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

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

A Letter from Ministry of Education and Science of RF

Very positive opinion about the Center in Official Letter and in Conclusion on the project

Conference in Skolkovo “Genome Russia”


The Lab’s seminar will be on Wednesday, April 13

April 13 at 2:00pm Anton Logachev: Interconnection of cytoskeletal components and detergent-resistance membranes during hyphal growth in basidiomycete Schizophyllum commune

A new article summarized hard work of T.Dobzhansky Center staff

Just published a new article summarized hard work of T.Dobzhansky Center staff in Genome Biology magazine

Genomic legacy of the African cheetah
(you can download and work with it)

And several releases about the article

A Brief video to explain the Genome10K project led by Dobzhansky Center scientists and the Genome10K Community of Scientists

2015 Genome10K Conference

Sunday, March 1, 2015 5:00 PM to Thursday, March 5, 2015 5:00 PM
Location: Chaminade Resort, Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Hosted By David Haussler, UC Santa Cruz

The 2015 Genome10K Conference will bring together scientists and stakeholders comprising the Genome10K Community of Scientists (G10KCOS)—zoologists, geneticists, genome scientists, technologists, and bioinformaticians who have pledged to facilitate the genome sequence and analyses of some 10,000 living species of vertebrates. (more…)

“Plagues, Populations & Survival”, Professor Stephen J O’Brien

The gold rush of whole genome sequences spurred by the human genome project, is heralding a new way to study the previously unanswerable from pre-history; allowing us to now mine the genomic footprints of ancient defining events of humankind and other mammals. As early paleontologists conjured up extinct forms based on fossil remains, genetic archaeologists reconstruct the origins of genomic patterns derived from ancient demographic episodes. (more…)

The oldest Russian University celebrates an anniversary

После долгих споров, историки всё же сумели доказать, что Петербургский университет открыли 290 лет назад, при Петре Первом.

Indiana Jones of Genomics

Stephen O’Brien, who revolutionised conservation biology, discovered a gene that resists HIV and helped solve a real-life murder mystery, is in Calcutta this week to deliver a series of talks. Prasun Chaudhuri interviewed him. (more…)

A cat will help kill the virus

Bioinformatics: computer science in life science

Where is it possible to study bioinformatics?

Those who have strong mathematicial basis should consider Algorythms and Data Analysis in Bionformatics master proframme on bioinformatics. which is mostly dedicated to mathematical component of bioinformatics. The programme is being developed with the help of Algorithmic Biology Lab under St. Petersburg Academic University of the Russian Academy of Sciences, led by professor of Computer Science and Engineering department at the University of California (San Diego) Dr. Pavel Pevzner, the winner of the first mega-grant contest.


An open University for inquisitive people

Old Dogs Teach a New Lesson About Canine Origins

Old Dogs Teach a New Lesson About Canine Origins

The Cat: evolution, domestication and Genome 10k


Кошачья жизнь

De novo assembly of an Amur tiger whole-genome sequence is published

Interview: Dr Stephen O’Brien pioneers genome ‘bible’ for scientists to cure diseases

The tiger genome and comparative analysis with lion and snow leopard genomes

Lectures by Dr. Taras Oleksyk, professor at the University of Puerto Rico

Our Center continues to develop its international colaborations in the scientific community. Last week Dr. T. Oleksyk was here with a scientific visit. This outstanding researcher is so resourceful that his sequencing project runs independently from grants and are funded by his fundraising activities.


Killer didn’t have a ‘Snowball’s’ chance as cat’s DNA puts him away in murder of gal pal


American Humane Association announces three new senior fellows for humane research institutes

As the nation’s sole humanitarian organization dedicated to the unique dual focus of protecting both children and animals, American Humane Association has, since 1877, relied upon sound research and science to drive its policy goals.

Straight talk with… Stephen O’Brien

Straight talk with…Stephen O’Brien
by Elie Dolgin
Nature Medicine 19, 9 (2013) doi:10.1038/nm0113-9
Published online 07 January 2013

Polly Wanna Genome?

Puerto Rican businesses and residents come together to support the genomic sequencing of the island’s only native parrot species, hoping to help protect the endangered bird.
Sequencing the parrot’s genome could not only serve as a tool for studying the current genetic variation of the Puerto Rican parrot, but could also help identify genetic changes that accompanied the diversification of ancestral parrot species.

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Dr. Stephen O’Brien interview (in Russian)

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