Master in Nanobiotechnology

Program title


Program level

Master (MSc)

Brief description

“Nanobiotechnology and Biophysics” is intended for prospective highly qualified professionals with in-depth knowledge in of modern biophysics, molecular biology and nanobiotechnology. After completing the course Master shall be able to put and solve problems related to fundamental theoretical and experimental research and applications in different areas of modern nanobiotechnology in a variety of objects (molecules, quantum dots, colloidal nanostructures, cells, biochips, crystals, etc.), and apply up-to-date methods of biophysics, biochemistry, molecular biology, biotechnology and bioinformatics to obtain new knowledge and also to develop effective methodology. Our graduates shall have not only theoretical knowledge, but shall be fluent in modern physico-chemical and biotechnological methods, making use of precise methodology to effective gain signal and the spectral information from live cells. We also expect him/her to be well-aware of the principles of how biotech markets run.


The program is focused at problems of modern nanobiotechnology, biophysics and proteomics, and hence it consists of the two parts: lectures/seminars and laboratory work. The first part covers classical theory and methods (ASM, Raman spectroscopy, X-ray crystallography, nuclear and electron paramagnetic resonance, etc). Particular attention is paid to novel nanotechnology-based methods for characterization of proteins, nucleic acids and their complexes. The second part deals with protein functioning and protein-protein interactions, quantitative and qualitative analysis of specific molecular groups and their effects on protein function in vitro and in silico.

Program duration

2 years, starting in October 2015

Program faculty

The Program involves about 30 professors and associate professors from Russia, the USA and Europe, most of them top scholars in their respective fields covering the whole range of Nanobiotechnology.


The course forms comprehensive knowledge of problems and prospective of modern nanobiotechnology and biophysics for progressive development of biosensors and functional  proteomics in the post-genomic era, and its biological and medical applications. Key courses shall be Nanosystems and Nanodevices; Optical Microscopy, Biophysics of membrane processes, Molecular Genomics and Gene Engineering, Nanostructured Materials,  Nanosctructure Biosynthesis,  Membrane and Nuclear Medicine,  Bioinformatics.Special attention is to be paid to growth points in nanobiotechnology, application of signaling molecules and cells to create high molecular diagnostic methods (plasmon resonance to enhance Raman scattering, obtaining structured nanoplate and crystals), production of instruments for monitoring the processing of bio-resources for health and environmental protection. Masters will be prepared for employment in the area of scientific research and higher education (biotechnology businesses, consulting companies and the pharmacological profile of nanobiotechnology) worldwide.


Knowledge of the physics of macromolecules, biophysics, biochemistry and computer databases. A Bachelor degree is required.


Applicants are invited to contact us by e-mail by May (