Why did I choose the master’s programme
“Physics Methods and Informational Technologies in Biomedicine”

Maksim Pleshkov

All the separated branches of science will associate with each other in the far future. However, we live in a post-non-classical period of the science development, and such sciences like synergy, biomedicine, biophysics and many others evolve very fast. They all open new horizons for investigation and they give new implementation possibilities for classic sciences. When I first learnt that there is a possibility to apply my knowledge in physics to medical field, I thought that it would be a great opportunity to work on a new project and to take part in research in the very beginning of this new associated field of science.

While doing my master degree, I pursue an aim to find new approaches to implement modern technologies in medicine, in order to essentially increase the efficiency of diagnostics and treatment. The up-to-date IT technologies give people many possibilities, but the only thing we need to do is to make them work for the most important fields in our life.

In addition, this programme gives an opportunity to make a research in physiology of the inner ear and to understand how vestibular system precisely works.

This programme gathers specialists from different fields of science, they work together to invent new techniques of research, diagnostics and treatment. In this environment exchange of experience goes without saying.

All of the aforesaid makes this programme very advanced and attractive for young specialists both in physics and medicine. Also after graduation there will be huge opportunities for work and research, that’s why I chose this programme.

Vikhareva Valeriia

Master’s programme «Physics Methods and Information Technologies in Biomedicine» has been chosen by me is not accidental. While studying at the SSMU and the writing of the diploma I received certain skills, knowledge, experience and an array of techniques required for research of any complexity in a wide range of health topics. So for me it became important to use and improve my skills and knowledge.

It was important for me that the biomedical sciences have become an area in which I can apply their knowledge and continue to grow as a professional. In this regard, I look forward to the opportunity to increase and improve my experience in working towards the achievement of more practical results to be implemented in the health sector. Therefore, training in this program is of great importance to me.

In the end, I want to note that the high hopes for this program. I believe that, as a student in this program you can not only extend the capabilities of their career and personal development, but to get the foundation to use my full potential. In addition, I feel that this opportunity will allow me to take advantage of numerous career opportunities in the foreseeable future.

Gulaia Valeriia

I have decided to apply for Master’s programme «Physics Methods and Information Technologies in Biomedicine» because I am sure it would strongly enrich my future studies and help me in my prospective career. Moreover I consider this programme as a great opportunity to get in touch with Dutch culture and educational system.

I’m very passionate when it comes to things I’m excited about like molecular biology. My previous training was closely related to research activities, so during this period I have found out, that I would like to specialize in the field of molecular modeling and protein structure prediction. Biological system such as cells is considered to be a very complex structure, so I became interested in the cell metabolism pecularities, such as metabolic pathways and their regulations which are the basis of molecular cell biology. This academic field plays important role in understanding formations, actions, regulations of cells which can be used efficiently for targeting new drugs and disease diagnosis. I believe that, without permanence effort to purchase knowledge concern the field of my science interest, I cannot be successful. Hence I consider the program will allow me to learn new skills and get cutting-edge knowledge so I will be capable of applying them to the biomedical research.

The program brings together experts from various fields of science it is held under the supervision of leading scientists in the field of medicine and physics so the participation in it is an excellent opportunity to engage in a definitely challenging research project. Moreover, I am confident that my experience in Maastricht would be extremely valuable for both my studies and overall general development.

Van Steen Abraham Christoffel Ignatius

I am Bram van Steen, a Dutch student in the ToMa programme. After my bachelor Biomedical sciences with major subject Molecular Life Sciences I was looking for a Masters study that combined the topic of my bachelor with my interest in physics and love for travelling.When I heard about the DD programme I immediately was interested.

Modern biomedical research is a no longer a purely biological research direction. With the development of new techniques based in physics, the increasing importance of systems biology and bioinformatics it has become a vast interdisciplinary field of research. This progress created a demand for a new kind of researcher, one that feels at home in physics and in biomedicine. Since this perfectly combines my interests. The basis is a good education in physics and biomedicine while at the same time giving the opportunity to experience the Russian culture and travel to Siberia. The things I was looking for, I decided to take on the challenge of a newly started collaboration between two very different universities. Challenges were to be expected in such an ambitious project but so far everything went very smooth.

Studying in Tomsk has been a great experience so far. Due to the small size of the programme there is a lot of attention from the teachers and I have learned a lot about physics and its applications in the field of biomedicine. Tomsk State University is a very progressive university with a rich history. The university and its staff have a very warm attitude and are helping me in both the study and getting used to life in Russia.

Next year I will return to Maastricht to follow the biomedical part of the programme and conduct my master research there. With this degree I hope to get a position in biomedical research that requires an interdisciplinary approach. I believe this programme will get me well prepared for this task.