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Some scientists say that artificial meat could be humanity’s salvation from hunger – but then why isn’t it being produced at an industrial scale? We dig into the subject, guided by Alexander Ishevsky, a professor at ITMO University’s Faculty of Biotechnologies.
ITMO’s School of Biotechnology and Cryogenic Systems has recently held an R&D project competition; the winning projects will receive funding from ITMO University.
Before the start of this academic year, the Faculty of Food Biotechnology and Engineering got a new name and is now the Faculty of Biotechnologies (or Biotech). ITMO.NEWS talked to Mikhail Kurushkin, the newly appointed dean of the faculty about his plans for Biotech’s future development.
Earlier this month, St. Petersburg hosted the annual international agricultural exhibition and trade fair AGRORUS-2020, which showcased the achievements of Russia’s top agricultural companies. ITMO University staff took part in a series of roundtable discussions and conferences held as part of the event’s business program.
For the Benefit of the Environment: ITMO Specialists Develop Biodegradable Food Packaging and Nutritious Plant-Based Food
Specialists from ITMO University’s School of Biotechnology and Cryogenic Systems work on a wide range of projects that are highly promising for the refrigeration, food, and waste processing industries. For instance, at the moment the scientists at the Faculty of Food Biotechnologies and Engineering are developing biodegradable coatings and packaging for food products and working on the creation of food products for different consumer categories, including vegetarians and vegans. The latter two projects are headed by Natalia Yakovchenko, senior lecturer at ITMO University. ITMO.NEWS spoke to Prof. Yakovchenko to find out more about the research, its relevance, and the environmental component.
Food manufacturers all over the world strive to produce food of better quality while also making if affordable. This problem is tackled by specialists in the field of biotechnology – a research area bringing together many disciplines. What is biotechnology exactly? How does one study it at ITMO? And where do biotechnology graduates work? Let’s delve right into it with our new illustrated series.
The Congress of Young Scientists took place on April 15-18 at ITMO University. This year, school and university students presented their research online. Ten sections for school students were attended by 118 participants from 34 cities all over Russia and Belarus. Their young age didn’t stop the participants from conducting real scientific research with the help of their advisors. We asked some of the students what their projects are about, how they liked the online format, and what they want to work on in future.
Vaagn Ogannisian is a graduate of the St. Petersburg State University of Refrigeration and Food Processing Technologies (now – ITMO University’s School of Biotechnology and Cryogenic Systems). Vaagn is a second-generation professional beer brewer. Ten years after his graduation, he still maintains a relationship with his alma mater by partnering up with ITMO for various events and inviting students to do internships at his company. In this interview with ITMO.NEWS, he talks education, business, and career.
A voice recorder, a pen, some paper, and a smartphone: with all the journalistic essentials packed, we’re heading off for Sweden to learn about innovations in life sciences. What does it cost to create a molecule, how can mini-factories bring profit, and why do 3D-printers help accelerate production? Read on and find out.
According to Rosstat, chemical biotechnology is among the disciplines in which 72 to 96% of students build careers in fields relevant to their major. It’s no accident that this discipline is in demand. According to the UN’s annual report, around 820 million people globally don’t have access to a sufficient amount of food supply. And the number keeps growing year after year. At the same time, there’s an increase in the number of people suffering from excessive weight and obesity. That led food manufacturers all over the world to start considering ways to produce more food of better quality while also cutting down on production costs. Trained professionals were needed in this field – and that was when the biotechnologist profession came into being. Now, you can become one by studying at ITMO. Over 50% of employers in the field of food manufacturing in Russia are ready to offer new staff members a starting salary of 50,000 rubles. Learn more about biotechnologists and their positions in this ITMO.NEWS article.