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 Expert  729197

Expert in Genomics, Marker Assisted Selection, Evolution, QTL Mapping, Genotyping, Bioinformatics, NGS

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Illinois (IL)
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Expert has applied his knowledge in molecular biology and genome evolution to study patterns of the chromosomal evolution in mammals. He published several manuscripts in Science, PNAS and Genome Research on this subject. His major discoveries were connected to the role of evolutionary breakpoints regions and large blocks of conserved genes in adaptation and speciation in mammals. He was one of major researchers involved in decoding and analysis of the cattle genome.






Expert has significant experience in organizing bioinformatic pipelines for the analysis of high-throughput genomic data, such as classical or next- generation sequencing projects. He has extensive experience working with 454 and Illumina next generation sequence data and preforming reference-genome and de novo assemblies. He led the development of several visualization and computational tools used for discoveries of the patterns of mammalian, insect, worm and avian chromosome evolution.

computational biology


genetic sequencing

Expert used his biological background for discoveries of economically important mutations in cattle influencing milk production traits and Welsh sheep breeds. He contributed to genetic analysis of various species and published numerous papers in Science, Nature on the subjects related to genetics. He holds a US patent on use of such mutations discovered during his research.


Expert has a long lasting experience in bioinformatics. He is the author of many computational programs that are used to analyse and visualise evolutionary events in animal chromosomes. He is the expert who actively promotes and uses a synthesis of an evolutionary biology and applied studies to help contemporarily livestock breeding. He works with multiple SMEs in the UK to build better livestock for the future. He used the data on genotyping of >300 samples of sheep to the study genetic profiles of Welsh sheep breeds and now is using this resource to study signatures of selection within the population in order to link desirable phenotypes to genotypes. He analyses the genomic sequences of multiple ruminant species in order to find the regions of ruminant genomes that are related to production traits in cattle, sheep and goat.





DNA sequencing






molecular genetics

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Peoria, Illinois;  Springfield, Illinois;  Joliet, Illinois;  Decatur, Illinois;  Champaign, Illinois;  Bloomington, Illinois;  Terre Haute, Indiana;  and Lafayette, Indiana.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
2010   PHCTHE   Postgraduate teaching   Aberystwyth University  
2000   Ph.D.   Genetics   Institute of Cytology and Genetics  
1997   MSc   Molecular Biology   Novosibirsk State University  
1995   BSc   Biology   Novosibirsk State University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2010 to


(Undisclosed University)


Institure of Biological Rural and Enviromental Sciences


Lecturer in Animal Genomics


Teaching genomics and bioinformatics, studies in the area of genome evolution and applied livestock genetics

2005 to


(Undisclosed University)



Senior Scientist


Study of chromosomal evolution of mammals

2005 to 2010


University of Illinois


Animal Sciences


Assistant Professor


He was performing research on the chromosome evolution in mammals and studies on economically important traits in cattle

2001 to 2005


University of Illinois


Animal Sciences


Postdoctoral Research Associate


He studies patterns of chromosomal evolution, developed sequencing pipelines



(Undisclosed University)





Career Accomplishments:
Professional Appointments

Editorial board, Animal Biotechnology


Soros Student Grantee 1995; Soros Graduate Student Grantee 1998; Jerome P. Miksche Award 1998; Soros Graduate Student Grantee 2000; Listed in Who is Who in America.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has 30 peer-reviewed publications and 1 patent.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Genome Research  
 - Identification of a missense mutation in the bovine ABCG2 gene with a major effect on the QTL ...  
 - Science  
 - Genome Research  

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