Research Institutes

Research Institute of Biology and Biophysics

The school of thought in evolutionary cytogenetics discovered the mutations system, the leading mechanism of speciation, based on which were revealed fundamentally new regularities of the evolutionary transformation of species and populations genomes. This direction was and continues to be successfully developed and deepened in molecular and genetic aspects.
The physiology laboratories conducted a study of human and animal physiological mechanisms, their development and stability. The main achievement is the development of new methodologies of physiological studies (the methodology and set of methods for studying the structural and functional state of the gastrointestinal tract mucous membrane layer, the assessment method of psychophysiological human resistance) to study the role of cardiac and respiratory rhythm in the mechanisms of internal time sense, and the creation of computer techniques for studying human time perception.
The department of ecology conducted a comprehensive field study of nature conservation and environmental management in Western Siberia. The department formed the basis of the landscape and ecological map of the Tomsk Region. Many environmental research projects are supported by various international funds.

Scientific Research Institute of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics 

The Institute has six academic departments:  

  1. Fluid Dynamics and Physics of the Explosion;
  2. Mechanics of Deformable Solids;
  3. Aerodynamics and Thermal Physics;
  4. Astrometry and Celestial Mechanics;
  5. Fast Processes;
  6. Mathematical Physics.
The institute with other departments of TSU conducts research in the following areas:

Siberian Physical-Technical Institute (SFTI)

Currently, the Institute structure comprises 6 departments: the research and education centers "Compound Semiconductors Physics and Electronics", "Radio and Optoelectronics Functional Materials", "Radiophysics and Electronics", "Research Institute of Medical Materials and Implants with Shape Memory", "Department of Computer Science" and "Photonics Branch"

The Institute also includes 7 independent laboratories on space geophysics and ecology, physics of plasticity and strength, physics of structural transformations, metallography, physics of inelasticity materials, alloys theories and the optical wave propagation laboratory.

The Institute develops high-tech industry, thereby creating the conditions for the production of SFTI scientists’ research and development activities. This principle of organization ensures the Institute’s economic sustainability and growth and promotes the scientific and technological development and increased basic and applied research in science and technology priority areas. The Institute consolidates research in the priority area "Industry of nanosystems and materials", by creating a Center for Nanotechnology. Now the several departments have actively developed this direction.

The Siberian Botanical Garden

The range of scientific interests includes:

TSU Siberian Botanical Garden is an urban area of 10 hectares that includes a protection park, a conservatory and greenhouse complex, and the area near the greenhouse representing a single landscape-architectural ensemble. The greenhouse complex, an area of 6.5 square meters, consists of 4 large sections open to the public and 8 isolated sections, where 12 major climate regimes are maintained. It exchanges introduction material with 150 botanical institutions from 40 countries.

Collections include more than 6,000 species, forms, and varieties of living plants, among them 1,750 tropical and subtropical taxons in the under-glass area. The Garden handles 137 species of world rare plants, including 43 species listed in the Red Book of the Russian Federation.

The Siberian Botanical Garden structure includes an administration and management department and 9 research laboratories where the field study of tropical and subtropical introduction of ornamental, medicinal, agricultural, rare and endangered plants is conducted and issues of dendrology and landscape architecture, biotechnology, phytochemistry, and protection of plants from pests and diseases are examined.