Beletskaya Irina Petrovna

Beletskaya Irina Petrovna
Irina Petrovna Beletskaya is a Russian organic chemist. She graduated from the department of chemistry of Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) in 1955. Irina Beletskaya is a doctor of chemistry (since 1963), professor of the organic chemistry at the Department of Chemistry at MSU, corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of USSR (since 1974) and then a full member of Russian Academy of Sciences (since 1992). She heads a laboratory of organoelement compounds at the department of chemistry at MSU. Irina Petrovna is an editor-in-chef of Russian Journal of Organic Chemistry and head of the section “Reactivity and reaction mechanisms” at the Research Council of Russian Academy of Sciences. She is also a member of the Presidential committee on science and technology, a member of various sections of International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC). During years, she has received Lomonosov, Mendeleev and Nesmeyanov awards, and she is a recipient of the Order of the Red Banner of Labour. Her present research is focused on the metal complex catalysis for the carbon-metal and carbon-element (phosphorus, silicon, nitrogen) bond formation for the fine organic synthesis of biologically active compounds, liquid crystals. Silicon-containing monomers. Irina Petrovna is an author of more than a thousand of scientific publications including several monographs.

Tananaev Ivan Gundarovich

Tananaev Ivan Gundarovich
Tananaev Ivan Gundarovitch has graduated from the Chemistry department of Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) in 1980 and finished patent courses in 1982. He is a doctor of Chemistry (1998), correspondent member of Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) (2008), principal scientist at A.N. Frumkin Institute of Physical chemistry and Electrochemistry RAS (IPCE RAS), Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry of RAS and Institute of Chemistry of Far Eastern Branch of RAS. He is also an advisor of the director of Mayak Production Association, director of the academic department of Far Eastern Federal University, deputy director and professor at the National Research Nuclear University and professor at MSU, Vice-president of Radiochemistry scientific council of RAS and Rosatom, deputy editor-in-chief of journals Radiochemistry and Issues of radioactive security, member of the editorial board of Chemical Technology. He is a recipient of multiple awards, among them are the scholarship of the President of Russian Federation, medal 50 years of nuclear energy of USSR (1990), medal Veteran of nuclear industry.
His research interests concern the chemistry of transuranic elements, sorption and extraction technologies in nuclear waste processing, functional materials for nuclear technologies and radioecology.

Gerd Leuchs

Gerd Leuchs
Gerd Leuchs – German scientist. From 1970 to 1975 studied physics and mathematics in the University of Cologne. In 1978 got the PhD in the Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich. Since 1994 has been Professor of Physics in the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. From 2003 to 2008 was the director of the Max Planck Research Group for Optics, Information and Photonics, Erlangen. In 2005 was awarded Quantum Electronics and Optics Prize of the European Physical Society. Since 2005 has been the director of the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Erlangen (Germany). Member of the Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, Max Planck Society, German Physical Society, European Physical Society, German Society of Applied Optics, Optical Society of America, Institute of Physics (London), American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Russian Academy of Sciences. In 2016 got honorary doctoral degree in Danish Technical University, Lyngby. More than 200 publications and editor of several scientific journals. Among prof. G. Leuchs’s research interests are quantum optics, classical optics, precision metrology and atomic spectroscopy.

