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ITMO Fellowship & Professorship Participants Discuss Their Research Projects
ITMO Fellowship & Professorship is a program that provides international scientists and Russian researchers working abroad with an opportunity to conduct research or teach at ITMO. This year, 15 scientists joined ITMO University as fellows and 23 specialists participated in short-term tracks of the program remotely. Read on to find out what they are engaged in and what they plan to do at ITMO.

07.12.2021

ITMO Fellowship Stories: ‪Maxim Likhanov on Importance of Spatial Skills and Synergy Between Chemistry and Neuroscience
In 2019, Maxim Likhanov graduated from Tomsk State University with a PhD in philology. Two years later, he won the chance to do his research at ITMO University as part of ITMO Fellowship and Professorship Program.

02.12.2021

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.

02.12.2021

Contest-Winning ITMO Master’s Student on Making Science Popular
We caught up with Dauddin Daudi, a recently enrolled student of SCAMT Master’s program. Before coming to ITMO, he worked on a number of projects and was twice named a winner of the national contest My Country – My Russia. Speaking to ITMO.NEWS, he elaborated on the projects that brought him success and explained why he abandoned a career in the oil industry to study spiderwebs – and why science needs to be popularized not only among the public but among scientists, too.

15.10.2021

ITMO Researchers Develop Special Ink For Anti-Counterfeiting protection
Scientists from ITMO University, Bauman Moscow State Technical University, and the University of Toronto have developed a gel ink that emits light when exposed to monochromatic radiation of various wavelengths. This makes it possible to create complex images when applying tags to products – the scientists believe that the level of anti-counterfeiting protection offered by their invention is much higher than that of the existing counterparts.

12.10.2021

ITMO Scientists Develop Shape-Shifting Microcapsules from Liquid Metals
Researchers from ITMO’s created liquid-metal nanoparticles that can reversibly change their shape when exposed to laser radiation. The discovered effect holds great promise for ultra-compact optoelectronic devices, smart sensors, and signal systems. The results of the study are published in Physical Chemistry Letters.

21.09.2021

ITMO Student Evgenia Ikonnikova on Internship in France
In 2021, the second year Master’s student went to Nancy, a city in France, for an internship. She spent five months there learning a completely new field.

18.08.2021

Immunologist Marina Dukhinova on Herd Immunity and COVID-19
The pandemic and introduced protective measures against COVID-19 have created a great storm for dispute, disinformation, and conspiracy theories. In this article, Marina Dukhinova, an immunologist and a senior researcher at ITMO’s ChemBio Cluster, answers the most frequently asked questions about immunity, antibodies, and revaccination.

09.08.2021

ITMO University Hosts Seventh SCAMT Workshop Week
SCAMT Workshop Week (SWW), a summer school for Russian and international students, took place in July.

23.07.2021

PI School Participants Share Their Stories
ITMO University has recently hosted a summer school for young scholars striving for international recognition. The school participants defended their roadmaps for developing world-class laboratories in their regions and shared their impressions with ITMO.NEWS.

29.06.2021

Scientific Leadership: ITMO Hosts PI School by SCAMT
The PI SCHOOL is designed for young scholars wishing to learn how to put together teams, pose scientific objectives, seek project funding, and publish their results in major peer-reviewed journals. At the end of the one-week course, students will present their roadmaps for creating research laboratories that will be noticed not only in Russia but also in the world.

28.06.2021

Expert Center Ranking: ITMO University First in Russia in Engineering Sciences
According to the ranking of the Expert analytic center, ITMO’s performance in 2020 placed it in the top 5 Russian universities, also making it the number one in engineering sciences. ITMO was also named the best in four other subjects. All in all, the university was represented by 13 disciplines out of the 16 currently offered at ITMO.

07.06.2021

Chantal Tracey on Life at SCAMT
Chantal Tracey came from Jamaica to study for a PhD at ChemBio Cluster, having previously received a Master’s from St. Petersburg Polytechnic University. We caught up with her to hear all about a day in the life of a PhD student and member of the 3D printing of functional nanomaterials group at the SCAMT.

19.04.2021

School for Young Scientists: ITMO University Hosts PI School by SCAMT
The school will feature presentations by leading scholars from different parts of Russia who will speak about their research teams known in the country and abroad. Participants will be able to create laboratories at their higher education institutions with the support of the school’s mentors.

19.04.2021

ITMO in Top-Three of Potanin Foundation Scholarship Contest
Almost 60 ITMO University students have received this year’s Potanin Foundation Scholarship. Thus, the university came third behind St. Petersburg State University and Lomonosov Moscow State University. The students will receive a monthly stipend of 25,000 rubles until the end of their Master’s studies.

17.03.2021