Oleg Shpynov


Oleg leads bioinfomatics group at JetBrains Research laboratory. Works in the laboratory since 2013.

In 2008 Oleg graduated cum laude from the Mathematics and Mechanics Faculty of the St. Petersburg State University. In 2008-2010 he was a Ph.D. student in SPbSU, faculty of mathematics and mechanics, system programming department. Graduated from Bioinformatics Institute in 2012, where he studied Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics. At the moment Oleg is a Ph.D. candidate.

Previously he took part in the development of major JetBrains products: flagship tool IntellIJ IDEA, PyCharm, IdeaVIM (vim emulation plugin, 6+mln downloads), etc. Creator of the Rubymine Integrated Development Environment for Ruby programming language. His main focus was on the analysis of source code in programming languages, starting from lexical analysis to advanced type system development and source code semantic verifications.

His research interests include bioinformatics, machine learning, and information retrieval.

Oleg teaches "Bioinformatics methods for epigenetics data" in Bioinformatics Institute, and mentors student projects in Bioinformatics Institute, Higher School of Economics, and Computer Science Center.

Professional Activity

Academic Advising

More than 10 projects including 2 master dissertations were successfully defended under Oleg's supervision.


  • Epigenetic changes in aging human monocytes - joint research project of Healthy Aging in collaboration with Maxim Artyomov’s laboratory at Washington University in St. Louis.
  • Automated Ishikawa Fishbone Diagram construction for epigenetics data
  • JBR - genome browser with peak calling functionality, multiple locations mode, and more
  • Semisupervised Peak Analyzer
  • Pubtrends is a new scientific publications analysis service. http://bit.ly/pubtrends
  • CMeth Completed
    CMeth is a tool for analysing and comparing replicated WGBS data


  • O. Shpynov, A. Dievskii, P. Tsurinov, et al
    Bioinformatics Institute 2018/19 project abstracts
    Saint-Petersburg, ISBN 978-5-6043094-2-1, 2019
  • Jeremy P. Huynh, Chih-Chung Lin, Jacqueline M. Kimmey, Nicholas N. Jarjour, Elizabeth A. Schwarzkopf, Tara R. Bradstreet, Irina Shchukina, Oleg Shpynov, Casey T. Weaver, Reshma Taneja, Maxim N. Artyomov, Brian T. Edelson, Christina L. Stallings
    Journal of Experimental Medicine, May 2018