The Laboratory has a wide range of modern genetic technologies, including sequencing, multilocus microsatellites genotyping by means of capillary gel electrophoresis, PCR-RFLP analysis, allele-specific amplification, oligonucleotide-ligase analysis.
The structure and evolution of gene pools are studied using different systems of genetic markers: SNP, Alu mobile genetic elements, autosomal microsatellites, Y-chromosome compound haplotypes, and candidate genes of common diseases.
Research of the Laboratory has been supported by grants of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (5 research grants and 5 grants for research expeditions), Purpose-Oriented Scientific and Technical Program “Research and Development in Priority Fields of Science and Technology” (4 grants), grants of the President of the Russian Federation, the International Wenner-Gren Foundation, and Administration of the Tomsk Region.
It has been published about 200 research papers. These results were reported at different conferences, meetings, and symposium, such as International Human Genetics Congress, European Human Genetics Conference, International Human Genome Conference, and Genome Variety and Complex Diseases Conference.
Scientific expeditions were organized and hold by the laboratory staff for study the gene pool of populations in different regions of Siberia and Far East: Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area, Republic of Altai, Republic of Buryatiya, Republic of Khakassiya, and Primorskii Krai.
The Laboratory closely cooperates with Russian research teams from Moscow, Novosibirsk, Ufa, Ulan-Ude, Vladivostok, Novokuznetsk, Yakutsk, Kyzyl, Abakan and international collaboration with colleagues from Australia, Germany, Moldova, Finland, and Estonia.