Sergey Nurk, PhD
Sergey got an undergraduate degree in computer science from St. Petersburg State University in 2011. The same year he joined a newly established bioinformatics laboratory in St. Petersburg Academic University founded by prof. Pavel Pevzner. There Sergey had been primarily working on the development of methods for microbial and metagenomic assembly from NGS data, becoming one of the principal developers of SPAdes and metaSPAdes assemblers. In 2019 Sergey defended his PhD thesis (supervised by prof. Pavel Pevzner) in St. Petersburg State University, and then joined the Genome Informatics Section at NIH.