Tatyana Markova is a Doctor of medical sciences and a geneticist with 18 years of working experience. In 1991 she graduated from the Therapy department of the Yaroslavl State Medical Institute. She worked as scientist for the Department for genetics at the St. Petersburg National ENT Research Institute on the basis of the St Petersburg municipal surdology center. In 2001-2002 a screening for inherited hearing losses was carried out in schools for hearing-impaired children in St Petersburg, in association with the molecular genetics laboratory of the MSSC of Moscow. This resulted in the development of indications for the genetic examination of hearing-impaired children as well as for medical and genetic family consulting. From 2009, Dr. Markova is Head of the Department for epidemiology and genetics of hearing losses of the FSI Russian Scientific and Practical Center for audiology and hearing rehabilitation. From 2011 onwards she holds the position of Professor of the Department of Surdology.
Interest field: prevention of congenital and inherited illnesses, molecular diagnostics of congenital hearing impairments and ear malformations, audiological screening of newborns.
Awards: 1998 – winner of the young scientists’ contest in the 7th International congress in pediatric otorhinolaryngology (Finland). 1999 – participant of working group on inherited deafness in Bibione, Italy. 2001 – award at the young scientists’ contest in the International congress in human genetics (Austria).