Bioinformatics

06.04.01In russian

Level of education Master

Type of instruction Full-time

Duration 2 years

Main academic courses
  • Biostatistics
  • Introduction to Bioinformatics
  • Linear Models, Analysis of Variance and Regression Using R
  • Linux
  • Modelling of Clinical Studies
  • Biological Sequence Analysis
  • Fundamentals of Higher Mathematics
  • Basic Concepts of Cellular and Molecular Biology of Tumorigenesis
  • Fundamentals of Programming
  • Fundamentals of Statistics
  • Fundamentals of Relativity Theory
  • Population Genetics
  • Presentation of Research Data and Grant Application Skills
  • Principles of Developing New Drugs
  • Internship (Teaching Practice, Research Work)
  • Philosophical Problems of Natural Science and Methodology of Biology
Our advantages
  • This programme is virtually the first multi-discipline programme in bioinformatics that does not focus on a single area of life sciences.
  • The students are offered a wide range of project-oriented and research tasks that are tailored to the real needs of employers and/or research teams and include a wide range of problems in biomedicine, medical technology, ecology, evolution, agrobiology and many others.
  • The programme is aimed at easing the current shortage of specialists having both the basic knowledge in the field of life sciences and being able to apply the fundamentals of mathematics, statistics, programming and big data analysis methods. The programme is unique in that it provides a balanced teaching of both the mathematical, biological and computer-related subjects.
  • Graduates of the programme are able to: plan, organise and carry out research using the most advanced methods; process and interpret the data of genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics and their aggregates in a wide range of biological, biomedical and other applications using modern information and digital technologies, including working with databases (Big Data); speak English at a level sufficient to solve job tasks and for communication; and have teaching skills.
  • Graduates of the programme ‘Bioinformatics’ will be in demand in: Russian universities; research institutes; biotechnological companies; medical institutions; forensic laboratories; environmental services; production associations; and leading laboratories in the world.
Benefits
  • Not being focused on a single area of life sciences, this multi-discipline bioinformatics programme is practically unique.
  • The students are offered a wide range of project-oriented and research tasks that are tailored to the real needs of employers and/or research teams and include a wide range of problems in biomedicine, medical technology, ecology, evolution, agrobiology and so on.
  • The programme is aimed at easing the current shortage of specialists having both the basic knowledge in the field of life sciences and being able to apply the fundamentals of mathematics, statistics, programming and big data analysis methods.
  • A special feature of the programme is a balanced teaching of both the mathematical, biological and computer-related subjects.
  • The graduates will be able to correctly interpret the data of genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics and their aggregates in a wide range of biological, medico-biological and other applications.
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