Dr. Sergey Tkachev graduated from the Faculty of Natural Science, Novosibirsk State University, Russia in 1998. From 1996 till the present he has been working at the Laboratory of Microbiology, Institute of Chemical Biology and Fundamental Medicine SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia on tick-transmitted pathogens study including tick-borne encephalitis virus, its epidemiology, molecular genetics and biology. Scientific interests include virology, molecular biology and epidemiology of virus pathogens and especially flaviviruses and rabies virus. He is the lecturer and instructor of the Big Biochemical Workshop at the Faculty of Natural Science of Novosibirsk State University. In 2010 he had 2-weeks practice in Niigata University, Japan. The author of more than 30 articles and chapters in Russian and international journals and books.