The Biochemistry Cluster combines high-level research laboratories, the Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology, the Research and Educational Center of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology.
Laboratory "Solution Chemistry of Advanced Materials and Technologies" is the leading laboratory in ITMO University specializing in the creation of hybrid materials by soft solution chemical methods in nanomaterial science. The field of research interests includes a development of biomedical, optical materials and advanced industrial materials. The results of scientific investigation highlight in high-rated journals and integrates into an industry.
The educational programs of the new Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology consist of current scientific trends. The program "Nanoengineering for green chemistry and advanced materials" is aimed at graduating highly qualified nanoengineering specialists which are well prepared to solve global problems facing the modern community in the fields of green chemistry and environment sustainable development. The program "Molecular Biosensing and Biorobotics" focuses on modern aspects of chemistry and biochemistry of nucleic acids and binding its proteins.
The important parts of current investigations are given to genetic engineering of functional oligonucleotides and study of the DNA structure molecular logic elements. These elements can be potentially used in the first computer processor based on DNA and for the development of the new hybridized probes for analysis of DNA and RNA-specific sequences in the real time. Both programs will be taught in English.
The students and young scientists of "Research and Educational Center of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology" will be able to study, carry out practical research including the orders from industrial partners. The significant skills for further working as a researcher or industrial specialist will be acquired due to the various center resources.
Partners and professors
David Avnir, professor at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem
H-index – 72, specializes in the creation of functional nanomaterials.
Сourses: inorganic materials science, modern methods of analysis of materials and devices
Evamarie Hey-Hawkins, professor at University of Leipzig, Germany
H-index – 29, specializes in boron and phosphorus chemistry. Courses: coordination and inorganic chemistry.
Katerina Skorb, professor at Harvard University
H-index – 25, specializes in physical chemistry of heterostructures and nanomaterials.
Courses: engineering of functional nanomaterials and modern colloid chemistry.
Dmitry Kolpashchikov, professor at University of Central Florida, USA
H-index – 38, specializes in genetic engineering and sensorics.
Courses: microbiology and nanorobotics.
Evgeny Pidko, professor at Eindhoven University of Technology, ITMO University
H-index – 33, specializes in theoretical and computational chemistry.
Courses: "green" and theoretical chemistry.
Alexander Shtil, Doctor of Medical Science, Scientific Research Institute of Carcinogenesis N.N. Blokhin Russian Academy of Medical Science
Head of laboratory of tumor cells death mechanisms
The annual renewal of professors and lecturers will depend on the organization of educational process and students’ feedback. The additional educational courses and master schools for students will be held by Russian and foreign companies.