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  • Student Spotlight: Collins Chimezie, Nigeria

    Meet Collins Chimezie, our international student from Nigeria, who got into ITMO with a scholarship to study molecular biology and biotechnology. He is planning to use the knowledge he gets to develop new treatments and therapeutic agents. Read on to learn what inspired him to apply to ITMO, what his dream project would be, and what he plans to do over his two years in St. Pete. 


  • Student Spotlight: Takshama Bhatt, India

    Takshama Bhatt from Gujarat, India, is a second-year international Master’s student of molecular biology and biotechnology. She loves cooking and has already tried her hand at making some Russian bliny and kasha. Her research requires her to deal with spiders and feed them live crickets! Scary, isn’t it? We got an opportunity to catch up with her and talk more about her education, her research, and her life in Russia as an international student.  


  • Bioengineering Graduates on Studying at ITMO

    Biology and nanophotonics, bioinformatics and ecology, chemistry and instrumentation – what could all these fields have in common, you might ask. Despite all the differences, they make a perfect combo at ITMO’s Center for Chemical Engineering.


  • Faces of ITMO University: Biotechnology Student Perspective

    Tatiana Gusinskaya has just completed her studies as a Bachelor’s student at the Faculty of Biotechnology. Her Bachelor’s thesis “Plant Protein Encapsulation” earned her an excellent grade. Tatiana has a background that shows her as a hard-working person. She transferred to ITMO from another university with excellent grades. Tatiana started her studies in a non-state-funded place, but she later transferred to a state-funded place based on her excellent academic achievements. While Tatiana was still working on her thesis, we talked with her about her program and the life of a student at ITMO University.


  • ITMO University Hosts Seventh SCAMT Workshop Week

    SCAMT Workshop Week (SWW), a summer school for Russian and international students, took place in July.


  • Picture of the Week: Brettanomyces Pseudomycelium

    The title image shows a genus of yeast called Brettanomyces demonstrating the ability to form pseudomycelium in response to environmental changes. The students and staff of ITMO’s Faculty of Biotechnologies cultivate and study yeasts to, inter alia, produce β-glucans known for their anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial effects.


  • BioPrint Workshop Takes Place at ITMO University

    Top scientists from Canada, Germany, China, and the US have discussed the future of bioprinting with students, who also were able to try 3D printing with their own hands. Learn more in this ITMO.NEWS article.


  • What Is Biotechnology?

    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.


  • Edible Food Wrap, Supplements for Bees and a Natural Antiseptic: Exploring New Applications for One of the Most Common Biopolymers

    At the end of February, the scientific conference “Prospects of Using Polyfunctional Components of Chitin and Chitosan in Food Systems” was held at ITMO University as part of strategic cooperation between ITMO and the Federal Research Center “Fundamentals of Biotechnology” of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Scientists from all over the country gathered in St. Petersburg to discuss the latest developments in chitin and chitosan research. ITMO.NEWS talked to them about new research in this field and various applications the common biopolymer can be used for  – from medicine to food industry and agriculture


  • Andrei Gomez: Learn English to Get the Most Out of Life

    Andrei Gomez De Oliveira Giovanni is a Master’s degree student in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology at ITMO University. He is currently doing an internship at Embrapa Genetic Resources and Biotechnology (Brazil) where, under the supervision of Dr. Dmitry Kolpashchikov, his team is developing quantitative logic-gated DNA nanomachines designed to treat cancer. Andrey’s research focuses on improving the CRISPR-Cas9 methodologies to edit the bovine genome.