Svetlana Borinskaya (b. in Kolomna city, Moscow region, Russia) ::: Article
Specialist in molecular genetics, doctor of biological sciences. In 1980 graduated from the Moscow State University, Department of Biology. Worked at the Research Institute for Biological Tests of Chemical Compounds, later joined the All-Union Research Institute for Genetics and Selection of Industrial Microorganisms (Moscow). Author of more than 30 scientific and scientific popular writings, incl. the following ones (together with Prof. N.Yankovsky): "Human Genome: Threads of Fate" ("Chemistry and Life", 4/1998); "Structure of Prokaryote Genome" ("Molecular Biology", Vol. 33, 6/1999); "Our History Recorded in DNA" ("Nature", 6/2001); "Human Genome: Achievements and Perspectives" (Herald of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, 2003) and others; also "Genes and Behavior" (with E.Rogaev, "Chemistry and Life", 3/2000); "Computer Genomics: in Search of Genes" (with M.Gelgand, A.Mironov; "Chemistry and Life", 2/2001); "Ethnogenomics: History with Geography" (with E.Khusnutdinova; "Human Being", 1/2002) and others. The Russian Foundation for Fundamental Researches Contests' winner for Best Scientific Popular Article (1999-2000). Participated in international scientific conferences, incl. "Human Origins & Disease Meeting" (Spring Harbour, 2002), "The Third International Conference on Bioinformatics of Genome Regulation and Structure" (Novosibirsk, 2002), "The 31st Annual Meeting of the Society for Cross-Cultural Research" (Santa Fe, 2002) and others. Appeared in telecasts on the main Russian TV channels, and in the broadcast series on the "Govorit Moskva" channel. She focuses on molecular genetics, bacteria genomics, human genome, behavior genome, nations' genetic diversity. Currently is Senior Research Fellow at the Genome Analysis Laboratory, N.Vavilov Institute of General Genetics, the Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow).