Graduated from the St Petersburg Chemical Pharmaceutical Academy, Department of Biotechnology. Had an internship in ICT (Prague) under the TEMPUS project and won the competition for participation in the international Biocamp seminar 2012 (Basel, Switzerland). In the framework of the scientific work of the Academy, was a member of the group of computer modelling (Department of ITOPM at SPCPA).

Research interests: Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Synthetic Biology, Virology. In his spare time Yaroslav enjoys martial arts (karate), fencing (sword) (has a brown belt and CMS).

Supervisor: Alexey Sergushichev