Professors and Fellows
PhD in molecular biology
Aleksey Komissarov received his PhD in molecular biology in the Institute of Cytology of the Russian Academy of Sciences in 2012. In 2013, he became a postdoctoral fellow at the Theodosius Dobzhansky Center for Genome Bioinformatics at Saint Petersburg State University. While working with Steve O. Brien, he gained extensive interdisciplinary experience in molecular biology, genomics, bioinformatics, natural language processing, software development, machine learning and artificial intelligence. Since 2019, he is a leading researcher at the Advanced Materials and Technology Solution Chemistry Laboratory at ITMO. Aleksey Komissarov research interests include the development of a genome graph for working with human and animal genomic data, working with the non-coding part of the genome, especially with satellite DNA and Alu-repeats.
Ananya did graduation (2009) in Chemistry from Rastraguru Surendranath College, India. After that she did her Master degree (2011) in Chemistry with Physical Chemistry specialisation from Presidency College, India. She joined as a guest lecturer for the course of general Physical Chemistry during 2011-2012 in department of Chemistry, Rishi Bankim Chandra College for Women, Naihati, India. Then in 2012 she qualified CSIR-National Eligibility Test (CSIR-NET) and enrolled in doing doctoral studies. She did her PhD from Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata, India and got the degree in 2018. Her research work was on optical behaviour study of carbon based nanomaterial. She is continuing her research work as a Post-doctoral fellow in ITMO University, Russia.Ananya did graduation (2009) in Chemistry from Rastraguru Surendranath College, India. After that she did her Master degree (2011) in Chemistry with Physical Chemistry specialisation from Presidency College, India. She joined as a guest lecturer for the course of general Physical Chemistry during 2011-2012 in department of Chemistry, Rishi Bankim Chandra College for Women, Naihati, India. Then in 2012 she qualified CSIR-National Eligibility Test (CSIR-NET) and enrolled in doing doctoral studies. She did her PhD from Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata, India and got the degree in 2018. Her research work was on optical behaviour study of carbon based nanomaterial. She is continuing her research work as a Post-doctoral fellow in ITMO University, Russia
Ph.D. in genetics
M.A. in Applied Mathematics and Informatics, Faculty of Applied Mathematics and Control Processes, Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia
M.S. in Biology, Faculty of Biology, Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia
PhD in Genetics, Department of Genetics and Biotechnology, Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia
Candidate of Science, Doctor of Technology (Ph.D.)
Evgeny Belyaev is working as research fellow at ITMO University International Laboratory "Computer Technologies". He received Candidate of Science degree in technical sciences in 2009 in Russia and Doctor of Technology degree at Tampere University of Technology in Finland. In 2010 Evgeny got Intel Corporation Recognition Award and in 2013, 2015 and 2016 Exemplary Reviewer award by IEEE Communications Letters Journal. He was also awarded in Grand Video Compression Challenge during 30th Picture Coding Symposium, San Jose, CA, USA in 2013. Evgeny has more than 40 papers in international journals and conferences and 4 patents. In 2011 he got best paper award at The 11th International Conference on Next Generation Wired/Wireless Advanced Networking.
Ph.D. in Human Biology
In my academic work I am trying to make healthcare transparent for professionals and accessible for patients through digitalization. The ultimate goal is to develop a theory of analysis and synthesis of intelligent medical information systems and methods of their modeling and design.
Currently the most efforts go to the following topics:
- Standardization of medical data and treatment workflows to provide process level interoperability
- Clinical decision support services to analyze and predict clinical paths
- Patient empowerment tools to allow management and active contribution of self-observation data to increase adherence of the patients for better clinical outcomes.
Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences
Marina Dukhinova has graduated from the Faculty of biology, Lomonosov Moscow State University. Her diploma was dedicated to investigation of the cellular markers of preliminary aging. She then moved to Hong Kong where she studied immune mechanisms of neurodegenerative disorders and received her PhD degree in Biomedical Sciences in 2016. Marina further continued her research work in immunology as a postdoctoral researcher in Hong Kong and in Italy, where her scientific interests were concentrated on antitumor immune responses. Marina is now a postdoctoral researcher in the Laboratory of experimental oncology, SCAMT research institute, ITMO University.
Ph.D. in theoretical physics
Oleksandr Kyriienko is a Ukrainian theoretical physicist working in the fields of quantum optics and condensed matter physics. He obtained a PhD degree from the University of Iceland in September 2014, working in the area of semiconductor quantum optics and polaritonics. During the research career Oleksandr has had extended visits to many research institutions around the globe, including NTU in Singapore, Nordita in Sweden, IIP in Brazil, and KITP in California. From 2014 to 2017 he worked as a Postdoctoral researcher at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, Denmark. Oleksandr has been a Fellow at Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics in Stockholm. His scientific interests generally include quantum and nonlinear optics and condensed matter theory. In particular, it encompasses quantum simulation, cavity optomechanics, circuit QED, quantum chemistry, and single photon devices.
Republic of Belarus
In 2008, I graduated from the Belarusian State University, the Faculty of Chemistry among the top ten students of the course and began working at the Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus under the supervision of Prof. A.I. Kulak. In 2013–2014, I have had an internship at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces as a visiting researcher (Potsdam, Germany) at the Interfaces Department of prof. Helmut Möhwald under the supervision of prof. E.V. Skorb, then since 2014, at the Biomaterials Department of prof. Peter Franz in the group of E.V. Skorb. In 2017, I successfully defended the PhD thesis: “Electrochemical formation of functional coatings on titanium”. During my scientific career, I was an executor in four state national programs, six BRFFR projects, two international projects. I was the head of two BRFFR-RFBR projects and a research grant for PhD students “Development of light-responsive coatings based on mesoporous TiO2 films and pH-responsive hydrogels” (in the framework of DAAD, Potsdam, Germany).
PhD in Physics
Dr. Vasily Kravtsov received his Diploma in 2009 from the Physics Department of M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University and his PhD in Physics in 2017 from the University of Colorado at Boulder, USA. He has worked for several years as a research assistant at the Physics Department of CU Boulder and Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA), focusing on experimental research in the fields of near-field optics, nanotechnology, and femtosecond laser pulses. In the summer of 2018, Vasily joined the ITMO Fellowship and Professorship Program and is currently a leading research fellow in the Department of Physics, ITMO University. His research interests include two-dimensional quantum materials, ultrafast spectroscopy, and nonlinear nano-optics.
Ph.D. in Physics
In 2009 Nikita graduated from the Mathematics and Mechanics department of SPbSU. Between the years 2008 and 2011 he made several visits to Bielefeld University (Germany) as a guest researcher. His work there was mainly focused on random matrix theory. This research became the basis of his PhD thesis which Nikita defended successfully in 2012 at the SPbSU Mathematics and Mechanics department.
From 2010 to 2014 Nikita continued his research at the Chebyshev Laboratory supervised by the Fields medal laureate Stanislav Smirnov.
In 2013 he developed an interest in computational biology and consequently became a postdoc at the Computational Biology Institute at the George Washington University (Washington DC, USA).
Nikita has been working at ITMO University since October 2017. He leads several projects in the fields of bioinformatics and computational biology. His main project is devoted to genome rearrangement analysis using graph theory, including random graphs. His other project is aimed at haplotype calling and virus phylogeny reconstruction.