Biotechnology of Animal Drug Products major
Department of Immunology and Biotechnology
Davud Devrishov, Program Director
Accreditation. The program underwent state accreditation. The professional-public accreditation certificate was obtained from the Agroindustrial Union of Russia in 2021.
Awards and achievements. The department’s scientists received ten medals from the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia for their scientific developments. In recent years, the educational program has been ranked among the best innovation programs of Russia. Students are prize-winners of the GenHack hackathon of the Kurchatov Genomic Center for Bioinformatics Analysis, winners of the Best Report contest in the Experimental Research category in the 3rd Research and Practice Conference with international participation dedicated to the 75th anniversary of A. I. Burnazyan Federal Medical Biophysical Center of the FMBA of Russia, the international scientific school “Promising Areas of Physico-Chemical Biology and Biotechnology” of the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry RAS.
Teaching staff. Training is provided by 30 teachers, including RAS Academician, RAS Corresponding Member, RAS Professor, 12 Doctors of Sciences, Professors, and 15 Candidates of Sciences, Associate Professors. Among the teachers are laureates of the Russian Federation National Award, Honored Veterinary Doctor of the Russian Federation. The leading specialists in biotechnological developments and manufacturing of immunobiological medicinal products are engaged in the teaching process. There is a specialized department established at Shchelkovsky Biofactory, one of Russia’s biological industry leaders.
Facilities and resources. Classrooms with multimedia equipment and well-equipped educational and research laboratories for molecular biology, immunology and biotechnology research.
Education. Practice-oriented training and project-based learning, participation in Olympiads, contests and conferences, a combination of full-time studies and students’ independent work on online platforms. Students can pursue part-time studies. The language of instruction is Russian. Gaming, project and research teaching methods. Individual learning paths, academic mobility, internships abroad.
Research. Mastering the technologies of biotechnological processes in biopharmaceuticals, immunobiotechnology, immunogenetics. Development of new medicinal products and diagnostic tests for serological, immunochemical and molecular genetic diagnosis of animal diseases.
Competitive advantages. The program develops competencies in the development and industrial manufacturing of biological products for veterinary and medical use, the development of methods and biological agents for increasing the effectiveness of agriculture,
industrial processing and storage of agricultural products by way of microbiological synthesis, biocatalysis, genetic engineering and nanobiotechnologies.
Employers and employment. 99% of graduates are employed. Cooperation with major enterprises such as the Russian State Center for Animal Feed and Drug Standardization and Quality, Shchelkovsky Biofactory, A. I. Burnazyan Federal Medical Biophysical Center of the FMBA of Russia, and others creates the opportunities for students to gain employment in their degree field, improve their professional skills under production conditions, participate in real projects and developments.
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