Bioinformatics and Systems Biology International educational program ITMO University

Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

Place of Study: Russia
Outcome (diploma or credits): Master of Science (ITMO University)
Duration: 2 years (120 credits)
Language: English
Application Deadline: 15 July 2020
Admission Requirements: see below
Annual Tuition Fee: 225,000 rubles for Russian students; 245,000 rubles for international students

Admission Requirements

Bachelor’s degree with excellent/good grades in Biological Science or related fields and basic knowledge of mathematics and programming, or Computer Science and basic knowledge of biology; CV & motivation letter; upper-intermediate level of English language (B2 according to CEFR)*

Career Options

Bioinformatics experts in the fields of personalized medicine, the pharmaceutical industry, biotechnology, software development and many others. Besides, you may continue academic career by entering leading PhD programs in Systems Biology.

Program Description

Currently, computational methods are widely used in biology mostly due to the fact that research inevitably comes with Big Data. Thus, one need to possess the skills to be able to work with large amounts of data and to interpret them correctly. 

Our program trains a new generation of professionals capable of developing and applying bioinformatics methods to solve non-trivial problems arising in fundamental and experimental biology. The students will gain an opportunity to complete the full path from high-throughput data to computational analysis and to testable hypotheses in several research areas.

The studying at the program presupposes choosing one of the two specializations:

  1. Data Analysis in Biology and Medicine: we teach students with biological and medical background the skills of programming, data processing and statistical analysis and their application in different fields of bioinformatics

  2. Algorithmic Bioinformatics: designed for students with informatics, mathematics and other technical background who want to gain the basic biology expertise and advanced courses in statistics, algorithms and data structures

Benefits of the Program

Program Contents

1 Semester

Specialization 1. Data Analysis in Biology and Medicine

Specialization 2. Algorithmic Bioinformatics

2 Semester

3 Semester

Specialization 1. Data analysis in Biology and Medicine

Specialization 2. Algorithmic Bioinformatics

4 Semester

*The applicants are required to pass the entrance examination successfully.

The list of entrance examination questions

How to apply?

To apply, please follow our step-by-step application guide.

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