Gold Nanoparticles and Canadian Science: ITMO Student’s Internship at University of Waterloo
Ksenia Mosina, a Master’s student at ITMO University’s SCAMT Laboratory, went to Canada as part of her student exchange program to participate in research on the synthesis of gold core-shell nanoparticles for biosensing and photocatalysis. The results of the research were published in . In this interview with ITMO.NEWS, Ksenia shares about her experiences and the skills she acquired in the Canadian laboratory.


Chemists 'Print' Sensors for Nano-Objects
Young scientists from ITMO University proposed a new type of optical nano-sensors. Their operating principle is based on the interaction of light in thin films: a similar effect can be observed in soap bubbles. Such sensors can be quickly manufactured using an inkjet printer and special ink made of titanium dioxide. In the future, the sensors can be used for rapid biomedical analysis. The results are in Nanoscale.


International Year of Periodic Table Proclaimed Open in Paris
1869 is considered to be the year of discovery of the Periodic System by the Russian scientist Dmitri Mendeleev. To commemorate the 150th anniversary of this important milestone, the General Assembly of the United Nations proclaimed 2019 the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements (IYPT 2019).


Robot’s DNA, Biofuel Cells and Holographic Protection: SCAMT Workshop Week at ITMO
Organized at ITMO for the second time, the event brought together 55 Bachelor’s and Master’s students from 18 regions of Russia, as well as Ukraine and Belarus.


Microbial Fuel Cell, Space Station, and Electronic Guide: Finals of Quantoriada Competition
ITMO University’s SCAMT Laboratory has provided a platform for the competition.


Scientists Designed Nanocontainers for Bacterial Metabolism Control
Researchers from ITMO University developed special nanocontainers that can translate the light signal into metabolic changes in bacteria. The research was published in Bioconjugate Chemistry.stry.


SCAMT Scientists Developed Enzymes with Remote Control
Researchers from ITMO University developed a method to enhance the activity of enzymes by using radio frequency radiation. The results are published in ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering.


BIOCAD VP Roman Ivanov: “Biotechnologies are the Cornerstone of Medicine of Tomorrow”
During an open lecture at ITMO University’s Biochemistry Cluster, he discussed Russian science, prospects of world-class R&D at the nation’s companies and what students need to know about starting a career in hi-tech.


New Magnetically Controlled Thrombolytic Successfully Passed Preclinical Testing
Preclinical studies conducted as part of the project "PHARMA 2020" showed the drug’s high efficacy and no side effects, with the clot dissolution rate being twenty times shorter than that of traditional medications.


24 students were awarded with SCAMT SCHOLARSHIP
SCAMT scholarship is a unique grant which is given to the 1st year master’s students who already showed scientific results and aiming to achieve more with their projects.


SCAMT laboratory, with the support of Russian Science Foundation, will take part in the SCIENCE 0+ festival
"Day without turnstiles” is an opportunity to look behind the scenes of the leading laboratories of Russia, learn about advanced technologies, see with your eyes how you create medicines, gadgets and other important things that we will use tomorrow.


SCAMT team took part at the Fifth International Conference of the CIS Countries SOl-GEL 2018
The conference was held at the Institute of Silicate Chemistry of RAS, St. Petersburg (ISChem RAS) on August 27-31, 2018.


SCAMT Scientists Create New Magnetic Nanosphere For Efficient Drug Delivery
Researchers from SCAMT LAb ITMO University created a new kind of magnetic nanospheres for drug delivery. Due to the unique combination of synthesis methods, the size of these magnetite-based nanospheres can be easily regulated. At the same time, the nanospheres are not damaging to cells. The scientists proved the new material’s effectiveness in a range of experiments on dissolving model plasma clots. The results were published in Applied Materials & Interfaces.


Building A New Generation of Drugs: SCAMT Laboratory Scientists On Rational Chemical Design Using Metal-Organic Frameworks
SCAMT scientists presented their research on framework materials that was published in Russian Chemical Reviews.


ITMO.Live 2018: Graduates Celebrate at Peter and Paul Fortress
This year, was the third time that ITMO University graduates celebrated their graduation in the very heart of St. Petersburg, near the walls of Peter and Paul Fortress. SCAMT graduate students also took part in the ITMO`s party.