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About the project director

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Name:  Rogaev Evgenii Ivanovich Place and date of birth: Kemerovo oblast, Russia, October 31, 1960 Citizenship: Russia Academic degree and titles: Doctor of Biology, Professor Positions:Head of the Human Genomics and Genetics Department and the Laboratory of Evolutionary Genomics, Vavilov Institute of General Genetics, Russian Academy of Sciences; Professor of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, United States. Professor of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, United States. Fields of expertise: Molecular genetics and neurobiology.

 

Major scientific achievements

Discovery of hypervariable element families in the human genome and practical application of a method of individual DNA identification. Detection of genes, whose aberrations are responsible for hereditary diseases in humans, in particular, genes associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Mapping of human-specific epigenetic sites regulating gene activity in brain neurons. Investigation of DNA from paleontological and historical samples.

 

Scientific recognition

Awards and grants:

    • State Prize of the Russian Federation, 1996.
    • Baev Prize, 1997.
    • Howard Hughes Medical Institute International Research Scholar Award, 1995.
    • Discovery Award from TLL Temple Foundation, Alzheimer’s Association), 2003.
    • Distinguished Investigator NARSAD Award, National Alliance of Research in Schizophrenia and Affective Disorders, 2008.
    • Member of Academia Europaea since 2010.