Special electives aimed at studying programming, mathematical methods of data analysis, information and communication technologies, designing a database and creating Internet applications are provided for students who have completed a bachelor’s degree in Biology or have a Medical degree.
Electives in biochemistry, genetics, physiology, general pathology and molecular biology, molecular pharmacology, microbiology, and virology are provided for students without a biological education.
An opportunity to choose individual plan of learning, as well as the main focus to use bioinformatics methods in medical and clinical research, in the search and creation of new medicinal substances are unique features of the proposed program, compared to the well-known bioinformatics master programs in other universities.
Student of the master's program will receive competencies in the analysis of large-scale sequencing data and mass spectrometry results. He will be able to analyze biological and medical images, use machine learning methods to process biological, chemical and medical data, perform three-dimensional modeling of proteins and use it to search for new drugs. He will master the methods of creating pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic models of drugs and will be able to describe the behavior of drugs in the human body. He will be able to use of bioinformatics methods for searching for new drug targets and biomarkers, for creating models describing the relationship between the structures of chemical compounds and their biological effects.