Visit to the Institute for Fundamental Medicine and Biology 2018-01-25 16:40:00 Kazan Vladimir Putin learned about the work of the Institute for Fundamental Medicine and Biology of Kazan Federal University and held a video conference with the country’s top universities. The Institute for Fundamental Medicine and Biology is the core of the biomedical cluster of Kazan Federal University. It comprises a genome centre, a neurobiology laboratory, a bio bank, and centres for biomedical microscopy, pharmaceuticals and translational medicine. The President learned about the work of the engineering centre to design simulators and how they help train students. The President was shown, in particular, a dental phantom class, as well as robotic manikins which can be used to reconstruct the anatomy of a particular patient based on a tomographic image. Kazan University was founded in 1804 and acquired the status of federal university in 2010. Currently its enrolment stands at over 40,000 students.