Dr. Natalia Belkova is a leader scientist at Scientific Center for Family Health and Human Reproduction Problems. She graduated from Novosibirsk State University (Novosibirsk, Russia) with a specialization in molecular biology in 1990 and started her research career at Limnological Institute. She got a short research fellowship to study fluorescence in situ hybridization at Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany (Research group of Dr. R. Amann) in 1996; worked as an invited scientist at Department of Environmental Sciences, Kangwon National University, Chunchon, Republic of Korea (Research group of Prof. T.S. Ahn) in 1999-2000. She obtained Ph.D. with a specialization in microbiology and ecology from Far-East University (Vladivostok, Russia) in 2004. She graduated Ph.D. course in environmental science at Kanazawa University (Japan) and obtained Ph.D. with a specialization in environmental science and technology in 2004. Dr. N. Belkova continued research study at the Limnological Institute as Senior Research Scientist and became a lecturer at Irkutsk State University in 2006. She obtained the academic status of Associate Professor in 2008. Since 2015 she is the Leader of the Laboratory of Microbiome and Microecology of the Scientific Centre for Family Health and Human Reproduction Problems. Her ongoing research interests are human pathogens, healthcare-associated infections, gut microbiome in normal and pathology, vaginal and oral microbiome of women with reproductive problems. She published more than 200 research papers, book chapters, and patents. She is an expert in microbial ecology, the human microbiome, and biotechnology.