Dr Mikhail Filatov obtained his PhD degree in organic chemistry in 2008 from Moscow State University. During his time in Moscow he also took part in the development of a university spin-off company producing of a natural phytohormone, which is currently being applied for plant protection in agriculture.
Mikhail conducted postdoctoral research in University of Burgundy and at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research where he was involved in synthesis and studies of photoactive materials for photonic applications. He also took part in several industry-academia cooperations,including working with SONY on innovative solar cell devices.
In 2015 Mikhail was awarded Marie Curie Fellowship enabling him to undertake a research project at Trinity College Dublin. Mikhail's research focuses on innovative approach towards generation of singlet oxygen for photomedical therapies, such as photodynamic therapy (PDT), through an introduction of new type of photosensitizers – “molecular oxygen shuttles”. These systems are able to generate singlet oxygen upon irradiation, store it by means of binding to special molecular subunits and slowly release singlet oxygen in biological media.
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