Alina Mikhailova

PhD Student


Tel.: +49-(0)251-83-21632

Room: 100.17


  • 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”