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2012-Present: Senior Consultant in Research and Development for Science, Oman Research Council

2008-2012: Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Department of Biological Sciences & Chemistry,

the University of Nizwa,
Sultanate of Oman 

2003-2008: Postdoctoral Fellow 
in the group of Prof. Amnon Kohen,

Chemistry Department,

the University of Iowa
, USA 

2001-2003: Postdoctoral Fellow 
in the laboratory 
of Prof. Samuel Cukierman

Department of Physiology

Loyola University, Chicago, USA

1994-2001: Research Associate in Institute of Biochemistry 
and Physiology of Plants 
and Microorganisms, 
Russian Academy of Sciences
, Saratov, Russia

1994: MSc in Organic Chemistry 
from Chemistry Department, Saratov State University , Russia
1999: PhD in Physical Chemistry from the same University.

 Some courses' syllabi

"Structure and functions of biomacromolecules"   
1995-2000, Saratov State University, Saratov, Russia

"Physical Chemistry I"  
Spring 2007, the University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA

Petroleum Chemistry
Fall 2008, spring 2009, The University of Nizwa, Oman

Tutorial on the calculation 
of heavy kinetic isotope effects (KIE)

Tutorial on the calculation 
of birefringence in liquid crystals

Research interests

Isotope Effects,
Oxygen metabolism (oxidases),
Nitrogen metabolism
(nitrogenase, glutamine synthetase)

Biophysical chemistry of proteins 

Pharmacological chemistry:
Drug design for orphan diseases, Biomarker for Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS).

Geochemistry and Biogeochemistry.

"Thermotoga flavin-dependent thymidylate synthase: Implications for oxygen metabolism": presentation at Thermotoga 2007 Workshop

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Extra projects

Computer simulation of dunes formation (Ada, VB)

Robotics simulation of a bacterial phototaxis (Lego Mindstorms, Ada, NQC)

Other programming and robotics applications (Ada, VB).

Applied Chemistry



May 2005: “Preservative degradation”
February 2006: “Improving UV resistance of coating containing metal ions”
April 2006: “Biological targets”
March 2007: “Cellulose Pyrolysis”
May 2007: “ALS Biomarker”
August 2013: "Calculation of the Intrinsic (Maximum) Birefringence of Molecules"

2007 Top Solver Award



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