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On October 25, ITMO University will welcome Stanford University professor John Ioannidis, who will deliver the lecture “Medical evidence: flawed, but possible to fix!”, organized at the initiative of evidence-based medicine blog Medfront. John Ioannidis, one of the world’s most famous and cited researchers in the field of medical science, will share his thoughts about why most biomedical research findings are inaccurate and what can be done to rectify this situation.
Last week, AKSON Young Professionals, a project aimed at creating a platform for experience exchange in the field of science communication, organized its first meetup. The project was launched by ITMO University graduates and members of the Association for Communication in Education and Science (AKSON): Elizaveta Dubovik, Ksenia Malchenko, and Sergey Belov. Read on to learn more about the project’s mission, challenges, and plans for the future.
ITMO University’s Center for Science Communication and the Sirius Educational Center are intensifying their collaboration in the field of science communication: during workshops organized at the Center by ITMO graduates, school students learned about science communication and Art&Science and took part in discussions on technological modification of the human genome. Throughout the next year, more ITMO University students are expected to travel to Sochi to take part in similar initiatives.
On August 17, the Medical Lab nationwide event will be held in Russia with the involvement of the nation’s top scientists and medical professionals. In St. Petersburg, the event is going to take place at ITMO University and will be curated by Ilya Fomintsev, an oncologist and the head of the Ne Naprasno cancer prevention foundation. During the event, the expert will speak about the history of cancer and the myths that surround this disease.
The internet abounds with headlines promising that you’ll get your beach bod in ten days if you squeeze in a certain type of exercise in your daily routine. Hundreds of websites superficially dedicated to health and beauty bombard us with articles on slimming down the right way. But all too often, this information is not supported by scientific research. ITMO.NEWS spoke with the head of #sektaspb Yulia Bardakova on how to develop a critical approach to popular guides on losing weight and caring for your body and why #Sekta, the organization her branch belongs to, has its own research department.
In late June, a group of international science journalists visited ITMO to learn about the university, its scientists and inventions, as well as other organizations that have become highlights of St. Petersburg's technological and innovation industry: the companies Gazpromneft and JetBrains. What’s more, the journalists participated in the Third Forum of Science Communicators. ITMO.NEWS spoke with them about their perception of Russian science, their experience of interacting with Russian scientists, the prospects of development for the scicomm community, and why science communication and journalism are essential for the society as a whole.
Last week, ITMO University hosted the third Forum of Science Communicators. Organized by the Association for Communication in Education and Science (AKSON) in collaboration with the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, the event brought together science journalists, science communicators, media relations officers, and researchers. How to attract young people to science and research? How to promote communication in business? How to engage in a dialog with the audience? These and other questions were discussed at the Forum. ITMO.NEWS publishes the highlights of the discussion.
On June 28, the Third Forum of Science Communicators was held at ITMO University. Organized with the support of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, the event became a platform for discussion and exchange of experience among science journalists, science popularizers, scientific press officers and researchers of science and technologies. Among the speakers were leading national and international experts in the field of science communication, including the prominent journalist and scientist Michele Catanzaro, who spoke about the challenges of science journalism, the latter’s responsibility to society and paths for development.
On June 28, the Association for Communication in Education and Science (AKSON) announced the most successful science communicators in Russia. Among the awardees are the staff of the National Research University Higher School of Economics and the authors of the Chrdk educational project. The awards ceremony was held at ITMO University as part of the third Forum of Science Communicators.
On June 28, 2019, the third Forum of Science Communicators will be held in St. Petersburg. Supported by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, the event will become a platform for discussion and experience exchange between science journalists, science communicators, as well as media relations officers and researchers. This year’s forum will bring together both Russian and international experts in the field of science communication, who will discuss professional and ethical standards in science journalism, the development of the international scientific community, and many other questions. Among the highlights of the event will be the awards ceremony for the Communication Laboratory 2019 award for the best science communication department among Russian scientific organizations, and the Rusnano Russian Science Writer of the Year award for the best science journalist.