Fyodor Kondrashov

Fyodor started his research career in the year 2000 in the lab of Eugene Koonin at NCBI, NIH after his BA degree. The main focus of his research was evolutionary genomics and bioinformatics. In 2003 Fyodor continued on to University of California at Davis graduating with an MA degree. In 2005 with the help of an NSF Graduate Fellowship he started his PhD in University of California at San Diego graduating in 2008. During the course of his PhD, Fyodor became interested in field work in the Arctic working with endangered endemic bird species, which continues to be an important aspect of his research. 

After starting his lab in 2008 at the Centre for Genomic Regulation, Fyodor began to combine theoretical, computational and experimental biology. Over the years, Fyodor’s work morphed into an interdisciplinary concoction of interwoven research directions. Combining theory, computation, field work, experimental and synthetic biology approaches, the work of the Evolutionary and Synthetic Biology Unit strives, in equal measure, to understand the evolution of living forms and to use that understanding to design novel biological systems.

on leave Professor, IST Austria
Since 2012
Scientific Director of the School of Molecular and Theoretical Biology
2011 –
on leave ICREA Research Professor at the CRG
2008 – 2017
Junior Group Leader at the Center for Genomic Regulation
2012 – 2017
Howard Hughes Medical Institute International Early Career Scientist Award
2011 – 2013
EMBO Young Investigator Award
The Theodosius Dobzhansky Prize from the Society for the Study of Evolution
Fyodor Kondrashov
Fyodor Kondrashov
2005 – 2008 PhD degree in Biology from University of California at San Diego
2003 – 2004 Master of Arts degree in Population Biology from University of California at Davis
1996 – 2000 Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology and Ecology from Simon's Rock College