О, Спорт! 2.0
ул. Куйбышева, д. 26
15 МАЯ 2018
19:00 - 21:00
Лекции Стефана О'Брайна и Даниила Александрова будут проводиться на английском языке


Stephen J. O’Brien

World leading molecular biologist, Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of the Theodosius Dobzhansky Center for Genome Bioinformatics, St. Petersburg State University

The Human  Genome mysteries of  the Russian peoples: Science secrets unravelled and interpreted

The Russian Federation spans 11 time zones and is the home of ~146,000,000 people: 80% are the genetically heterogeneous “ethnic Russians” and the remainder identify themselves as one of ~200 indigenous ethnic minorities.. The Genome Russia Project, led by the Dobzhansky center at SPSU offers  high coverage whole genome sequencing and analysis of peoples of the Russian Federation. My presentation will highlight DNA variation in Russian citizens  with interpretations important for both medical genetics as well as the earliest migratory histories of  indigenous Russian ethnicities.


Dr. Stephen J. OBrien is a world leading molecular biologist and dedicated conservationist who uses the tools of molecular biology to help protect endangered species and understand devastating diseases such as cancer and AIDS. His research interests and expertise span human and comparative genomics, genetic epidemiology, AIDS, cancers, retro-virology, bioinformatics, biodiversity and species conservation.

Daniil Alexandrov

Professor, Dean of the School of Social and Human Sciences and Deputy Director of the Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg

Sex and the City: searching for partners and what sociology knows about it

Seeking partners for sex, cohabitation and marriage can be viewed as a kind of market. We’ll discuss how these markets were traditionally organized in the city, how did they change throughout the last 50 years, and what changes were introduced into people’s lives by the dating websites and apps.

Daniil Alexandrov is a sociologist who studies education and inequality, migration, social networks offline and online, as well as digital traces of people’s behavior and other problems of social informatics. He teaches at the Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg, where he also takes administrative duties as the dean of the School of Social and Human Sciences and deputy director of the Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg.