Research Park

The resource centres are essential constituents of research infrastructure (the Research Park) at St Petersburg University. The first centres were established as long ago as 2010, and since then creation of the new ones has never ended. The centres possess unique cutting-edge equipment that enables innovations in research and educational programs. They generate intellectual and creative potential of the University, fuel SPbU’s scientific and technological development, and foster its socio-economic growth. The resource centres contribute to the goals of SPbU Strategic Plan 2020 aimed at making SPbU one of the world’s leading classical universities and providing academic and scientific support of the state policy of Russia’s innovative development.

The outstanding intellectual and academic environment of the oldest Russian university serves the basis for the 23 resource centres that are now an integral part of the SPbU Research Park. The centres employ the experience, knowledge and research achievements of the previous generations. Each center covers a research area related to one of the four priority spheres which define the common strategy of the University’s research.

SPbU resource centres

Biomedicine and Human Health

Centre for Culture Collection of Microorganisms

The Centre for Culture Collection of Microorganisms (CCM) provides equipment and skilled staff for maintenance of living cultures of eukaryotic microorganisms, cyanobacteria and small aquatic invertebrates.

Centre for Molecular and Cell Technologies

All instrumental and intellectual resources of the centre are focused at the implementation of a complex approach in the study of various living objects and biosystems on the cellular, subcellular and molecular levels.

Center Biobank

The Bio-Bank Center has an ultramodern equipment for the implementation of its main activities (biobanking, genomics and proteomics).

Centre for Diagnostics of Functional Materials for Medicine, Pharmacology and Nanoelectronics

The SPbU analytical Centre for Diagnostics of Functional Materials for Medicine, Pharmacology and Nanoelectronics is mainly focused on diagnostics and studies of new functional materials for medicine and medical technology, pharmacology, acoustoelectronics and microelectronics.

Chromas Core Facility

The Chromas Core Facility is focused on innovative research projects in cellular biology, molecular and population genetics, developmental biology, microbiology an biomedicine.

The Center of Medical Accreditations

Resource educational center of high medical technologies "The center of medical accreditations" is a complex which has facilities for scientific and educational activities in the field “Biomedicine and human health” and facilities to carry out medical activity using advanced medical technologies.

Nanotechnology and Materials Science

Centre for Innovative Technologies of Composite Nanomaterials

The SPbU Centre for Innovative Technologies of Composite Nanomaterials was created in 2012 to provide technological support of investigations in the field of materials science. Our equipment can be used for synthesis of thin films, dispersed, ceramic, polymeric and other composite materials and for research of their physical and chemical properties.

Magnetic Resonance Research Centre

The SPbU Magnetic Resonance Research Centre provides access to its equipment and offers the practical experience of its engineers, thus enabling one to carry out research projects based on NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance), NQR (nuclear quadrupole resonance), and EPR (electron paramagnetic resonance) spectroscopy, as well as on magnetic resonance microimaging.

Interdisciplinary Resource Centre for Nanotechnology

The Interdisciplinary Resource Centre for Nanotechnology possesses unique scientific equipment for research and training and can be used by SPbU teachers and research fellows.

Resource Centre “Neutron Physics – Neutron Research”

Resource Centre “Neutron Physics – Neutron Research” accepts applications to carry out research on structure and materials properties and offers a wide range of neutron diffraction techniques.

Ecology and Nature Management

Information Systems and Technology