MSc/PhD Program
Taisiia Nazarenko
First Name:
Taisiia

Last Name:
Nazarenko

Country:
Ukraine

 



Taisiia Nazarenko

EDUCATION

College / University:
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

Highest Degree:
B.Sc.

Major Subject:
Genetics

Lab Experience:
Agrobacterium-mediated plant transformation; bacterial cell culture; DNA and RNA isolation and purification;  PCR; agarose gel electrophoresis; histochemical assay of GUS reporter gene; plant breeding; cultivation, hybridization and phenotypic analysis of Drosophila Melanogaster.

Projects / Research:
2019-2020: Bachelor’s Thesis "Agrobacterium-mediated in vitro transformation of callus induced from shoot apical meristems of common wheat cv. Podolyanka and  cv. Yatran 60" Dept. of molecular genetics, Institute of Cell Biology and Genetic Engineering, Kyiv, Ukraine
2018-2020: “Molecular genetic analysis of Triticum aestivum L. at different stages of development”, Dept. of molecular genetics, Institute of Cell Biology and Genetic Engineering, Kyiv, Ukraine
2018-2020: “Investigation of inheritance of nptII transgene in bread wheat”, Dept. of molecular genetics, Institute of Cell Biology and Genetic Engineering, Kyiv, Ukraine

Scholarships:
2020 - 2021: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2016 - 2020: Ukrainian State Scholarship for students with high academic achievements

SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS AND GOALS:

As a geneticist I have always been interested in understanding the role that genes play in the development and function of the nervous system. I am fascinated by the fact that even a small change in our genes can completely alter the way we think, act, perceive the world and live our lives. I am mainly interested in exploring genetic aspects of neuropathology. I want to learn more about the genetic architecture and the interactions between genes and the environment that lead to such disorders. I believe that finding treatment and developing diagnostic methods might be possible by combining knowledge of genetics and neurophysiology.