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  • Supersensitive Express COVID-19 Test Developed at ITMO

    Scientists at ITMO have created an express test with a high sensitivity nanomachine that can detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus and is suited for point-of-care or at-home use. The new nanomachine is equipped with 4 arms and special hooks that help unfold nucleic acid sequences and detect the virus more accurately. Currently, the nanomachine can detect DNA analagous to viral 80 times and viral RNA 13 times more accurately than a hookless system and in just one hour instead of three. The invention was described in an article published in Analytical Chemistry.


  • ITMO’s Monday Science Roundup #46

    As the holidays approach, we come to you with this year’s final review of all things science at ITMO. New research labs, interviews with eminent scientists, and promising new projects – all in today’s science roundup.


  • 6 Movies About Science You Probably Haven’t Seen

    With Oppenheimer still reigning supreme in the box office nearly three months after its release, it’s clear that moviegoers have long been hungry for a well-told story about science and the people who make it. Today, we’re going to take a look at a few more films – grounded and fantastical, well-known and obscure – that are well worth your attention if you’re craving stories about the scholarly types.


  • The Legendary Scientists of St. Petersburg and Where To Find Them

    When it was founded in 1703, St. Petersburg was envisioned as the scientific capital of Russia. The city certainly lived up to this dream, with some of the brightest minds in history choosing to call this place their home. Why not reach out to scientific geniuses of the past to inspire your studies?


  • ITMO’s New Lab To Develop Next-Gen Sensors and Associated Technologies

    ITMO’s Infochemistry Scientific Center has recently launched a new lab, where students and researchers will conduct experiments in organic, inorganic, physical, and electrochemistry. There, they will develop materials for next-gen sensors and optics, as well as implement food- and biotech projects.


  • Sociologists Answer: Are Researchers Happy?

    A recent study by National Priorities, an operator of the national initiative Decade of Science and Technology in Russia, finds that young scientists are happier than people outside the academic world, with a majority of them (under the age of 30) exhibiting a more positive outlook on the future than their peers from other fields. Learn more about the survey findings in this article.


  • How Well Do You Know Famous Scientists?

    Your science classroom was probably full of various scientific posters of the brightest thinkers and inventors – but how well do you actually know them and their stories? Today, on Russian Science Day, we invite you to play our fun quiz and see those people from a brand new angle. Test your knowledge of some of the best-known scientists in history by reading the quotes from them and their contemporaries and exploring our pics for hints.


  • ITMO Fellowship Stories: Prof. Michael Nosonovsky on Triboinformatics, Working Across an Ocean, and Latin Dance

    ITMO Fellowship & Professorship is a program that brings together researchers working in different fields. This year, Prof. Michael Nosonovsky became one of its participants. Having received his PhD in Applied Mechanics from Northeastern University in 2001, he now heads the Triboinformatics Group at ITMO’s Inforchemistry Scientific Center. Read along to learn how Prof. Nosonovsky manages working at ITMO from the US, what the applications of tribology are, and where he finds the time for Latin dancing and Asian studies. 


  • ITMO Fellowship Stories: Scientist Dmitry Karlovets on Research Programs in Russia and Germany

    After earning his PhD in theoretical physics in 2008, Dmitry Karlovets joined a postdoc program in Germany where he spent another three years. In 2021, the scientist joined ITMO.Family as a research fellow at the School of Physics and Engineering. In this article, Dmitry speaks about why he decided to pursue his academic career in Germany, explains the difference between research programs in Russia and abroad, and shares his academic goals for the future.


  • Crash Course: the Hirsch Index

    Sometimes it’s hard for junior researchers to find the information on such concepts as impact factor or citation index. In a new project by ITMO.NEWS, we explain these and other things in basic terms. This time, Pavel Kasyanov, a scientometrics expert at Clarivate Analytics, explains what the h-index is, who calculates it, and why it is no longer enough to assess the impact of a researcher.