Dmitry’s background training is physics/biophysics.
He obtained Master degree working in biophysics department in Saint-Petersburg University (Saint-Petersburg, Russia), where he studied radioprotective properties of plants-derived catechins and the mechanisms by which they protect DNA molecules in water solutions from gamma and UV radiation.
His PhD research was conducted in the lab of Physical Chemistry and Soft Matter of Wageningen University (Wageningen, Netherlands). There he studied mechanical properties of thin actin networks at liquid interfaces, mimicking the thin actin cortex of cells. Another project was on the organization of colloidal particles at curved liquid interfaces. Both projects required Image Analysis techniques, learning which not only helped Dmitry to successfully finish his own projects, but also brought about many collaborative projects.
He then was involved in two postdoctoral research projects. The first was in Sander Tans Lab in AMOLF (Amsterdam, Nehterlands), where he studied signaling in single cells probed by microscopy imaging using fluorescent-tagged proteins of interest as a proxy. Another “single cell” project was conducted in Nicolas Minc Lab in Institut Jacques Monod (Paris, France). Both projects heavily relied on Image Analysis and Data Mining/Analysis techniques.
In February 2018 he joined the C3BI platform in Pasteur as a Research Engineer, where his main mission is to work with Image Analysis Hub, a facility entirely dedicated to service in BioImage Analysis. His activities there (IAH) involve service, facility management, user projects and development projects.