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Every Project Is a New Challenge: ITMO Fellow Iuliia Melchakova Talks Molecular Design, Spintronics, and Studying in South Korea
From developing new drugs to predicting molecular properties and establishing fast information transfer – to accomplish these tasks, scientists turn to molecular design. This field is also studied at ITMO, and for this article we spoke with Iuliia Melchakova, an ITMO Fellow, to learn more about its applications.
Researchers from ITMO’s Infochemistry Scientific Center have suggested an algorithm that can calculate a molecule’s dimensionality – whether it’s 2D, 3D, or an intermediate state. Unlike other existing methods, the new one allows scientists to identify the folding state in biomolecules and track its progress. In an article published in Royal Society Open Science, the researchers described their molecular dynamics-based method and compared it to others, such as the Monte Carlo simulation and the widely used AlphaFold algorithm.
The St. Petersburg Administration highlights that this is the first time in Russia that the digital model of a linear-type infrastructure has been positively assessed by the State Expertise Center.
During the current coronavirus pandemic, even leaving one’s home is always a risk. Each time, people are faced with a dilemma: going to the store or ordering delivery? Taking the subway or walking to work? ITMO University researchers have developed an application that demonstrates how tightening or loosening self-isolation and quarantine measures would have an effect on the infection rates in various countries. This project is a part of a larger initiative on the modeling of social processes in the conditions of a pandemic.
Last week, the latest in a series of public lectures about science and technology, organized by ITMO University’s Science Communication Center, was held at the New Holland creative space. This time around, attendees had the pleasure of hearing from Alexander Boukhanovsky, PhD, the head of ITMO University’s School of Translational Information Technologies and the eScience Research Institute, who spoke about the modern state of digital identity technologies and their applications. Below are the key highlights of his talk.
Stanislav Sobolevsky is an Associate Professor of Practice at New York University (NYU), the Head of Urban Complexity Research Group and a co-founder of the Insight Data Labs consulting studio. His research interests include machine learning and Big Data, network analysis, human movement modeling, and the theory of differential equations. During his open lecture at ITMO University, he talked about a new scientific field, urban informatics, and in particular what issues it deals with and how it helps make cities more livable.
Vasiliy Leonenko, Associate Professor at the High-Performance Computing Department, spent over a year in the USA on a Fulbright program. Working in Durham, North Carolina, he collaborated with specialists from RTI International, a major US research organization specializing in synthetic populations, on a detailed dynamic model of the spread of influenza in St. Petersburg. In an interview for ITMO.NEWS, he talked about his project and the peculiarities of working in the USA.
July 6 marked the conclusion of the 7th International Young Scientists Conference in Computational Science. Held in the bustling Greek city of Heraklion, this event was organized by ITMO University jointly with the University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands), the University of Crete (Greece), the Foundation for Research and Technology (FORTH) (Greece), and Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) with the aim of strengthening the ties between young scientists in different countries. Over 90 young scientists from more than 8 countries, including Russia, Greece, Poland, Ethiopia, Philippines, and the Republic of Macedonia, took part in the conference.
Musculoskeletal system diseases do not only worsen the quality of life but they can also lead to other diseases, including cardiovascular ones. Scoliosis is one of the most common musculoskeletal system diseases. Researchers from ITMO’s Department of Nano-Photonics and Metamaterials and Department of Advanced Mathematics together with the Ogonek Pediatric Orthopedics and Traumatology Center (Strelna), headed by Mikhail Dudin, are working on a physical and mathematical model of scoliosis that will help doctors more accurately diagnose the disease.
A dynamic model of passenger flows at the new Olympic Park railroad station in Adler will be demonstrated at Venice Biennale of Architecture till the end of November 2018. The model was developed by members of the Laboratory of Interactive Visualization of the eScience Research Institute by order of Studio44 Architecture bureau which designed the new railroad station.