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Entry requirements:
  •  Master’s degree / equivalent in a related field
  •  B2 level of English
  •  Good track record of publications related to the topic of the intended research
  •  Strong research proposal 1,500 - 3,500 words

Research supervisor:
Nataliya Koltovaya
PhD, DSc

Supervisor’s research interests:
  •  Genetic stability (nuclear and mitochondrial).
  •  Epigenetic modifications.
  •  Regulatory chemical modifications of enzymes.
  •  Computer modeling of proteins.
  •  Genetic control of radio resistance and DNA stability.

Research highlights:
Collaboration with Russian Scientific Centers, Universities and foreign Scientific Institutions.

Supervisor’s specific requirements:
  •  Molecular biology.
  •  Genetics.
  •  Biochemistry.

Main publications:
  •  Koltovaya N, et al. Induction of mutations by heavy ion beams in yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Frontiers in Physics. 2020, in press.
  •  Dushanov EB Koltovaya NA. Effect of substitution Pro32Thr on the interaction between dimer subunits of human phosphatase ITPA. Cur. Enzyme Inhibition. 2019. 15 (1): 46-54.
  •  Koltovaya N.A. DNA damage-independent cell cycle arrest in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Radiation Biology. Radioecology. 2018. 58 (1): 5-14 (in Russian)
  •  Koltovaya N.A. Kinase CDK1/CDC28 and control of DNA integrity in yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Radiation Biology. Radioecology. 2017. 57 (6): 573‑590 (in Russian).
  •  Koltovaya N.A. Kinase cascade of DNA damage checkpoint. In: Genetics, Evolution and Radiation. Springer. 2016. ISBN 978-3-319-48837-0. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-48838-7. P. 125-140.