Elena YAKUBOVSKAYA is a head of the group in 'TechnoGene' research and development company. This company specialized in cardiology drug development and molecular biology reagents production. Elena is responsible for design and production of enzymes with additional properties, she is also involved in the development and management of new projects. The field of her interests includes an application of nano-technologies in biology and practical implementation of these physical ideas in a biochip production. In a more general sense she is particularly interested in issues of health, environment, waste management and science communication.

Elena graduated from Moscow State University in 1993. She is a biochemist by training, with PhD from the Engelhardt Institute of Molecular Biology, Moscow. Her post-doctoral experience at the Shemyakin Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Moscow, devoted to topoizomerase inhibitors as a potential anticancer drug. The present list of publications includes 10 papers published in the leading scientific journals.

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