Motivated bachelor and master degree students are welcome to join! Please email with inquiries.

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Tatiana Moiseeva, principal investigator

​I have started my independent research in the Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, Tallinn University of Technology, in August 2019. My research interests include the investigation of the initiation in DNA replication in human cells. During my postdoctoral training I have studied the effects of ATR inhibition in DNA replication initiation and discovered a mechanism of dormant origin suppression in the absence of DNA damage.

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Sameera Vipat, PhD student

I did a Master's in Microbiology, where I studied poxvirus-host interactions and developed a method for recombinant vaccinia virus generation. My PhD project will be focused on the roles that the protein Timeless plays in the initiation of DNA replication in human cells.

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Syed Shahid Musvi, PhD student

I have completed my MSc in Biochemistry from the University of Kashmir. My recent project was to develop a high-throughput screening technology to identify molecular inhibitors of fibroblast activation. Using this technology, we intended to discover molecules that specifically target the epicenter of fibroblast activation pathways, involved in the development of tissue fibrosis. Currently, I am a Ph.D. student working on the topic of identification of new players in replication initiation.

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Naga Raviteja Chavata, PhD student

I pursued my master’s degree in Cellular and Molecular Oncology with a thesis on the role of miRNA in oral carcinogenesis. My most recent studies focused on delineating the role of a microcephaly linked gene in cancer. Understanding this could aid in identifying new germline associated cancer biomarkers, and the development of new drugs that target cancer cell division. In my current lab, I work on the cancer-associated variants of various replication proteins.

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2022 - . . .
Pille Leesmäe, Bachelor's student
Karina Šapovalovaite, ERASMUS exchange MSc student from Vilnius
Olena Kachalova, visiting PhD student from Kyiv
2022 - 2023
Marleen Mikk, Master's student (switched program)
2020 - 2022
Sigvard Vällo, BSc. Graduated in Jun 2022.
2019 - 2022
Hele Anderspuk, MSc. Graduated in Jan 2022.