Biotechnology in Saint-Petersburg State Chemical and Pharmaceutical University

Master’s program


Faculty of Industrial Drug Technology


Alexei Marchenko, Dean
+7 (812)-499-39-00


Achievements. The educational program is ranked 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 Department of Dosage Form Technology,
the Department of Industrial Pharmaceutical Technology, the Department of Chemical Engineering of Pharmaceutical Substances, the Department of Chemical Engineering Processes and Devices, and 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.

Education. The Moodle learning management system is used.

Strategic partners. Biotechnology companies such as BIOCAD, Geropharm, Samson Med, Research Institute of High Purity Biologicals, the Saint Petersburg Scientific Research Institute of Vaccines and Serums, Microgen. The university implements innovative
educational projects with companies such as Pfizer, Novartis, Abbott.

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.

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

Employers and employment. Among graduates are pharmaceutical industry leaders at different levels, heads of pharmacy chains, pharmaceutical organizations and warehouses, drug promotion specialists, pharmacy technicians, pharmacy analysts, staff of analytical, forensic and chemical, phytochemical laboratories, quality control specialists at pharmaceutical enterprises, medical representatives of pharmaceutical companies.

To top