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ITMO University to Host Second PI School by SCAMT
ITMO’s SCAMT institute will once again hold a summer school for young scholars who want to found and develop their own laboratories. This year, the event is organized in partnership with the Russian-based oil and gas company Tatneft. Future PIs and experts will gather at the company’s corporate university in Almetyevsk to discuss how to start a career in science and where to find academic and industry partners. Here’s what you need to know about the upcoming event.

09.05.2022

Jack and Jill: Researchers Develop Novel Test to Efficiently Measure Human Cognitive Abilities
An international team of researchers, including Maxim Likhanov, a laureate of the ITMO Fellowship and Professorship program, has created a new visual test called The Jack & Jill Working Memory Task. The new testing system has already been employed to investigate the relationships between working memory and musical abilities, academic performance and behavioral problems. What are the other benefits of the new test and how can it be used? Read on to find out.

09.05.2022

ITMO in Top-Three of Potanin Foundation Scholarship Contest
The Vladimir Potanin Foundation recently announced the winners of its scholarship contest for Master’s students – this year, 61 ITMO University students were included in the list. Starting from February 2022 and until the end of their Master’s studies they, as well as other winners, will receive a monthly stipend of 25,000 rubles. In total, students from 75 Russian universities took part in the contest. ITMO and Lomonosov Moscow State University share second place in the amount of their students who were granted the scholarship this year.

09.05.2022

New Materials, Nanotoothpaste, and Electric Bacteria: Outcomes of Eighth SCAMT Workshop Week
Twice a year, students from Russian and international universities get a chance to participate in an interdisciplinary school – ITMO University’s SCAMT Workshop Week. As part of it, students can learn from experienced researchers, use cutting-edge equipment, and complete a team project. In today’s article, we’ll share the opinions and results of this year’s participants.

09.03.2022

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