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TOMSK, Nov 29 – RIA Tomsk. Tomsk State University (TSU) together with its partners will open a department to train specialists in biotechnology, medical and pharmaceutical chemistry; the graduates will be able to find and implement new ways to treat severe pathologies, develop substances for new generation drugs, the university's website reported on Monday.
It is specified that there is a shortage of personnel with high qualification in the field of synthesis, analytics, creation of innovative drugs in the personnel market of the Russian Federation.
"TSU will open a basic department together with the Tomsk National Research Medical Center (Tomsk NRMC) RAS and OOO Solagift and AO Organika companies. In the interests of the partners, undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programs will be developed and launched at the Faculty of Chemistry of TSU to train specialists in biotechnology, medical and pharmaceutical chemistry," the statement reads.
The press service notes that basic departments are usually created for one partner, but in this case the new TSU unit will solve problems for three organizations at once, representing the industrial sector and the Russian Academy of Sciences. The department's foreign academic partners will be Heidelberg University and University of Münster (Germany).
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Students will be able to study and train in the partner laboratories. Through internships, graduates will acquire the skills to work on the equipment of new process lines, which will eliminate the need to retrain young professionals once they are hired. Graduates will receive vocational competencies that will enable them to conduct research for the treatment of severe pathologies and to develop new synthetic and natural substances for various fields, from medicine to agriculture.
"An important task for TSU is to reconfigure processes to meet the needs of a high-tech industry with export potential. TSU is now actively investing in bioengineering, a field supported by the Priority 2030 program, and this opens up additional opportunities for creating new products in the areas that the partners of the new department are developing," TSU Rector Eduard Galazhinsky is quoted.