square Massachusetts

Boston area is our new home. We moved here in 2017. I still do not know by heart how to spell "Massachusetts", but I love it: Carlisle trails, fastinating Concord/Lexincton history, fanstastic ocean beaches and especially people - kind, generous and supportive.

square Toronto

I love Toronto. I cut my hair in the Korean hairdresser salon, shop for fruits and vegetables in Chinese supermarket, for meat and sausages in Portuguese town, our bread is from Jewish bakery, my favorite restaurant is Japanese, Russian teacher is giving swimming classes to my daughter Sophia, I am sharing my office with Scot and my boss is American!

square My kids

Our daughter Sophia was born on the 11th of March 2009 in Montreal and my son Vasilis was born on the 6th of March 2013 in Toronto. To keep all memories together, to share them with relatives and friends and see their progress I am doing a webpage-report every 1-2 months: describing what we did, what we saw, what places we visited, what we learned
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square Our wedding

We got married three times in three different countries: Canada on the 14th of March 2008; Greece on the 3d of May 2008 and Belarus on the 17th of May 2008.
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square Language skills

I speak fluent Russian and English. I know Byelorussian. I spent four years in Germany (doing my PhD), so I used to be pretty fluent in German (hm, not anymore). I lived in Montreal, so I know basic French. I know a dozen of words in Greek and Spanish. That's all.

square Hobbies

Cycling, chess, swimming, programming.

square Keywords:

Drug target discovery using bioinformatics tools, biomarker identification, Machine Learning, R, Python, Rshiny, Reactome, protein pathways and networks, network biology.

square Contact me:

ikalats at

square Publications:

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square My motto:

I hope my grandchildren
will think about cancer like
we think now about the Bubonic plague or smallpox.

Last updated: November 2020