he Research Centre of Biotechnology RAS carries out educational activities on programs of higher education – the postgraduate training program 06.06.01 Biological Sciences for research and educational personnel.

Full-time postgraduate courses comprise five programs:

  • molecular biology
  • biochemistry
  • biotechnology (including bionanotechnology)
  • mathematical biology and bioinformatics
  • microbiology.

The Centre has two Dissertation Councils for doctoral and master’s theses in biochemistry, microbiology and biotechnology.

The Centre carries out activities aimed at raising awareness of students and school pupils in the framework of the scientific and educational project “Manpower for Bioengineering”, participates in the organization of the All-Russian forum for young scientists “Step into the Future” and holds the section “Systems Biology and Biotechnology“.

The Council of young scientists at the Centre represents the interests of young researchers and organizes scientific seminars, workshops, competitions and open days. Awareness-raising activities include excursions for training pupils of specialized general education institutions. The Centre runs annual competitions for young scientists.

The Centre together with the Russian Chitin Society annually holds Shorygin Chitin lectures with prizes awarded to young researchers-chitinologists.

Best postgraduate students in biochemistry are awarded, on a competitive basis, by a scholarship named after Professor, Corresponding Member of RAS Vatslav L. Kretovich.

Another important event hosted by the Centre is a traditional school-conference for young scientists with international participation “Actual Aspects of Modern Microbiology”.

Annually, departments and laboratories of the Centre provide more than 150 postgraduates, interns and students from leading Russian universities with theoretical and practical training.

More than 30 scientists of the Centre deliver lecture courses and conduct lab works in Moscow and regional Institutes (Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Moscow Technological University MITHT, Russian State Agrarian University–Moscow Timiryazev Agricultural Academy, National Research Nuclear University Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, Moscow State University of Food Production, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, Tsiolkovsky Kaluga State University).

The Centre is one of the main organizers of the calls of S&T projects targeting young scientists in framework of Program “UMNIK” of the Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises.