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With electrochemical analysis (a high sensitivity method for detecting target substances in solutions) and machine learning at its core, the new technology developed at ITMO can automatically detect the exact quantity of antibiotics in milk. Apart from protecting consumers from harmful substances, the new solution can be used to analyze other environments, such as oil (for revealing unwanted contaminants), coffee (for determining its quality), and wine (for verifying its authenticity). The technology with its underlying research was described in an article in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.
Every two weeks, we share the latest breakthroughs, successes, and revelations in science at ITMO and around the world. Today, we’ll be looking at advances in AI and medicine, learning about the stories of ITMO’s brightest, and satisfying your curiosity about the world around us.
At the newly opened coworking space, school students will get to work on their interdisciplinary research, conduct experiments, and learn to work with such high-tech equipment as a robot chemist, an incubator for growing cell cultures, or an atomic force microscope. Operating within the project Chemistry of the Future: Field-Specific Education in Contemporary Science, this brand-new space is a collaboration between ITMO University and Academy of Talents.
In today’s science digest, it’s all about interdisciplinarity: whether it’s physics combined with biology, biology with medicine, or medicine with chemistry, we’ll be shining a light on the remarkable things that happen when scientists of all fields work together for a common good. Let’s have a look!
ITMO Researchers Produce Magnetic Spider Silk-Based Structures for Implantology and Targeted Drug Delivery
Scientists from ITMO University have created a magnetic material capable of promoting tissue regeneration by utilizing silk of the Linothele fallax spiders, which holds promise for implantology and tissue regeneration. In the material, the silk makes up a scaffold for cell growth, while the medications, which reach the target under the influence of the magnetic field, accelerate recovery. The drug was successfully tested in vitro – and described in International Journal of Biological Macromolecules.
People often have stereotypical and pop culture-influenced views of scientists, especially when it comes to those engaged in theoretical modeling and mathematical calculations. At the recent Physics Day event, Igor Burmistrov, DSc, a professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the deputy head of the Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, spoke about what theoretical physicists do, what their typical day looks like, and how they measure their successes. Here are the highlights from the event – plus an overview of ITMO’s own research in the field.
An international research team has devised a chemical system that initiates the formation of coacervates, complex multi-molecular structures, thanks to a hand-picked formula. The process, seen through a microscope, resembles the activity of biological organisms: molecules reproduce themselves, interact with other molecules, and produce new structures. The breakthrough will aid in creating artificial cells and advanced targeted drug delivery systems. The results of the study are published in Chem.
Welcome to the life-universe-and-everything edition of our science news digest! That’s right, dear hitchhikers – we’re 42 installments deep and showing no sign of stopping. Quite appropriately, today we’ll learn about the secrets of the universe, as well as the more earthly matters of advances in modern photonics, medical breakthroughs, and the Russian infosec job market.
Researchers worldwide are speeding up particles in colliders and digging deep underground to find axions or WIMPs. No, these are not superhero codenames – but hypothetical particles that are some of the proposed candidates for dark matter. What is dark matter? Why is it worth studying? And how can scholars see the unseen? Let’s find out with Dmitry Glazov, a senior researcher at ITMO’s Faculty of Physics.
ITMO Fellowship Stories: Kirill Bronnikov on Mie-Tronics, Resonance Effects, and the Future of Photonics
According to Future Market Insights, the value of the global photonics market is expected to surpass $900 billion in 2023 and reach $1.6 trillion by 2033. Photonics has found its application in computer science, medicine, manufacturing, and quantum computing. In this interview, Kirill Bronnikov, a laureate of ITMO Fellowship program’s Postdoc track, who moved from Novosibirsk to study dielectric Mie-tronics at ITMO University, speaks about the prospects of the field and photonics-related research at ITMO.