Research Advisor: Prof. Konstantin Severinov
Co-Advisor: Dr. Eugene Koonin
MSc Thesis Title: The origin and features of orphan CRISPR arrays
BSc. in Biophysics, Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University.
Bachelor thesis: Characterization of a new antibacterial thiazole-oxazole-modified peptide from Klebsiella pneumoniae
11.2017 – 04.2018 : Visiting Research Scholar, Evolutionary genomics research group, NCBI, NLM, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland, USA.
Investigation of evolution and diversity of CRISPR-mediated adaptive immunity.
PI: Dr. Eugene Koonin and Dr. Sergey Shmakov
2015 – 2016: Research Assistant, Prof. Konstantin Severinov lab, Research Center of Nanobiotech- nologies, St.Petersburg, Russia.
Identification and characterization of ribosomally synthesized and post-translationally modified peptide natural products.
PI: Prof. Konstantin Severinov and Dr. Mikhail Metelev
Publications and conferences:
1. Mikhail Metelev, Ilya Osterman, Dmitry Ghilarov, Nelli Khabibullina, Alexander Yaki- mov, Konstantin Shabalin, Irina Utkina, Dmitry Travin, Ekaterina Komarova, Marina Serebryakova, Tatyana Artamonova, Mikhail Khodorkovskii, Andrey Konevega, Petr Sergiev, Konstantin Severinov (2017) Klebsazolicin inhibits 70S ribosome by obstruction of the peptide exit tunnel. Nature Chemical Biology. October 13, 2017(10):1129-1136. doi: 10.1038/nchembio.2462
2. Utkina IL, Metelev MV, Artamonova TO, Ghilarov DA, Khodorkovsky MA, Severinov KV (2016) Characterization of a new antibacterial tiazole-oxazole modified peptide from Klebsiella pneumoniae subsp. ozaenae. 28-th Winter Youth Scientific School “Perspective trends of Physics-Chemical Biology and Biotechnology”, February 8-11, 2016, Moscow, Russia. Abstract book, p. 73 (in Russian)
3. Utkina IL, Metelev MV (2015) Identification of a new antibacterial tiazole-oxazole modified peptide from K. pneumoniae. Week of Science in Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnical University, November, December 30-5, 2015, Saint-Petersburg Russia. Abstract book, pp. 412-414 (in Russian)