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  • FoodTech Master’s Program Head Olesya Volokh: Food Is Always in Fashion

    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.

    03.12.2020

  • Picture of the Week: Test Fluid in a Decellularized Spinach Leaf

    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.

    16.11.2020

  • 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

  • New SCAMT Project: Citizen Science, Alternative Power Sources And Distributed Lab

    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.

    03.09.2020

  • Path to Immortality: Old and New Ways to Fight Aging

    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.

    27.07.2020

  • At-Home Lab Experiments: A Look at the Summer SCAMT Workshop Week 2020

    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. 

    22.07.2020

  • Immunologist and ITMO Fellow Marina Dukhinova: ‘Proud to Be a Part of Russian Science’

    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.

    08.07.2020

  • Myths about Aging and Its Reversibility

    Will humanity ever stop aging and dying? Does fasting really prolong one’s life? And what does the naked sand rat have to do with it? Dmitriy Madera, head of the molecular genetics department of the innovative company BIOCAD, gave a detailed lecture on the issues of aging at the Okhta-8 creative space.

    30.01.2020

  • At the Intersection of Sciences: Bioinformatics Specialist Nikita Alexeev on Challenges of DNA Research

    Nikita Alekseev is a senior researcher at ITMO University’s Information Technologies and Programming Faculty and a member of the ITMO Fellowship program. He has recently come back to St. Petersburg after spending several years on bioinformatics research in the United States. In this interview, he shared with us his views on bioinformatics and talked about his career.

    02.05.2019

  • Dragon Anatomy and Folk Tales: Physicist and Anthropologist Discuss Game of Thrones

    Could folktales be the key to predicting who shall sit on the Iron Throne? If dragons existed, would they be able to fly? And how would they breathe fire? Social anthropologist Daria Vasilyeva and ITMO University postdoc Oleh Ermakov discussed these topics as part of the pop-science talk show “Split by Atoms”, organized by the St. Petersburg Atomic Energy Information Center. CAUTION: this article contains spoilers.

    26.04.2019