnar Olav Furu has been involved in city planning for more than 30 years and now works as a municipal advisor in his home city Sunndal. Last week, Mr. Furu met with ITMO University students to talk about innovations and discuss how to make St. Petersburg more comfortable to live in.


  • Neurotheater as an Instrument of Cognitive Science

    Brain activity is usually measured for such practical applications as creating protheses that can be controlled with the power of one’s mind, or other devices for people with disabilities. Still, it has also become an artistic instrument in theatrical art: artists use information on brain activity to show how neurotechnology and substitution of human organs by technological devices can affect communication and even our very existence. Professor Aleksander Väljamäe recently gave an open lecture on the issue. ITMO.NEWS gives us a summary.


  • Science Comics: New Format of Science Communication

    How does one translate an expedition log into the popular language of comic strips? Is it possible to combine comics and science? Sure! And by the way, this is how one of the most successful science communication formats came about. It hasn’t been long since science comics appeared in Russia, but they have already become popular with both editors and the public. At the recent workshop that was part of the Russian Geographical Society’s summer school hosted by ITMO University, Alena Lesnyak, editor of the “Schrodinger’s Cat” popular science magazine, editor in chief of the oLogy portal on science and scenarist of science comics spoke about their prospects, popularity, and mission.


  • Going Digital: How Technologies Change Our World

    Over the last decade, people have changed more than in the entire history of mankind, says Dmitry Kostomarov, a business-angel and and e.Queo co-founder, in his lecture at ОKHTAFUTURETALKS in Okhta Lab Library. Modern technologies have entered our daily life and changed the way we think and behave forever. A new generation of people who can’t imagine their life without a smartphone has emerged. What kind of world will these people create? ITMO.NEWS publishes the highlights of the lecture.


  • How to Become Successful: Tips From Boris Solopov, CEO of Opticom St. Petersburg

    Who defines the criteria of success? How to set priorities so you can manage your time and attain your goals? Boris Solopov, CEO of Opticom St. Petersburg and ITMO University graduate, expanded on different motivational issues during the "Success: travel notes" open lecture at ITMO's Entrepreneurship Center. ITMO.NEWS put down his advice and recommendations.


  • How Your Brain Makes Decisions

    Economics, psychology and biology have long studied the process of decision making. It is at the intersection of these subjects that the new science of neuroeconomics, an interdisciplinary field that studies decision making in multiple choice and "risk/reward" situations, has emerged. Vasily Klucharev, the Deputy Dean for Behavioural Sciences at the Higher School of Economics, expanded on this new field of study during an open lecture he gave as part of ITMO’s Science Communication Master’s program.


  • Andrey Sebrant On Machine Learning, Public Confidence and Relevant Education

    The “It’s Your Call!” Winter School that brought together the best participants of the “I am a Professional” academic competition has just ended at ITMO University. Recently, Bachelor’s and Master’s students from 33 Russian cities that showed high results in the competition’s three tracks (Computer Science, Information and cybersecurity, and Photonics). Andrey Sebrant, Product Marketing Director at Yandex and author for the @techsparks popular science channel, gave an open lecture on machine learning, the development of technology and the professions of the future. In an interview for ITMO.NEWS, he shared about the prospects of using machine learning and the issues related to public confidence, as well as the skills sought-after by leading IT companies and the fundamental problems of modern education.


  • Chemist Artem Oganov: On Blind Spots in Chemistry and Materials of Future

    Today Artem Oganov is rightly considered one of the most famous Russian scientists of the new generation. Oganov is a theoretical crystallographer and the creator of a number of new materials – as well as methods of discovering them. A few years ago he solved the problem of predicting the crystal structure of a substance based on its chemical composition. This problem was for long considered to be unsolvable. Oganov created software capable of predicting stable chemical compounds based on a set of initial elements. His discoveries are so impressive that many consider him one of the likely candidates for the Nobel Prize in the next few years. Having worked abroad for 17 years - in England, Switzerland and the United States - at 37 he decided to return to Russia, where he became a professor of Skoltech and headed the Laboratory of Computer Design of Materials at MIPT. During an open lecture at ITMO University, Oganov spoke about his career abroad, his return home, materials of the future and creation of an evolutionary mechanism for predicting substance structures, which proves that even in well-known areas of chemistry there are still many "blind spots". Main points of the event - in this article by ITMO.NEWS.


  • Rusnano Head Chubais: Five New Nanotech Clusters in Russia by 2027

    In the next ten years the Russian nanoindustry will be expanded with five new technological clusters. These are: windpower, solid-waste recycling, flexible electronics, industrial energy storage and nanomodified material. They will join the six clusters that have already been established in Russia since 2007. Anatoly Chubais, head of “Rusnano”, spoke about this at an open lecture in ITMO University. During the talk he analyzed the development of the Russian nanoindustry over the last ten years and gave his forecast on the industry for the upcoming 10 years.