Biography & Research:
Sergey A. Kozin, Ph.D., is a senior research scientist in the Engelhardt Institute of Molecular Biology of Russian Academy of Sciences. He obtained his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Institute of Biomedical Chemistry of Russian Academy of Medical Sciences in 1995 and received a postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute of Physico-Chemical Biology (Paris, France). In 1997 he had a postdoc position in the Department of Chemistry, Brandeis University (Waltham, Mass, USA). In 1998 Sergey A. Kozin returned to the Institute of Physico-Chemical Biology (Paris, France) to participate in a project dedicated to prion diseases. As part of this project a similarity between structural determinants of prion protein and amyloid-beta peptide has been uncovered. From 2004 Sergey A.Kozin has been working in Moscow, Russia. Dr. Kozin’s research is mainly connected with molecular mechanisms of pathogenic conformational transitions within amyloid-beta under the influence of various endogenous and exogenous factors. He is currently working to determine the ways to monitor and block pathogenic oligomerization of amyloid-beta in order to develop new strategies for Alzheimer’s disease diagnostics and anti-amyloid therapy.