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  • Researchers Discover Connection Between Three Human Gene Variants and Risk of HIV Infection

    Researchers from ITMO University’s Laboratory of Genomic Diversity and the Dobzhansky Center for Genome Bioinformatics at St. Petersburg State University, in collaboration with the Botswana-Harvard AIDS Institute and Harvard and Yale universities, have conducted the largest genomic study among African people infected with or at risk of contracting HIV. The result was a discovery of three gene variants that affect the likelihood of HIV infection and its pathogenesis.


  • ITMO Fellowship Stories: ‪Maxim Likhanov on Importance of Spatial Skills and Synergy Between Chemistry and Neuroscience

    In 2019, Maxim Likhanov graduated from Tomsk State University with a PhD in philology. Two years later, he won the chance to do his research at ITMO University as part of ITMO Fellowship and Professorship Program. ITMO.NEWS talked to the scientist to learn more about how to succeed in chemistry, why spatial skills are important, and how they’ve transformed his life.


  • ITMO Researchers & Collaborators Develop New Algorithm for Linking Genes and Specific Diseases

    Researchers from ITMO’s Laboratory of Genomic Diversity and the World-Class Research Centre for Personalized Medicine have developed GPrior (gene prioritizer), an algorithm that uses data from a genome-wide association study (GWAS) to identify the genes responsible for a particular disease. For this study, the group used the data on schizophrenia, coronary heart disease, and inflammatory bowel diseases to test the algorithm. Read on to learn more about GPrior’s development and prospects. 


  • ITMO Scientists’ Research Among the Year’s Top 30 Studies According to Optics & Photonics News

    Every year, the December issue of Optics & Photonics News includes a list of the year’s 30 most impactful studies in the field of optics and photonics. This year, it features research by scientists from ITMO University who have succeeded in demonstrating record-breaking efficiency in light coupling at large incidence angles. ITMO.NEWS spoke to Oleh Yermakov, one of the authors of the study and a researcher at the university’s Faculty of Physics, to find out how the team plans to develop their research in the future.


  • Discovered Ultrafast Optical Effects in Metasurfaces Bring Scientists Closer to Next-Gen Devices for High-Speed Information Processing

    Working on a project of the Russian Science Foundation, ITMO scientists together with their colleagues from China, Australia, the US, and France have delivered experimental proof that dielectric silicon metasurfaces can rapidly change their optical properties under the influence of short light pulses. The discovered effect offers new prospects for cutting-edge computing devices.


  • ITMO Gains Access to Automated Design Systems by Keysight Technologies

    ITMO University’s School of Physics and Engineering joined the PathWave Design program by Keysight Technologies, an international company engaged in the development of automated design systems for high-frequency, microwave, and high-speed digital devices. As part of the partnership, ITMO will gain access to online seminars, workshops, and software.


  • ITMO Researchers Create Model to Demonstrate What Happens During Microbiota Transplantation Genome-Wise

    Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) has been successfully used in treating metabolic and intestinal diseases. Even though the procedure shows high effectiveness, its mechanism remains unclear. To that end, scientists from ITMO University and the Federal Research and Clinical Center of Physical-Chemical Medicine (Russian Federal Medical Biological Agency) carried out an extensive study on post-FMT patients, during which they figured out how the intestinal microbiota changes under FMT and how its composition correlates with donor microbiota.


  • From Theory to Practice: How ITMO Scientists Created a Wireless Compact Device for Breast Screening

    Breast cancer is one of the most widespread oncological diseases and one of the most dangerous for women overall: 685,000 died of it last year alone. The best way to save a life is to detect and treat the tumor at the early stages of the disease. That’s why scientists from all over the world keep working on increasing the efficiency of MRI and researchers from ITMO University are no exception.


  • ITMO Researchers Generate Laser Radiation in Anapole Modes

    ITMO University researchers in collaboration with scientists from the Australian National University and Korea University have demonstrated the generation of laser radiation in anapole states (modes) for the first time. In the future, this might help develop compact sources of laser radiation such as lab-on-a-chip devices. 


  • Key Approaches & Tools: Experts on Improving the Quality of Urban Life

    Start Development and ITMO Highpark have summarized the results of the latest research on urban development, which focused on the key elements necessary for the creation of a comfortable environment in cities. The survey participants believe that municipalities and businesses should contribute to the region's sustainability alongside city authorities.