Search by tag «Bioinformatics» 33 results

  • 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. 

    23.11.2021

  • 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.

    15.10.2021

  • 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.

    18.08.2021

  • 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.

    29.06.2021

  • 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.

    22.03.2021

  • 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. 

    08.12.2020

  • 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.

    27.11.2020

  • 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.

    20.11.2020

  • Research Team from ITMO University, St. Petersburg State University, and Nova Southeastern University Is the First to Sequence the Genome of Moss Animals

    Moss animals (Bryozoa) are a source of bryostatin, a promising material to be used in medicine. However, the genome of these species hasn’t been analyzed until now. The research has been published in Scientific Data. 

    28.10.2020

  • Bioinformatics Explained

    DNA structure was discovered almost 70 years ago. Nowadays, scientists are not only able to decode the genome, but also to identify the functions of each gene and its sequences, as well as edit genes and create new ones. It all became possible thanks to the development of computer technologies and a new field of studies called bioinformatics.

    24.09.2020