Career Options: specialists working at the interface between chemistry and biology, undoubtedly, will be demanded at leading scientific institutions both in Russia and abroad in such areas as medical and pharmaceutical industry, biological, food and chemical enterprises at biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies and holdings.
The program focuses on modern aspects of chemistry and biochemistry of nucleic acids and nucleic acids' binding proteins. Special emphasis is made on gene engineering of functional oligonucleotides, research of DNA-based molecular logic gates that can be used in the first DNA-based computer processor and developing new hybridization probes for real-time analysis of specific DNA and RNA sequences.
The program uniquely combines state-of-the-art computational and practical aspects of material sciences, nanotechnology, molecular biology and biochemistry. It effectively bridges material sciences and information technologies, both being key research areas of ITMO University.