Research into human population genetics is one of the cornerstones of contemporary science.

Knowledge of the gene pool of a population is essential for many reasons, not least in the search for genes that causes illness, for stratification in clinical trials, in the study of a country’s history, and to identify the origins of and relationships between different peoples. In many countries, including the U.S., U.K., Scandinavian countries, China, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, sweeping projects are underway to study the “national genome” that makes up the sequencing of hundreds of thousands of people, even the entire population of a country. This conference will bring together prominent Russian and foreign scientists specializing in population genetics: leaders of international and national genome projects. Their presentations will demonstrate the contemporary level of science and practical research in this sphere, and Russia’s prospects and possible development routes in this field will be discussed.

Conference Chairs: Yuri Nikolsky, Tatiana Tatarinova.

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09:00 — 09:45 Morning tea 09:45 — 10:00 Sergey Tunik SPbSU's project "Russian genomes" SPbSU, Russia 10:00 — 10:20 Vladimir Brukhin Genome Russia project: Аims and Аpproaches Theodosius Dobrzhansky Center for Genome Bioinformatics, Russia 10:20 — 10:40 Stephen O'Brien Genome Russia Project: Prospects and Progress Theodosius Dobrzhansky Center for Genome Bioinformatics, USA/Russia 10:40 — 11:00 Khalid Fakhro Population and disease genomics in Qatar Sidra Medical and Research Center, Qatar 11:00 — 11:20 Oleg Gusev Transnational genomics in Japan: current state and future directions Kazan Federal University, Russia 11:20 — 11:35 Tatiana Grigorieva "2000 exomes": genofond characteristics of the Tatarstan Republic population KazanFederal University, Russia 11:35 — 11:55 Egor Prokhortchouk Genetic analysis of contemporary ethnic groups of Russia Center "Bioengineering" of RAS, Russia 11:55 — 12:15 Petr Triska Detection and interpretation of polygenic adaptations Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde (i3S), Portugal 12:15 — 13:00 Lunch 13:00 — 13:20 Eran Elhaik The missing link of Jewish European Ancestry The University of Sheffield, UK 13:20 — 13:40 Svetlana Borinskaya Russian genomes: the study of genetic adaptations Vavilov Institute of General Genetics RAS, Russia 13:40 — 14:00 Elza Husnutdinova Genomics of Russian ethnic groups Ufa Scientific Center RAS, Russia 14:00 — 14:20 Nadezhda Maksimova Discovery of new genes and mutatuions in a "genetic isolate" of yakut population North-Eastern Federal University in Yakutsk, Russia 14:20 — 14:40 Tatiana Tatarinova Analysis of admixed individuals USC, CHLA, USA/Russia 14:40 — 15:00 Oleg Balanovsky Studies of Russian ethnic genomes via mitochondrial, Y-chromosomal and full-genome markers: past, present and future Vavilov Institute of General Genetics RAS, Russia 15:00 — 15:20 Vladimir Kharkov Population genomics of Siberian people Tomsk Institute of Medical Genetics, Russia 15:20 — 15:40 Tea 15:40 — 16:00 Svetlana Limborskaya Population genomics effects in patient response to chemotherapy Institute of Molecular Genetics RAS, Russia 16:00 — 16:20 Alla Lapidus The Human Microbiome and Personalized Medicine Centre for Algorithmic Biotechnology, SPbSU, Russia 16:20 — 16:40 Darya Iakovishina Copy number variations detection: cost and efficiency comparison for WES and WGS data iBinom, Russia 16:40 — 17:00 Svetlana Gorohova Should genotyping be recommended for cardiovascular disease risk assessment? JSC RZD, Russia 17:00 — 17:20 Ilya Korvigo Generalising better: applying deep learning to prioritise deleterious point mutations iBinom, Russia 17:20 — 17:40 Valery Puzyrev Panel discussion 17:40 — 18:20 Tatiana Tatarinova / Yuri Nikolsky Conclusion / General discussion