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I graduated from Russian State Medical University in 2005 and I then work as a psychiatrist and forensic psychiatrist in one of the leading forensic centres in Moscow for 8 years. During my clinical and forensic practice my research work focused on organic disorders as well as on alcohol addiction problems. I have numerous publications on methodological challenges (alive people and post-mortem) of forensic evaluation of people with alcohol abuse and various organic brain disorders. Currently I am on my final year of my PhD at the University of Edinburgh where I am working on the identification of early behavioral markers for the early detection of dementia and in particular for the Alzheimer’s disease. I am exploring novel cognitive markers (Visual Working Memory Binding) associated with cognitive changes in preclinical stages of Alzheimer’s disease. I am using electrophysiological methods (ERP) and biomarkers of early neurodegeneration.