Main Focus

My background is in molecular biology, biochemistry and bioinformatics. Over the course of my bachelor and master studies I gained experience in a variety of cell biological and biochemical techniques. In my master theses I worked on describing the two novel genes putatively involved in the mammalian fatty acid metabolism, and later on the characterization of the secreted protein utilized by the symbiotic fungi to modulate the immune response of the host plant during arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis, respectively. The focus of the latter project was on the recombinant protein production from bacteria and its purification, followed by functional characterization using a variety of biochemical assays. My PhD work has been focused on the investigation of the alternative mechanism of generation of peptides by proteasome - proteasome generated spliced peptides, and their immunological relevance in context of the MHC class I presentation pathway.

Curriculum Vitae

Since 2017 Max Planck Institute for Multidisciplinary Sciences; Göttingen, Germany; Research Group Quantitative and Systems Biology; Ph.D Student
Thesis project: The role and mechanism of the proteasome during cell signaling, Supervisor: Dr. Juliane Liepe

2015 - 2017 Wageningen University and Research Centre; Wageningen; The Netherlands; M.Sc. in Molecular Life Sciences (specialization Biomedical Research)
Thesis projects:

  1. TMED5 and ADTRP - novel putative targets of PPAR alpha. Supervisors: Prof. Sander Kersten and Dr. Merel Defour

  2. Functional characterization of the LysM effector from Rhizophagus irregularis. Supervisor: Dr. Erik Limpens

2010 - 2015 Lomonosov Moscow State University; Moscow; Russia; Faculty of Bioengineering and Bioinformatics; Specialist in Bioengineering
Thesis project: Duplicated genes at the early stages of their evolution, Supervisor: Dr. Fyodor Konrashov and Dr. Sergey Spirin


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