Dr. Sycheva studied the technology of glass and silicate materials at the Leningrad Institute of Technology, and received a master's degree in 1972. She joined the Laboratory of Physical Research of Glass at the Institute of Silicate Chemistry, Leningrad, USSR. She defended her PhD thesis in 1987 at the same institute. G. A. Sycheva devoted her entire scientific life to the study of the origin of crystals in glasses. Since 2015 she held the position of head of the Laboratory of the Structure and Properties of Glass (LSSS). She has published more than 100 scientific papers in scientific journals.