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Scientists at ITMO University have created a system of algorithms that uses data gathered from COVID-19 patients to suggest optimal treatment for every patient. The technology was originally developed for the treatment of cancer and cardiovascular diseases, but, given the current events, the system was taught to help COVID-19 patients. The algorithms are based on Russian and international clinical protocols.
Editor Clare Wilkinson on Challenges to the Field of Science Communication During and After the Pandemic
Daria Denisova, head of ITMO’s Center for Science Communication, was included in the advisory group of the new book series on science communication. ITMO.NEWS got in touch with Clare Wilkinson, Co-Director of the Science Communication Unit at UWE Bristol and the editor of the upcoming series, to talk about the project, the importance of attracting Russian authors, and the main challenges to the field of science communication during and after the pandemic.
It’s been quite a year, hasn’t it? And even though this seemingly never-ending rollercoaster of unexpected events is about to finally come to an end, 2020 does have something more up its sleeve – a digital New Year’s. But just because your 2021 holiday is different, it doesn’t mean it can’t be just as festive, celebratory, and meaningful as in years past.
The holidays! A magical time. But maybe you're just not feeling that festive spirit this time around? Perhaps you only need a bit of inspiration. We've tried to put together a list of all the different things that make each of us get into the holiday mood.
The 13th session of ITMO University’s International Council took place on November 12 via a Zoom call that spanned 17 time zones across Australia, Asia, Europe and North America. After months of navigating adversity and working remotely, the members of the Council embraced this opportunity to meet and discuss some of the key aspects of ITMO’s strategy for 2021-30, as well as highlight some of the silver linings of these unprecedented times.
The most active volunteers and partners of the #WeAreTogether initiative (link in Russian) received medals and certificates for helping the elderly and people with reduced mobility during the pandemic. In this ITMO.NEWS article, the participants from ITMO University shared how they decided to start helping others and what they expect to happen next with the project.
Public Council of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education Discusses a Report on Higher Education During the Pandemic
The report, titled “Lessons of the Stress Test”, was drawn up by the heads of Russia’s leading universities. The authors spoke about the challenges higher education institutions faced due to the spread of COVID-19.
An important part of our education community, Anna Gelfand, a lead analyst at ITMO University's Rankings Research Center, offers a glimpse of her life in self-isolation and how she's getting through these unprecedented times: from interesting TV series to books and new recipes.
The whole world is in a collective struggle against the coronavirus. Scientists are developing vaccines, employers are letting their staff work from home, and medical specialists are fighting for the lives of their patients. But there is another invisible battle going on, one where mental health is at stake. The experts of the popsci talk show Break It Down to Atoms (Razberem na Atomy) – Olga Vershinina, staff member of the Komarov Botanical Institute, Yulia Vymyatnina, head of the Department of Economics at European University at St. Petersburg, and Tatiana Kazantseva, senior lecturer at the St. Petersburg State University’s Department of Social Psychology – recently discussed what makes humanity so prone to panicking, why that’s dangerous, and how to stay sane in this era of uncertainty. This online discussion was organized by the Informational Center for Atomic Energy in St. Petersburg. Find the highlights below.
Every day, we are being overwhelmed with the news about the fast spread of COVID-19. In such conditions, it can be hard to track down verified information and not give in to panic. That’s why, drawing on reliable sources, ITMO.NEWS decided to enlist the help of cats to once again remind everyone that the most important thing today is to keep calm and protect yourself and others. Follow these simple tips – and keep your head up!