Programs | Biomedical Engineering

Head of program

  • Denis V. Kuzmin

    Denis V. Kuzmin

    Candidate of Science,
    Program coordinator,
    Director of the Phystech School of Biological and Medical Physics

Program focus

This program is designed for undergraduate students studying in the direction of biotechnology. This program aims to provide students the necessary knowledge in the natural sciences, as well as to give specialized knowledge in the fields of chemistry, biology, genetics, bioinformatics and biophysics. In the studying process students choose the most interesting direction for them: bioinformatics, biophysics, molecular biology, genetics etc. The task of the program is to give the most complete representations of these areas for the further specialization of students, as well as provide the opportunity for an in-depth study of selected specialties.

Alexander Melerzanov, MD, PhD, Deputy Director for Postgraduate Education and International Cooperation, about the program

Aspects studied

General and Cellular Biology
Molecular Biology
General and Bioorganic Chemistry
Python Programming
Machine Learning
Database Theory


Full program curriculum

Program highlights

Biomedical engineering is a program that combines the foundations of physical and mathematical sciences with special biological and medical knowledge. This feature gives graduates an advantage over other candidates for future employers. Our graduates work in science and in many commercial enterprises. During their own studies our students are involved in research work with our partners: BostonGene, ChemRAR, the Engelhardt Institute of Molecular Biology, RAS; the Rogachev National Research Center of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Immunology; the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, RAS; the Scientific Research Institute of Physical-Chemical Medicine; the Sklifosovsky Research Institute of Emergency Care; the Vavilov Institute of General Genetics, RAS, RVC etc. Our educational program sends students to leading international and Russian research centers and institutes, some of which participated in the creation of the program. Our students go through many laboratory practices and project sessions, which gives them invaluable practical skills. Starting from the first year, they can participate in various projects both in laboratory research and in commercial projects of partners and student startups. Our graduates work in pharmaceutical and medical companies, in laboratories, in various fields from genetics, bioinformatics to building devices.


Knowledge at the intersection of fields of science and practical skills for their application
Practical experience from research projects
Interactive educational process, based on both basic knowledge and the solving of real biomedical cases

Program outcomes

Graduate of this program should gain the:

  • Practical skills and knowledge in applying methods of genomic engineering, molecular and cellular biotechnology, bioinformatics
  • Knowledge of how to reformulate real biological and genetics problems in technical language and understand the appropriate approaches to them
  • Proficient knowledge and practical skills in the application of methods of molecular biology and genetics
  • Proficient knowledge and practical skills in the application of molecular biology, bioinformatics and biophysics
  • Basic experimental skills in research on the field of viral, cell and microbial activities
  • Basic knowledge and experimental skills of the features of medical biotechnologies, tissue engineering and material science

Career opportunities

  • Biomedical Engineer/Research Scientist
  • Physiology
  • Medical Biochemistry

Specific entry requirements

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