Marianna Bevova has graduated from the Department of Biomedicine at Russian National Research Medical University, Russia. She received her PhD in Molecular Biology from Rostock University, Germany. Marianna Bevova worked in the Netherlands where she was first postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Medical Genetics, University Medical Center Utrecht and at the Complex Genetics Group at VU Medical Center, Amsterdam and then a research associate in European Research Institute for the Biology of Ageing, Groningen. She is currently the Director of GIGA Doctoral School, University of Liège, Belgium. Main professional interests: genetics of complex and Mendelian human traits, next-generation sequencing technology, university and graduate biomedical education.