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Researchers from ITMO’s Infochemistry Scientific Center have suggested an algorithm that can calculate a molecule’s dimensionality – whether it’s 2D, 3D, or an intermediate state. Unlike other existing methods, the new one allows scientists to identify the folding state in biomolecules and track its progress. In an article published in Royal Society Open Science, the researchers described their molecular dynamics-based method and compared it to others, such as the Monte Carlo simulation and the widely used AlphaFold algorithm.
ITMO’s Faculty of Energy and Ecotechnology (GreenTech) has launched a new program in environmental and technosphere safety, where students will also learn about metrology and standardization. Knowledge in these fields can be used for sustainable development, as well as at various organizations – from industry and engineering companies to governmental agencies.
How do innovative foods extend the human lifespan and improve our quality of life? What kinds of projects in this field are ITMO scientists working on right now? These and other subjects were covered at the Ecology & Biotechnology session of the 51st International Scientific, Educational, and Methodological Conference at ITMO University. ITMO.NEWS spoke to the session’s participants to find out more about their projects and discover which subjects of Food- and BioTech will gain in relevance in the near future.
PhD students and researchers from ITMO’s SCAMT Institute and their collaborators from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) have analyzed the surface properties of the Linothele fallax spider’s silk and how they affect the properties of the material as a whole. The study demonstrates that spider web can be used in both surgery and food packaging.
SCAMT Workshop Week (SWW), a summer school for Russian and international students, took place in July.
ITMO University hosted the sixth school by the SCAMT institute. Almost 50 participants from all over Russia gained experience in the various fields of research offered at the ChemBio cluster.
COVID-19 Test Kits and Drug Delivery Systems: ITMO Specialists Teach Young Talents at Zerkalniy Camp
The Zerkalniy camp recently hosted a specialized session for school students organized by ITMO University and the Academy of Talents regional center. Over the course of six days, scientists from the Infochemistry Research Center presented the latest scientific achievements to the young talents and trained them for nationwide contests.
ITMO University’s Faculty of Biotechnologies (or BioTech) is actively renewing its educational program lineup. Olesya Volokh, a science team leader at Danone Russia and a researcher at Lomonosov Moscow State University, has joined the faculty team to help them in that effort. ITMO.NEWS met with Dr. Volokh to chat about science, FoodTech, and what the program’s students should expect from the updated curriculum.
A decellularized, nearly-transparent spinach leaf is used as a model for testing thrombolytics. Such models of plant origin can become the alternative to the use of lab animals as test subjects.
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.