Applied Genomics

Place of Study: St. Petersburg, Russia
Outcome (diploma or credits): Master of Science (ITMO University)
Duration: 2 years, 120 credits
Language: English
Application Deadline: 08 August 2022
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree in the field of Biology, Biotechnology, Genetics or related fields with excellent/good grades; CV & motivation letter; upper-intermediate level of English*
Tuition Fee: 305,000 rubles/year for international students

Career options

Graduates with a degree in Applied Genomics can pursue their careers in a variety of fields, including genome analysis, gene therapy & drug development, cell research, and many others. Such specialists are in high demand at academic and research institutions, diagnostic and testing centers, biotech enterprises, various companies and startups, as well as healthcare organizations.

Program description

This program is based on a unique concept that includes training in the competencies of genomic bioinformatics and experimental molecular biology. The aim of the program is to train full-stack specialists in genomics capable of conducting their own full-cycle research. The program uses a project-based approach for the implementation of urgent scientific tasks, including the tasks of its industrial partners.


The program is delivered under the aegis of SCAMT Lab, the leading ITMO lab specializing in interdisciplinary research in biology, genetics, chemistry, materials science, and IT.

Students can perform their projects in one of the following research groups:

The program offers students an opportunity to do their research and educational internship at the best universities around the world.

Program сontent

*The applicants are required to pass entrance examination successfully.

List of entrance examination questions

Program review


"Our program is unique because it brings together the so-called wet biology, programming, and solving applied problems based on genetic data.

We aim to train full-stack specialists who understand the whole chain: from acquiring and sequencing DNA to coding and data analysis."

- Aleksey Komissarov, one of the organizers of the Applied Genomics program




Want to know more? Read an article by ITMO.NEWS to learn more about the Applied Genomics program and its opportunities.

How to apply?

To apply, please fill in the application form and follow our step-by-step application guide for more details.

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