Biotechnology in Saint-Petersburg State Chemical and Pharmaceutical University

Master’s program


Faculty of Drug Industrial Technology





Tel. +7 812 499-39-00



Awards and achievements. The program was ranked many times among Best Educational Programs of Innovative Russia.

Teaching staff. Training is provided by 14 departments, over 20 teachers, 80% of whom have academic degrees of Doctors and Candidates of Sciences. There are six Master’s programs. The degree-granting departments are the REC of Technology of Recombinant Proteins, the Department of Biotechnology, the REC of Immunobiotechnology, the Department of Economics and Management.

Facilities and resources. The university established the REC of Immunobiotechnology at the premises of St. Petersburg Research Institute of Vaccines and Serums and the REC of Technology of Recombinant Proteins in cooperation with BIOCAD. The REC of Molecular and Cell Technologies was also established to solve the tasks related to qualitative and quantitative analysis of protein molecules, in particular, proteomic analysis of body fluids, secretion of nucleic acids, determination of gene expression, genotyping, analyze biological samples using immunochemical methods, cultivate prokaryotic and eukaryotic biological objects and comprehensively describe them.

Research is conducted to find technology solutions for the development of biomedical cell products and gene therapy products, production of new cellular models for testing advanced therapy medicinal products using genetic engineering, development and improvement of production technologies of active pharmaceutical substances (APS), creation of new producer strains of BAS, molecular mechanisms of implementation of pathological processes aimed at identifying targets for the development of new APS, etc.

Education. The Moodle learning management system is used.

Strategic partners. Biotechnology companies: BIOCAD, Geropharm, Samson Med, National Research Institute for High Purity Biologicals, St. Petersburg Research Institute of Vaccines and Serums, Microgen, etc.

International projects and programs. The university implements a wide range of innovative educational projects with the world’s top international pharmaceutical companies such as Pfizer, NOVARTIS, Abbott. As part of the Finnish-Russian Student and Teacher Exchange Program – FIRST Master students undertake study placement and internships at the University of Turku and Abo Academi University.

Competitive advantages. This program is a unique program that trains biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry specialists. Graduates are always in high demand in Russia and abroad.

Assistance and support for international students and teachers. The languages of instruction are Russian and English. International students are accommodated in a dormitory.

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