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Kateryna Vus
PhD student



My thesis "Fluorescence detection of amyloid fibrils" deals with the detection and characterization of amyloid fibrils by means of the novel fluorescent dyes. Amyloid fibrils are ordered protein aggregates associated with the neurodegenerative diseases. Furthermore, they were also demonstrated to have the properties of the prospective nanomaterials. In view of this, the investigation of amyloid fibrils by means of the powerful techniques, including the fluorescence spectroscopy, is of particular importance in medicine and biotechnology. Specifically, the main objective of my research is threefold: 1) evaluation of the sensitivity of the novel fluorescent dyes to fibrillar and pre-fibrillar protein aggregates; 2) estimation of fluorophore location in amyloid fibril structure; 3) investigation of the spectral properties and quantum- chemical characteristics of the novel dyes.
The 17-th CIMO Winter School, Tvarminne zoological station, Tvarminne, Finland, 2013
From the left to the right of the right photo: Ms Hannele Ahti, Senior Specialist, Center of International Mobility, Finland; Vus Kateryna; Prof. Pertti Panula, Research Director of the Neuroscience Center and Institute of Biomedicine, University of Helsinki, Finland; and Prof. Asla Pitkanen A.I.Virtanen Institute University of Kuopio, Finland
Visit of Georgi Kirilov, Senior Researcher from Daugavpils University, Daugavpils, Latvia, 2012
Left of the left photo: Mr Georgi Kirilov, Senior Researcher, Daugavpils University, Latvia
M. Sc. degree in Biophysics, 2012
Left: Anna Yudintseva
The 8-th International Science-Technical Conference "Modern Trends In Biological Physics And Chemistry", Sevastopol, Ukraine, 2012
Left: Anna Yudintseva
Pre-graduate training in Helsinki Biophysics and Biomembrane Group, Aalto University, Espoo, Finland, 2011
The 8-th European Biophysics Congress, Budapest, Hungary, 2011
Left: Dr. Natalja Skute, Daugavpils University, Latvia
The Molecular Engineering Summer School, Uto island, Finland, 2011
In the middle of the left photograph: Prof. Galyna Gorbenko, V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Ukraine and Prof. Maria da Graca Miguel, University of Coimbra, Portugal
The 7-th International Science-Technical Conference "Modern Trends In Biological Physics And Chemistry", Sevastopol, Ukraine, 2011
In the middle of the left photo: Dr. Jelena Kirilova, Daugavpils University, Latvia
The 7-th International Scientific Conference of Students and PhD Students «Youth and Progress of Biology», Lviv, Ukraine, 2011
From the right to the left of the left photograph: Anna Yudintseva, Kateryna Vus and Julia Jermak

Our laboratory
From the left to the right: Mikhail Girych, Olga Zhytniakivska, Olga Kutsenko, Galyna Gorbenko, Maria Romanova, Kateryna Vus and Ivan Maliyov

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