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Bilateral Module: Gießen-Kazan

Welcome on the site of the NWTmed/SciTecMeds Giessen - Kazan Bilateral Module. Here you find all the relevant information about our offer for students interested in natural sciences, engineering and medicine. We are looking forward to meet you!

What is the SciTecMed Programm?

This joint module of Justus Liebig University Giessen (JLU) and KFU Kazan Federal University (KFU) shall foster the university partnership of JLU and KFU in the field of (natural) sciences and technique in medicine.

The aim is an international and cultural exchange with our friends in Kazan in common online seminars and virtual lab courses held by KFU and JLU. The topics focus on local research activities in the areas of natural science and medicine.

Connected to this program we can offer a “real” physical exchange, as soon as the situation allows for normal travel.


Whom do we address here?

Students interested in Natural Sciences, Engineering and Medicine enroled either at JLU or KFU. The module is designed for 3 credit points (ECTS). We are looking forward to meet you participating in this project as a student!


Schedule of the Programm

The module includes 4 courses as online-seminar and virtual lab practice. The hosting institution alternates, so that 2 courses will be held from Giessen and 2 courses will be held from Kazan.

Program Scheme

The single courses include lectures and seminars as well as an experimental part. Participants will be connected in tandem groups to participants from the partner university and can thereby share their experience, perform analysis of experimental results, get to know each other and work on own common project ideas.


During the winter term 2020/2021 there will be online-only-fomats.


JLU Topics (winter term 20/21)

  1. Mass Spectrometry in Life Sciences (Prof. Spengler)

    “Revealing the identity, quantity and location of biomolecules in biological samples is of utmost importance in life science research and is a major aspect of bioanalytical research activities. One of the bioanalytic tools that dominate this research field is mass spectrometry. Mass spectrometry enables compound identification and quantification of small molecular weight compounds such as amino acids as well as characterization of biomolecular complexes encountered in virus particles. This course will introduce the basics of mass spectrometry, enable hands-on experience for hyphenated chromatographic methods and outlines the capabilities of novel mass spectrometry imaging technologies.”

  2. Plasma Sterilization of Microbes (Prof. Thoma)

    “The prevalence of microbes is a challenge in daily life and clinical care. If these microbes are resistant to ordinary disinfection methods, new options for hygiene and sterilization are needed. The application of cold atmospheric plasma is one promising technique. Cold atmospheric plasma is generated by RF voltage and can be directed to various surfaces or media. An introduction to the technical implementations of plasma will be presented as well as an overview of the fields of application in industry or medicine. Virtual experiments for the sterilization of microbes are also part of the course.”

KFU Topics (winter term 20/21)

  1. Lasers and optical spectroscopy in biomedical applications

    The course consists of three parts

    1. Light-matter interaction and laser principles
    2. Spectroscopy of rare-earth and transition metal ions and molecules
    3. Laser related biomedical applications and devices

    Including fundamentals on physics, description of optical properties in biomedical application and light-matter interactions in analytics and therapy.

  2. Advanced Therapeutics in Cancer (E. Dudkina, V Ulyanova)

    Cancer maintains one of the leading positions among human noncommunicable diseases. Over recent decades the direction in cancer treatment has been shifted from traditional cytotoxic drugs to the targeted therapy. This course is created for those who would like to get knowledge on current anticancer technologies and understanding of molecular modelling techniques to design anticancer drugs. In the course you will obtain an introduction to the key aspects of cancer initiation; learn about advanced anticancer approaches, involving application of monoclonal antibodies, anticancer peptides, extracellular vesicles; explore the properties and molecular mechanisms of action of advanced anticancer therapeutics; and get basic skills in drug design.


SciTecMed Flyer



Register here to show your interest:

Contact Info JLU

Dr. Johannes Lang

Dr. Holger Repp

Dean's Office, Faculty of Medicine, JLU Giessen


Please visit our contact form site on the left.


Contact Info KFU

Prof. Dr. Olga Ilinskaya

Dr. Evgenia Sokolova

заведующий кафедрой микробиологии КФУ,
д.б.н., проф., академик АН РТ