Shevchenko Andrey Anatolievich

Shevchenko Andrey Anatolievich
Andrej Shevchenko (Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany)
Andrej Shevchenko received his Diploma w. Distinction from the Department of Chemistry of Leningrad State University (1984) and PhD from the Leningrad Institute of Technology (1991). He worked in the laboratory of mass spectrometry in the Institute for Analytical Instrumentation of the USSR Academy of Sciences (Leningrad/St.Petersburg), in the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg and since 2001 leads the Laboratory of Biological Mass Spectrometry in Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden. His main research interests are in lipidomics, proteomics and system biology. He published more than 300 articles in peer-reviewed journals and is one of the most highly cited scientists in the field of analytical chemistry and biochemistry (h-index 93). Andrej Shevchenko is a recipient German Society of Mass Spectrometry award for distinguished contribution to mass spectrometry in life sciences (2011).
Shevchenko laboratory develops quantitative approach towards understanding of interactions, metabolism and co-regulation of proteins and lipids in biological membranes, cells and model organisms. The laboratory employs high resolution shotgun mass spectrometry for the identification of novel and quantification of known biologically important endogenous molecules. However, analytical technologies may also open up unexpected opportunities in seemingly unrelated areas of science. Pioneering work of Shevchenko laboratory on the characterization of proteomes of organisms with unsequenced genomes also enabled the systematic analysis of proteins from ancient artifacts recovered by archaeological excavations and established an emerging field of archaeoprotemics. The lecture will demonstrate how the quantitative proteomics of organic residues collected at 4000-years old mummies from the cemetery of Xiaohe in Taklamakan desert uncovered a chemical rationale of ancient biotechnology.

Svetlana B. Tsogoeva

Svetlana B. Tsogoeva
Svetlana B. Tsogoeva received her diploma in chemistry in 1995 from St. Petersburg State University (Russia), where she completed her doctoral thesis in 1998 on the “Synthesis of Modified Analogues of Steroid Estrogens”. In 1998, she moved to the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main (Germany) for a postdoctoral research. In July 2000 she joined the Degussa AG Fine Chemicals Division as a research scientist, where she has been working on the development of new oligopeptide catalysts for the enantioselective Julia-Colonna asymmetric epoxidation of olefins. In January 2002 she was appointed a first junior professor in Germany at the Georg-August-University of Göttingen (Germany), where she established her own research group supported by BMBF, DFG, FCI and Degussa AG. Since February 2007 she holds the position of Professor of Organic Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy of the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany). Her research is currently focused on organocatalytic multi-step domino reactions, organocatalyzed click reactions, asymmetric oxidations with non-heme iron complexes and synthesis of natural product hybrids with anticancer, antiviral and antimalarial activities.

Tunik Sergey Pavlovich

Tunik Sergey Pavlovich
Graduated from the Department of Chemistry (1973) and got PhD (1977) at Leningrad State University; defended the D.Sc. degree (2006) at St. Petersburg State University. Now a Professor of Chemistry at the Institute of Chemistry, St. Petersburg State University.
Experience includes:

  • postdoctoral work at the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Siberian branch of Soviet Academy of Sciences with Prof. Sergey Gubin;
  • joint research in the chemistry of carbonyl clusters with Prof. A. J. Poё (University of Toronto, Canada), Prof. T. Pakkanen (University of Eastern Finland) and Prof. B. T. Heaton (University of Liverpool, UK);
  • in coordination chemistry of Cu(I), Au(I) luminescent complexes with Prof. A. Laguna (University of Zaragoza, Spain).

Author of more than 140 research papers, reviews and chapters in books,
Honorary Professor of the University of Eastern Finlad (2014).
Fields of activity broadly encompass organometallic and coordination chemistry with particular interest to the synthesis of polynuclear coordination compounds, study of their structure in solid state using X-ray crystallography and in solution with multinuclear NMR spectroscopy. Current research interests are mainly focused on the synthesis of coordination luminescent compounds, investigation of their photophysical properties and application in bioimaging, sensing and electroluminescence.

Julien Bachmann

Julien Bachmann
Julien Bachmann studied chemistry at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, and graduated in 2001. He then joined the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the USA to obtain his Ph. D. in inorganic chemistry. In 2006, he moved with a Humboldt Fellowship to the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics in Germany. He worked as a postdoc at the University of Hamburg for two years, and obtained an Assistant Professor position in physics and chemistry in Hamburg in 2009. He then accepted a position as an Associate Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg in 2012. His research focuses on the development of preparative methods for nanostructured materials and interfaces at which various types of energy conversion phenomena can be studied. With those novel methods, inorganic nanostructures are created with accurately tunable geometry, so that their physical and chemical properties can be studied systematically as they vary with the geometric parameters. Of particular interest are the transport and exchange of electrons and ions at interfaces in solar cells, batteries, and other electrodes.

