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.
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.