Dr Ilya Belevich
Senior Researcher Electron Microscopy Unit (EMBI) Institute of Biotechnology University of Helsinki, Finland
Dr. Ilya Belevich is a senior researcher at the Electron Microscopy Unit, Institute of Biotechnology at the University of Helsinki, Finland. He graduated in biophysics at the Biological Department, Lomonosov’s Moscow State University, Russia (1999) and obtained a PhD from the University of Helsinki in the lab of Prof. Mårten Wikström studying molecular mechanisms of cytochorome c oxidase functioning. As a postdoctoral researcher, he first continued studies of cytochrome oxidase with Michael Verkhovsky at the University of Helsinki until in 2010 joined the lab of Eija Jokitalo at the Electron Microscopy Unit. His current research is focused on various aspects of 3D imaging by serial block face scanning electron microscopy and development of open-source tools (as an example, Microscopy Image Browser) and methods for efficient segmentation and analysis of multidimensional dataset from both light and electron microscopy.