Yaroslav is second year student of Saint Petersburg Chemical and Pharmaceutical Academy(SPCPA) with a specialization in Biotechnology. He studied at The Life Sciences Lyceum (№214). From 2000 to 2010 he studied fencing (epee) at The Olympic reserve school №1 and achieved a candidate (KMS) level. Since 2009 he is a member of a Saint-Petersburg Shotokan Karate Organization (SPb SKO) and taking parts in International and regional competitions. Currently, Yaroslav is engaged in research in coordination chemistry of vanadium at the department of inorganic chemistry in SPCPA. He participated in Int. BioCamp 2012 in Basel (Switzerland) and spent November 2012 attending the course of Pharmaceutical eingineering in ICT of Prague. Yaroslav`s interests lays in a field of biotechnology, bionformatics and research studies connected to them, both scientific and business.
Ekaterina graduated in 2012 from the joint master’s program on Higher Education by University of Oslo, University of Tampere and University of Aveiro for which she had been granted Erasmus Mundus scholarship. She was also nominated for this scholarship by University College London. Her master research was devoted to the issue of how University-Industry-State relations are supported or hampered by Russian innovation policies. Upon completion it was marked eximia cum laude. Ekaterina also holds a Specialist Degree in International Education Management from SPbSPU. In 2007-2009 she worked for Graduate School of Management SPbSU where, as International Accreditation Coordinator, she contributed to accomplishment of EPAS and AMBA accreditations. In 2008-2009 she was in charge of the Russian Association for Entrepreneurship Education establishment. In 2011 Ekaterina joined GameChangers team, initially as Admissions Coordinator. Now she is a curator of GameChangers Transforming Education track. Since 2012 Ekaterina is a curator at Bioinformatics Institute and SPbAU RAS. In addition, she participates in various projects as an independent student recruiter. Her hobbies are travelling, bouldering, dancing and juggling.
Kirill is a fourth year student at the Saint Petersburg Chemical and Pharmaceutical Academy with a specialization in Biotechnology. He studied at The Classical Gymnasium of St. Petersburg (#610) and has been tutoring its pupils since graduation. Kirill is currently engaged in research in proteomics at the department of Biochemistry at SPCPA. Outside his academic occupation, his interests include foreign languages and linguistics, music, and audio engineering.
Elena is a certified doctor with higher medical education - graduated with honors from Samara State Medical University in 2011. Now she is a student of Open University Skolkovo in Saint-Petersburg and receiving a Master degree in Technological Entrepreneurship (NRU ITMO) with her medical projects. Elena has 13 publications and her scientific interests are directed on personalized medicine, pediatric dentistry and cancer research connected with facial surgery. Elena is an active participant in international and russian conferences, had internships in Europe. Her hobbies are ball-dancing, traveling and studying languages: she speaks german, english and french.
Eduard is a SAS-programmer in PSI contract research organisation. In 2011 he graduated from the St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University, Faculty of Medical Physics and Bioengineering. During his study Eduard completed several projects in Sechenov Institute of Evolutionary Physiology and Biochemistry, RAS. In the Laboratory of the evolution of sense organs he created a computer model of color vision and mastered technical skills during upgrade of research devices (micro-spectrophotometers) for studying color vision cells in Saint-Petersburg and in Biology Center of Helsinki University. His Master’s degree project In the Laboratory of hyperbaric physiology was aimed to study oxygen consumption of cell cultures. Eduard has also a vast extracurricular activity. In 2009 he became council member of Nor Serund, a Saint-Petersburg non-profit Armenian youth organisation. During the next three years this activity gave him a diverse teamwork and leadership experience. As for his hobbies, Eduard is fond of travelling, sci-fi and practices IPSC shooting.
Marina is a second year student at Faculty of Journalism of St. Petersburg State University. She was born in Belgorod and in 2010 finished German school №2, then moved in St. Petersburg. As a free-lancer she writes science-popular articles and other stuff. In future Marina wants to be engaged in science popularization and, maybe, even change her education to natural sciences.
She`s an open-minded person and believes that all knowledge and experience is useful. Among Marina`s interests there are sport (swimming and table-tennis), literature, languages (English and German) and traveling.
Larisa is a third year student at faculty of Industrial Drug Technology in Saint Petersburg Chemical - Pharmaceutical Academy, joining biotechnology specialisation next year. She was born in Izhevsk, native city of M.Kalashnikov, and moved to St.Petersburg in 2010. Her main interests are modern microbiological recombinant protein technologies and analytical chemistry. She won academy olympiad in 2011 and became a member of Student Science Organization in 2012. She has also reached top 100 of Millenium Youth Camp participants, as part of water research team (Technology Academy, Finland). Now Larisa attends in GC Biotechnology track.In her free time she enjoys yacht sailing, watercolour drawing and hebrew learning.