Dr. Sergey Tkachev graduated from the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Novosibirsk State University, Russia in 1998. From 1996 till the current time he has been the employee of the Institute of Chemical Biology and Fundamental Medicine SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia. The current research and scientific interests include virology, molecular genetics, biology and epidemiology of virus pathogens and especially – arboviruses (including Flaviviruses) and Rabies virus. He is the lecturer and instructor of Big Biochemical Workshop at the Faculty of Natural Sciences of Novosibirsk State University. In 2010 he attended a 2-week practice in Niigata Medical University, Japan. He is also the member of the editorial board of “Ticks and tick-borne diseases” journal (Elsevier) and the author of more than 40 articles and chapters in Russian and international journals and books.