Igor Goryanin

Prof Igor Goryanin has graduated as applied mathematician (computer science department) from Moscow Engineering Physical Institute. He has got his PhD in biophysics in the Institute of Biophysics, Russia Academy of Sciences (1995) where he has started to develop systems biology software.  


He was working in Argonne National Labs, USA on first databases on enzymes/metabolic pathways  (EMP/MPW)  the ancestors of (WIT, SEED, Patrick, and popular other microbiome reconstruction resources) in (1995-97)  https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/9016500/

He and colleagues publish first and make publicly available Human Metabolic reconstruction.


He is author of DBSolve software for kinetic modelling of biological process that is still being used since (90’s) https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10498775/

He was spearheading creation of IECA ( International E.coli alliance for computational model of E.coli.) https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.297.5586.1459a

Prof Igor Goryanin is a Henrik Kacser Chair in Systems Biology (2005-present) in the University of Edinburgh, School of Informatics, Artificial Intelligence and its Applications Institute. https://www.inf.ed.ac.uk/research/aiai/

He co-founded the Centre for Systems Biology, where he was a co-director (2006–2010), and Edinburgh Centre for Bioinformatics, where he was a director (2005–2010)

Before, he joined GlaxoSmithKline in 1997, where was working on application of modelling and informatics projects for the pharmaceutical research and development and drugs manufacturing.

He is leading Biological Systems Unit (BSU) (2010-present) as an adjunct Professor at Okinawa Institute Science and Technology (OIST) https://groups.oist.jp/bsuThe Unit successfully applied bioelectrical systems (MFC/BES) for wastewater treatment.

He has multi-year experience in innovations and commercialisation managing innovation funds (2010-2014) and founded several companies. Multiple patents have been granted in OIST.

To analyse meta-omics data the BSU developed and successfully applied ASAR DB software which currently applied for new drug target identification

Recently, he become involved in Microwave Radiometry research where he has published >25 papers during last 5 years

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Igor Goryanin
Professor (Adjunct)
PhD, The Russian Academy of Science
BSc, Moscow Engineering Physics Institute