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SCAMT Workshop Week: Implement Your Project and Enroll Into Master’s at ITMO Without Exams
SCAMT Workshop Week is a research school, where Russian and international students can develop their projects and earn a chance to enroll into the university’s Master’s programs without exams. During the week, the participants work on their ideas and attend lectures from ITMO experts and guest speakers. The event culminates with a presentation of projects; the best participants can enter one of the four ITMO Master’s programs without exams. Read on to learn more about the school.
ITMO Students Launch Stratosphere Satellite to Analyze Bone Tissue Formation in Low Gravity
Bion Space, a team of ITMO students, became one of the finalists in the Stratosphere Satellite research and engineering program. Their project became a part of a research probe sent into the stratosphere on November 19 to analyze the way lower gravity can affect the biomimetic process of bone-like tissue formation. In the future, this data can be taken into account when designing space stations. Read on to learn more about the project.
ITMO and Partners Announce Contest for Biotechnology Specialists and Their Teams
Designed to support high technology research, the competition launched by ITMO’s SCAMT Institute in partnership with Almetyevsk State Oil Institute and the oil-and-gas company Tatneft will allow skilled principal investigators (PIs) to start their own teams and conduct biotechnology research at the biotech center in Almetyevsk. Read on to learn the details.
ITMO Scientists First to Propose Binary Antisense Agent for Cancer Treatment
A research team from ITMO’s ChemBio Cluster and the University of Central Florida has developed a binary antisense oligonucleotide (a short DNA molecule produced by chemical synthesis) that consists of two oligonucleotide chains. As one part of the chain targets a tumor marker and the other – a vital housekeeping gene, the technology allows scientists to target cancer cells without harming the healthy ones.
AI + Chemistry: Reasons to Join ITMO’s DataCon
From July 19 to August 1, ITMO’s SCAMT Institute is holding DataCon, a free online workshop and hackathon for school and university students, where participants will learn to solve chemical problems using AI and machine learning and build predictive models based on aggregated data. Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming event.
ITMO University to Host Second PI School by SCAMT
ITMO’s SCAMT Institute will once again hold a summer school for young scholars who want to found and develop their own laboratories. This year, the event is organized in partnership with the Russian-based oil and gas company Tatneft. Future PIs and experts will gather at the company’s corporate university in Almetyevsk to discuss how to start a career in science and where to find academic and industry partners. Here’s what you need to know about the upcoming event.
Geneticist Bayazit Yunusbayev On How Genetics Can Help Fight Autoimmune Diseases
For several years Bayazit Yunusbayev had been studying the mechanisms behind the autoimmune and allergic diseases at the University of Tartu (Estonia), and last year he joined ITMO’s SCAMT Institute, where he heads the Evolutionary Biomedicine group, to continue with his research. Bayazit Yunusbayev came to the university as part of the ITMO Fellowship & Professorship program that allows researchers to work at the university for several years. Read on to learn more about gene mutations responsible for immune system adaptation and discover other areas studied by the lab.
ITMO Scientists Develop Method to Easily Synthesize Materials With Set Properties
Researchers from ITMO’s SCAMT Institute have demonstrated the possibility of using the sol-gel method to produce various porous monolithic structures from magnetite nanoparticles. The new method can produce multifunctional materials with complex hierarchical structures, such as the xero-, cryo-, and aerogel of magnetite. Thanks to this approach, it is possible to control the composition of the resulting porous materials through the relation of their compounds’ concentrations. One of the method’s most promising applications is biomedicine – the new aerogel can be used to stop bleeding and xerogel can serve as a repository for drug transportation.
New Materials, Nanotoothpaste, and Electric Bacteria: Outcomes of Eighth SCAMT Workshop Week
Twice a year, students from Russian and international universities get a chance to participate in an interdisciplinary school – ITMO University’s SCAMT Workshop Week. As part of it, students can learn from experienced researchers, use cutting-edge equipment, and complete a team project. In today’s article, we’ll share the opinions and results of this year’s participants.
ITMO Researchers Develop New Method of Magnetite Nanoparticle Synthesis
Scientists from SCAMT Institute have devised a way to produce nanoparticles of iron oxides (magnetite, hematite, maghemite) using water-alcohol synthesis, as well as modify their color, size, and functional properties. The synthesized substances are used in production of memristor devices. In the future, magnetite nanoparticles could potentially be used in the treatment of neurocognitive diseases.