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DNA structure was discovered almost 70 years ago. Nowadays, scientists are not only able to decode the genome, but also to identify the functions of each gene and its sequences, as well as edit genes and create new ones. It all became possible thanks to the development of computer technologies and a new field of studies called bioinformatics.
On September 18, an annual awards ceremony was held at the Peter and Paul Fortress to honor the best graduates of St. Petersburg’s universities. Two ITMO Master’s students – Ksenia Oreshkina and Egor Nevezhin – received the Bronze Sphinx awards. Learn more about the ceremony and the graduates’ achievements in this article by ITMO.NEWS.
ITMO University’s Science Communication Center is launching a six-week course for everyone who’s interested in climate change, wants to learn more about it, and make a difference. Learn more about the course in this ITMO.NEWS article.
The METANANO 2020 International Conference on Nanophotonics and Metamaterials has included a round-table discussion regarding gender diversity in science. The participants of the round table were scientists from France, Germany, Switzerland, and Russia. In this article, ITMO.NEWS sums up the main points of this online discussion.
This material allows scientists to create important elements for optical isolators to be applied in optic communication lines. In the picture, you can see the way it glows in a magnetic field.
How did discoveries that were made in the 20th century influence what we know about diseases? How can the discovery of DNA structure help us fight COVID-19? Olga Shestova, a physiologist, PhD, and author of the 30 Nobel Prizes: Discoveries That Changed Medicine book, gave an open lecture about the key scientific breakthroughs that had a huge impact on humankind. We summarized it for you.
The photo was taken during a study aimed at increasing the efficiency of solar batteries.
The Art & Science Master’s program welcomes 22 new students from St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Kazakhstan, and India.
Scientific and Technical Journal of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics Added Into Scopus
Based on the results of ITMO University's application, the Scopus Content Selection and Advisory Board (CSAB) recommended the Scientific and Technical Journal of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics for inclusion in the largest abstract and citation Scopus database. Currently, this database indexes about 24,000 titles of scientific publications. Scopus is developed and owned by Elsevier Publishing Corporation.
This year, ITMO’s Academic Council meeting took place in a new place and a new format. Right here, in the Pushkinsky District of St. Petersburg, is the future location of ITMO’s Highpark – an international level research, education and innovation center. In this ITMO.NEWS article, you will find out what ITMO Highpark will be like, how work on the project is conducted and how ITMO is planning to develop in the coming decade.