Skoltech’s Center for Data Intensive Biomedicine and Biotechnology is proud to announce the winners of the competitive program for research fellowships in Systems Biology. The program, which is the first of its kind in Russia, was made possible through a generous support from Philip Morris Sales and Marketing. The winners will receive a three-year support of basic research in the broad field of systems biology and data-intensive biology that is in the main focus of biomedical research at Skoltech. The total sum of the three-year support amounts to 1,890,000 rubles. In addition to support for their projects award recipients will be provided with mentorship opportunities through networking with best Russian and international scientists in the field. The winners will receive a diploma in a program-launch event on April 27th.
And the winners are:
- Ekaterina Khrameeva from Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, for her project “Molecular signatures of normal and aberrant development, aging and longevity in human brain”
- Ilya Vorontsov, from the Vavilov Institute of General Genetics, for his project “Prioritizing non-coding variants by transcription regulatory potential”
- Sergei Ryazansky, from the Institute of molecular genetics, for his project “Biological role of polymorphism of small RNA expression in Drosophila”
- Mikhail Pogorelyy, from the Shemyakin-Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, for his project “High throughput sequencing of identical twins TCR repertoires after yellow fever vaccination”
- Anastasiya Ivanova, from the Shemyakin-Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, for her project “High-throughoutput study of the genetic network controlled by the secreted regulator of the brain development and regeneration, Ag1, which was lost in higher vertebrates”.
Scientific advisers for the program:
Dr. Mikhail Gelfand (Moscow State University and Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences Information Transmission Problems)
Dr. Philipp Khaitovich (Skoltech)
Dr. Dmitriy Chudakov (Shemyakin-Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry)
The panel of experts:
Dr. Dalia Cohen, the Chief Scientific Officer and Head of Research of Beryllium
Prof. Manuel C Peitsch, the Chief Scientific Officer of Philip Morris International
Prof. Konstantin Severinov, Director of Skoltech Center for Data Intensive Biomedicine and Biotechnology