Yakov Tsepilov graduated from Novosibirsk State University, Department of Bioinformatics in 2012. During his study he started working in the field of quantitative and evolutionary genetics in the group of Dr. Yurii Aulchenko. In 2016 Yakov Tsepilov defended his PhD thesis in Genetics at the Institute of Cytology and Genetics SB RAS. Main research interests: statistical genetics, bioinformatics, system biology, machine learning. In his free time Yakov is doing fencing. He enjoys outdoor activities such as mountain tourism and speleology.