Kirill Yu. Monakhov

Kirill Yu. Monakhov
Kirill Yu. Monakhov received his Dr. rer. nat. degree with Prof. Gerald Linti at the Heidelberg University (Germany) in 2010. After two years as a postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Pierre Braunstein at the University of Strasbourg (France), and after being awarded the Academia Europaea Burgen Scholarship in 2011, he returned to Germany in 2013 with a DFG postdoctoral reintegration fellowship to join the group of Prof. Paul Kögerler at RWTH Aachen University. In 2015 he received a prestigious DFG Emmy Noether fellowship and now leads a junior research group at the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry at RWTH Aachen University. His research interests include coordination and supramolecular chemistry, redox-active magnetic molecules, molecular electronics and spintronics, synthetic and computational chemistry, and surface science.

Natalia V. Belkova

Natalia V. Belkova
Graduated from Analytical chemistry chair, Department of Chemistry, M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University (1993), Doctor of Science (2011), Professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences (2015), leading researcher at the A. N. Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement Compounds, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow. Winner of the Academia Europeae Award for young scientists from NIS (1997). Leading specialist in molecular spectroscopy and physical organoelement chemistry. Her scientific interests include chemistry of transition-metal complexes and particularly hydrides, structure-reactivity relationships, the non-covalent interactions, hydrogen bonding and proton transfer, reaction mechanisms. Her current research is focused on variable temperature spectroscopic and theoretical studies of mechanisms of proton transfer involving late transition metal hydrides, non-specific (polarity) and specific (hydrogen bonding) solvent effects on their reactions, transition metal based catalytic hydrogenation/dehydrogenation aiming the understanding of mechanism and improving the catalyst performance.

Razumov Vladimir Fedorovich

Razumov Vladimir Fedorovich
Razumov Vladimir Fedorovich – graduated from the faculty of molecular and chemical physics, Moscow physics and technical Institute (1973), doctor of physical and mathematical Sciences (1993), corresponding member of RAS (2003), head of the laboratory of Photonics of nanosized structures, Institute of problems of chemical physics RAS (Chernogolovka, Moscow region), Professor at Moscow physics and technical Institute and Moscow state University M. V. Lomonosov. The Chairman of the expert Council of the Russian Foundation for basic research, is actively involved in various fields of activity of the RAS as a member of the commissions, working groups, scientific and dissertation councils, editorial boards of scientific journals. The famous Russian scientist in the field of physical chemistry, co-author of over 300 scientific papers throughout his scientific activity, V. F. Razumov performed a large number of studies in the field of molecular photonics, has received worldwide recognition, among them the opening photophase effect, the establishment of new mechanisms of single photon adiabatic photoisomerization and photocyclization, chain mechanisms of photoisomerization, the identification of the role of s-isomerism in photoisomerization obtained fundamental results in the field of photonics of nano-and supramolecular systems, made a great contribution to the study of a new class of phosphors – colloidal quantum dots with great potential for application in light-emitting diodes, displays, solar cells, optical amplifiers, lasers, chemo – and biosensors, biomedical diagnostics, in molecular and quantum electronics. Executed a large cycle of fundamental and applied research in the field of organic electronics, new approaches for creating electroluminescent and photovoltaic devices with record characteristics.

Tatiana Borisovna Tennikova

Tatiana Borisovna Tennikova
Tatiana Borisovna Tennikova, Doctor of Chemical Sciences, Professor, is one of the most distinguished Russia scientists. In present time, she is the Сhair of recently established Interdisciplinary laboratory of biomedical chemistry, Institute of Chemistry, Saint-Petersburg State University. T.B. Tennikova is well known expert in different scientific fields, such as adsorption and chromatography, polymer chemistry, bioorganic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, biomaterials, analytical biotechnology, etc. Her present interests are focused on polymer drug delivery systems, smart scaffolds for tissue engineering, nanochips for diagnostics and some others. She is a co-author of more than 200 scientific papers, including original and review articles, book chapters and monographs.

