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

Expert ID: 729197 Illinois, USA

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Expert. 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.

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. 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.

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 - Lafayette, Indiana

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

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2010 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Lecturer in Animal Genomics Department: Institure of Biological Rural and Enviromental Sciences Responsibilities: Teaching genomics and bioinformatics, studies in the area of genome evolution and applied livestock genetics
Years: 2005 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Senior Scientist Department: Responsibilities: Study of chromosomal evolution of mammals
Years: 2005 to 2010 Employer: University of Illinois Title: Assistant Professor Department: Animal Sciences Responsibilities: He was performing research on the chromosome evolution in mammals and studies on economically important traits in cattle
Years: 2001 to 2005 Employer: University of Illinois Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate Department: Animal Sciences Responsibilities: He studies patterns of chromosomal evolution, developed sequencing pipelines
Years: to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Department: Compar Responsibilities:

Career Accomplishments

Professional Appointments
Editorial board, Animal Biotechnology
Awards / Recognition
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.

Fields of Expertise

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