Mission Statement


Wednesday, August 23. at 2:00om. Anna Kukekova (University of Illinois) Genome analyses of tame and aggressive SILver Foxes; The Baleyev experiment revisited



Retreat 2017

Traditional Miniconference (retreat) for the lab’s staff and for guests on August 20-22 2017 in Druzhba hotel (Vyborg).

PostDoc open position

The Dobzhansky Centers for Genomic Bioinformatics at the St. Petersburg State University headed by Prof. Stephen O’Brien is advertising a postdoc position in the group of Vladimir Brukhin (http://dobzhanskycenter.spbu.ru/en/archives/staff/vladimir-brukhin). The research topic: “Sequencing, assembly and annotation of the highly heterozygous genome of the apomictic plant Boechera divaricarpa”. Classifiers: Bioinformatics; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Plant Genomics; >>>

Congratulation, Steve!

The project 17-14-01138 “Improvement and comparative analysis of genomes Felidae-family with new sequencing technology” headed by Stephen O’Brien won on competition 2017 of Russian Science Foundation on priorities directions on “Conducting basic researchы by selected research groups” Full list available here – http://www.rscf.ru/sites/default/files/docfiles/ONG_2017.pdf

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Foundation' News


2015.12.15 Congratulation to Dr. Vladimir Brukhin to win a grant competition. Russian Foundation of Basic Researches selected the winners of competition for a proposals of mutual cooperative projects between Russian and Indian research groups. There were 145 proposals and only 50 includes into the list of the winners and one of them, headed by Leading >>>


Media about us


Russian Academy of Science elected as a foreign member of the Academy Stephen O’Brien. Congratulation! It’s real approve his efforts on develop science in Russia https://indicator.ru/article/2016/10/28/pobediteli-vyborov-v-ran-inostrannye-chleny/

TV broadcasting chanal St/Petersberg Made a clip about Theodosius Dobzhansky Center for Genome Bioinformatics

TV Channel Sankt-Petersburg in a serie “Matrix of Science” made 15 minutes video about Theodosius Dobzhansky Centre for Genome Bioinformatics. See the clip on youtube


The principal goal of Theodosius Dobzhansky Center for Genome BioInformatics is to build a community where genetic and computer scientists, students, fellows and staff labor to develop, test, and apply innovative computational routines for human gene discovery, for vertebrate genome assembly and annotation, for functional imputation and for translation to global heath and environmental well being.

Our strategy is to develop and implement fast, proven, efficient, computational algorithms for genome assembly, annotation, interpretation, gene discovery and genome mining.

Our hope would be to empower one day soon all available vertebrate species with a genomic resolution for study, and application for comparative medicine as well as species betterment and conservation.

The bedrock for these efforts is to embrace and improve the phenomenal advances of genome bio-technology, sequence databases and analytical routines to resolve the most important lessons of 400 million years of vertebrate adaptive evolution for comparative biology (physiology, biochemistry, endocrinology, development, neuroscience and others) and particularly comparative medicine. These discoveries invariably have applications in human or animal improvement.

We propose to accomplish these goals by active facilitation of international science expertise, access and cooperation to build accessible informatics tools for gene discovery, gene transfer, gene therapy and imputation for drug development.