Andrey A. Karasik

Andrey A. Karasik
Andrey A. Karasik is a recognized expert in physical organic chemistry and organometallic chemistry. He has recently received several awards, among them are “Honored scientist of Republic of Tatarstan” (2014), State Award of the Republic of Tatarstan in the Field of Science and Technology (2014), A. N. Nesmeyanov Award (2015). He is an author and co-author of more than 300 scientific papers.
Andrey A. Karasiks’ academic career started in B. A. Arbuzov scientific school. He worked his way from trainee researcher to deputy director of the institute. In 1988 he defended his Ph.D thesis and in 2003 he defended his doctoral thesis. In 2013 he was awarded the title of professor.
A. A. Karasiks’ main scientific activities are associated with the development of phosphorus-containing cyclic and macrocyclic chemistry. They include:
• Design of organometallic and coordination compounds with P,N-containing cyclic and macrocyclic ligands with programmable properties (solubility in water, chirality, luminescence, catalytic activity);
• Research on unusual dynamic processes in metal complex systems associated with the conformation, configuration and template conversion of cyclic and macrocyclic ligands on transition metal matrix.
Prof. Karasik has supervised seven PhD students. He co-organized several major scientific events like XXVI International Chugaev Conference on Coordination Chemistry (2014), XII European Congress on Catalysis (2015) and 21st International Conference on Phosphorus Chemistry (2016).

Mikhail Krasavin

Mikhail Krasavin
Mikhail Krasavin is a Professor of synthetic organic and medicinal chemistry (www.krasavin-group.org) at Saint Petersburg State University (Russia). Prior to assuming this post in 2014, he spent over 10 years in positions of increasing responsibility in pharmaceutical industry (Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Abbott Bioresearch Center, ChemDiv, Inc.) , where he was involved in multiple drug discovery programs in the areas of oncology, metabolic disease, infectious disease and CNS disorders. In 2011-2013 Dr. Krasavin led an independent research group at Eskitis Institute for Drug Discovery (Griffith University) in Brisbane, Australia. Prof. Krasavin has authored more than 100 manuscripts, 8 patents, several book chapters and has consulted various drug discovery and development business entities. In 2016, he was elected a Professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Alexander F. Khlebnikov

Alexander F. Khlebnikov
Education:
M. Sc. Degree in Chemistry, 1972, Leningrad State University, USSR
Ph. D. Degree in Chemistry, 1975, Leningrad State University, USSR
2nd Doctor of Science Degree in Chemistry, 1998, St. Petersburg State University, Russia
Experience:
Postgraduate of Organic Chemistry Dept., Leningrad State University, 1972 – 1975
Officer of Soviet Navy, 1976 – 1981
Researcher of Research Institute of Chemistry, Leningrad State University, 1981 – 1985
Senior Researcher of Research Institute of Chemistry, Leningrad State University, 1986 – 1990
Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry Department, St. Petersburg University, 1991 – 1999
Invited Researcher of Göttingen University, Germany (Prof. A. de Meijere), 1995 – 1996
Full Professor of Organic Chemistry Department, St. Petersburg University, 1999 – Present
Scientific interests:
Organic synthesis, heterocyclic chemistry, chemistry of strained molecules, chemistry of diazo compounds, reactive intermediates, organic reaction mechanisms, quantum-chemical calculations.

