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Anton Petrov
Works at European Bioinformatics Institute
Attended Bowling Green State University
Lives in Cambridge, UK
Morzhebludos, bioinformatician,  aficionado.

Currently Bioinformatician/Web Developer at the European Bioinformatics Institute working on the RNAcentral project.

Worked at BGSU with Professors Neocles Leontis and Craig Zirbel. Lead developer of RNA 3D Hub.

Favourite authors: Boris Vian, Virginia Woolf, Jane Austen, Mayakovskiy, Dostoyevskiy, Maugham, Hemingway.

Favourite directors: Antonioni, Fellini, Bergman, Tati, Tarkovskiy, Goddard, Truffaut.

Favourite journals: Nature, Science, Nucleic Acids Research, RNA, Bioinformatics.

Favourite cities: London, Vancouver, New York, St. Petersburg, Paris, Philadelphia.

My research publications:
  1. Comprehensive survey and geometric classification of base triples in RNA structures. NAR
  2. WebFR3D—a server for finding, aligning and analyzing recurrent RNA 3D motifs. NAR
  3. A Three-Dimensional RNA Motif in Potato spindle tuber viroid Mediates Trafficking from Palisade Mesophyll to Spongy Mesophyll in Nicotiana benthamiana. PMC
  4. Quantum chemical studies of nucleic acids: can we construct a bridge to the RNA structural biology and bioinformatics communities? Pubmed
  5. Understanding Sequence Variability of RNA Motifs Using Geometric Search and IsoDiscrepancy Matrices. Abstract and pdf

Bragging rights
RNA 3D Hub, WebFR3D, R3D Align, JAR3D, RNA 3D Motif Atlas
  • Bowling Green State University
    Bioinformatics, 2007 - 2012
  • St.Petersburg State University
    Biology, 2003 - 2007
Basic Information
Bioinformatician/Web Developer
Python (Django, SqlAlchemy), Perl, Oracle, Javascript (jQuery), CSS (Twitter Bootstrap), PHP (CodeIgniter), Matlab, MySQL.
  • European Bioinformatics Institute
    Bioinformatician/Web Developer, 2013 - present
  • Bowling Green State University
    Postdoc, 2012 - 2013
  • Bowling Green State University
    Graduate Assistant (Teaching & Research), 2007 - 2012
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St.Petersburg, Russia - Bowling Green, Ohio


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