Vladimir Volkov

About me

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I am interested in molecular mechanisms that enable biological structures to produce mechanical force. Specifically, I use single-molecule fluorescence, optical trapping and computer simulations to study the forces produced by microtubules and microtubule-based motors.

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

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

2016-current

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