Tsvetkov Nikolay Victorovich

Tsvetkov Nikolay Victorovich
Tsvetkov Nikolay Victorovich, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Professor, Head of the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Polymer Physics Faculty of Physics, St. Petersburg State University.
Research interests:
• Self-organization in polymer systems
• Molecular hydrodynamics, optics and electro- optics of biological and synthetic polymers in solutions
• The structure and properties of polyelectrolyte polymer-colloid complexes
• Nanoparticles based on synthetic and biopolymers
• Electro-optical and dielectric properties of low molecular weight and polymeric liquid crystals
• Metallized system based on polymers and nanoparticles.

Author of more than 100 papers published in international scientific journals.
Grants (current):
Functional metallic system based on synthetic and biopolymers: structure and physical properties in solution (RNF)
Polymer nanostructure based on polyelectrolytes and surfactants: conformation, structure and physical properties in solution (RFBR)
Self-organizing multi-component structures in solutions and melts (St. Petersburg State University).
Member of two academic councils for defending candidate and doctoral theses at St. Petersburg State University and Institute of Macromolecular compounds of Russian Academy of Sciences. Member of academic council of Physical department of St. Petersburg State University.
Laureate of the State Prize of the Russian Federation for “young scientists for outstanding work in the field of science and technology”, 1999.

Oleg V. Levin

Oleg V. Levin
Oleg V. Levin graduated from Department of electrochemistry of Saint-Petersburg State University (2001), PhD (2004). In 2005, took a one-year post-doctoral stage at the University of Burgundy (France). In 2007-2010 he worked at Samsung SDI (South Korea), where he focused on developing lithium-ion batteries. He is the leader of several research projects, sponsored by RFBR and RSF.
Oleg’s research group is developing electrode materials based on organometallic polymers. Area of scientific interests: experimental and theoretical studies of charge transfer processes in conductive polymers and redox polymers; creation of new organometallic electrode materials for power sources, in particular, materials for lithium ion batteries and supercapacitors, fuel cells catalysts, electrochemical sensors and electrochromic devices.

Elena V. Grachova

Elena V. Grachova
E. Grachova graduated from Department of Inorganic Chemistry of St.Petersburg State University (1993), Ph.D. (1999), a postdoc at the University of Bielefeld, Germany (2002-2003, in the group of Prof. Peter Jutzi), Associate Professor (Institute of Chemistry, St. Petersburg State University, 2005). Fellow of INTAS Foundation, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and V. Potanin Foundation. Her field of expertise is coordination and organometallic chemistry of transition metals. Research interests include the chemistry of mono- and polynuclear complexes of transition metals, including lanthanides. At present time, the focus of her research is design and study of molecular emitters based on transition metals, supramolecular compounds, nano-sized molecular aggregates. E. Grachova is responsible investigator of a number of projects supported by RFBR and the Federal Program; supervisor of a project supported by RSF; a member of the joint research program cooperated with the Russian-German laboratory at BESSY II.

Alexey Y. Timoshkin

Alexey Y. Timoshkin
Graduated (1993) and received Ph.D. (1997) from Department of Chemistry, St. Petersburg State University. Vice dean for teaching affairs (2010-2011), at present Acting Chair of Inorganic Chemistry Department, St. Petersburg State University. Alexander-von-Humboldt (2001, 2002, 2012), INTAS (2006), JSPS (2010) fellowships, Young Teacher grants from Vladimir Potanin Foundation (2005, 2006, 2010), St. Petersburg State University Teaching award (2010), expert of Russian Science Foundation (2014) and Russian Academy of Science (2016). Head of the online course «Inorganic Chemistry: introduction to chemistry of the elements» (2017). Author and coauthor of more than 160 scientific papers and reviews. Fields of expertise: inorganic chemistry of main group elements, donor-acceptor interactions, tensimetry, applied quantum chemistry. Scientific interests include experimental and computational studies of structures and reactivity of donor-acceptor compounds in solid, gas and liquid phases, vaporization and thermal decomposition of inorganic and coordination compounds, inorganic heterocycles, chemical vapor deposition, mechanisms of thermal decomposition of main group amidoboranes.