Let's viRUS it!

General description

Are you interested in how the molecular world works?

Have you ever dreamt of creating a vaccines?

Do you wanna feel the true Russian spirit?

So do you know what we are gonna do? Let's viRUS it!

This course is an amazing opportunity to dive into microscopic world and to meet cultural capital of mother Russia at the same time!

During the unforgettable ten days in Saint Petersburg you will:

Explore how human organism reacts on viruses attacks on the molecular level

Learn new experimental methods of virology

Improve your laboratory skills

Understand that size matters in the molecular world

Be studying in the one of the best technical universities of Russia

Get inspired by calm and majestic atmosphere in the city of Russian emperors for a long time forward

Cook and eat delicious pelmeni and vareniki

Try to count all the bridges of Northern Venice

Understand why did Pushkin love this city so much

Know what cruiser Aurora have dreamt about

Meet lot of new awesome friends that have common interests in biology

Have plenty of fun

Isn't that exciting? So, what are you waiting for? Apply for this life-changing experience and don't forget to take warm clothes, a lot of positive energy and a good mood!

We already starts counting the days and we just can't wait to meet all of you in April!


Academic information

Fields of activity:
Biological/Biotechnical/Gene Engineering , Biology , Biomedical Engineering , Chemical Engineering , Chemistry/Chemical Technology , Medicine/Dental Medicine , Pharmacy
Content and topics:
Principles of virology, antiviral Immunity, experimental methods in virology, basic vaccinology and molecular biotechnology.
Learning goals and objectives:
The aim of this course is to improve your knowledge of virology and molecular biotechnology. Various methods of learning such as lectures, company visits, lab and project work will help you to understand how these tie in with vaccinology.
Examination type:
You will work in groups, create a project with a presentation at the end.
ECTS credits issued:

Information for applicants

Selection criteria:
We choose participants according to motivational letter and answers to the questions. We expect you to be motivated to learn virology. Interest and some basic knowledge in biology is important, but with a open mind and curiosity you will go far!

Practical arrangements

All of the following are covered by the event fee:

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included (at least one hot and cooked meal per day)
Public transportation, on foot