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This year, Oksana Ivanova graduated from ITMO’s Master’s program in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology among the best graduates. She discussed her experience, current research, and further plans for studies with ITMO.NEWS.
The tournament’s participants had to create an algorithm that would use data on microbiota to identify whether a patient has inflammatory bowel disorders. The team from St. Petersburg became the only ones to win two of the competition’s categories.
How Algorithms Help Design Drugs: ITMO Graduate Aleksandr Sadovnikov On Developing Bioinformatics Software
Aleksandr Sadovnikov has recently completed his ITMO Master’s program, but he’s already a senior software developer at BIOCAD. In June, he published an article on Habr in which he discusses the role of algorithms in drug development and the use of knowledge that he got at the university.
Introduced as part of the Master’s program Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, the major is designed for graduates of Bachelor’s programs in mathematics and programming who are interested in exploring the field of bioinformatics.
The researcher told ITMO.NEWS about her work in comparative genomics, how model yeast objects are used for understanding the mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of human diseases, and how standup paddleboarding helps her relax after intense work.
An international team of scientists that included researchers from ITMO University developed a software tool that makes it possible to quickly and efficiently find similar parts in the genomes of different animals, which is essential for understanding how closely related two species are, and how far they have evolved from their common ancestor. The research was published in Giga Science.
Sedreh Nassirnia: I Want to Explore the Answers to the Most Intriguing Questions in Biology, Chemistry and Other Fields
Hailing from Iran, Sedreh Nassirnia completed her Master's degree in Computer Engineering at Qazvin University while working as an executive manager for the Iranian General Dentists Association in Tehran and also teaching part-time at the university. Now she is taking her Master’s in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology at ITMO University.
ITMO University PhD student Karina Pats on Her Job in the Field of Bioinformatics in Kazakhstan and her Career in Academia
Karina Pats graduated from ITMO University’s Applied Computer Science program last year, and at the moment is getting a PhD degree. She also works on a big project at Nazarbayev University (Kazakhstan) under the grant for research of nuclear receptor action mechanisms. Karina shared with ITMO.NEWS why research of these mechanisms can potentially help development of a new medicine, how bioinformatics work in Kazakhstan, and why she decided to pursue a career in academia instead of the industry.
In 2020, ITMO University has launched the Laboratory of Genomic Diversity under the academic supervision of the renowned American scientist Stephen J. O’Brien. This new department is to become an important Russian center of bioinformatics, where scientists will work on collecting genomes of different living organisms and studying genetic diversity of animals and people. This work should help in fighting many diseases while also providing a better understanding of the ways in which biodiversity changes on our planet. ITMO.NEWS met with the coordinators of this emerging laboratory and learned what research they plan to do in the near future.
Scientists Develop Algorithm for Researching Evolutionary History of Species with Whole-genome Duplications
An international team of scientists created an algorithm for studying the evolutionary history of species with whole-genome duplications, chiefly yeast and plants. The program can be used to analyze the genetic information about these species and make conclusions on how whole-genome duplication took place and why it secured a foothold in the process of evolution. The article was published in Oxford Bioinformatics, one of the leading titles in the field of Computer Science.