Russian and Swedish Scientists Work Together on New Biomedical Product
ITMO University scientists in collaboration with their colleagues from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU University), Uppsala, Sweden, have developed biocomposites made of proteins based on natural spider silk and optically active nanoparticles. What is remarkable about the new material is that it combines the properties of natural silk fiber and synthetic particles. The biocomposite has unique mechanical characteristics and can give a detectable optical response when exposed to infrared radiation, which makes it a potential candidate for biomedical applications.


60,000 Steps a Day: ITMO Students on Organizing Mendeleev-150 Conference
What’s it like to take part in organizing a major international conference as a first-year student? How do you communicate with scientists from the world over and solve an avalanche of issues in mere hours? This July, ITMO University was home to the 4th International Conference on the Periodic Table, which brought together renowned chemists, physicists, educators, and historians of chemistry from Russia, the US, the UK, Spain, Italy, Germany, Israel, China, and other countries. The event’s organizing committee was comprised, in part, of students of ITMO’s School of Biotechnology and Cryogenic Systems.


New Luminescent Aerogel Production Method Opens Up Possibilities for Unique Materials
Researchers from ITMO University have developed a new all-purpose method for the production of metal-oxide-based upconversion aerogels doped with rare-earth elements erbium and ytterbium. The use of this method has resulted in the production of a material with an improved structure and unique luminescent properties that has potential applications in various fields from optics to medicine, including biodiagnostics. This research has been published in the Royal Society of Chemistry’s "Chemical Communications"


ChemBio Cluster Master’s Students on Their International Internship Experience
Each year SCAMT students discover the world as part of academic exchanges and research internships at a wide range of international universities. This year, several Master’s students of ITMO’s ChemBio Cluster worked on projects in state-of-the-art laboratories at universities in Belgium, Germany, and Israel.


Magnetically controlled protein nanocontainers as a drug depot for the hemostatic agent
SCAMT researchers Vladimir Vinogradov and Arthur Prilepsky, together with first-year MCs Alexandra Shchekina, published an article in the journal Nanotechnology, Science and Applications: Dove press.


ITMO University Begins Partnership With Italian Embassy’s Trade Promotion Office
This June, SCAMT Laboratory staff member Elizaveta Anastasova and Faculty of Physics and Engineering specialists Ivan Iorsh and Mikhail Mukhin took part in the NanoInnovation 2019 scientific conference in Rome, Italy. Their visit was made possible thanks to ITMO University’s collaboration with the Trade Promotion Office of the Italian Embassy (ICE). In the future, the two parties plan to develop more joint projects.


Synthesis of Plasmin‐Loaded Fe3O4@CaCO3 Nanoparticles: Towards Next Generation of Thrombolytic Drugs
Nikita Serov - SCAMT First-Year MCs, together with colleagues from the laboratory "Nanofarmaceutics" published an article in the journal ChemNanoMat.


Results of Mendeleev 150 International Conference at ITMO University
ITMO University has recently hosted the Mendeleev 150 International Conference. Held as part of the International Year of the Periodic Table, the conference brought together leading specialists in the field of chemistry, physics, and history of chemistry from Russia, the USA, the UK, Spain, Italy, Germany, Israel, China, and other countries.


Intermetallic Species in the Negishi Coupling and Their Involvement in Inhibition Pathways
New article by TheoMAT group leader Evgeny A. Pidko in "Catalysis Science & Technology" Journal


SCAMT Workshop Week: English-Language Summer School on Topical Research and Cutting-Edge Equipment
On June 24-30, ITMO University’s SCAMT Laboratory held the international summer educational course SCAMT Workshop Week. Participants from Greece, Iran, China and Russia attended lectures and workshops and collaborated on projects in groups. The main goal of the course was to help the young scientists obtain experience of working with modern equipment and achieve a practical, real-world result.


ChemBio Cluster’s Small Innovative Enterprise Innocolloid Started Paying Dividends to ITMO
The small innovative enterprise “Innocolloid” was created by the staff of ITMO University’s ChemBio Cluster in 2017. In the year and a half of its existence, the company has signed several deals with major representatives of the business community and, beginning from the first quarter of 2019, started paying dividends to its co-founder, ITMO University.


SCAMT hosted world-known scientists during the Workshop "From Genes to Drugs"
The colleagues from the University of South Carolina together with Russian scientists gave pitches on the advanced topics of Cancer Therapeutics.


“Expert” Analytical Center Subject Rankings: ITMO University Becomes 2019 Leader in Computer Science, Engineering and Chemistry
ITMO University retained its leadership position in the field of Computer Science (including the Artificial Intelligence subject area), and also took the lead in chemistry, chemical technologies and management among Russian universities. The rankings focus on research work at universities and the quality of publications.


ITMO University’s Young Scientists Win SIE Support Grants - SCAMT second-year Master’s student Aleksandra Paramonova is one of them
Eight Master’s and PhD students have been named among this year’s winners of the grant program UMNIK (Russian: “brainiac”), organized by the Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises (FASIE). We’ve spoken to Aleksandra Paramonova to learn what she plans to do with her grant.


Business Model Canvas: Visualizing Your Business Ideas
What is Business Model Canvas and how can it help startupers in forming and developing their business ideas in the shortest amount of time possible? This was the focus of an intensive workshop recently hosted by ITMO University, the participants of which included over 20 students (including SCAMT students) from Russia and Finland. The workshop was delivered by experts from Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK), who also shared about other tools for management of business processes and the difference in business approaches in Russia and Finland.