General Information

Full Name Yuliya Burankova
Languages English, Russian


  • 2021-2022
    Bioinformatics for Biologists program
    Bioinformatics Institute, St.Petersburg, Russia
    • Graduated with excellence, top 3%.
    • Research project “Age in gene regulatory networks”.
      • found gene interaction preferences for genes with similar age holds in human and mouse GRNs using protein ages, GenOrigin DB gene ages, and phylostratigraphy approach.
      • explored correlation between gene connectivity and biological process labels (GO) using gene clustering.
    • Courses — NGS data analysis, Data analysis in R, Python, ML, Discrete maths, Bioinformatic methods, Molecular evolution and Phylogenetics.
  • 2017-2018
    Master of Science in Chemistry
    Graduate School of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Minsk, Belarus
    • Master thesis “Microbial cholesterol oxidases substrate specificity screening”.
  • 2012-2017
    Specialist in Pharmacy
    Belarusian State Medical University, Minsk, Belarus
    • Bachelor thesis "Vaccinium uliginosum leaves extract technology design for type 2 diabetes treatment".
    • Student representative.
    • Member of Students' Scientific society.

Research Experience

  • 2017 - 2021
    Junior researcher
    Protein engineering laboratory, Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, NASB, Minsk, Belarus.
    • Research project “Terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase (TdT) modification for de novo DNA synthesis”.
      • assembled TdT expression vector suitable for future changes in the protein sequence.
      • optimised the TdT expression conditions in E. coli, obtained a purified enzyme.
    • wrote 3 successful research proposals for grants, all of which were subsequently funded.
    • improved methods of gene synthesis — performed oligo synthesis, PCA, mass spectrometry, data analysis.


  • 2021
    • FASTQC-like FASTQ quality analyzer tool (Python).
  • 2021
    ML Telegram Bot for Blindness Detection, GitHub
    • designed ML model (used DenseNet201), made EDA for APTOS 2019 dataset — in group of 2 people.

Honors and Awards

  • 2019, 2021
    • The Belarusian Republican Foundation for Fundamental Research (BRFFR) grants for young scientists in 2019 (accepted) and 2021 (declined). Acceptance rate below 9%.
  • 2017, 2020
    • Government Award (2017) and Scholarship (2020) for research achievements.
  • 2014 - 2017
    • Winner (2015, 2017) and three diplomas (2014, 2016) for the best research at the Belarusian Republican Contests of students Scientific Works.
    • Five diplomas, 1st to 3rd degree, for the best oral presentation at the annual International scientific and practical conference for students and young scientists "Actual problems of modern medicine and pharmacy" in 2014-2017.

Additional education

  • 2022
    • NGSchool2022. Machine Learning in Computational Biology. Jabłonna, Poland.
  • 2021
    • MITx 6.431x Probability — The Science of Uncertainty and Data– online course via Edx.
    • Introduction to Linux — online course from Bioinformatics Institute via Stepik
  • 2020
    • Deep Learning School — online course. Basics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.
    • XXI Winter Youth School in Biophysics and Molecular Biology. Course on genetics, cell and molecular biology, proteomics, biotechnology. Gatchina, Russia.
  • 2019
    • Python — Programming and Basics and Applications — online course via Stepik.
    • Fundamentals of statistics – online course from Bioinformatics Institute via Stepik.
    • Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy, Chromatography and Mass spectrometry. Conference Devices and solutions of the Agilent Technology. Minsk, Belarus.

Work Experience

  • 2018 - 2019
    Chemistry teacher
    Belarusian State Medical University, Minsk, Belarus
    • university entrance state exam preparation courses.
  • 2017 - 2019
    Pharmacy RUE "Belfarmacia". Minsk, Belarus
    • pharmaceutical consultations, drug dispensing, working with prescription medicines.
  • 2014 - 2015
    Volunteering as an anti-doping laboratory assistant
    • the 6th World University Championship Canoe Sprint (2014).
    • the 2015 IBU Youth/Junior World Championships (2015).

Other Interests

  • dwarf hamsters.