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Specializations within this programme

  • Plant Biosecurity

    Sustainable agricultural productivity growth in the face of climate and environmental change; soil quality deterioration; antimicrobial resistance of plant pests - these are some of the major challenges facing global life scientists. The Master’s Program in Plant Biosecurity offers students the expertise to understand and find solutions to these and other pertinent global biosecurity problems in a dynamic applied research setting.

    Familiarity with:
    • cutting-edge methods of plant protection;
    • methods for chemical and biological control of phytopathogens, pests and weeds;
    • the application of modern laboratory tools and information technologies to ensure plant safety.
    Ability to:
    • design and perform field and laboratory biological /ecological studies;
    • plan and conduct experiments independently, using the latest laboratory equipment and instruments;
    • assess phytosanitary conditions and organize plant protection activities that minimize potential environmental risks;
    • design projects aimed at the restoration of biological resources;
    • participate in the teaching and design of university courses.
    Potential career fields:
    • study of wildlife and wildlife patterns;
    • environmental (biological, bioengineering, biomedical) protection;
    • monitoring, assessment and restoration of biological resources;
    • biological field research;
    • processing and analysis of data using modern digital technologies Organizations and the enterprises for potential employment;
    • world's leading producers of plant protection products, such as Bayer, BASF, Syngenta, Cheminova, etc.
    • technical, research, and administrative positions in the fields of biosecurity, quarantine and pest management.

    • protection and provision: biosecurity;
    • agribusiness: sustainability;
    • biological control of phytopathogens.

  • Mathematical Biology and Bioinformatics:

    This is a multidisciplinary field that studies biological systems of different organization levels.
    As opposed to purely mathematical fields, mathematical biology focuses on biological research data. Bioinformatics, in turn, offers proper methods and programming tools necessary for such analysis. Bioinformatics is a multidisciplinary science that combines computer sciences and statistics in studying biological data.
    • Practice-oriented education in bioinformatics at one of the leading centers of ecological and agricultural biology.
    • Participation in joint scientific projects with partner-universities in Western Europe and in the USA, with the possibility of international dissertation co-advising.