Mobile solutions for research and benchwork

As scientists, we are constantly re-discovering knowledge that others have not had the time to publish and improving existing methods without the ability to share the improvements with the world. The mission of ZappyLab is to change this with the repository. We are building a free, up-to-date, crowd-sourced protocol repository for the life sciences.

To create a community for the crowd-sourcing, we are developing the tools for researchers that you see below.


Protocols (beta) is a checklist utility designed specifically for experimental laboratory work. Protocols (beta) is available for free on Android and iOS as part of the Bench Tools mobile suite and also online


PubChase is a powerful science and medical literature recommendation engine.

Get personalized recommendations

Build your cloud library and PubChase will recommend recently-published articles based on the authors and journals that you read. Save time and discover the articles most important to you and your own research.

Use PubChase anywhere

Get synchronized mobile access to your library and PDFs - available for free on Android and iOS as part of the Bench Tools mobile suite and also online

About ZappyLab

Imagine you spend 3 months instead of a week to do a simple DNA transformation in a new species.

After much frustration and many cups of coffee later, you discover that you need to do it at room temperature instead of the 42-degree water bath. This is a tiny but critical detail in a common technique. Unfortunately, there is no effective way to let others working with this species know about your discovery.

We started ZappyLab to create a free, central, up-to-date, crowd-sourced protocol repository.

Our Team


  • Lenny Teytelman has over a decade of computational and experimental biology experience. He did his graduate studies at UC Berkeley and finished his postdoctoral research at MIT. For three years, prior to switching from math and computer science to molecular biology, he was a database developer. Lenny brings to ZappyLab a strong passion for sharing science and improving research efficiency through technology.
  • Alexei Stoliartchouk has spent a major part of his career focusing on building web-based systems and analyzing the large data sets behind them. He was director at CNET, engineering manager at Yahoo, director at thisMoment, and CTO of He has a Master's degree in Computer Science and a Bachelor's in Applied Math.
  • Irina Makkaveeva has an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management and over 8 years of industry work experience. Focusing on finance and strategy in her business school studies, she brings invaluable expertise to the team. As a bonus, with a Master’s in computer science and extensive experience with Android and iOS mobile application development, she is also a key technical resource for ZappyLab’s mobile app development.
  • Product, UX

    Timur Carpeev is an interaction designer with extensive experience in the product management process. He is the connecting link between the development team and end-users through keeping constant track of usability. He worked on a multitude small and medium projects for companies all over the world, ranging from small start-ups to big corporations such as Intel and SAP.
  • Front end engineer

    Nick Gulev has been making web sites for many years. Started as a visual designer he navigated his way through the labyrinths of css and jquery to become a pro in both - design and front end implementation.


  • Matthew Davis earned his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley after six years experience in high performance computing at IBM and computational linguistics research at the University of Texas at Austin. In partnership with ZappyLab, Matt conceived of and implemented the predictive algorithms at the heart of PubChase. He continues to consult ZappyLab as Lead Data Scientist while pursuing post-doctoral research at EMBL Heidelberg and UT Austin.
  • Bilge Ozaydin is a molecular biologist with more than twelve years of experience in genetic engineering of microbial organisms. She did her graduate studies at UC Berkeley and completed her postdoctoral work at the Joint BioEnergy Institute of Lawrence Berkeley National laboratories.
  • Ivan Liachko has been studying the mysteries of DNA replication for almost thirteen years. He earned his Ph.D. at Cornell University and is currently a postdoctoral scientist in the department of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington.
  • Laura Fontana has over fifteen years of research experience in Cell and Molecular Biology. Her graduate research was at the Tor Vergata University of Rome, and after her post-doctoral training at the New York University School of Medicine, she became a group leader at the Italian National Institute of Health.

Mobile engineerings, Moscow, RF

Ilya Dyakonov
Ilya Dyakonov
Sergey Alekseev
Sergey Alekseev
Julia Kurnosova
Julia Kurnosova
Sergey Podorozhnyi
Sergey Podorozhnyi


    DateDayTimeLocationBuilding / RoomOrganizer
    12/09/2014Tuesday2-5 PMPullman DockParis, FranceLeWeb
    12/6/2014 - 12/10/2014Philadelphia Convention Center1101 Arch St, Philadelphia, PAASCB Annual Meeting
    10/23/2014Thursday6:00 PMSkydeck2150 Shattuck Ave, Penthouse, Berkeley, CAZappyLab and others
    9/06/2014Saturday2:00 PMUC BerkeleyWheeler Hall, Room 213Union for postdocs
    5/16/2014Friday10:00 AMHarvard Medical SchoolModell Immunology Center, Fred S. Rosen Lecture Hall 100AKevin Bonham
    5/15/2014Thursday3:00 PMWhitehead/MITWhitehead, 7th floor classroomMansi Srivastava
    5/15/2014Thursday11:00 AMHarvardNorthwest Lab Building (NWL) 425Guo-Liang Chew
    5/13/2014Tuesday4:00 PMBrandeis1st Floor Library of the Shapiro Science Center.Casey Ydenberg