Photo 2019 12 17 14 14 29 Name: Alina Mikhailova

Status: Ph.D student

Email: a.mikhailova[at]

Tel.: +49-(0)251-83-



  • 2020 - present: Ph.D student at the Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity, University of Münster
  • 2015 - 2020: Diploma (equ. to MSc) in Bioengineering and Bioinformatics, Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, Kaliningrad, Russia
Research interests 
  • Comparative genomics
  • Evolution of sociality
  • Evolution of mutational spectrum
  • Mitochondrial genome structure and recombination
  • SMBE Undergraduate Award (2019)


A. G. Mikhailova, V. Shamansky, A. A. Mikhailova, …, K. Khrapko, K. Gunbin, K. Popadin “A mitochondrial mutational signature of temperature and longevity in ectothermic and endothermic vertebrates”

A. A. Mikhailova, V. Shamanskiy, K. Ushakova, …, M. Tanaka, K. Khrapko, K. Popadin “Risk of mitochondrial deletions is affected by the global secondary structure of the mitochondrial genome”

A. G. Mikhaylova, A. A. Mikhailova, K. Ushakova, …, K. Khrapko, K. Gunbin, K. Popadin “Mitochondrial mutational spectrum provides an universal marker of cellular and organismal longevity”