Pavel Starkov, Ph.D.
Dr Pavel Starkov lõpetas Lasnamäe Gümnaasiumi (end. Tln 12. Kk) kuldmedaliga, Tartu Ülikooli cum laude, omandas magistrikraadi Imperial College'ist ja doktorikraadi keemias UCL'ist. Hiljem töötas ta teadurina DFCI/Harvard'is ja Iisraelis. Alates 2016, veab Pavel noort iseseisvat uurimisrühma TalTech'is. Ta arendab uusi materjale energia muundumiseks, silmas pidades vesinikumajanduse võimalusi, ning arendab uusi tehnoloogiaid keemilises bioloogias.
Pavel joined Tallinn University of Technology in 2016 on being awarded a highly competitive Estonian Research Council Starting Grant (the only one awarded to TalTech across the Natural Sciences & Engineering panel).
Pavel was born in Tallinn, Estonia, obtained his BSc cum laude in Natural Sciences from the University of Tartu, MRes in Biomolecular Science from Imperial College London — research project with Prof Alan Armstrong and Dr David Mann — and his Ph.D. in Chemistry in 2011 from University College London (UCL) under supervision of Prof Tom Sheppard. Prior to completing his Ph.D., he joined Prof Ulrike Eggert at Dana–Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School and later relocated to Israel for a research stay with Prof Rafal Klajn at the Weizmann Institute of Science and a fully-fledged postdoctoral position with Prof Ilan Marek at Technion–Israel Institute of Technology.
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Our research programme is currently funded by the Estonian Research Council and TalTech Young Investigator Award. We take part in EU COST Action CA15135: Multi-target paradigm for innovative ligand identification in the drug discovery process (MuTaLig) and CA18224: Green Chemical Engineering Network towards upscaling sustainable processes (GreenerIng)
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Ongoing. Check our opportunities section. PhD studentships will become available with an intended start in Spring or Fall 2021. You are also welcome to inquire how to secure your funding for a Post-Doc position at Tallinn University of Technology.
08/31/2020. Welcome to Vaibhav Hinge who is set to join the group as a PhD student! He will be based in Tallinn and will work on further design of heterobivalent constructs for applications in chemical biology.
08/18/2020. Congrats to Dr. Rohit Bhadoria who passed his PhD viva on August 18th ! Thanks to Jon Wilden of UCL and Olga Tsubrik of TBD-Biodiscovery for being his examiners.
03/10/2020. Congrats to Rohit, Kefeng and Christer for their recent Communication in Chemical Communications: A phenotypic approach to probing cellular outcomes using heterobivalent constructs
01/22/2020. A warm welcome to the two Erasmus exchange MSc students, Johanna and Sean, who have the joined the group from TU Clausthal.
12/18/2019. Congrats to Kefeng, Mahboob and Rohit for their recent Letter in ACS Applied Energy Materials: Fused hybrid linkers for metal–organic framework-derived bifunctional oxygen electrocatalysts
12/12/2019. Congrats to Christer Lohk who received a Distinction Diploma at the Estonian Student Research Competition in the Life and Environmental Sciences' section for his undergraduate thesis. Now, Christer is pursuing his Masters in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Paris. Well done, Christer!
07/03/2019. PhD students Mahboob and Kefeng will present their work orally at the 258th ACS Fall Meeting in San Diego, CA, in the Divisions of Energy & Fuels [ENFL-330; 8/27] and Organic Chemistry [ORGN-683; 8/29], respectively.
07/03/2019. Congrats to Kefeng and Mahboob for their work on the application of TAL-1 derived materials in chemocatalysis.
06/12/2019. Congrats to Christer Lohk who graduated with a BSc in Gene Technology (major) / IT (minor). He will continue his studies as an MSc student in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Paris, France.
03/14/2019. Pavel presented our fused hybrid MOF-derived work at the 6th HYMA meeting in Sitges, Spain.
02/22/2019. Rohit presented our heterobivalent constructs' work at the Young Medicinal Chemists' meeting in Paris, France.
02/08/2019. Kefeng Ping and Christer Lohk presented our work at the 84th ICS meeting in Tel Aviv, Israel.
02/07/2019. Congrats to Kefeng, Mahboob and Rohit for establishing a fused hydrid-linker/single precursor MOF-derived bifunctional electrocatalyst materials. How long will this preprint take to be published..
01/22/2019. Congrats to Rohit, Kefeng and Christer for probing cellular outcomes using heterobivalent constructs.
01/22/2019. Rohit Bhadoria took part in the EXCITE Winter Microscopy Workshop in Zürich, Switzerland.
10/31/2018. Congrats to Kefeng Ping for securing the Estonian Smart Specialization PhD Fellowship. Well deserved!
09/27/2018. Congrats to Rohit Bhadoria who was selected 1 out of only 40 poster presentations at the ACS Publications Forum in Europe/Scientific Diversity in Inorganic/Organic Chemistry held at the University of Heidelberg, Germany.
09/01/2018. Congrats to Christer Lohk on having been awarded a bursary by Rotalia Foundation USA for the excellence in his studies in TalTech Gene Technology BSc programme!
08/13/2018. Congrats to Rohit Bhadoria for having successfully made a very insightful diazirine-equipped probe of SU6668 for our joint contribution to Biochemistry.
07/10/2018. Mahboob Alam recently obtained his AMS MSc from the University of Tartu and will join the group in September. Welcome!
06/16/2018. PhD students Rohit Bhadoria and Kefeng Ping will present their work at the EMBO Chemical Biology Workshop later this August.
06/01/2018. Congrats to Christer Lohk on having been awarded a bursary by the Estonian Students Fund in USA, Inc. for the excellence in his studies in the Gene Technology BSc programme at TalTech!
05/20/2018. Pavel represented Estonia this year at the prestigious 10th EUCheMS DOC Young Investigator Workshop YIW2018 with a talk at Merton College, University of Oxford, UK.
05/20/2018. Pavel presented our group's upcoming work orally at the 256th ACS Natl Meeting in Boston, MA, on Aug-21 [CATL-202; General Catalysis] & Aug-22 [BIOL-255; Early Career Investigators in Biological Chemistry].
12/01/2017. Christer Lohk from the TalTech Gene Tech/IT undergraduate programme has joined our labs. Christer is developing new small-molecule tools for expansion microscopy
10/04/2017. Pavel delivered our group's first flash talk at EMBL | EMBO Seeing is Believing - Imaging the Processes of Life Symposium. An awesome meeting, an awesome community!
08/15/2017. Kefeng Ping, MSc in Chemistry & Toxicology, joined the group from NUI Galway. Kefeng is working on hydrid MOF systems for energy conversion and storage and catalysis.
09/01/2016. Rohit Bhadoria, MSc in Chemistry, joined the group as the first PhD student from IIT Gandhinagar. Rohit is kicking off our chemical biology programme on discovery of new heterobi(o)functional systems.
04/21/2016. Our lab is now a part of COST 15135 Team MuTaLig!
01/04/2016. Pavel moved back to Tallinn, Estonia. Exciting times starting up a forward-looking lab at an excellent TalTech!