Yegor Tourleigh

CV:
Academic degree: PhD
Position: former PHD student

DATE OF BIRTH: November 23, 1982
LANGUAGES: Russian and Ukrainian (native)
English, French (advanced)
German, Spanish (upper-intermediate)

EDUCATION
Graduate studies
Institution: Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Dept. of EU Economics (2009–2010)
Academic adviser: Prof. A.V. Amvrosov, PhD
M.Sc. Thesis: Econometric analysis of linkages between equity markets in Europe, USA and Russia in the context of globalization

Institution: Lomonosov Moscow State University, Dept. of Bioengineering (2003–2006)
Academic adviser: Prof. K.V. Shaitan, DSc
PhD Thesis: Molecular dynamics and diffusion in biomembranes

Undergraduate studies
Institution: Lomonosov Moscow State University, Dept. of Biophysics (1998–2003)

Special courses attended
Channels and Channelopathies, Foundation for Research and Technology, Heraklion, Greece, 2007
Understanding molecular simulations, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 2005
Multiscale modelling of nanomaterials, University of Jyväskylä, Finland, 2005
Advanced Monte-Carlo methods, Centre Européen de Calcul Atomique et Moléculaire, Lyon, France, 2005
Modeling soft condensed matter, Centre Européen de Calcul Atomique et Moléculaire, Lyon, France, 2004

ACADEMIC HONORS
M.Sc. – Diploma with Honors (GPA 4.7/5.0), Moscow State Institute of International Relations (2010)
Russian Federation President Scholarship (2005–2006)
Moscow Grant (2004, 2005)
M.Sc. – Diploma with Highest Honors (GPA 5.0/5.0), Moscow State University (2003)

MEMBERSHIP IN SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES
Biophysical Society (2007–2008)
Russian society of biochemistry and molecular biology (2003–2006)

SKILLS
Computational techniques (molecular dynamics, quantum chemistry).
Bioinformatical approaches (homology modelling etc.)
Mathematical modelling (nonlinear differential equations, dissipative systems, kinetic modelling of metabolism).
Experimental biophysical methods (patch-clamp; FRAP; videoenhanced microscopy; visual, UV, LD, CD spectroscopy; EPR and NMR techniques).
Basic techniques of analytical, colloidal and biological chemistry (gravimetry, titration, complexometry, voltammetry, viscosimetry, electrophoresis in various gels, chromatography, PCR).
Basics of genetic engineering approach (cloning, cell cultivation).
Programming (C/C++, HTML, Fortran, MATLAB scripts).
Use of scientific software (MATLAB, MAPLE, MATHEMATICA, HyperChem, Gromacs, VMD, original MD packages).

Research interests

molecular dynamics, interaction of various membranes with peptides (including antimicrobial peptides), nanotubes modelling, drug delivery systems design

