Tsvetikova Sofia received her B.S. in Saint Petersburg State University at the Faculty of Biology (Department of Microbiology). Her Bachelor's research work was devoted to Antarctic cyanobacteria. Tsvetikova S. joined ITMO University in 2018, where she is currently the member of the Microbiology and Molecular Robotics and Biosensor Materials groups. As her Master's project theme, she is studying the geroprotective effect of bacterial exopolysaccharide - colanic acid.