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Maria Sokolova

PhD Thesis Defense

Candidate: Maria Sokolova
Date of Thesis Defense: June 15, 2018, 10:00
PhD Program: Life Sciences
Thesis Title: Functional and structural analysis of a non-canonical multisubunit RNA polymerase encoded by giant bacteriophage AR9 
Professor Konstantin Severinov, Skoltech
Room 450
Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology
Skolkovo Innovation Center, Nobel St., bld. 3
Moscow 121205

PhD Defense Jury Reports:



Professor Yuri Kotelevtsev, Skoltech (Chairman): report
Professor Petr Sergiev, Skoltech: report
Professor Andrey Kulbachinskiy, Institute of Molecular Genetics RAS: report
Dr. Shunsuke Tagami, RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies: report
Professor Finn Werner, University College London: report

Thesis final changes log

Thesis Defense Outcome:

The thesis is accepted “as is.” The candidate is awarded the Skoltech PhD degree.

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