MEPhI Opens a Department of Fundamental Medicine

The MEPhI Academic Council approved the creation of the Department of Fundamental Medicine at the Institute of Engineering Physics for Biomedicine (PhysBio) of the university. It will also be involved in the development and implementation of innovative 3D bioprinting methods, the effectiveness and safety of new nanomaterials, and the testing of targeted drug delivery systems.

The scientific work of the department will be carried out in close cooperation with other departments of the PhysBio of the MEPhI. The new unit will become a link between fundamental scientific research and the practical application of their results. Its work is designed to accelerate the conduct of preclinical and clinical trials of innovative biomedical developments of PhysBio.

Among the tasks of the Department of Fundamental Medicine there are:

  • educational work on the training of highly qualified specialists with modern knowledge and competencies in accordance with educational standards and the requirements of modern medical science and clinical practice;
  • conducting scientific research on the profile of the department, training qualified scientific personnel, defending dissertations;
  • creation of interdisciplinary, institutional, inter-institutional and international scientific and educational collaborations;
  • increasing the creative activity of students and scientific and pedagogical workers.

Among the scientific areas, it is worth noting the creation of in vivo and in vitro biological platforms for research in the field of:

  • efficiency and safety of new nanomaterials;
  • development and implementation of innovative methods of 3D bioprinting;
  • approbation of methods and devices for medical imaging and photodynamic therapy;
  • approbation of means of targeted delivery of drugs (including antitumor and antimicrobial) for the treatment of socially significant diseases;
  • innovative pharmaceuticals.

The educational tasks of the Department of Fundamental Medicine include both the development of the General Medicine educational program, according to which students from foreign countries have been studying since 2020, and participation in engineering and physical education with special medical modules introducing future medical physicists and biotechnologists with basic medicine.