The program is started in 2006 for training of highly qualified specialists in the field of biological and ecological safety, biotechnology which could work within national and international projects.
The program contains unique author's courses of lectures on biological safety, especially dangerous and socially important infections, etc. which are developed by the experts who are carrying out long-term research work.
In educational process modern material and technical resources and intellectual potential of the State scientific center of applied microbiology and biotechnologies of Rospotrebnadzor (State scientific center of applied microbiology and biotechnologies) are used. 3 doctors medical and 2 Doctor of Biological Sciences 2 candidates of medical and 5 Candidates of Biology of the Center are engaged in training of masters: microbiology, genetics, biotechnology, medicine.
Main directions of scientific research:
• epidemiological surveillance behind especially dangerous and infectious diseases;
• diagnostics, prevention and treatment of infectious diseases of a bacterial etiology;
• development and improvement of production technologies of medical immunobiological medicines for prevention, diagnostics and treatments of especially dangerous and socially important infections;
• biomedical aspects of especially dangerous and other infectious diseases;
• development and application of innovative methods of diagnostics of causative agents of infectious diseases;
• use of modern bioinformation methods of the analysis of a genome and proteom of microorganisms.
Practically all State scientific center of applied microbiology and biotechnologies laboratories, including department of collection cultures on the basis of which the State collection of pathogenic microorganisms is created (State collection of pathogenic microorganisms - Obolensk), the vivarium equipped according to modern standards for work with small laboratory animals, including SPF animals, trial production of nutrient mediums and diagnostic medicines are involved in educational process for carrying out research works.
Students at faculty gain theoretical knowledge in the fields of microbiology, genetics, biochemistry, biological and ecological safety, master modern methods which are used in various areas of basic biological researches and also profound knowledge in the field of informatics and foreign languages, participate in the scientific Russian Scientific Fund, Russian Federal Property Fund projects, etc., projects branch and federal target programs.