Biophysics Chair

Human resources center for CMM is the Biophysics Chair of MIPT.

The mission of the Chair is to educate high-level physicists, who work in many different fields of knowledge: physics, maths, biology and chemistry. The CMM researchers participate in education process, teach specialized courses for MIPT students, and conduct scientific guidance of their research projects. Thereby, our graduates possess wide theoretical basic knowledge and modern experimental skills used in structural, molecular biology and biophysics.

The Chair of Biophysics actively collaborates with multiple Russian and foreign scientific organizations on the subject of teaching and conducting research and development projects with students. Students of the Chair often participate in Russian and international conferences, along with different kinds of internships in the best research centers in Europe and USA. Our graduates continue their research career either at MIPT, or other world-leading university postgraduate schools.

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Head of the Biophysics Chair - Prof. Vladimir V. Chupin

PhD Students

Graduate programs

Integrated Structural Biology and Genetics

The program aims to introduce students to the in-depth study of modern methods in biophysics, including cryo-electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction on protein crystals, bioinformatics, and computer modeling which are aiming to focus on the problems of aging, age-related diseases and living matter.

Program Highlights

Leading Russian and foreign scientists are giving lectures and seminars in biophysics, aging, and age-related diseases, methods of modern biophysics and their applications, physiology and neurobiology, bioinformatics and theoretical biophysics, and genomics. A part of the classes is held online. In addition to workshops, students are involved in current scientific activities of the MIPT laboratories with the possibility of internships, as well as other joint educational and research programs, including double degree programs with leading foreign Research Centers.

Professors of the world's leading universities give lectures online during the entire course:

  • Dr. Natan Zaccai (Cambridge)
  • Dr. Vladimir Uverskiy (University of South Florida)
  • Dr. Petr Bregestovskiy (Kazan State Medical University, Russia; National Institute of Medical Research (INSERM), France)
  • Albert Guskov (University of Groningen)
  • Karl-Erich Jager (Forschungszentrum Jülich)

Program Outcomes

  • Proficient knowledge of modern biophysics methods for protein structure solution (e.g. cryo-EM, X-ray diffraction)
  • Knowledge of modern biochemical methods for protein expression, purification, stabilization and crystallization
  • Ability to work with nucleic acid sequences, to experimentally investigate, design and modify genetic constructions, to create genetically modified microorganisms
  • Basic proficiency in genomic and structural bioinformatics: abilities to search and analyze genomic sequences and macromolecular structures, design mutations, identify possible ligands and drug candidates and prepare scientific illustrations
  • Basic knowledge in nervous system molecular physiology and experimental approaches for their investigation (electrophysiological and microscopic methods)
  • General understanding of the modern theories of aging and age-related diseases

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