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International Laboratory of Bioinformatics



The laboratory was established in 2018 to advance the field of bioinformatics at the Faculty of Computer Science. The International Laboratory of Bioinformatics is actively engaged in the development and application of the most modern methods of machine learning and artificial intelligence for the analysis of omics molecular biology data.

The main areas of scientific activity of the laboratory are:

1. Fundamental studies of the role of secondary DNA structures and their relation to the epigenetic code. The practical application of research is aimed at developing drugs that control the work of flipons – secondary DNA structures that regulate the work of the genome. In particular, a potential cancer drug has been proposed that regulates the work of the genome by incorporating one of the flipons – Z-DNA.

2. Genetic research in the field of cardiogenetics, focused on creating a catalog of mutations of patients with cardiovascular diseases. In 2020, the Consortium "Genetics of сardiovascular diseases" was created.

3. Development of AI systems for predicting the diagnosis and course of diseases. Since 2020, the first systems for predicting the side effects of anticoagulants, antidepressants and antipsychotics have been made within the framework of this area of scientific activity of the laboratory.

4. Development of AI systems in bioinformatics. This direction finds application in pharmaceutical companies.

The results of the research work of the laboratory are published in Russian and international journals. Various scientific and educational events on the research topics are regularly held, such as scientific seminars on machine learning methods in bioinformatics, summer and winter schools on bioinformatics, round tables, conferences and the annual interdisciplinary forum of the "Genetics of сardiovascular diseases" Consortium. The International Laboratory of Bioinformatics is actively collaborating with leading world-class laboratories.


The HSE University Centre of Artificial Intelligence pursues research in 25 areas. Research groups partake in conferences and seminars, write articles, and conduct workshops. It is too early to draw conclusions and summarise the results, so project heads explain how matters stand in their interviews.
March 14
On 17-21 February, at Voronovo Study Centre, the conference school Information Technologies and Systems. Bioinformatics took place.
February 28
The International Laboratory of Bioinformatics participated in the Russian Congress on Clinical Pharmacogenomics in Moscow on February 4-5, 2022.
February 04
The AI Community conference, which was held online, was attended by leading international and Russian experts in the field of AI, as well as business representatives.
January 28
Employees of the laboratory of international bioinformatics take an active part in 3 days of practical work among scientists, IT industry leaders, businessmen and experts in the MACSPRO2021 conference.
December 18, 2021
On December 2, 2021, the First International Forum of Genomic and Biomedical Technologies "From birth to active longevity" was inaugurated at Surgut State University with the participation of the governor of Yugra Natalia Komarova, as well as the director of the District Department of Education and Youth Policy Alexey Drenin. Its organizers are the government of the district, the Ugra Development Fund and Surgut State University.
December 03, 2021
AI Journey is a conference that brings together leading international and Russian AI experts, representatives of business, government and academia.
November 15, 2021
Maria Poptsova spoke in an interview with «Kommersant Nauka» about the work of the «Genetics of cardiovascular diseases» consortium, which aims to create a comprehensive centralized catalog of genomic mutations in the Russian population.
October 20, 2021
The speaker is Maria Poptsova, Head of the International Laboratory of Bioinformatics
September 26, 2021
In early September, the first event of the Genetics of Cardiovascular Diseases consortium - an interdisciplinary forum "Cardiogenetics and Bioinformatics: Realities 2021" - was held at HSE University. The forum marked the start of the consortium after signing an agreement on scientific cooperation between the participating organizations. The forum was attended by heads and representatives of scientific centres and institutes from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Arkhangelsk, Tyumen and Surgut.
September 20, 2021
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