The T2T consortium presented the complete linear assembly of human chromosome 8 that resolves five previously long-standing gaps spanning millions of base pairs. The resulting sequence of chromosome 8, as well as raw data from complementary long-read sequencing technologies, are freely available from the Nature paper. Chromosome 8 is the first human autosome to be sequenced and assembled from telomere to telomere and contains only the third completed human centromere. Two CAB members, Dr. Alla Mikheenko and Tatiana Dvorkina, as well as two former CAB members, Dr. Sergey Nurk and Andrey Bzikadze, actively participated in the project. Congratulations!
Director of the Center Dr. Prof. Alla Lapidus was included in the Forbes list of 10 Russian Women in Science!
Alexey Gurevich, CAB senior research fellow, has been recognized by the Russian branch of Academia Europaea for his work on QUAST and NPDtools projects. The Academy’s prizes are awarded once every several years for remarkable achievements by young Russian scientists (under 34 y.o.) in one of the six fields of study: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Earth Sciences, Medicine and the Humanities.
Fourteen winners of the 2019 prizes were announced in December 2020. Congratulations!
CAB junior research fellow Dmitry Meleshko received a Russian President Scholarship for young scientists (under 35 years) in prioritized economics sectors. His application describes plans for coronaSPAdes and PathRacer future development and was highly praised by the experts. This is the first member of CAB to receive this award! Congratulations!