Center faculty was responsible for establishment of Skoltech Masters program in Biotechnology and Ph.D. programs in Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, and Biotechnology. Most of the current Skoltech Master and Ph.D. students in the general area of the life sciences are affiliated with the center and work under the supervision of Center faculty. Our students publish numerous papers in top scientific journals and many perform individual applied R&D projects supported by UMNIK program grants.
Skoltech Masters program in Biotechnology – Program’s Competitiveness and Advantages
The center has established and operates a molecular biology teaching laboratory and bioinformatics laboratory where students receive training and perform individual projects.
Center faculty has teamed with Rusnano in developing and delivering short-term practical courses on data-intensive approaches in the life sciences – OMICS data analysis in medicine, OMICS technologies in clinical oncology. These courses are attended by Skoltech students and academic and industrial researchers and medical practitioners from Russia and beyond.
With our Partner, Philip Morris, the center operates a highly competitive postdoctoral fellowship program in data-intensive life sciences, supporting top young researchers in Russia.
Most students spend significant amount of time doing research in academic partner labs in Russia and abroad. Dual degree Ph.D. programs with Pasteur Institute in France have been established with support from Vernadsky fellowship program from the French Embassy. The center is currently in the process of establishing double-degree Masters programs with Novosibirsk State University and Far Eastern Federal University.
Center faculty and students organize research training for students from universities in Russia and abroad (from Bristol and DVFU), supervise individual research projects by students or our partner, Skolkovo Gymnasium, and participate in other outreach activities such as Science Festivals, Open Innovation forums etc.