Phystech School of Biological and Medical Physics

We are convinced that both the tuition provided by MIPT and our research must be in line with the latest global research trends. The Phystech School of Biological and Medical Physics offers its students a unique interdisciplinary education recognized throughout the scientific world and highly demanded by the society. The mission of the School is uniting distinguished scholars in chemistry, biology, medicine, mathematics, physics, and engineering, using authentic hands-on opportunities to participate in the creation of new knowledge. We aim to become an internationally recognized interdisciplinary research and academic centre for the succession of basic science and practice to empower active longevity, and to enhance the quality of life and address the needs of Local Community’s ageing population to improve the city’s practices. The global challenges we are addressing are: unprecedented increase in life expectancy, increasing prevalence of age-related health problems and need for more basic research on the underpinning science of biological ageing, targeting dementia, cardiovascular diseases and translational gap between clinical and experimental bio-gerontologist.

Our School’s goals are:

  • to deliver inventive educational programs to ensure the application of scientific comprehension to the endorsement of active aging;

  • to conduct cross-disciplinary, cutting-edge bio-
    gerontology and technological studies of a high
    international standard;

  • to develop a system biology-based holistic view of the
    underlying biology of dementia and arrhythmias;

  • to foster local and overseas collaborations to promote
    academic and research exchanges;

  • to advance opportunities for students and their parents;

  • to advocate for and to be influent on Local Community’s
    graying society;

  • to become the center of the university’s mission to train the next generation of scholars and researchers.

The Phystech School is based on the Faculty of Biological and Medical Physics. Although the school specializes in several areas of research, its primary focus is the study of aging, which addresses the rapidly growing need for a higher life expectancy and quality of life. One of the key areas for this school is bioinformatics, which comprises the in silico design of medications and the various “omics” — connectomics, genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, etc. Another research area is the physics of the human and animal bodies, which includes the study of biomaterials and artificial organs, theranostics, neuro- and cardiophysics, and aging mechanisms. The third specialization is the development of cutting-edge medical equipment and new health diagnostic technologies, such as gamification, health networks, smart systems for patient rehabilitation, and equipment for early disease detection and prevention.

The Phystech School of Biological and Medical Physics collaborates with leading Russian research centers, including 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; and many more. In other words, the school creates a flexible educational system designed to satisfy the emerging demand for highly qualified neurophysicists, human tissue engineers, and medical equipment architects possessing a solid physical, mathematical, and engineering background bolstered with applied biological and medical knowledge.

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Thanks to MIPT’s unique teaching style and structure the Department is merging medicine, biology and chemistry with fundamental physics and mathematics in order to create new methods for the medical industry and technologies for pharmaceutical production. Our alumni include entrepreneurs, educators and researchers pushing the boundaries of life sciences.