Dr. Yulia Sidorova (born 1978), postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Biotechnology, University of Helsinki. Received PhD in Biochemistry in 2005. The PhD project was focused in the field of Toxicology. At 2005 joined laboratory of Prof. Saarma to study neurotrophic factors, develop and test neurotrophic factor mimetics. Established high throughput system for the screening of chemical libraries for selection of GDNF mimetics and participated in discovery of initial set of GFL mimetics. Has published 11 papers in the fields of toxicology and neurotrophic factors biology. Has participated in several EU-FP7 projects as a researcher. Currently involved in two research project and assist with coordination and management of one of them.