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Ekaterina Noskova, an employee at ITMO’s Laboratory of Genomic Diversity and International Laboratory for Computer Technologies, received a grant from the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) and Philip Morris International.
The genomes of 26 African and Asian leopards, including Amur leopards, were analyzed as part of research. As a result, the scientists uncovered surprising differences between the African and Asian groups of subspecies and noted a high level of inbreeding among leopards living in the Russian Far East, which might threaten the long-term existence of this subspecies. The research paper was published in Current Biology.
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.
It’s believed that if it was possible to create a spider’s web as wide as a pencil, it would be strong enough to stop a train. Thanks to its unique properties, this material can find many applications in biomedicine.
This year, Oksana Ivanova graduated from ITMO’s Master’s program in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology among the best graduates. She discussed her experience, current research, and further plans for studies with ITMO.NEWS.
Which education and research initiatives should be promoted in medicine, life sciences and health sciences? Which specialists do these fields need? And why are the competencies of sociologists and science communicators crucial for conducting high-quality research? These and other questions were in the center of the discussion at a business breakfast that was recently held at ITMO University. The meeting brought together representatives of ITMO, the European University at St. Petersburg, Higher School of Economics, as well as the Northwestern Federal District Association of Oncologists and Cancer Prevention Foundation.