Vladimir Volkov

About me

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Active biomolecules work most efficiently as teams in the cellular context. In my research I focus on understanding the mechanisms underlying the cooperative action of molecules that are essential for cell physiology. In particular, I use cryo-electron tomography, single-molecule fluorescence and optical tweezers to study how multivalent protein complexes facilitate generation and transmission of biological forces.

Biological systems are the epitome of complexity. To dissect the contribution of individual molecules, controlled assemblies, and the emergent behaviors resulting from synergistic and antagonistic molecules teaming up, I use active systems reconstituted in vitro from purified components.

Education

PhD, Biophysics

2011

Center for Theoretical Problems of Physico-Chemical Pharmacology, Russian academy of sciences

Diploma, Pharmaceutical chemistry

2005

Moscow Sechenov Medical Academy, Russia

Research experience

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Post-doc

Utrecht University, Anna Akhmanova lab
Utrecht, The Netherlands

2020-present

Post-doc

Delft University of Technology, Marileen Dogterom lab
Delft, The Netherlands

2016-2020

Russian academy of sciences/Gamaleya Research Institute for
Epidemiology and Microbiology, Moscow, Russia
Semi-independent position

2011-2016

PhD student

University of Colorado/Russian academy of sciences
Richard McIntosh/Fazly Ataullakhanov labs

2007-2011

Research center for hematology, Moscow, Russia

2005-2007

Undergraduate student

Research center for hematology, Moscow, Russia

2004-2005

Vladimir Volkov — v.volkov@tudelft.nl — +31 15 278-4058 — @microtubule_guy