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Senior researcher at the Theodosius Dobzhansky Center for Genome Bioinformatics

General information

Leading scientist's research interests: Human genetics, comparative genomics, bioinformatics, molecular evolution, environmental protection, virology, genomics, genetic epidemiology, cell and molecular medicine, medical genetics, molecular evolution, comparative genetics

Quote by the head of the laboratory: The progress of researchers of the Center finds a significant reflection in scientific study of human genes, in comparative genomics, in preservation of species, in ethical standards of science and in education.

Scientific recognition

Awards and achievements:

2018 – Member of the US National Academy of Sciences (USA)

2016 – Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Russia)

2009 – Honorary Doctarate Degree in Veterinary Medicine conferred by

the College of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Zurich (Switzerland)

2006 – Institution of the «Stephen J.O’Brien Award» for Outstanding Paper Published by American Genetic Association (USA).

2006 – Annual Citation Award for Outstanding Research in AIDS and Cancer from the Saint Petersburg State University (Russia).

1998 – Oscar W. Schlam Lectureship Award School of Veterinary Medicine form the University of California Davis (USA).

1987 – Explorer's Club Annual Dinner Principal Lecture Award in Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the National Geographic Society (USA).

1986 – World Wildlife Fund Research Award (for study of genetic structure of relict populations of giant pandas (Switzerland).

1985 – National Geographic Society Research Award for study of genetics and reproduction of the East African cheetah (USA).

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