Fifty foreign students from the Saint Petersburg State Chemical Pharmaceutical Academy became familiar with the modern biotechnology of the St. Petersburg Scientific Research Institute of Vaccines and Serums and Biopharmaceutical Plant under Federal Medical Biological Agency of Russia.
Our Institute is cooperating successfully with the Saint Petersburg State Chemical Pharmaceutical Academy for several years. On a permanent basis, together, internship programs are organized within the framework of international projects for the specialists of the Latin American Biotechnology Institute (Nicaragua).
“It is important to create attractive conditions so that talented young people from other countries come to study at our universities (…), we must create the conditions so that the best foreign graduates can stay to work in Russia and obtain Russian citizenship” – said the Russian President, Vladimir Putin in his Annual Address to Federal Assembly.
The group of university students, accompanied by the vice-rector in work with foreign students, Anton Krasavidi, has spent this day in a setting of knowledge and impressions. Main biotechnologists, quality assurance experts, microbiologists and chemists from the Vaccines and Serums Institute detailed the specificity of their professions.
The students visited the production facilities of influenza vaccines, became familiar with some production processes, such as the disinfection of chicken embryos in an aerosol chamber, the temporary storage of chicken embryos in the thermal chamber, the contamination of chicken embryos with an influenza virus, incubation of infected chicken embryos, collection of allantoic fluid and etc.
The students actively participated in the discussion, asked many questions in particular, about the possibilities of doing an internship and the employment opportunities in the Vaccine Institute.
El Kansaui Anisa, told us:
«This year I graduate from university and would like to stay in Russia for a longer time to get work experience. But I do not know how my parents would react. Of course I am an adult and I can make decisions for myself. But my parents miss me and want me to return as soon as possible. Even so, I would like to do an internship in Russia».