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Molecular Biosensing and Biorobotics

Partner Country: RUSSIA

University partner: Oulu

Place of study: ITMO University
The result of the program: Master of Science (MSc) Diploma ITMO University
Duration: 2 years (120 credits)
Master of Science (MSc) Diploma ITMO University
Language: English
Deadline for submission of documents: 01 July 2017
Entry requirements: BSc degree in Microbiology, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering or related field with excellent/good grades, CV & motivation letter. Upper intermediate level of English language (B2 according to CEFR).
Cost: 199 000 RUR for Russian citizens 219 000 RUR for foreign citizens (price noted is for first 2 semesters at ITMO, price for the second year will be set by Partner University).

Molecular Biosensing and Biorobotics MSc program

  • Focuses on modern aspects of chemistry and biochemistry of nucleic acids and nucleic acids’ binding proteins. Special emphasis is made on gene engineering of functional oligonucleotides, research of DNA-based molecular logic gates that can be used in the first DNA-based computer processor and developing new hybridization probes for real-time analysis of specific DNA and RNA sequences. The program uniquely combines state-of-the-art computational and practical aspects of material sciences, nanotechnology, molecular biology and biochemistry. It effectively bridges material sciences and information technologies, both being key research areas of ITMO University.
  • Covers such important practical issues as highly selective molecular diagnostics technologies of human genetic and infectious diseases based on engineering of functional nanodevices.
  • Focuses on a multidisciplinary approach to nanomaterial engineering and gene engineering for sustainability. The program involves a wide range of courses delivered by leading scientists affiliated with the research center on such subjects as molecular biology; biotechnology; genetic engineering, biochemistry; nanotechnology; inorganic chemistry & material science; sol-gel chemistry, etc.
  • Offers an individual approach to unleash the potential and talents of the students
  • Provides access to modern research facilities of the center such as: equipment for advanced materials synthesis, bioengineering equipment, electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, as well as infrastructure for computational analysis.
  • Creates an opportunity for students to carry out research on hot topics related to key societal problems of today in collaboration with ambitious research teams affiliated with the research center.
  • Depending on their performance in the 1st year of the MSc program, students will be offered an opportunity for a research and education internship in Biochemistry group of University of Central Florida, USA.

Tentative program

  • 1st Semester: 

Management of Scientific Research

3 credits

Molecular Biology

6 credits

Research Methods

6 credits

Advanced Biochemistry

6 credits

Research Work

9 credits

  • 2nd Semester:

Molecular Biorobotics

6 credits

Bioinformatics

6 credits

Scientific English

6 credits

Molecular Biomedicine

6 credits

Research Work

6 credits

  • 3rd Semester:

Advanced Materials for Biomedical Applications

6 credits

Basics of Genetic Engineering

6 credits

Medical Chemistry

3 credits

Research Work

15 credits

  • 4th Semester:

Research Work

18 credits

Pre-diploma Research Work

6 credits

Diploma work 6 credits

Contact

Vladimir Vinogradov

vinogradov@scamt.ru