My research interest is in the area of microscale separations for biological applications. Currently I am working on the development of novel electrodriven methods for the isolation and separation of extracellular vesicles, exosomes in particular, from biological fluids.

I was born in Vitebsk – a city in Belarus, where Physics Nobel Prize winner Zhores Alferov and artist Marc Chagall were born. I became passionate about science at high school thanks to my inspiring chemistry teacher and moved to study Chemistry at Belarusian State University in Minsk, the capital of Belarus.

I strongly believe that education offers us more than just knowledge, it trains the mind to think (credit to Einstein for this quot!). But also it gives us opportunities in life. During my undergraduate studies I was one of the first students in Belarus to take part in the technical students exchange programme IAESTE. I got an opportunity to do an internship abroad at an oil company NYNAS in Sweden. This international experience changed my life. I wanted to explore the geographical world and the world of science. After completing my final year project at The National Academy of Science of Belarus, I set of to do a PhD in  Chemistry at Dublin City University in Ireland.

Since then I have worked within the university system in a variety of roles for fourteen years. I’ve gained international experience (Netherlands, Ireland, France, Belarus, and Sweden), including the postdoctoral research experience at Institute Curie in Paris. I have had the opportunity to work with people from many levels across the university and to collaborate with international researchers in both fundamental science and industry focused projects. I have been privileged to work in and make contributions to highly ambitious multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams (postdoc at CLARITY: The Center for Sensor Web Research, Dublin City University). During the course of 6 years I supported researchers from different disciplines in research funding activities; this unconventional career path allowed me to gain research management and administration experience as well as in-depth knowledge of international funding landscape. I was awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship to restart my research career in bioanalytical science at Leiden University.

Here you can read more about my Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship project METAFORA and my new ERA-NET collaborative project EXIT. To follow my professional activities follow me on LinkedIn