Ivan Y. Iourov — PhD, Doctor of Science (Equal to Habilitation) — is currently the head of laboratory of molecular brain genetics at Research Center of Mental Health and professor at the Department of Medical Genetics of Russian Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Moscow, Russia. IY Iourov received his PhD in 2004. In 2011, he became Doctor of Science (Habilitation). In 2008, Dr. Iourov together with his colleagues founded the journal Molecular Cytogenetics (BiomedCentral/Springer), where he currently serves as managing and section (medical genetics) editor. Prof. Iourov’s work has been distinguished by different local and international awards, among which Prize of RAMS Academician Professor V.A. Tobolin for the highest scientific achievements in pediatrics, SciVal/Scopus Award Russia 2012 (Elsevier prize, nomination: medicine), VM Bekhterev’s Prize for the highest scientific achievements in neurology and psychiatry and the Grant of the President of the Russian Federation. He has served as guest editor in a special issue of Current Genomics (Volume 11, Number 6, 2010) and a book entitled “Human interphase chromosomes: the biomedical aspects” by Springer. Currently, his work is dedicated to uncovering mechanisms of brain diseases using advanced molecular and cellular technologies. The results of his research have been presented in 230 research articles and book chapters. Prof Iourov is also Editor-in-chief of Journal of Neurology and Epidemiology and is a member of Editorial Boards of 10 peer-reviewed biomedical journals (i.e. Current Genomics and Current Bioinformatics). He serves as reviewer in more than 100 peer-review journals (ad hoc and permanently).
Ivan Y Iourov Research Interests are Pediatric Genetics, Neurogenetics, Autism, Intellectual Disability, Neurobiology of Disease.