Alexander Zelikin

Curriculum Vitae

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE                       

11/2013 Associate Professor

Department of Chemistry
Aarhus University
Denmark

2009-2013 Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry
Aarhus University
Denmark

2004-2009 Postdoctoral research fellow

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
The University of Melbourne, Australia
Head of the laboratory: Prof. Frank Caruso

2003-2004 Postdoctoral research associate

School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Cornell University, Ithaca NY, USA
Head of the laboratory: Prof. David Putnam

2000-2001 Visiting scientist

Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA, USA
Head of the laboratory: Prof. Robert Langer

 EDUCATION

2000-2003 Graduate student

Moscow State University, Russia
Chemistry DepartmentResearch Advisor: Prof. Vladimir A. Izumrudov
Date of PhD thesis defence: June 11, 2003
Thesis title: Synthesis and properties of aliphatic ionenes with defined macromolecular characteristics.

1997-1998 Visiting Scholar

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA, USA
Chemical Engineering Department

1994-2000 Undergraduate student

Moscow State University, Russia
Chemistry Department
Diploma and Masters thesis with distinction

 SELECTED GIVEN SEMINARS

  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Zurich, Switzerland, 12 / 2009)
    Title: Polymer hydrogel capsules: exotic drug carriers proven unique
  • Indian Institute of Technology (Kanpur, India, 08 / 2009)
    Title: Polymer hydrogel capsules for diverse biomedical applications
  • Aarhus University, Department of Chemistry (Aarhus, Denmark, 03 / 2009)
    Title: Polymer microcapsules: A platform for diverse biomedical applications
  • Finnish Institute for Molecular Medicine (Helsinki, Finland, 02/2009)
    Title: Targeted delivery of antiviral therapeutics within polymer nano- and microcapsules
  • CSIRO Molecular & Health Technologies (Melbourne, Australia, 12 / 2008)
    Title: Degradable polymer capsules for drug delivery and encapsulated catalysis
  • INSERM U 595 (Strasbourg, France, 10 / 2007)
    Title: Reversible encapsulation of DNA into semi-permeable polymer capsules
  • Moscow State University, Department of Polymer Chemistry (Moscow, Russia, 05 / 2007)
    Title: Degradable polyelectrolyte capsules loaded with gene vaccines
  • Cornell University, Department of Biomedical Engineering, (Ithaca NY, USA, 09 / 2006)
    Title: Disulfide-stabilized polymer microcapsules for drug delivery
  • Kyoto University, Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science, (Kyoto, Japan, 09 / 2005)
    Title: Disulfide crosslinked hollow capsules. Stability and degradation at physiological conditions
  • University of New South Wales, (Sydney, Australia, 02 / 2005)
    Title: Construction of Polyelectrolyte multilayers. Overview and one specific example.

SELECTED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • Materials Research Society meeting (Boston MA, USA, 12 /  2008)
    Title: Single component polymer capsules for biomedical applications
  • International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, (Melbourne, Australia, 02/2008)
    Title: Biomolecule encapsulation within degradable polymeric microcapsules
  • 7th International Symposiumon Polymer Therapeutics (Valencia, Spain, 05 / 2008)
    Title: Encapsulation of gene and peptide vaccines into degradable polymer capsules
  • 234th American Chemical Society meeting (Boston MA, USA, 09 / 2007)
    Title: Reversible encapsulation of DNA into semi-permeable polymer capsules
    Title: Poly(vinylpyrrolidone) for bioconjugation and ligand immobilization (poster)
  • 29th Australasian Polymer Symposium (Hobart, Australia, 02 / 2007)
    Title: Degradable polyelectrolyte capsules filled with oligonucleotide sequences
  • 28th Australasian Polymer Symposium (Rotorua, New Zealand, 02 / 2006)
    Title: Biodegradable hollow capsules: assembly, loading with model drugs and release
  • 226th American Chemical Society meeting (New York NY, USA, 09 / 2003)
    Title: Selectivity of binding of polycations to DNA and synthetic polyanions
  • Polyelectrolytes-2002 (Lund, Sweden, 06 / 2002)
    Title: Poly(L-histidine)-PEG conjugates as gene delivery systems
    Title: Aliphatic 2,x– and x,x- ionenes and their polyelectrolyte complexes with poly(methacrylic) acid and DNA
  • Material Research Society meeting (Boston MA, USA, 11 / 2001)
    Title: Bioerodible Polypyrrole