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  • New Master’s Program at ITMO: Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

    Students of the program will work on projects in more than 15 fields, from molecular biology and nanopharmaceuticals to 3D printing and bioinformatics.


  • Student Spotlight: Lilia Tafran, Syria

    Driven by sheer passion for improving the current standards of global healthcare, Lilia Tafran, a student from Syria, decided to learn her trade in Russia. She won a full scholarship from the Russian government and enrolled herself at ITMO’s СhemBio Cluster (SCAMT). Today, we got the opportunity to meet her and learn about her early impressions of ITMO and St. Petersburg. How did she survive the winter and what are her plans for the summer? Read on to find out.


  • Top Nine Questions About Genome Decoding

    These days, we often hear about scientists having decoded the genome of this or that species. ITMO.NEWS and Aleksey Komissarov, a researcher at ITMO’s SCAMT Institute, explain what DNA is, how it helps us study animal ancestry, and in what way DNA testing differs from genome research.


  • Picture of the Week: Test Fluid in a Decellularized Spinach Leaf

    A decellularized, nearly-transparent spinach leaf is used as a model for testing thrombolytics. Such models of plant origin can become the alternative to the use of lab animals as test subjects.


  • ITMO Chemists Created a New Functional Material for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Potential Use

    The new substance luminesces in the visible area and contains radicals in its structure. Research work continues, but the first results have already been published in Chemistry: The European Journal.


  • Andrei Gomez: Learn English to Get the Most Out of Life

    Andrei Gomez De Oliveira Giovanni is a Master’s degree student in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology at ITMO University. He is currently doing an internship at Embrapa Genetic Resources and Biotechnology (Brazil) where, under the supervision of Dr. Dmitry Kolpashchikov, his team is developing quantitative logic-gated DNA nanomachines designed to treat cancer. Andrey’s research focuses on improving the CRISPR-Cas9 methodologies to edit the bovine genome.


  • Trolling Evolutionists with Flatfish or: Five Facts that Prove Natural Selection

    You might find this hard to believe, but there are still many people in the world who see biological evolution as a contrived and unproven theory. Most commonly they ask: why are there still monkeys around and why haven’t they become humans? Many of us have probably asked the same question at school. But, unfortunately, most schools don’t educate children on the evidence of evolution and their understanding of the origin of modern humans is based on outdated ideas that have been disproven by molecular biologists. For instance, genetic analysis of Neanderthal DNA has shown that these species were not our ancestors. Mikhail Gelfand, Doctor of Biological Sciences, member of Academia Europea and Ministry of  Education and Science’s Public Council, spoke at an open lecture at ITMO University and explained how to properly discuss evolution, what evidence of it exists and who are, after all, our ancestors.


  • ITMO University Launches New Chemical-Biological Center

    Last Friday, the combined Chemical-Biological Center started working at ITMO University. Rector Vladimir Vasilyev and Professor David Avnir, co-head of the SCAMT International Laboratory participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony. During the event, Vladimir and Alexandr Vinogradovs made a tour of the new center on Lomonosova str., 9.