Dr. Tetyana Vasylyeva awarded a Branco Weiss fellowship, Switzerland

As a Branco Weiss Fellow, Dr. Tetyana Vasylyeva will use portable genetic sequencing and molecular epidemiology methods to estimate times and locations of chronic viral infection transmission (HIV and HCV) in internally displaced populations in Ukraine and in refugees in Italy.

Tetyana received her MSc degree in Management in Public Health from the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in 2012, and the second MSc degree in Epidemiology from the School of Public Health at the State University of New York at Albany (NY, USA) in 2014. She gained her DPhil degree in Molecular Epidemiology from the University of Oxford (UK) in 2018, supported with a Clarendon Fund Scholarship. Dr. Vasylyeva is currently Junior Research Fellow at the New College, University of Oxford (UK), supported by a Juliana Cuyler Matthews Fellowship in Biological Sciences.

The Branco Weiss Fellowship is a postdoc program for exceptionally qualified young researchers. The fellowship consists of a personal research grant that enables the fellows to work on their projects anywhere in the world, for up to five years. This fellowship program was founded in 2002 by the late Swiss entrepreneur Dr. Branco Weiss. It is a fellowship program of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH).