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  • How To Overcome Fear and Appreciate Viruses: Staying With the Trouble Exhibition at AIR Gallery

    Starting from March 12, Art.ITMO.Residency presents an exhibition of world-renowned artists, for many of whom it is the first time they present their works in Russia. Visitors will also have the chance to see a new project by Heather Dewey-Hagborg, the famous American bioartist.


  • ITMO Master’s Student Tatiana Statsenko on Internship Abroad During COVID-19

    Tatiana Statsenko, a second-year Master’s student at ITMO’s ChemBio Cluster, has recently spent a month and a half doing an internship in Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia. There, together with her colleagues from the Saints Cyril and Methodius University, she explored the synthesis of perovskite nanocrystals. ITMO.NEWS talked to Tatiana to learn more about her work, internship, and experience of living abroad during the pandemic.


  • How the Pandemic Is Causing a Technological Revolution in Medicine and Biotechnologies

    During a recent popular science lecture, Anton Gopka, dean of ITMO University’s Faculty of Technological Management and Innovations and venture investor, discussed the drastic change in the field of life sciences in 2020, whereas Ekaterina Skorb, head of the Infochemistry Scientific Center, and Elena Koshel, an associate professor at ITMO University’s SCAMT Lab, talked about the promising solutions developed at ITMO to fight the pandemic. ITMO.NEWS summarized their presentations.


  • ITMO Researchers Develop Algorithm System to Boost Efficiency of COVID-19 Treatment

    Scientists at ITMO University have created a system of algorithms that uses data gathered from COVID-19 patients to suggest optimal treatment for every patient. The technology was originally developed for the treatment of cancer and cardiovascular diseases, but, given the current events, the system was taught to help COVID-19 patients. The algorithms are based on Russian and international clinical protocols.


  • Editor Clare Wilkinson on Challenges to the Field of Science Communication During and After the Pandemic

    Daria Denisova, head of ITMO’s Center for Science Communication, was included in the advisory group of the new book series on science communication. ITMO.NEWS got in touch with Clare Wilkinson, Co-Director of the Science Communication Unit at UWE Bristol and the editor of the upcoming series, to talk about the project, the importance of attracting Russian authors, and the main challenges to the field of science communication during and after the pandemic. 


  • ITMO's Creative Lighting Department Joins the International COVID CARE LAB Workshop

    The COVID – CARE LAB (Creating Adequate Residence for the Elderly – Learning Across Borders) online workshop will take place for the first time on November 9-13 as part of a joint initiative by five European universities.


  • Epidemiologist Vasily Vlassov on Medical Problems Exposed by the Pandemic

    Vasily Vlassov, DSc, a specialist in clinical epidemiology and professor at the Higher School of Economics, recently delivered a lecture at ITMO University. He discussed the hidden problems of medical statistics, modeling of virus propagation, and whether we should expect a COVID-19 vaccine.


  • Medical Discoveries That Changed the World

    How did discoveries that were made in the 20th century influence what we know about diseases? How can the discovery of DNA structure help us fight COVID-19? Olga Shestova, a physiologist, PhD, and author of the 30 Nobel Prizes: Discoveries That Changed Medicine book, gave an open lecture about the key scientific breakthroughs that had a huge impact on humankind. We summarized it for you.


  • Not a New Format, but a New Form of Communication: ITMO Teaching Staff on Distance Learning

    During a recent discussion organized by ITMO’s Department of Academic Affairs, members of teaching staff discussed how the university and its departments handled the spring semester’s distance learning format and highlighted its drawbacks and advantages.


  • ITMO University’s Work Schedule for July 26 – August 16

    The coronavirus-imposed restrictions in St. Petersburg continue to be gradually lifted. However, the epidemiological situation could still worsen. Therefore, in accordance with the order of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation and the order of the St. Petersburg Government, from July 26 till August 16 ITMO University will continue working remotely for the most part. ITMO University Rector Vladimir Vasilyev has already signed the corresponding order.