7М05114 – Virology

Educational program

7М05114 – Virology

Field of education

7M05 Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics

Direction of personnel training

7М051 Biological and related sciences

Group of educational programs

М080 Biology

EP purpose

The program is aimed at shaping the personality of a qualified, competitively capable young specialist or employee with a system of universal, professional and professional-specialized competencies, able to navigate theoretical and practical issues of modern virology, able to apply modern methods of virological laboratory diagnostics, biochemistry and molecular genetics, bioinformatics in order to diagnostics of viral infections using modern analytical and diagnostic reliable methods of virological research; to study the antigenic structure of viruses, corresponding pathogens, their distribution in nature and during the production of viral preparations; independently conducting virological research according to a given method in accordance with the duties assigned to him and analyzing the results of experiments; master and implement new methods of virological research, as well as new modern laboratory equipment; organize the work of performers, find and make management decisions with different opinions, make responsible decisions within the framework of their professional competence in the field of virology.

Language of education

Kazakh / Russian / English, French

Volume of the credits


The awarded academic degree

Master of Natural Sciences on educational programs

«7М05114 – VIROLOGY»

Educational outcome

ON1 to carry out multi-stage and simple tasks for the conduct of scientific research and the practical use of individual and team intellectual activity results in the study of the structure and function of genes, genomes and proteomes;

ON2 to carry out research activities in the field of molecular genetics of viruses using modern research methods, information and communication technologies;

ON3 to analyze and evaluate advanced scientific achievements, generate new ideas and popularize their scientific research in solving research and epidemiological and preventive tasks, including at the interdisciplinary level, as well as in project-oriented, game and simulation-model forms;

ON4 to use classical, virological and molecular genetic methods in laboratory diagnostics to identify and determine the nature of viral diseases of animals, plants and humans;

ON5 to own the principles of labor protection and safety of work with vaccinated material, methods of indication, isolation and identification of viruses in various pathological material;

ON6 to organize and conduct monitoring of the occurrence and spread of infectious, invasive and other diseases, biological pollution of the environment and quarantine measures, as well as determine methods of protecting the population in the centers of especially dangerous infections when the epidemiological situation worsens;

ON7 to determine the methodology for planning and implementing molecular virological studies for the purpose of researching viruses in natural communities; have the ability to search, critical analysis of problems associated with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of viral diseases, the production of diagnostic, therapeutic and prophylactic drugs;

ON8 to analyze the current state of research in the fields of medical, diagnostic and molecular virology, ways to solve practical problems, including in related fields, solve research problems and find alternative ways to solve them;

ON9 to plan experimental work in the field of molecular virology using high-tech techniques; methods for isolating viruses and diagnosing viral infections; as well as to interpret obtained results using bioinformation resources using the available databases of biological information;

ON10 to own various research methods (viroscopic, metagenomic, biological, serological, virus isolation and cultivation, molecular genetic, reverse genetics, analysis of viral genomes) used in virology to study the pathogenicity of viruses, identify and differentiate viruses by nucleic acid content; diagnostics of viral infections and detection of viruses in the test material;

ON11 to use the virology basics knowledge for the diagnosis and prevention of viral diseases of animals; skills in the use of biotechnological methods of isolation, separation, purification and design of biologically active substances, production of biological products;

ON12 to analyze and generalize the results of scientific research in the field of science and education by applying a complex of modern scientific methods and technologies in solving specific research problems;

For applicants


Academic activity

Currently, the staff of the Department of Biotechnology employs 12 doctors, 20 candidates of sciences and 13 PhDs. They are actively pursuing scientific work in the following areas:

o Bioenergy and biotechnology of phototrophic microorganisms.

o Environmental biotechnology, biochemistry, plant physiology.

o Bioinformatics, genomics, proteomics.

o Efferent properties of carbonated sorbents.

o Algology, biologically active substances based on microalgae.

o Food biotechnology.

o Physiology of soil microorganisms, bioremediation of contaminated soils.

o Probiotic biotechnology.

Scientific activity

The department is actively conducting scientific research: fundamental and applied. On the basis of the Research Institute of Biological Safety Problems, undergraduates can participate in the implementation of projects for the diagnosis of bacterial diseases in animals; creation of vaccine and antimicrobial drugs; bacteriophages for the processing and food industries; obtaining strains-producers of antigens of pathogens of bacterial infections of animals; development and introduction into production of diagnostic PCR test systems; development of methods for diagnosing especially dangerous infections of humans, animals and birds using microchip technology.

International activity

University partner of the educational program 7M05114 Virology University of Paris-Saclay

Quality assurance (Accreditation, rating, work with employers)

For the future employment of graduates of the program, the key employers are:

1. "Scientific Research Institute of Biological Safety Problems" of the SC of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

2. LLP "Research and Production Center for Microbiology and Virology";


The educational program is relevant for a specific area of employment:

1. LLP "Research and Production Center for Microbiology and Virology";

2. "Scientific Research Institute of Biological Safety Problems" of the Committee for Science of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan.