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Valentina Burskaia

PhD Thesis Defense

Date & Time:

December 1, 2020, 17:00
Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, 30, Bolshoi Boulevard, bld. 1, Room E-R3-C2-2007

Candidate: Valentina Burskaia
PhD Program: Life Sciences
Thesis Title: Positive selection in parallel evolution

Professor Georgii Bazykin, Skoltech

PhD Defense Jury Reports:

Professor Konstantin Severinov, Skoltech (Chairman): report
Assistant Professor Dmitry Ivankov, Skoltech: report
Professor Fyodor Kondrashov, Institute of Science and Technology Austria, Austria: report
Professor Konstantin Popadin, Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, Russia: report
Professor Matthew Hahn, Indiana University Bloomington, USA: report

Thesis Changes Log

Revised thesis:

Positive selection in parallel evolution

Thesis Changes Log (after minor revisions)

Thesis Defense Outcome:

Pass with Minor Revisions. The candidate’s thesis is accepted subject to minor revisions.

The candidate made revisions to the thesis. The final version of the thesis was uploaded on December 22, 2020. 

The candidate is awarded the Skoltech PhD degree.