Semikhodskii Andrei

Andrei Semikhodskii, PhD

Medical Genomics Ltd

Specialist in molecular biology and genetics. Areas of scientific interest are human reproductive genetics, development of molecular-diagnostic technology for pathogen identification, and forensic DNA analysis. Expert in forensic DNA analysis in many criminal and civil cases in England, USA and other countries. Invited speaker on TV and radio programmes (Sky News, BBC, major TV channels in Ukraine, Russia and India)

Citation index: h-index = 13; i10-index = 13

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A. Semikhodskii. Dealing with DNA Evidence: A Legal Guide. 2007, Routledge Cavendish, London. (ISBN-10: 1845680499, ISBN-13: 978-1845680497)



Articles in scientific journals

A. Semikhodskii. 2021. Logical errors and fallacies in DNA evidence interpretation. In: H. R. Dash, P. Shrivastava and J. A. Lorente (Eds) Handbook of DNA profiling. Springer Nature (in press)

A. Semikhodskii. 2021. On development of the Federal Genomic Information Database of the Russian Federation. Justice (in press) [in Russian]

A. Semikhodskii, Y. Krassotkin, T. Makarova, V. Zavarin, V. Ilina, and D. Sutyagina. 2021. Population genetic data and forensic parameters of the 27 Y-STR panel Yfiler® Plus in Russian population. Int J Legal Med (in press)

V Zavarin, V Ilina, Y Krassotkin, T Makarova, D Sutiagina, A Semikhodskii. 2019. Evaluation of sensitivity and specificity of sibship determination in the Caucasian population of the Russian Federation using the 23 STR loci VeriFiler panel. Forensic Science International (Genetics) Supplement Series: 7(1): 56-58

V Zavarin, S Efremova, E Krassotkin, T Makarova, S Vinogradova, V Smirnova, V Goryashchenko, A Semikhodskii. 2017. Analysis of patrilineal relationship in Russian Federation using several commercial Y-STR multiplex panels. Forensic Science International (Genetics): Supplement 6, e529-e530

V. Zavarin, E. Krassotkin, S. Vinogradova, V. Smirnova, G. Kostinyuk, I. Kalambet, N. Kalambet, A. Philippova, A. Semikhodskii. 2015. Exclusion rates in court-directed and personal information paternity tests in Russian Federation. Forensic Sci International (Genetics): Supplement 5, e508-e509

Semikhodskii A, Kozub NA, Sozinov IA. 2012. Genetic data on 15 STR loci in the Caucasian population of the Russian Federation. Cytology and Genetics. 46(6):53-8

А. Semikhodskii. 2010. Prenatal DNA Technologies. Medical Practice – Organisational, Legal and Other Aspects. 1(5):99-101

Meng QJ, Logunova L, Maywood ES, Gallego M, Lebiecki J, Brown TM, Sládek M, Semikhodskii AS, Glossop NR, Piggins HD, Chesham JE, Bechtold DA, Yoo SH, Takahashi JS, Virshup DM, Boot-Handford RP, Hastings MH, Loudon AS. 2008. Setting clock speed in mammals: the CK1 epsilon tau mutation in mice accelerates circadian pacemakers by selectively destabilizing PERIOD proteins. Neuron. 10;58(1):78-88.

Dey J, Carr AJ, Cagampang FR, Semikhodskii AS, Loudon AS, Hastings MH, Maywood ES. 2005. The tau mutation in the Syrian hamster differentially reprograms the circadian clock in the SCN and peripheral tissues. J Biol Rhythms. 20(2):99-110

Quarrie SA, Steed A, Calestani C, Semikhodskii A, Lebreton C, Chinoy C, Steele N, Pljevljakusic D, Waterman E, Weyen J, Schondelmaier J, Habash DZ, Farmer P, Saker L, Clarkson DT, Abugalieva A, Yessimbekova M, Turuspekov Y, Abugalieva S, Tuberosa R, Sanguineti MC, Hollington PA, Aragues R, Royo A, Dodig D. 2005. A high-density genetic map of hexaploid wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) from the cross Chinese Spring x SQ1 and its use to compare QTLs for grain yield across a range of environments. Theor Appl Genet.;110(5):865-80.

Carr AJ, Johnston JD, Semikhodskii AG, Nolan T, Cagampang FR, Stirland JA, Loudon AS. 2003. Photoperiod differentially regulates circadian oscillators in central and peripheral tissues of the Syrian hamster. Curr Biol. 13(17):1543-8.

Loudon AS, Semikhodskii AG, Crosthwaite SK. 2000. A brief history of circadian time. Trends Genet. 16(11):477-81.

Glazko TT, Semikhodskii AN, Glazko GV. 1998.The interrelations between karyotypic stability and interchromosomal associations in mammalian cells. Tsitol Genet. 32(2):31-41.

Lebreton CM, Visscher PM, Haley CS, Semikhodskii A, Quarrie SA. 1998. A nonparametric bootstrap method for testing close linkage vs. pleiotropy of coincident quantitative trait loci. Genetics. 150(2):931-43.

Quarrie SA, Laurie DA, Zhu J, Lebreton C, Semikhodskii A, Steed A, Witsenboer H, Calestani C. 1997. QTL analysis to study the association between leaf size and abscisic acid accumulation in droughted rice leaves and comparisons across cereals. Plant Mol Biol. 35(1-2):155-65.


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