By the end of 2016 TSU will have a scientific and educational biological cluster that will unify the Siberian Botanical Garden, the Research Institute of Biology and Biophysics, and the Institute of Biology.
According to Danil Vorobyov, the director of the Biological Institute, the idea of creating a biological cluster at TSU has a long history. Three major departments – the Biological Institute, the Siberian Botanical Garden, and the Research Institute of Biology and Biophysics – currently conduct research and educational activities in a wide range of areas, but due to the lack of established communication between them areas are duplicated or, conversely, disappear without finding support.
He also stressed that the most important decisions about the association of the units will be taken by the collective: the structure of the cluster should suit the majority. The term of this task is one year.