Prof. Dr. Svetlana A. Limborska now is Department chair of Human Molecular Genetics Dept. at the Institute of Molecular Genetics, Russian Academy of Sciences. She got her M.Sc. in Biochemistry at Moscow State University, her Ph.D. degree in Molecular Biology (Engelgardt Institute of Molecular Biology, Russian Academy of Sciences) and her Doctor of Sciences degree in Genetics (Institute of Medical Genetics, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences). She is a Professor of Genetics at Institute of Molecular Genetics, Russian Academy of Sciences.
The main area of S.A. Limborska research is human molecular genetics, including population studies, pharmacogenomics and hereditary and common diseases. She has more than 300 articles published in well-known scientific journals, including Nature, Science, American Journal of Human Genetics etc. She is a Member of Vavilov Society of Genetists and Breeders, Russian Society of Medical Genetics, American Society of Human Genetics, Human Genome Organization, European Anthropological Association, European Society of Human Genetics. Member of Editorial Board of ‘Russian Journal of Genetics’ (Russia), ‘Molecular Genetics, Microbiology and Virusology’ (Russia), ‘Medical Genetics’, (Russia), ‘Proceedings of Latvian Academy of Sciences’ (Latvia).
She has got Russia State Prize award in 1996.