Olga M. Volpina
D.Sc (Chemistry), Professor
Head of Laboratory (Laboratory of synthetic vaccines)
Volpina O.M graduated from the Moscow State University Department of Chemistry in 1972. Since 1972 is working in Shemyakin-Ovchinnikov Institute of Boorganic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences. In 1981 the degree of Ph.D. was conferred for the work “Synthetic studies of α-bungarotoxin. Synthesis of protected 74-member peptide with sequence of α-bungarotoxin and its deprotection” In 1993 the degree of Doctor of Chemistry was conferred for the work “The theoretical and practical approaches to creation of artificial vaccine against foot-and-mouth disease on the basis of synthetic peptides”. Beginning from 1990 Volpina is a head of the Laboratory of Synthetic Vaccines. In 2005 title of Professor was conferred. Volpina was scientific supervision of 7 PhD degrees. Volpina has published over 50 original contributions in refereeing journals.
|Period||Country, city||Education institution||Additional info|
|1967–1972||Russia, Moscow||M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University (chemical faculty)||Ms in chemistry|
|1981||Russia, Moscow||M.M. Shemyakin and Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry AS USSR||PhD in chemistry|
|1993||Russia, Moscow||M.M. Shemyakin and Yu.A. Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry RAS||DSc in chemistry|
Peptide synthesis; total synthesis of snake venom polypeptide bungarotoxin; investigation of antiviral, antibacterial and antipeptide immune response; mimicking the antiviral and antibacterial immune response by synthetic peptides (tick-borne encephalitis and foot-and-mouth disease viruses, Neisseria meningitides); creation of antiviral and antibacterial peptide vaccines; synthetic immunoactive fragments of endogenous proteins (nucleophosmin, survivin, prion and α-7 subunit of acetylcholine receptor) for immunodiagnostics of tumor and immunotherapy of neurodegenerative diseases.