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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

Bioinformatics Specialist Alexey Komissarov on Gaps in Genomic Studies and Plans to Close Them
It was not so long ago that bioinformatics specialist Alexey Komissarov joined the team of ITMO University’s SCAMT Laboratory, where he conducts the assembling and annotation of complex genomes of animals and humans. At the end of 2019, the Applied Genomics research group, which he heads, received a grant from the Russian Foundation for Basic Research. Their project will be dedicated to the analysis of genes and proteins in nerve cells of lampreys, which could help in the fight against neurodegenerative diseases.

27.01.2020

ITMO Scientists and Mariinskaya Hospital Specialists Are Developing a New Thrombolytic Drug
ITMO University’s international research center SCAMT, together with specialists from the Mariinskaya Hospital, continues to work on a new thrombolytic drug. Based on the of preliminary tests, magnetically controlled particles can break down blood clots significantly more effective than the drugs currently used.

27.01.2020

Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) announced grant winners of the competition for the best fundamental research projects
Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) announced grant winners of the competition for the best fundamental research projects: SCAMT member is one of the winners.

13.01.2020

Project SCAMT Workshop Week Makes It to Shortlist of QS Reimagine Education
On December 8-10, 2019, London hosted the QS Reimagine Education international conference, which brought together representatives of universities, research institutions, technological companies, startups, and nonprofit organizations, who gathered to discuss the prospects for the development of higher education and its evolution. As part of the conference, a competition of innovative projects in the field of education was also organized. This year, ITMO University’s SCAMT International Research Center’s project SCAMT Workshop Week became the only representative of Russia in the competition’s shortlist.

16.12.2019

New Laboratory to Appear at ITMO University as Part of a Russian Government Megagrant
SCAMT Laboratory has received a megagrant from the Russian government.

10.12.2019

SCAMT ITMO Researchers’ Project Named Top Innovative Product by St. Petersburg Committee for Science and Higher Education
The winning project, First Aid, is an innovative treatment for post-surgery scarring, stretch marks, cuts, and burns for patients of all ages. The project is being developed by the Master’s and PhD students of ITMO’s ChemBio Cluster.

09.12.2019

Exceptional XX International Sol-Gel Conference held in St.Petersburg
The leading sol-gel materials science and technology conference held in Russia, August 2019

08.10.2019

Researchers Propose New Model For Catalytic Reactions For Oil Industry
An international research team has shown that the conversion process of natural gas into methanol depends not only on the permanent characteristics of the catalysts used but also on the properties that these catalysts exhibit in the course of the reaction. This discovery can revolutionize the oil and wood industries by introducing modern technologies, which will allow manufacturers to process waste into valuable chemical products. The article was published in ACS Catalysis.

18.09.2019