Yuri Moshkin, PhD

Dr. Yuri Moshkin is an internationally recognised researcher in the field of gene expression control. He has over 20 years of experience in biological research, and he has contributed to over 40 peered reviewed papers published in top-ranking journals (Nature Genetics, Molecular Cell, Genes and Development, ACS Nano, etc.), which, on average, were cited 56 times each (Hirch index = 20). Yuri’s major research interests include gene expression regulation, epigenetics, biophysics, nanobiology, etc. His recent work focuses on machine learning algorithms to predict human pathologies based on gene expression profile. Yuri holds PhD degree from the University of Geneva, Switzerland, with postdoctoral studies from Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, where he led the research team. Yuri is a principal investigator at the Institute of Cytology and Genetics, Russia.

Victor Guryev, PhD

Prof. Victor Guryev is a eminent researcher in the field of bioinformatics and genome biology. He is currently leading a research group at the European Research Institute for the Biology of Ageing (ERIBA), Groningen, the Netherlands, working on functional molecular changes in the process of ageing. His research interests focus on the dissection of mechanisms of variations in the genome and genome function caused by aging and the disease. His research is based on the integrative approach combining genomics, transcriptomics and proteomics on organismal, tissue and single cells levels. Victor is involved in numerous scientific collaborations across a variety of biomedical research fields, which include cancer, lung diseases, aging etc. He has published 96 papers, which, on average, were cited 49 times each (Hirch index = 31).

Tristan de Jong, PhD

Tristan de Jong is an up-and-coming young scientist in the field of bioinformatics. He defended his PhD in bioinformatics in 2019 under the guidance of Prof. Victor Guryev at the European Institute for Biology of Aging (ERIBA), Groningen, the Netherlands. His PhD research focused on gene noise and its implications in pathologies. During his studies Tristan has worked with several research groups on cancer, COPD, neurodegenerative disorders and other aging-related diseases. His current research focuses on improving genomic assemblies of model organisms and the development of stoichiometric models that improve the disease diagnostic. He is also working on his start-up company TriGene.

Olga Fontanellaz

Olga Fontanellaz is a specialist in international development in public health. She has an extensive experience in advisory and programme management roles, including working in some of the world's most challenging environments such as Papua New Guinea. Her expertise covers grant management and implementation of multi-million dollars grants, strategic management advice, resource mobilisation, and partnership with government, private sector, NGOs, bilateral and multilateral donor agencies, and other key stakeholders.

Olga Derkatch

Olga Derkatch holds a MSc in Business Administration and a MAS in Economics & Finance from the University of Geneva. After 8 years of working in private banking and investment advisory for international clients, she spent 3 years teaching finance and consulting for book editing.

Errol Fontanellaz

Errol Fontanellaz has a versatile background combined with excellent interpersonal communication skills and a creative mindset. His worked in information management, communication and other roles for different organisations, including the United Nations and NGO in Switzerland and Papua New Guinea. He also participated in the project dedicated to disappearing cultures and traditions He gradually developed a particular interest in alternative energy solutions, water restructuring, and innovative medical treatments.