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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.
ITMO’s SCAMT and Kuban State University (KubSU) launch a citizen science project Internet of Bacteria. Its goal is to collect data on bacteria that produce electric energy, and the soils these inhabit.
Why haven't scientists invented an anti-aging pill yet? Is it even possible to affect our life expectancy? These and other questions were covered in a lecture by Alexander Tyshkovskiy, PhD, a research fellow at Harvard Medical School and the Lomonosov Moscow State University. ITMO.NEWS provides the rundown.
41 students from nine Russian cities, including Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Astrakhan and Vladikavkaz, took part in this summer’s SCAMT Workshop Week, hosted by ITMO University’s ChemBio Cluster on July 6-12.
Marina Dukhinova is a biologist and immunologist whose research focuses on the use of immune modulation in the treatment of inflammatory and cancerous diseases. ITMO.NEWS caught up with the researcher to find out what drew her back to Russia, what she loves about working at ITMO, and which country she sees herself living in in the future.