Olga Zaytseva PhD - Researcher


2008 – 2013    Ph.D., Institute of Cytology and Genetics SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia

2003 - 2008    M.Sc. (Diploma), Department of Molecular Biology, Novosibirsk State University, Russia

Rrearch experience

2014 - Genos

2013 - current - Junior research fellow, Institute of Cytology and Genetics SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia

2008-2013 PhD student in Genetics, Institute of Cytology and Genetics SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia

PhD project title: “Phylogenetic releationships in the genus Pisum L. obtained on the basis of histone H1 genes”, under supervision of Dr Oleg E. Kosterin

Teaching experience

High school and general public

Aug 2013  Faculty member of the School of Molecular and Theoretical Biology, Dynasty Foundation

Sept 2013 – current Teacher, Novosibirsk State University Specialized Educational Scientific Centre

Undergraduate and graduate

2010-current Teaching assistant, Department of Molecular Biology, Novosibirsk State University

As a result of my teaching experience I have compiled a set of education materials designed for students taking Molecular Biology course (in co-authorship with Dr Tatyana Kolesnikova, currently in press).

Conferences attended

Future Biotech 2013, Summer School, Moscow, August 2013

IV International Young Scientists’ School “Genomics and Cell Biology”, Moscow-Zveniorod, Dec 2010

XII All-Russian School on Relevant Problems of Chemistry and Biology, Vladivostok, Sept 2009.

International School on Molecular Genetics for Young Scientists ‘Genomics and evolution’, Moscow-Zvenigorod, Dec 2008

Siberian Human Ethology Summer School, Novosibirsk, 2008

Presentations at conferences

All-Russian Vavilov Society of Geneticists and Selectionists Meeting, Novosibirsk, July 2013

16th Evolutionary Biology Meeting at Marseilles, Sept 2012

14th Evolutionary Biology Meeting at Marseilles, Sept 2010

2nd Moscow International Conference "Molecular Phylogenetics" (MolPhy-2), May, 2010

Honors and awards

Best oral presentation on the Meeting of All-Russian Genetics and Selection Society -2013

Awarded level C1 at Cambridge English: First – 2011

Novosibirsk scientific translation contest for university students prize - 2005.


My research was supported by following grants:

  • Integration Complex Projects by Presidium of Siberian Russian Academy of Sciences No. 10-2 “Nature of Academy Town: results of half a century exploitation” and No. 6, “Dynamics of ecosystems of Academy Town: monitoring and working out recommendations on rational exploitation”
  • Siberian and Far Eastern Branches of Russian Academy of Sciences collaborative research grant No. 63
  • Russian Foundation for Fundamental Research grants 07-04-00111-a, 10-04-00230-a and 14-04-32008-mol-a


  1. Kosterin, O. E., Zaytseva, O. O., Bogdanova, V. S., Ambrose M. New data on three molecular markers from different cellular genomes in Mediterranean accessions reveal new insights into phylogeography of Pisum sativum L. subsp. elatuis (Beib.) Schmahl. // Genet. Resour. Crop Evol. 2010.  V. 57.  P. 733-739.
  2. Zaytseva, O.O., Bogdanova, V.S, Kosterin, O.E. Phylogenetic reconstruction at the species and intraspecies levels in the genus Pisum (L.) (peas) using a histone H1 gene. // Gene. 2012.  V. 504.  P. 192–202.
  3. Kosterin, O.E., Bogdanova, V.S., Kechin, A.A., Zaytseva, O.O., Yadrikhinskiy, A.K. Polymorphism in a histone H1 subtype with a short N-terminal domain in three legume species (Fabaceae, Fabaeae). // Mol Biol Rep. 2012.  V. 39.  P. 10681-95.

In preparation:

  1. Zaytseva, O.O., Gunbin K.V., Kosterin O.E. Reconstructing divergence and population traits in evolution of the genus Pisum L. with the aid of histone H1 genes.
  2. Zaytseva O.O., Tsepilov Y., Bevova M., Belyaeva D., Gracheva A.., Khomenko K., Knyazeva A., Kolesnikova E., Nikolaeva D., Yudaeva E., Logacheva M., Kulakovskiy I., Aulchenko Y. Variabiliry of a 402-bp mitochondrial DNA region in populations of domestic cat in Russia.