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Tatyana Latynina, a PhD student at ITMO University’s Faculty of Photonics and Optical Information, made it to the list of awardees of the Ostrogradski Program’s Scholarship. Held annually, the program aims at helping young scientists from Russia visit research laboratories in France to conduct joint research projects together with their French colleagues. This fall, Tatyana will spend a month and a half at the University of Rouen, where she will study advanced electrical aluminum alloys. Such materials are now being studied intensively by various research groups all over the world. Research in this field opens up new opportunities for controlling the materials’ properties, such as their strength, heat resistance, and electrical conductivity.
ITMO University professor Vladimir Dubrovskii has recently been awarded one of the French Republic’s highest honors in the field of science and education. A correspondent for ITMO.NEWS met Prof. Dubrovskii at the international conference Advanced Materials Week, which is taking place at ITMO University on September 17-21, to speak with the honoree about his award, international collaboration, and the goals of modern photonics.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids of Plant Origin and Biomedical Tasks: ITMO Scientists’ Research at University of Lorraine
This fall, PhD student Daria Kuznetsova and Master’s student Mariam Muradova from the Faculty of Food Biotechnologies and Engineering, who are also members of the “Biotechnologies of the Third Millennium” international research center, will go to the University of Lorraine to conduct research in the field of life sciences. For Daria, this will be her second trip to France, where she’ll continue to work on her research thesis. Mariam spent last year’s spring semester at the University of Verona, Italy, and this year, she will continue her research in the field of plant biotechnology. Read more about the students’ exchange programs, grants and research interests in this article by ITMO.NEWS.
Starting from the new academic year, Master’s and PhD students at ITMO University will be given the opportunity to participate in academic exchanges and internships at the University of Lorraine (Université de Lorraine, UL), one of France’s largest and highest-rated universities. Moreover, ITMO and UL will be able to exchange professors who will give topical lectures on a wide range of subjects. Such an expansion of the mobility opportunities available has been made possible thanks to an Erasmus+ program grant. We spoke to Alexandre Nominé, a senior research associate at ITMO University’s Faculty of Physics and Engineering and ITMO Fellow, to find out more about the cooperation, requirements for participating in the Russian-French mobility program, and its future prospects.
ITMO University Master’s student Victoria Golubeva has recently finished her exchange program at the University of Technology of Troyes (France). She says that this experience helped her broaden her horizons, improve her foreign language skills and make friends with people from all over the world. Read on to learn the details.
Terahertz radiation is a type of electromagnetic radiation located within the frequency spectrum between infrared and radio. It passes well through a variety of materials and is harmless to humans, which opens up a wide range of its possible applications. Researchers at ITMO University are actively working on this subject in collaboration with their French colleagues. Together, the scientists are developing a pulsed terahertz spectrometer for application in the analysis and restoration of artworks. Read more about the project and how terahertz technology lets scientists explore art in the article below.
ITMO continues to develop and expand its international partnerships and collaborations. This week, the University welcomed Abdo Michel Malac, the Counselor for Science and Technology at the Embassy of France in Russia. Mr. Malac met the staff of the Faculty of Physics and Engineering and spoke of the Embassy’s willingness to offer support in conducting joint Russian-French events. He also attended the opening of a new Russian-French laboratory at ITMO University.
Vladimir Romanov is a Master’s student at ITMO University’s Faculty of Food Biotechnologies and Engineering. At the beginning of March, he went to Nice (France) to take part in a three-day workshop for young scientists hosted by the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP). The goal of this workshop is to promote experimental and clinical research of brain disorders and their treatment. During the workshop, the student presented his research on the correlation between vitamin D deficiency and depression in postmenopausal women. ITMO.NEWS talked to Vladimir about his research and discussed how vitamin D can increase the efficiency of hormone replacement therapy.
International exchange programs have long been popular among students. Bearing that in mind, ITMO University offers a wide range of exchange opportunities for its students, including the International Web Design Training Course hosted by the IUT University in Annecy (France). Pavel Vorobyev, a Bachelor’s student from the Faculty of Software Engineering and Computer Systems, took part in the event. In this interview with ITMO.NEWS, he shares about his experiences.
Catch the latest photography exhibition or two, learn about the indigenous peoples of the Russian North, and cook a batch of sweet and crunchy caramelized violets! Here is our weekly list of the best events going on in St. Pete this weekend.