Sofya Medvedeva

PhD student

Supervisor – Konstantin Severinov

Entry year – 2014

Graduated from MSU, department of bioengineering and bioinformatics

Research project – Uncovering determination of sequence specificity of CRISPR system function.

CRISPR–Cas systems are newly discovered adaptive prokaryotic defences against invading mobile genetic elements. Determinants of CRISPR adaptation preferences are currently unknown. The main goal of my project is understanding of principles, which determine frequency of acquisition of new sequences in

CRISPR loci.

M.Sc.  Diploma:

LUMC, Virus Evolution and Bioinformatics group. Leiden, Netherlands. 

MSU,  Faculty of Bioengeneering and Bioinformatics. Moscow, Russia

  • Sequencing error detection and correction in genome sequences of closely related RNA viruses.

Supervisors: Sidorov I, PhD; Leontovich A, PhD; Dr. Prof. Gorbalenya A.

  • Lopatina A, Medvedeva S, Shmakov S, Logacheva MD, Krylenkov V and Severinov K. Metagenomic Analysis of Bacterial Communities of Antarctic Surface Snow. Front. Microbiol. 2016 Mar 31;7:398
  • Vorontsova D, Datsenko K,  Medvedeva S, Bondy-Denomy J, Savitskaya E, Ksenia Pougach K, Logacheva M, Wiedenheft B, Davidson A, Severinov K*, Semenova E*. Foreign DNA acquisition by the I-F CRISPR–Cas system requires all components of the interference machinery. Nucleic Acids Res. 2015 Nov 19. PubMed PMID: 26586803
  • Semenova E, Kuznedelov K, Datsenko KA, Boudry PM, Savitskaya EE, Medvedeva S, Beloglazova N, Logacheva M, Yakunin AF, Severinov K. The Cas6e ribonuclease is not required for interference and adaptation by the E. coli type I-E CRISPR-Cas system. Nucleic Acids Res. 2015 May 26. PubMed PMID: 26013814;