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  • New Plant-Based Drug Testing System to Help Cut Down on Animal Testing

    In the fall of 2019, Aleksandra Predeina, then a first-year Master’s student at ITMO came to Vladimir Vinogradov, head of ITMO’s SCAMT Institute and expressed a desire to make an art & science research project. Two and a half years later, this collaboration has resulted in a unique testing system for nanopharmaceuticals that will make it possible to significantly cut down on animal testing. Read on to learn all about the scientific breakthrough born from a passion for art. 


  • ITMO University Researchers’ Work on DNA-Based Nanorobot for Cancer Diagnostics

    A group of researchers from ITMO University has come up with the concept of a new drug against cancer: a nanorobot made of DNA fragments, which can potentially be used not only to destroy cancer cells but also to locate them in the body. The research is published in Chemistry – A European Journal.  


  • ITMO Researchers Develop Universal System for Delivery and Release of Antitumor Drugs Using Infrared Radiation

    Oleksii Peltek, a Master’s student at ITMO University’s Faculty of Physics and Engineering, and his scientific advisor Mikhail Zyuzin have presented their research in the field of cell technologies. The scientists conducted a range of experiments on targeted delivery and non-invasive release of anticancer drugs for enabling effective treatment of malignant tumors. It is planned that going forward, the smart delivery systems they developed will be tested on animal models in vivo. The research results have been recently published in a leading international journal Biomaterials Science.


  • ITMO Master’s Student on Internship in Israel and a New Cancer Treatment Method

    From May to September 2019, ITMO University Master’s student Antonina Dadadzhanova is doing a research internship at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. Her research is dedicated to the so-called stabilizer molecules, which are capable of destroying cancer cells when exposed to light or ultrasound. In this interview with ITMO.NEWS, the student shares about her internship and the difference between life in Russia and in Israel.