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At the Bioinformatics Institute, each student participates in a research project
under the guidance of top experts from the fields of bioinformatics and biotechnology from scientific labs and companies.

The project involves virtual meetings on a weekly basis, as well as 10-15 hours of individual student work per week. Successful projects often lead to continued collaboration and published work.

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Publications based on Institute Project Results
Many students and graduates publish their project results in international scientific journals. Below we want share some of them.
  1. Systemic metabolic depletion of gut microbiome undermines responsiveness to melanoma immunotherapy. Life Science Alliance, 7(5), 2024;
  2. GADMA2: more efficient and flexible demographic inference from genetic data. GigaScience, Volume 12 (2023);
  3. Overview of Transcriptomic Research on Type 2 Diabetes: Challenges and Perspectives. Genes (Basel); 13(7):1176 (2022);
  4. Narrow-Headed Voles Species Complex (Cricetidae, Rodentia): Evidence for Species Differentiation Inferred from Transcriptome Data. Diversity, 14(7), 512 (2022);
  5. Systematic benchmark of state-of-the-art variant calling pipelines identifies major factors affecting accuracy of coding sequence variant discovery. BMC Genomics volume 23, Article number: 155 (2022);
  6. GALC variants affect galactosylceramidase enzymatic activity and risk of Parkinson's disease. Brain. awac413. (2022);
  7. Chromosome-level genome assembly and structural variant analysis of two laboratory yeast strains from the Peterhof Genetic Collection lineage. G3 Genes. Volume 11, Issue 4 (2021);
  8. PaReBrick: PArallel REarrangements and BReaks identification toolkit. Bioinformatics. 3;38(2):357-363. (2021);
  9. High Rates of Genome Rearrangements and Pathogenicity of Shigella spp. Front Microbiol. 12;12:628622 (2021);
  10. Development of SNP Set for the Marker-Assisted Selection of Guar ( Cyamopsis tetragonoloba (L.) Taub.) Based on a Custom Reference Genome Assembly. Plants (Basel); 10(10):2063. (2021);
  11. The level of putative carotenoid-binding proteins determines the body color in two species of endemic Lake Baikal amphipods. PeerJ, 19;8:e9387 (2020);
  12. A Data-Driven Review of the Genetic Factors of Pregnancy Complications. Int. J. Mol. Sci, 21(9), 3384 (2020);
  13. metaFlye: scalable long-read metagenome assembly using repeat graphs. Nature Methods Nov;17(11):1103-1110 (2020);
  14. Phenome-wide functional dissection of pleiotropic effects highlights key molecular pathways for human complex traits. Sci Rep; 10(1):1037 (2020);
  15. Catching hidden variation: systematic correction of reference minor allele annotation in clinical variant calling. Genetics in Medicine. Volume 20, Issue 3 (2018);
  16. Stargardt disease-associated mutation spectrum of a Russian Federation cohort. Eur J Med Genet ;60(2):140-147 (2017);
  17. Genome Sequencing and Comparative Analysis of Saccharomyces cerevisiae Strains of the Peterhof Genetic Collection. PLoS One; 11(5):e0154722 (2016);
  18. Ragout—a reference-assisted assembly tool for bacterial genomes. Bioinformatics, Volume 30, Issue 12, 15 (2014);
Project Descriptions by Year
Each year, we publish the results of all Institute projects in an abstract book. The book has been indexed in the Russian Science Citation Index (RSCI) since 2021. Additionally, students create a comprehensive repository on GitHub and a presentation to accompany their work. Students include these resources to their CVs as a demonstration of their bioinformatics experience and skills when applying for employment or further education.

Older project descriptions and presentations are available only in Russian language.
Our graduates conducted projects at