PhD Graduate Student
Anton graduated from Moscow State University (Russia) with a M.S. degree in entomology in 2009 and then attended the University of Cambridge (UK) to study the genetics of bacterial symbiosis within insects in the Jiggins Lab. In 2011, he joined the Institute of Population Genetics in Vienna where he studied intraspecific cis-trans regulatory variation of gene expression in Drosophila pseudoobscura with Christian Schlötterer and Andreas Futschik.
Anton has long been interested in insect genetics, evolution, bioinformatics and probabilistic approaches in biology, especially Bayesian inference and machine learning algorithms. As a Ph.D. student he investigated phylogenomics and the evolution of visual systems in Odonata using NGS data.