Nikolay Vyahhi

I'm working in the Pavel Pevzner's Algorithmic Biology Lab in St. Petersburg, Russia.

My primary project is Rosalind — a platform for learning bioinformatics through problem solving, see mentions on Slashdot, Y Combinator and Reddit, as well as a new educational platform Stepic.

Also we're developing cool algorithms & software for large genomic data. Sibelia, a comparative genomics tool which is able to handle hundreds of bacterial genomes, as well as SPAdes, genome assembler for single-cell next-generation sequencing data with highly non-uniform coverage. All software were released to open-source.

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I've got my masters' degree with honors from the Department of Software Engineering of SPb State University.

I've also had 3 years of undergraduate studies in Law @ SPbSU Law Faculty (international law major) and 1 year of graduate studies in Mathematical Economics @ SPb HSE.



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Updated: November 12, 2012.