ENIGMA has multiple contributing clinical cohorts from Moscow and Novosibirsk, and has organized multiple events in Russia, including an international workshop in 2016. The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) is a private graduate research university in Skolkovo, Russia, a suburb of Moscow, and has been a supporter of ENIGMA. Established in 2011 in collaboration with MIT, Skoltech educated global leaders in innovation, advances knowledge, and fosters new technologies to address critical issues facing Russia and the world.


Leyla S. Namazova-Baranova, MD, PhD
Scientific Center of Children’s Health, Institute of Pediatrics, Moscow
Leyla S. Namazova-Baranova, MD, PhD, is professor, academician of Russian Academy of Sciences Vice-Director of the Scientific Center of Children’s Health, and Director of the Institute of Pediatrics in Moscow. Dr. Namazova-Baranova was responsible for the development and introduction of new preventive, therapeutic and rehabilitative technologies in pediatrics, including high tech and emergency ones. Since 2011, she has been the coordinator of the WHO and the Russian government Projects for Improving the pediatric care quality. She established the ENIGMA-Storage Disease working group in order to define relations between genetics, brain morphometry, cognitive status and clinical signs in lysosomal storage diseases. Through this project world science can get previously unknown facts on brain involvement in storage disease.
Lyubomir I. Aftanas, MD
The Scientific Research Institute of Physiology & Basic Medicine
Lyubomir I. Aftanas, MD, is a psychiatrist, professor, academician and Presidium Member of Russian Academy of Sciences, Head of Experimental and Clinical Neuroscience Department, and Head of Affective-Cognitive & Translational Neuroscience Laboratory, Director of The Scientific Research Institute of Physiology & Basic Medicine in Russia. Dr. Aftanas is the PI for research center Novosibirsk’s site for the consortium which has been an active ENIGMA contributing cohort to ENIGMA-MMD and ENIGMA-PGC-PTSD.
Kazima Bulayeva, PhD
The Scientific Research Institute of Physiology & Basic Medicine
Geneticist Kazima Bulayeva, PhD, of the Dagestan State University, is studying the link between brain-related genetic loci discovered by ENIGMA and genomic loci involved in intellectual and developmental disabilities and psychosis in the ethnic isolates of Dagestan.
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