The laboratory conducts fundamental research in the following main areas:

  •  The study of the molecular genetic mechanisms operating in the formation of human and animal diseases;
  •  The study of human and animal gene pool evolution in Northern Asia;
  •  The study of the molecular genetic mechanisms contributing to human and animal adaptation to adverse living conditions;
  •  The development of new approaches for human diseases treatment;
  •  The theoretical study of the molecular mechanisms underlying the interaction of genetic with phenotypic variability of organisms.
Application areas:
  •  The development of new medicinal technologies in genomic medicine;
  •  Perfecting approaches for the selection of farm animals on the basis of genomic information.
Laboratory researchers have found evidence in favor of the three-constituent origin of Europeans, from Western European hunter-gatherers, early European farmers and ancient north-Eurasians. The relative contributions of these three ancient constituents varies widely among the different representatives of contemporary European population (Nature, 2014, Vol. 513, P. 409-416).

Expert in this field – Candidate of Medical Sciences, Professor Mikhail I. Voevoda,

Section of Cytology and Genetics, Department of Natural Sciences NSU
Section of Informational Biology, Department of Natural Sciences NSU
Institute of Cytology and Genetics of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences