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Rosneft Oil Company Together with Lomonosov Moscow State University Launches Genomics and Human Health Educational Programme

07 May 2020

Rosneft Oil Company jointly with Lomonosov Moscow State University announces the launch of a new Genomics and Human Health master’s degree educational programme. Combining outstanding educational traditions of Moscow University with new bioinformatics technologies, the programme is aimed at training advanced genetic science specialists.

The programme has been developed and will be implemented under the guidance of Evgeny Rogaev, Head of the Department of Genetics, Faculty of Biology, Moscow State University, twice the laureate of the State Prize of the Russian Federation, corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The first group of students is to begin their studies in September 2020.

Commenting on the launch of the programme, Igor Sechin, Chief Executive Officer of Rosneft Oil Company, said that “MSU holds leading positions not only in Russia, but also in the global education, and the entry into new areas of cooperation between the Company and MSU in the training of genetic specialists reflects the growing importance of genetic science, including its industrial application in the life of modern society.”

Rector of Moscow State University academician Viktor Sadovnichy noted: “The combined efforts of the country’s leading university and Rosneft, the technological partner of the Federal Scientific and Technical Programme for the Development of Genetic Technologies in the Russian Federation, will ensure the training of specialists of the highest level.”

Rosneft Oil Company and Lomonosov Moscow State University are also going to sign a comprehensive agreement on cooperation in the area of human resource capacity building for the development of genetic technologies in the Russian Federation.

Rosneft Oil Company
Phone: + 7 (499) 517-88-97
May 7, 2020

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Keywords: Environmental News 2020