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SCAMT ITMO Scientists are on the Verge of Designing Pathogen-Based Drug Delivery Systems
Researchers have created drug delivery systems based on hollow calcium carbonate particles, resembling the E. coli K12 bacterium in shape. This approach may potentially allow further development of carriers that can be perceived by pathogens as their own cells, integrate into bacterial biofilms, and release a therapeutic agent in a controlled manner, when necessary.

14.09.2020

New SCAMT Project: Citizen Science, Alternative Power Sources And Distributed Lab
ITMO’s SCAMT and Kuban State University (KubSU) launch a citizen science project Internet of Bacteria. Its goal is to collect data on bacteria that produce electric energy, and the soils these inhabit.

09.09.2020

How and Why Do Scientists Create Nanorobots?
We can often read about nanorobots in various scientific articles. They are said to be one of the most promising tools to combat serious diseases. But what are nanorobots? In this article, Diana Markozashvili answers all your questions on the topic.

03.08.2020

At-Home Lab Experiments: A Look at the Summer SCAMT Workshop Week 2020
41 students from nine Russian cities, including Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Astrakhan and Vladikavkaz, took part in this summer’s SCAMT Workshop Week, hosted by ITMO University’s ChemBio Cluster on July 6-12.

28.07.2020

‘Free From Sulfates, Phosphates, and Parabens’: What Is Chemophobia and How Is It Tackled at ITMO
You may not have heard about chemophobia, but this fear of chemical substances is a vastly more widespread phenomenon than it may seem at first glance.

27.07.2020

Members of laboratory «Applied Genomics» published an article in International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
Members of laboratory «Applied Genomics» published an article «Structural and genetic characterization of the colitose-containing O-specific polysaccharide from the lipopolysaccharide of Herbaspirillum frisingense GSF30T» in International Journal of Biological Macromolecules

22.06.2020

SCAMT ITMO Staff Visit University of Toronto as Part of Megagrant Research Project
The ongoing pandemic has made the academic community to put a lid on all forms of direct scientific contact such as conferences, internships, and exchanges. Two researchers from ITMO University got lucky: they were able to do an internship at the University of Toronto (Canada) mere weeks before the country closed its borders.

09.06.2020

Over Twenty ITMO University Students Win Potanin Scholarship Contest, seven SCAMT students between them!
In 2020, 500 out of 3,000 candidates were chosen to become the scholarship’s recipients throughout their Master’s; 27 of them are ITMO University students and seven SCAMT students between them!

03.03.2020

Exploring New Cultures, Studying New Materials: SCAMT Students on Their International Internships
ITMO collaborates with over a hundred universities all over the world and its students regularly participate in international internships and semester exchanges. In this article, the students of ITMO’s SCAMT Laboratory who’ve recently come back from European universities share their experience and advice on how to take part in an internship abroad and what perks this gives.

03.03.2020

Antivirus Invention by Scientists of ITMO’s ChemBio Cluster Soon to Appear in Shops
A unique virus and bacteria inhibitor, Blocker has become the first product released by Inno-Colloids, a small innovative enterprise based at ITMO University. Soon, it can be found on the shelves of the supermarket chain Lenta.

18.02.2020

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.

10.02.2020

ITMO Students Win a Grant from Gazprom Neft for Their Project on Abandoned Cars
SCAMT student Daria Gorbenko is a member of the team-winner!

10.02.2020

Scientists Propose an Inkjet Printing Technology for Battery Elements to Make Them Compact and Flexible
A group of St. Petersburg scientists has proposed a new method of manufacturing electrodes for lithium-ion batteries that power laptops, smartphones and tablets. The researchers have shown that these elements can be printed on an inkjet printer, which will reduce the electrodes’ thickness by 10–20 times and open up new opportunities for manufacturers of compact electronics. Their article has been published in the journal Energy Technology.

31.01.2020

Soft Skills For Anyone: ITMO Stand Up Comedy
The sound cafe recently hosted a “serious” stand-up performance on soft skills in the 21st century. Mikhail Kurushkin, an associate professor at the ChemBio Cluster, shared some of his personal stories and discussed some actual soft skills one might need in their career.

30.01.2020

Besting Elon Musk at Memristors and Making a Vascular System Model to End Animal Testing: Results of SCAMT Workshop Week
Yet another installment of the international winter school SCAMT Workshop Week has recently wrapped up at ITMO University. Over the course of a week, more than 40 participants from different Russian cities were attending lectures, collaborating on scientific projects, mastering working with state-of-the-art equipment and just getting to know each other.

29.01.2020