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  • Inside ITMO’s School of Life Sciences

    Established in 2021, ITMO’s School of Life Sciences brings together several departments engaged in interdisciplinary research at the intersection of chemistry, information technology, chemical engineering, biotechnology, bioinformatics, applied genomics, pharmacology, and many others. Read on to learn all about the school's research projects and educational programs.


  • What Helps the Brain Keep Your Balance

    Do you ever find yourself struggling to keep your balance? Well, if it’s any comfort, your vestibular system was perhaps doing an even harder job making sure you stay upright and coordinating your limbs. In today’s feature, we will tell you about three more things that this system does to keep us alive, healthy, and happy! 


  • The Future of Life Sciences: Video Game Treatments, Top Vaccines, and Preventing Apocalypse

    trillion dollars due to the pandemic. At the beginning of this global challenge, it was suggested that venture capital investments would plummet, but 2020 actually witnessed a record-breaking rise in investments into life sciences – the yearly volume amounted to $20 billion. The pandemic was definitely a stress test for health care and the global pharma industry. Progressive digitalization of medical services was an ongoing process for many years, but it was in the first month of the pandemic that the share of online medical consultations went from 10% to 40% of the total amount. For the first time in history, researchers dared to create a vaccine against a new virus in under a year with over 200 projects launched, including some international collaborations. All of this led to new trends and changes in life science that Anton Gopka, a general partner of the ATEM Capital biotechnology investment foundation and dean of ITMO’s Faculty of Technological Management and Innovations, discussed in a recent open lecture on New Holland Island.  


  • ITMO Launches Russia’s First English-Language Master’s Program in Public Health Sciences

    What are public health sciences and what does a specialist in that field do? How has the pandemic affected the demand for health sciences experts? ITMO University’s Center for Science Communication is launching a new English-language Master’s program titled Public Health Sciences. We spoke to Anton Barchuk, head of the program, about its educational process and the career prospects of its graduates.


  • Highlights of Another Break Down by Atoms Lecture at the Informational Center for Atomic Energy

    On February 16, scientists from three research institutions in St. Petersburg discussed the projects they are currently involved in. Mikhail Kurushkin, dean of ITMO’s Faculty of Biotechnologies, represented the university at the event. You can read about previous Break Down by Atoms lectures here and here.


  • A Tour of Testa Center, GE’s Biotech R&D Facility in Uppsala, Sweden

    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.


  • ITMO Master’s Student on ECNP Workshop in Nice

    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.