Projects

Materials

Selected publications

Shaitan K.V., Tourleigh Ye.V., Golik D.N., Nikolaev I.N. “Chapter 15. Molecular design of nanocontainers based on carbon nanotubes” // “Methods of computer modeling to study polymers and biopolymers / Metody kompyuternogo modelirovaniya dlya issledovaniya polimerov i biopolimerov” (in Russian), Ivanov V.A., Rabinovich A.L., Khokhlov A.R. (Exec. Eds.). LIBROCOM, Moscow, 2009, 505–518.
Shaitan K.V., Antonov M.Yu., Tourleigh Ye.V., Levtsova O.V., Tereshkina K.B., Nikolaev I.N. “Chapter 14. Molecular dynamics and diffusion in biological membranes with various lipid compositions” // “Methods of computer modeling to study polymers and biopolymers / Metody kompyuternogo modelirovaniya dlya issledovaniya polimerov i biopolimerov” (in Russian), Ivanov V.A., Rabinovich A.L., Khokhlov A.R. (Exec. Eds.). LIBROCOM, Moscow, 2009, 491–503.
Shaitan K.V., Tourleigh Ye.V., Kirpichnikov M.P. “Molecular design of nanocontainers based on carbon nanotubes” // Journal of Qafqaz University (in Russian), 2008, 21 (1), 3–16.
Shaitan K.V., Antonov M.Yu., Tourleigh Ye.V., Levtsova O.V., Tereshkina K.B., Nikolaev I.N., Kirpichnikov M.P. “Comparative study of molecular dynamics, diffusion, and permeability for ligands in biomembranes of different lipid composition” // Biochemistry Supplement Series A: Membrane and Cell Biology, 2008, 2 (1), 73–81.
Mordvintsev D.Yu., Polyal Ya.L., Kuzmin D.A., Levtsova O.V., Tourleigh Ye.V., Utkin Yu.N., Shaitan K.V., Tsetlin V.I. “Computer modeling of binding of diverse weak toxins to nicotinic acetylcholine receptors” // Comput. Biol. Chem., 2007, 31 (2), 72–81.
Tourleigh Ye.V., Shaitan K.V., Balabaev N.K. “Diffusion of molecules at the interface of water-membrane structures” // Defect and Diffusion Forum, 2007, 261–262, 109–126.
Mordvintsev D.Y., Polyak Y.L., Kuzmine D.A., Levtsova O.V., Tourleigh Y.V., Kasheverov I.E. “A model for short α-neurotoxin bound to nicotinic acetylcholine receptor from Torpedo californica” // Journal of Molecular Neuroscience, 2006, 30 (1–2), 71–72.
Shaitan K.V., Tourleigh Ye.V., Golik D.N., Tereshkina K.B., Levtsova O.V., Fedik I.V., Shaytan A.K., Kirpichnikov M.P. “Nonequilibrium molecular dynamics of nanostructures including biological ones” // Chemical Physics / Khimicheskaya Fizika (in Russian), 2006, 25 (9), 31–48.
Shaitan K.V., Tourleigh Y.V., Golik D.N., Kirpichnikov M.P. “Computer-aided molecular design of nanocontainers for inclusion and targeted delivery of bioactive compounds” // Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology, 2006, 16 (4), 253–258.
Shaitan K.V., Tourleigh Ye.V., Golik D.N., Tereshkina K.B., Levtsova O.V., Fedik I.V., Shaytan A.K., Li A., Kirpichnikov M.P. “Dynamics and molecular design of bio- and nanostructures” // Russian Chemical Journal / Rossiyskiy Khimicheskiy Zhurnal (in Russian), 2006, 50 (2), 53–65.
Shaitan K.V., Tourleigh Ye.V., Shaytan A.K., Tereshkina K.B., Levtsova O.V., Kirpichnikov M.P. “Application of molecular dynamics simulations to study of membrane related structures” // Proceedings of the 2nd Russian-Bavarian Conference on Bio-Medical Engineering, 2006, CD-ROM.
Shaitan K.V., Tereshkina K.B., Tourleigh Ye.V., Levtsova O.V., Shaytan A.K., Kirpichnikov M.P. “Molecular dynamics and design of ion channels and nanostructures” // Proceedings of the 2nd Russian-Bavarian Conference on Bio-Medical Engineering, 2006, CD-ROM.
Shaitan K.V., Tourleigh Ye.V., Golik D.N. “Molecular dynamics of carbon nanotube-polypeptide complexes at the biomembrane-water interface” // “Carbon Nanotubes”, Popov V.N. and Lambin Ph. (Eds.). NATO Science Series II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, Springer, 2006, vol. 222, 233–234.
Mordvintsev D.Yu., Polyal Ya.L., Levtsova O.V., Tourleigh Ye.V., Kasheverov I.E., Shaitan K.V., Utkin Yu.N., Tsetlin V.I. “A model for short α-neurotoxin bound to nicotinic acetylcholine receptor from Torpedo californica: comparison with long-chain α-neurotoxins and α-conotoxins” // Comput. Biol. Chem., 2005, 29 (6), 398–411.
Tourleigh Ye.V., Shaitan K.V., Balabaev N.K. “Dynamic heterogeneity of phospholipid bilayer and diffusion of molecules at the interface” // Biophysics (translated from Russian), 2005, 50 (6), 899–904.
Tourleigh Ye.V., Shaitan K.V., Balabaev N.K. “Molecular dynamics of a hydrated palmitoyloleoylphosphatidylcholine bilayer in collisional thermostat” // Biological Membranes / Biologicheskie Membrany (in Russian), 2005, 22 (6), 491–502.
Shaitan K.V., Turlej E.V., Golik D.N., Tereshkina K.B., Levtsova O.V., Fedik I.V., Shaitan A.K., Kirpichnikov M.P. “Molecular dynamics and design of bio- and nanostructures” // Bulletin of biotechnology and physic-chemical biology named by Yu.A. Ovchinnikov / Vestnik biotekhnologii i fiziko-khimicheskoi biologii imeni Yu.A. Ovchinnikova (in Russian), 2005, 1 (1), 66–78.
Tourleigh E.V., Shaitan K.V., Balabaev N.K. “Molecular dynamics of hydrated hydrocarbon membrane structures” // Russian Journal of Physical Chemistry (translated from Russian), 2005, 79 (8), 1279–1286.
Tourleigh Ye.V., Shaitan K.V. “Molecular dynamics study of molecular mobility in catenanes” // Defect and Diffusion Forum, 2005, 237–240, 1174–1181.
Tourleigh Ye.V., Shaitan K.V. “Dynamical heterogeneity of a fully hydrated lipid bilayer and molecular dynamics of transmembrane diffusion” // Bulletin of young scientists. Proceedings of the XI Int. Conf. for undergraduate and postgraduate students and young scientists “Lomonosov-2004” (in Russian), Moscow: Gart, 2004, 1, 17–22.