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Yandex Scientific Award Laureate Aleksei Shpilman on Developing AI in Russia
Aleksei Shpilman had his start in bioinformatics, but later turned to developing AI technologies at Yandex, JetBrains, and Gazprom Neft. With the Ilya Segalovich Award from Yandex and several international contest wins under his belt, Aleksei sees training AI specialists as one of his key missions. In this article, the researcher explains what makes AI “magical,” how mathematics and algorithms can help people, and what can be done to bridge business and education.
Evolution Responsible? ITMO Researchers Identify Evolutionary Adaptations Connected To Autoimmune Diseases and Allergies
Every year, the number of diagnosed autoimmune diseases grows by 3-9%. These conditions are greatly influenced by genetic factors, however these still remain to be studies on the molecular level. Researchers from ITMO and their Estonian collaborators used bioinformatics to analyze the human genome, bringing the field one step closer to mapping the molecular changes in the genome that have an effect on autoimmune diseases and allergies. In the future, this will pave the way for novel, more efficient treatment for these conditions. This resulting article was published in Nature Communications.
ITMO Researchers & Collaborators Develop New Algorithm for Linking Genes and Specific Diseases
Researchers from ITMO’s Laboratory of Genomic Diversity and the World-Class Research Centre for Personalized Medicine have developed GPrior (gene prioritizer), an algorithm that uses data from a genome-wide association study (GWAS) to identify the genes responsible for a particular disease. For this study, the group used the data on schizophrenia, coronary heart disease, and inflammatory bowel diseases to test the algorithm. Read on to learn more about GPrior’s development and prospects.
ITMO Scientists Develop Tool to Boost Vaccine Effectiveness
Researchers from ITMO University have developed a method for detection and analysis of alterations in bacterial genomes. It will allow researchers to detect new mechanisms of adaptation of bacteria to various environments, including those that increase virulence and resistance to antibiotics. In the future, this method may be used to obtain new data that will help create vaccines with higher efficacy.
History Reconstruction and Vitamin D Receptors: ITMO Lecturers on Their Reports at MCCMB 2021
Moscow Conference on Computational Molecular Biology (MCCMB) is one of the largest international conferences on bioinformatics in Russia.
ITMO Researcher Ekaterina Noskova Becomes Winner of Skoltech’s Fellowship Program 2021
Ekaterina Noskova, an employee at ITMO’s Laboratory of Genomic Diversity and International Laboratory for Computer Technologies, received a grant from the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) and Philip Morris International.
ITMO PhD Student Karina Pats on Working in France During the Pandemic
Karina Pats, a PhD student at ITMO’s Faculty of Information Technologies and Programming, studies the functioning of nuclear receptors using molecular dynamics and docking. She works actively together with the laboratory of Ferdinand Molnár at Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan where she did her internship last spring. Thanks to the Erasmus+ program, now she got to work on a bioinformatics algorithm project at the University of Lorraine, Nancy (France). ITMO.NEWS talked to Karina Pats to learn more about life in France, new projects and colleagues, as well as landing an internship during the pandemic.
A Breath of Fresh Air in Science: ITMO Graduate on Finding Herself in Science, Interdisciplinarity and Bioinformatics
This year, Natalia Petukhova graduated from ITMO’s Master’s program Bioninformatics and Systems Biology. She was also recently named the head of the Bioinformatics Research Center of Pavlov University. In this ITMO.NEWS article, she talks about her decision to get a Master’s degree after acquiring her PhD.
Scientists Propose Method of Assessing the Gene-Disease Connection
The method can be used to assess the probability of a specific gene or genes affecting various processes in an organism, including the development of diseases. The article was published in BMC Bioinformatics.
Top Nine Questions About Genome Decoding
These days, we often hear about scientists having decoded the genome of this or that species. ITMO.NEWS and Aleksey Komissarov, a researcher at ITMO’s SCAMT Institute, explain what DNA is, how it helps us study animal ancestry, and in what way DNA testing differs from genome research.