Infochemistry International educational program ITMO University

Infochemistry


Partner University: ITMO University

Place of Study: Russia
Outcome (diploma or credits): Master of Science in Chemistry (ITMO University)
Duration: 2 years, 120 credits
Language: English
Application Deadline: 15 July 2020
Admission Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in the field of chemistry, chemical engineering, biology, information technology or related field, with excellent/good grades; CV & motivation letter; upper-intermediate level of English (B2 according to CEFR)*
Annual Tuition Fee: 253,000 rubles for Russian students; 273,000 rubles for international students

Career options

The program is aimed at training specialists in the fields of chemistry and biology, informatics and robotics who will be in high demand at leading scientific institutions both in Russia and abroad.

The program’s graduates can work in different fields such as petrochemical and biotechnology units; chemical, chemical-technological, and nanoengineering enterprises; major pharmaceutical companies and holdings.

Besides, Master’s students may pursue their academic career by enrolling into leading PhD programs in chemistry and biotechnology.

Benefits of the program

Interdisciplinarity involves a wide range of scientific fields including chemistry, biotechnology, mathematics, IT, etc. The idea is to unite different curricula and life sciences in order to apply modern technologies to find solutions for challenges in chemistry and biology.

The students of the program have the opportunity to participate in long-term internships at leading research centers both in Russia and abroad, as well as a wide range of research activities.

From the first day of their studies, the students work on their own projects the results of which can be then published in high-profile journals such as Nature and Science or launch their own startups in personalized medicine or the food industry using Big Data analysis and a systematic approach.

Program description

The Master’s program in Infochemistry is aimed at training highly qualified specialists with an interdisciplinary understanding of complex systems in chemistry and biology, their experimental research, modeling and prediction, as well as those capable of solving the tasks of personalized medicine and nutrition at a new level of Big Data analysis and understanding analogies and synergetics.

Today, there is a trend of tackling important issues with the help of interdisciplinary fields. One of these, Infochemistry, is a field of experimental chemistry that studies the possibility of recording and storing information at the molecular level and considers information technology in a completely new light: at the molecular level and in chemical systems.

Research work is carried out in several areas: 

The program’s graduates will have advanced professional training in the fields of self-organization of living systems, digitalization of biotechnology, synergetics, and creation of promising metastable systems far from equilibrium, as well as will be capable of solving of modern problems of industry and society, and thus expanding the horizons of biotechnological technology.

Infochemistry Research Center encompasses research groups led by the world’s leading scientists. Scientific advisors include Professor Jean-Marie Lehn, a Nobel Laureate in Chemistry. Master’s students work on their own research or industrial projects in one of the scientific groups of the center and have free access to hi-tech equipment. Among the groups working as part of the center are:

In the second year of the Master’s program, the students will be able to choose a specialization, including:

Content of the program (120 credits)

1st semester:

 

General disciplines

4

Entrepreneurial culture

Creative technologies

 

Thinking

Scientific English

2

Soft Skills

4

Negotiations, Influence and Conflict Management

Emotional Intelligence

Internationalization of Research

Data Processing and Analysis  

3

Infochemistry

6

Topical areas of colloid chemistry

3

Research work

9

2nd semester:

 

Scientific English

2

Applied Artificial Intelligence

3

Molecular organized systems

3

System chemistry

6

Analytical chemistry. Physicochemical methods of analysis

6

Selected chapters of physical chemistry

3

Research work

9

3rd semester:

 

Mathematical description of the nonlinear chemical systems

Synchronization of electrochemical and biological oscillators 

3

Non-linear chemical systems, chemical computer

Multimodal sensor systems

3

Sonochemical and photochemical methods in chemistry

DNA nanomachines for biomedical applications

3

Percolation theory

Autocatalysis and oscillating reactions

3

Information and self-organization

3

Research work

12

4th semester:

 

Diploma work

6

Pre-diploma research work

9

Research work

15

* The applicants are required to pass 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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