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Maria Poptsova

  • Maria Poptsova has been at HSE University since 2016.

Education and Degrees

  • 2004

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in Biophysics
    Lomonosov Moscow State University
    Thesis Title: Transformation of autowaves in local inhomogeneous active media

  • 1995

    Degree in Physics
    Lomonosov Moscow State University

* Candidate of Sciences
According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011, Candidate of Sciences belongs to ISCED level 8 - "doctoral or equivalent", together with PhD, DPhil, D.Lit, D.Sc, LL.D, Doctorate or similar. Candidate of Sciences allows its holders to reach the level of the Associate Professor.

Continuing education / Professional retraining / Internships / Study abroad experience

1993 Amsterdam University, Netherlands

2005-2009 University of Connecticut, USA

2010-2011 Cornell University, USA


Student Term / Thesis Papers

Full list of of student term / thesis papers

Courses (2020/2021)

Courses (2019/2020)

Courses (2018/2019)


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Editorial board membership

  • 2007: Guest Editor, Bioinformatics.

  • 2007: Guest Editor, BMC Bioinformatics.

  • 2007: Guest Editor, Nucleic Acids Research.

  • 2007: Guest Editor, PLoS Computational Biology.

  • 2007: Guest Editor, PLoS ONE (Plos One).

Timetable for today

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International Laboratory of Bioinformatics Opens at the Faculty of Computer Science

On January 25, 2021, an International Laboratory of Bioinformatics opened at the Faculty of Computer Science. The main goal of the laboratory is to determine the role of alternative DNA structures in the genome.

HSE Researchers Use Neural Networks to Study DNA

HSE scientists have proposed a way to improve the accuracy of finding Z-DNA, or DNA regions that are twisted to the left instead of to the right. To do this, they used neural networks and a dataset of more than 30,000 experiments conducted by different laboratories around the world. Details of the study are published in Scientific Reports.

Winners of the HSE International Laboratory Proposal Competition Announced

This year’s HSE competition for the creation of international laboratories which considered proposals for the period of January 1, 2021 – December 21, 2023, was conducted from June 15 to December 15, 2020.

Faculty of Computer Science Hosts First School on Machine Learning in Bioinformatics

Laboratory of Bioinformatics organised the first international summer school in bioinformatics. The school was held online on August 24-28.

Podcasts of the program "Physics and Lyrics", radio station "Mayak"

Head of the lab Maria Poptsova - guest on the radio station "Mayak"

HSE Showcases Innovations in Urbanism and Neural Networks at Russia’s Geek Picnic 2020

This year, Russia’s largest science and technology festival, Geek Picnic, was held online for the first time. Despite the new format, the festival programme included all of the event’s usual key features: expert lectures, workshops, competitions, and opportunities to socialize and network with fellow tech and science enthusiasts. HSE University once again served as the festival’s content partner.


Head of the lab Maria Poptsova give a lecture at Geek Picnic 2020

Third Russian Winter School for Young Scientists and Doctors in Pharmacogenetics and Personalized Therapy

Head of the lab Maria Poptsova - participant and moderator of the round table at the Winter School of Young Scientists and Doctors on Pharmacogenetics and Personalized Therapy

Winter School 2020

Head of the lab Maria Poptsova give a lecture at the Computer Science Winter School for Graduate Students

Lecture hall "University Saturdays at HSE"

Head of the lab Maria Poptsova is a lecturer on University Saturdays

DNA Secondary Structures Lead to Gene Mutations that Increase the Risk of Cancer

Сancer Сells Will Become Vulnerable

"Worldwide Conversation on Women’s Higher Education and Equality in the Workplace"

On November 26, the HSE Faculty of Computer Science held the ‘IT Girls Night’ for the fifth time. This year the event was organized within the University of London’s campaign ‘Worldwide Conversation on Women’s Higher Education and Equality in the Workplace’. This campaign celebrates 150 years since the University of London opened up its ‘Special Examinations for Women’, the first university-level examinations offered for women in the UK. Ten years later, this step led to the University of London becoming the first institution of higher education in the UK to open up full degrees for women.

Results of Competition for Research and Teaching Laboratories Announced

This year, HSE has supported the founding of 10 new Research and Teaching Laboratories (RTLs) in various fields, from cognitive psychology and computer modeling, to international justice and economics of sports.