Dr. Olga Bochkareva

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Principal Investigator at CUBE, UniVienna google scholar

Course instructor at Bioinformatics Institute

Computational biology, Genomics, Molecular Evolution

Research interests

My research interests cover various topics of microbial genomics from development of new methodology and their application for medical purposes to fundamental questions of genome organization and evolution.

My current projects are focused on:

  • architecture of bacterial chromosomes: genome rearrangements, horizontal gene transfer, homologous recombination, multi-chromosome bacterial species;
  • evolution of virulence factor, plasmids, antibiotic resistance; microbe-host interactions;
  • evolution of bacterial communities: pan-genomics, metagenomics, taxonomy.

Funding and Awards

2022 ESPRIT Programme (“Early Stage Programme: Research, Innovation and Training”), funding from Austrian Science Fund (FWF), total amount – 294.015€

2019 ISTplus postdoctoral fellowship, funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 754411.


2019 Ph.D. (bioinformatics) from Kharkevich Institute for Information Transmission Problems RAS. PhD thesis: “Reconstruction of evolutionary history of genome rearrangements in bacteria”, supervisor: Prof. Mikhail S. Gelfand.

2012 Master of Science (applied mathematics and physics), Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (BSc in 2010).

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