CDIB is a new Center for Research, Education and Innovation at Skoltech that integrate bio-medical research projects in the fields of data-intensive systems biotechnology, data-intensive life sciences and novel therapy developments. Accordingly, research in the new Center will develop in the following main directions:

  • identify novel targets, bacterial-derived materials and processes to combat bacterial infectious diseases and for biotechnological applications;
  • comprehensive study of molecular and structural features unique to the human brain using cutting-edge “big-data” approaches;
  • develop novel medical therapies based on the newest biological techniques and explore biological mechanisms of traditional medical treatments using state-of-the-art biological approaches, validation and verification of drugs.

Over the coming five years, CDIB’s mission will be:

  • to become a world-wide recognizable Biomed/Biotech research program in its niche;
  • to lead the Russian national Biomed/Biotech programs and initiatives;
  • to provide educational and research base to Biomed innovation and entrepreneurship;
  • to deliver products and services with substantial impact to the national economy

The Center was established in May 2015.