Voronezh State UniversityVoronezh State University

Faculty of Biomedical Sciences


Tatiana N. Popova

Tatiana N. POPOVA

Address: Room 281, building 1, 1 Universitetskaya Ploschad, Voronezh

Phone: +7 (473) 220-88-52, +7 (473) 228-11-60 (1100)

E-mail: deanery@bio.vsu.ru

Website: www.bio.vsu.ru

VKontakte page: vk.com/medbio_vsu


The Faculty of Biomedical Sciences at VSU provides fundamental knowledge and applied developments in the area of bioscience!

  • One of the oldest departments of Voronezh State University whose history and development are entwined with the history of Yuriev (Derpt) University.
  • A powerful and dynamically developing structural division with a multilevel system for training specialists.
  • Leading positions in educational activities and research.
  • All the necessary infrastructure for the high-quality theoretical and practical training of students.
  • Leading research institutions, nature reserves, national parks, etc. are involved in the educational process. Among them are research centres such as: Pavlov Institute of Physiology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Skryabin Institute of Biochemistry and Microorganism Physiology, Pushchino State Institute of Natural Sciences, Papanin Institute for Biology of Inland Waters of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Zoological Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences, Federal Research Centre “Fundamentals of Biotechnology” of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Kovalevsky Institute of Southern Seas Biology of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
  • Active and fruitful participation in the development of international cooperation and the integration of education programmes in the European academic community.
  • Joint research projects in the area of biochemistry, zoology, parasitology, ecology, and soil studies with leading Russian and international research centres.
  • The development of high-priority technologies in the area of biomedicine in cooperation with international universities and colleagues.

Bachelor's degree

  • 06.03.01 Biology
    Fields of study:
    • Biomedicine
    • Biophysics
    • Biochemistry
    • Botany
    • Genetics
    • Zoology
    • Physiology
  • 06.03.02 Soil Studies
    Profile: Land Resources Management
  • 05.03.06 Ecology and Natural Resource Management
    Profile: Ecology

Master's degree

  • 06.04.01 Biology
    • Biophysics
    • Genetics
    • Biomedical Sciences
    • Ecology
  • 06.04.02 Soil Studies
    Programme: Soil Genesis and Evolution in Natural and Anthropogenic Landscapes
  • 05.04.06 Ecology and Natural Resource Management
    Programme: Ecological Safety

Specialist's degree

  • 30.05.01 Medical Biochemistry
  • 30.05.02 Medical Biophysics
  • 30.05.03 Medical Cybernetics

Secondary vocational education

  • 20.02.01 Sustainable Management of Natural and Economic Complexes

Postgraduate Training Programmes

  • 06.06.01 Biological Sciences
    Fields of study:
    • Biophysics
    • Biochemistry
    • Botany
    • Genetics
    • Zoology
    • Soil Studies
    • Phytophysiology and Phytochemistry
    • Ecology
    • Entomology

Academic Staff

  • DSc degree – 21
  • PhD degree – 53
  • Professors – 19
  • Associate Professors – 48
  • Lecturers/assistants – 22

Educational facilities / resources

  • 14 study laboratories
  • 3 display (computer) classrooms
  • Educational and research centre of socially significant diseases
  • Soil cartography classroom
  • Morphology study room (anatomy, histology, and embryology)


Key areas of research

  • Biomedicine
  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Botany
  • Genetics
  • Zoology
  • Parasitology
  • Soil Studies
  • Physiology
  • Fundamental Medicine
  • Ecology

Research facilities / resources

  • 20 research laboratories
  • Research and education centre “Soil Genesis and Evolution”
  • Simulation diagnostic and treatment centre
  • Centre for Collective Use of Scientific Equipment
  • 4 vivariums
  • Herbarium named after Professor B.M. Kozo-Polyansky
  • Collection fund of vertebrate animals
  • Collection fund of invertebrates named after Professor K.V. Skufiin

Research societies

  • Voronezh office of the Biotechnology Society named after Yu.A. Ovchinnikov
  • Voronezh office of the Society of Soil Scientists named after V.V. Dokuchaev
  • Voronezh office of Russian Botanical Society
  • Voronezh office of Russian Entomological Society
  • Voronezh office of Physiological Society named after I.P. Pavlov
  • Central Black Earth Department of the Russian Birds Conservation Union

International partner universities

International programmes and projects

Education programmes

  • ERASMUS+ Academic mobility (2017–2018)
  • Academic exchange programmes. Academic mobility (Tartu, Estonia, 2020)

Educational projects

  • TEMPUS “Strengthening the Lifelong Learning in Environmental Sciences in Russia” (2012–2015)
  • ERASMUS+. Capacity building. “Human Resource Development and the Cooperation between Urban and Rural Areas for Sustainable Development of Metropolises” (2017–2021).

Scientific Projects

  • Project “Detecting local centres and gradients of biological diversity changes in Eastern Asia based on the Dolichopodidae family”, implemented with joint support of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research and the Natural Science Foundation of China.

International cooperation in the area of education

Courses in English

  • Biotechnology (3 ECTS)
  • Citology (3 ECTS)
  • Ethology (3 ECTS)
  • General Biology (3 ECTS)
  • Human Biochemistry (3 ECTS)
  • Impact assessment of small power and industry companies into the air (3 ECTS)
  • Impact assessment of urban infrastructure and construction in the air (3 ECTS)
  • Medical Parasitology (3 ECTS)
  • Monitoring Plant Communities and Populations (3 ECTS)
  • Parasitology (3 ECTS)
  • The concept of free radicals (3 ECTS)
  • Zoology of Invertebrates (3 ECTS)
  • Zoology of Vertebrates (3 ECTS)
  • Zoonotic diseases (3 ECTS)

Voronezh State University • 1997–2022