Shingo Miyauchi, Staff Scientist
I am a senior computational biologist in fungal biology and plant-microbe interactions. My expertise is visual integrative omics and development of analytical tools. I have been involved in over 20 international fungal genome projects. I am a researcher with over ten years of post-doc experience (worked in Australia, France, and Germany). Before joining the lab at OIST, I was a departmental bioinformatician at Max Planck Institute in Germany. I am expanding the field of comparative visual multi-omics. Please follow me for the latest developments in visual omics.
Nikolai Iakushev, Staff Scientist
My research interest is the study and protection of migratory bird species including the study of genomic patterns of rare and endangered species. I have also been the field team leader for the conservation of the Spoon-billed Sandpiper in Chukotka for 10 years. My role is to organize and develop field research of rare and endangered bird species. In my spare time I enjoy reading, hiking, and traveling.
Saori Chappell, Research Unit Administrator
My role is to support the unit members to achieve their objectives from the administrative side and to ensure smooth running of the unit. I enjoy getting to know everyone's projects and the opportunity to meet people from all over the world. Originally from Okinawa, I spent 10 years living in London, UK. With a background in post-production, I have a wide-ranging administrative experience as subtitle coordinator. Outside of work, I enjoy art, travel and spending time with my family and friends.
Anna Toidze, Research Unit Technician
I completed my Bachelor's studies in Ruhr University Bochum and did my thesis in Institute of Science and Technology studying the fitness landscapes of Green Fluorescent Proteins (GFPs). Here, I continue exploring the GFPs in experimental and theoretical settings. In my free time, I enjoy learning languages, traveling and listening to music.
Arina Mazurova, Research Unit Technician
MSc. & BSc. in Biology, biochemistry at Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
My MSc thesis was dedicated to small RNAs in mycobacteria, right now I am using bacteria as a model to study the evolutionary landscapes of different things. In my spare time, I like reading books, studying world history, and walking around in virtual Polish swamps
Aygul Minnegalieva, Research Unit Technician
My research interests include the combination of immunology, evolutionary and synthetic biology. Specifically, my current project in the lab involves the comparative study of protein-protein interactions between coronaviruses and humans. As part of my responsibilities in the lab, I conduct cell culture work. Additionally, I am interested in application of machine and deep learning models to biological questions.
Fedor Gagarin, Research Unit Technician
Before joining OIST I was a software architect in a banking sector. In the unit I apply my experience to help colleagues to improve their high computational models, write software to automate experiments and share my knowledge of good practices in the software developing area that will help them in their research. During my free time I raise a daughter, make a lot of photos and study new software development technologies to improve my skills.