Mikhail Gelfand

Russian Academy of Sciences

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Mikhail Gelfand graduated from the Moscow State University with a degree in mathematics, and since then worked in various fields of bioinformatics and molecular evolution, such as gene recognition, comparative genomics, evolution of regulatory systems etc. Currently he is studying co-evolution of transcription factors and their recognition sites, evolution of alternative splicing, and microevolution of bacterial genomes on the strain level. Mikhail Gelfand is vice-director for science of the Institute for Information Transmisison Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences and professor at the Faculty of Bioengineering and Bioinfrormatics of the Moscow State University. He was awarded A.A.Baev prize of the Russian Academy of Science for his work in bioinformatics (2007, with Andrey Mironov) and elected to Academia Europaea (2010).