I graduated from the Faculty of mathematics and mechanics at the University of St. Petersburg. I got my PhD degree at the Department of nuclear physics and biophysics at Comenius University of Bratislava. I am employed at the Laboratory of bioinformatics, Institute of Experimental Endocrinology, Biomedical Research Center of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia, EU. Results of my PhD thesis were published in J. Suchanek Foltan: tRNA genes and the genetic code. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 253, 469–482, 2008, doi:10.1016/j.jtbi.2008.03.006 (Foltan is my mother's maiden surname).