Dr Ol’ha Brovarets received her BSc (2008) and MSs (2009) degrees with honors in Physics at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine. In 2011 she defended her PhD thesis and in 2015 her DrSci thesis in Biophysics. In 2013 she obtained a Senior Researcher Certificate in Molecular Biology.
Ol’ha currently works in the permanent position of Leading Researcher in the Department of Molecular and Quantum Biophysics at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, and the Department of Molecular Biotechnology and Bioinformatics at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.
Her research interests involve the comprehensive quantum-chemical investigations of the fundamental physico-chemical principles of the biologically important processes that occur during DNA replication; in particular, those that are spontaneous and induced by the chemical mutagens point mutations – transitions and transversions.
Ol’ha is the main author of 114 scientific publications, including two chapters in international books and 68 articles in national and international journals with a total impact-factor of 110.5, which are actively cited by the scientific community in high-ranking scientific journals. Her h-index is 25 with 1110 total citations (Scopus). She has presented the results she has obtained in the form of invited and plenary lectures at international meetings and conferences and in research institutions, as well as in the popular form in the mass media, including in newspapers, journals, internet portals, TV and radio.
For her outstanding scientific achievements, Ol’ha has received numerous prizes, grants and scholarships from Ukrainian state institutions (including from the President, Parliament, Cabinet of Ministers, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, and Kyiv City Administration), thus becoming the most award-winning young researcher in Ukraine.
In 2016 she gained two international awards: at the "Scopus Awards Ukraine 2016", established by Elsevier, she was nominated by the Ukrainian Ministry of Education and Science as one of 'The best team of scientists who achieved significant scientific results without western collaborations', and at the "Leader of the Science in Ukraine. Web of Science Award 2016" she was nominated in the category 'For outstanding achievements in Molecular Biology'.