Mikhail G. Akimov

Personal information

Currently I am involved in the research of the N-acyl dopamine and other signal lipids (neurolipins) biochemistry and activity mechanisms in animal organism. In particular, I am studying the anti-cancer activity of these molecules (whether it is universal and what is its mechanism).


PeriodCountry, cityEducation institutionAdditional info
2000–2005 Russia, Moscow Lomonosov Moscow state university, biological faculty, bioorganic chemistry department honors degree (specialist)
2007 Russia, Puschino Leica Microscopy Workshop "Frontiers of Modern microscopy. Confocal and Fluorescence Microscopy, EM Specimen Preparation" certificate
2005–2008 Russia, Moscow Shemyakin-Ovchinnikov institute of bioorganic chemistry, RAS PhD, Biochemistry

Scientific interests

gerontology, evolution theory, theoretical biology, neurochemistry, lipid biology, oncology

Awards & honors

1st place degree for the best article in MAIK "Nauka" journals (2006)

3rd place degree at the young scientists competition at the VIII Ovchinnikov memorial conference (IBCh RAS, 2009)

Main scientific results

1. The characterization of N-acyldopamine matabolic pathways in rat liver, brain and spinal cord, as well as in freshwater hydra homogenate (http://goo.gl/Oifzb).

2. The identification of N-docosahexaenoyl dopamine in Hydra magnipapillata and H. attenuata

3. The development of an experimental system for the evaluation of peptide hydrolytic stability during per os administration. The system is based on the fragments of rat gastrointestinal tract.

4. A hypothesis on the existence of a lipid (based on N-acyl dopamines) subsystem of the cancer defence system in animal organism was proposed.

Grants & projects

PeriodAdditional info
GP/07/599/NTB/k (Russian Federation Ministry of industry and technology)
2007-2-2.2-04-05-002 (Russian Foundation for Basic Research)
09-04-00317a (Russian Foundation for Basic Research)
05-04-48293-a (Russian Foundation for Basic Research)
 02-04-48129 (Russian Foundation for Basic Research) 
04-04-81028-Bel2004_a (Russian Foundation for Basic Research)
05-04-08132-ofi_a (Russian Foundation for Basic Research)
08-04-00144a (Russian Foundation for Basic Research)
02.512.11.2205 (Russian Federation Ministry of industry and technology)
МК-4679.2021.4 (Ministry of Education and Science)

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