Bachelor's degree program “Biology”

School of Fundamental Biology and Biotechnology — place which brings together best knowledge and facilities. If you want to discover what happens within the biosphere as a whole or you want to know what concealed in your DNA it is definitely a place for you to continue your education.

This programme offers a unique opportunity for study and provides a deep insight into present day microbial research. In one of our specialisations you will learn that ordinary bacteria can be really useful in fighting many diseases including cancer. You can choose one of the following specializations which best suits you and related best to your future career: Biotechnology and microbiology; Biophysics; Biochemistry and Bioecology.

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Biotechnology focuses on using living organisms (for example bacteria or viruses) to obtain useful products for medicine, food production or agriculture. In this specialisation students will learn about the latest developments and new directions in biotechnology research. Students will acquire cutting edge knowledge of cell engineering, genomics and proteomics. After successful completion of this specialisation students will be prepared for all activities, which are connected with in depth mathematical and technology understanding as well as perform truly interdisciplinary research.

Key courses:

  • Microbiology and virology.
  • Basics of laboratory analysis.
  • Biotechnology.
  • Nanotechnologies.

Unique characteristics: Commercial microbiology, application of nanomaterials and nanotechnologies, microclonal breeding of plants, creating transgenic organisms.

Biophysics focuses on theoretical studies as well as acquiring valuable skills while working on cutting edge equipment. Students will learn more about bioluminescent technologies and biosensors, they will understand nanobiotechnologies and other biophysical processes which happening around them, they will use mathematical models to invent new diagnostic tools for medicine and ecology. After graduating, these students will look at the evolution from differernt prospective.

Key courses:

  • Cell biology.
  • Genetics and evolution.
  • Metabolism regulation.
  • Biophysics.
  • Bioluminescence.

Unique characteristics: Students work in bioluminescence laboratory under the guidance of Nobel Laureate in Chemistry — Osamu Shimomura. After graduating, students will be welcomed in many laboratories in and outside the Krasnoyarsk.

Biochemistry specialisation focuses on clinical research at the molecular and cellular level and is in close collaboration with Krasnoyarsk Hematology Research Center and Research Institute of Medical Problems. Students learn more about complex structures of chemical components in living organisms. With help of modern equipment they analyse and generalise the results of their work. Students will be able to understand the mechanisms of aging and immunology system.

Key courses:

  • Biochemistry.
  • Molecular biology.
  • Bioorganic chemistry.
  • Analytic chemistry.

Unique characteristics: One of the main principles of the research work — applying biochemical and physiological methods and techniques in order to create the new tools for diagnosis and treatment of socially significant diseases.

Bioecology studies the ecology of biological systems such as populations and communities from Krasnoyarski Region. This knowledge is a base for further research and estimation of environmental impact assessment which plays a big role in monitoring, protection and sustainable use of national resources. Biotechnological processes and plant evolution are analysed during the classes. This specialisation studies problems such as climate change, chemical pollution and anthropogenic impact on different ecosystems. Students are provided with laboratory, field and assessment tools needed to analyse the biodiversity in particular place and to evaluate the biological role of invertebrate organisms.

Key courses:

  • Ecology and sustainable development.
  • Phytogeography.
  • Populations ecology.
  • Soil biology.

Unique characteristics: Biodiversity analysis and biological monitoring in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, exploring the mechanisms of primary production formation in different ecosystems.

Duration: 4 years (240 ECTS)
Starting date (each year): October, 1
Language: Russian
Entry requirements:
  • Certificate of Completed Secondary Education

  • Good command of Russian (certificate or other document)
    apply to The Centre for International Education and Certified Testing for a certificate if you do not have it, the Russian language preparatory course is available

  • Entry Tests are established by the University
Application deadline: May – June
Tuition fee (per year): The price will be announced soon.
Accommodation: On-campus accommodation is available:
  • single ensuite room € 45 per month;
  • twin ensuite room € 30 per month.
Practicalities: Airport transfer and invitation letter for a Russian study visa are provided by the University

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Please contact our Department of International Educational Programs, SibFU

e-mail: study [at] sfu-kras [dot] ru
phone: +7 391 206-39-28
fax: +7 391 206-21-66
address: 82/6 Svobodny pr., room 427, Krasnoyarsk, 660041 Russia

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Today Siberian Federal University (SibFU) with over 35,000 students enrolled in its programmes is one of the most actively developing universities in Russia. Annually more than 200 visiting professors – leading scientists from UK, Germany, Spain and USA – deliver their lectures at SibFU.

The University is a winner of the Russian Government grants supporting research projects under the guidance of top-level scholars from Russia and all over the world.

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Krasnoyarsk is the administrative capital of Krasnoyarsky kray – second largest region of Russia. It is a big industrial and educational centre with a population of more than 1 million people, and also an important junction of the Trans-Siberian Railway.

The city is located on the banks of the Yenisey River in the valley formed by the Eastern Sayan Mountains. Nature reserve Stolby ("pillars") has become the city’s visiting card.

Among the famous people born in Krasnoyarsk are artist Vasily Surikov, opera singer Dmitri Hvorostovsky, biathlete Evgeny Ustyugov, skeletonist Alexander Tretyakov and ice-hockey player Alexander Semin.

In 2019 Krasnoyarsk will proudly host the XXIX Winter Universiade.

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