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Program description

Food Biotechnology

Food biotechnology is a prospective branch of modern food science. Scientists specializing in using biological processes for food biomass valorization and foodstuff production are currently most required in food industry and agriculture and.

However, the expected development of medicine in the following years is bound to raise demand for non-traditional medicinal treatment delivery methods, targeted at maintaining health rather than curing disease. Given due support for innovation, the market will demand specialists wielding knowledge of engineering and medicine for R&D in this area.

The Program

  • provides a full access to ITMO mini-bakeries and mini-breweries and other modern equipment similar to that installed in large factories;
  • includes collaboration with medical research institutions of St. Petersburg and Yekaterinburg, which conduct pre-clinical tests of the functional products;
  • offers the students an opportunity to practice in biotech materials researching and using high-tech lab equipment and to have internships at international companies such as Heineken and Danone;
  • provides a nice bonus for the most successful candidates - financial support from the partner University.

The students will gain knowledge and skills in the synthesis of enzymes and biologically active substances and their encapsulation and learn how to develop and produce functional food, enriched with biologically active substances.

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ITMO University Saint Petersburg

ITMO University Saint Petersburg

ITMO University in St. Petersburg is a recognized leader in optics, photonics and IT. Over the past few years, it has developed from a specialized technical institute into a trailblazer shaping the national education and research policy in Russia. We...

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ITMO University Saint Petersburg

49 Kronversky Pr.
197101 Saint Petersburg

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