Tallinn University of Technology

Chemistry PhD Seminars

Chemistry PhD Seminars – 2022/2023

The PhD seminars are now in a format of a conference twice a year. Every PhD student will have chance to present his/her research once a year. It is mandatory for all chemistry PhD students to participate.
Please contact Dr. Maksim Ošeka for further details (Maksim.Oseka@taltech.ee).

27th and 28th of October 2022

Thursday, 27.10.2022 at U06A-201

9:00 – 9:10


9:10 – 9:50

Eleana Lopušanskaja (sup. Margus Lopp and Anne Paju)

“Alkylation of Substituted Phenols”

9:50 – 10:30

Jagadeesh Varma Nallaparaju (sup. Riina Aav and Dzmitry Kananovich)

“Mechanochemical Barbier-Type Grignard Reactions of Organic Halides”

10:30 – 11:00

coffee break

11:00 – 11:40

Hanna-Eliisa Luts (sup. Toomas Tamm)

“Hypervalent Halogen and Chalcogen Hydrides”

11:40 – 12:20

Aleksandra Murre (sup. Tõnis Kanger)

“Immobilization of Aminocatalysts Onto Resins and Their Application in Rearrangement Reactions”

12:20 – 13:10


13:10 – 13:50

Thi Thanh Ngan Nguyen (sup. Jasper Adamson and Riina Aav)

“Exploring Synthetic Route to New Chiral Monomers of Hemicucurbiturils”

13:50 – 14:30

Harry Martõnov (sup. Tõnis Kanger and Kadri Kriis)

“Synthesis of Peptide Consisting Halogen Bond Donors and Their Application”

14:30 – 15:00

coffee break

15:00 – 15:40

Tatsiana Shalima (sup. Riina Aav)

“HPLC-MS Analysis and Binding Studies of New Mono-Functionalized Cyclohexanohemicucurbit[8]uril”

15:40 – 16:20

Jevgenija Martõnova (sup. Riina Aav)

“Progress on Formation and Properties of Metal-Organic Complexes and Networks”

Friday, 28.10.2022 at NRG-226

9:00 – 9:10


9:10 – 9:50

Anastassia Bljahhina (sup. Maria Kuhtinskaja and Tiina Kriščiunaite)

“Quantification of Major Oat and Pea Saponins in Plant-Based Foods”

9:50 – 10:30

Arian Lopušanski (sup. Toomas Tamm)

“Reaction Modeling with Computational Fluid Dynamics”

10:30 – 11:00

coffee break

11:00 – 11:40

Anastasiya Krech (sup. Maksim Ošeka)

“Development of New Photocatalytic Ring-Opening Reactions of Cyclopropanols”

11:40 – 12:20

Tran Ho (Maria Kulp and Tiit Lukk)

“Characterization Methods of Biomass and Lignin”

12:20 – 13:00

Anni Kooli (sup. Maksim Ošeka)

“Sustainable Synthesis and Dearomatization of Oxygen-Containing Aromatic Compounds”

13:00 – 13:50


13:50 – 14:30

Tatsiana Dalidovich (sup. Riina Aav and Dzmitry Kananovich)

“Mechanochemical C–N Bond Forming Reactions in The Synthesis of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients”

14:30 – 15:10

Kaarel Erik Hunt (sup. Tõnis Kanger and Raivo Vilu)

“Synthesis of 6'-Galactosyllactose and Lacto-N-triose II”

15:10 – 15:50

Vyacheslav Bolkvadze (sup. Jekaterina Mazina-Šinkar and Vitali Sõritski)

“Molecularly Imprinted Polymer as a Tool for Analysis of Cannabis”

15:50 – 16:00


16:00 – 17:30


Chemistry PhD Seminars – 2021/2022

The PhD seminars will take place on Thursdays at 16:00 in SCI-109 and will be streamed via Zoom.
Please contact Dr. Maksim Ošeka for further details (Maksim.Oseka@taltech.ee).



Denys Bondar (sup. Yevgen Karpichev)
"Arylhydroxamic Acids as Precursors for Perspective PARP Inhibitors"

Anni Kooli (sup. Margus Lopp)
"Electrochemical Hydroxylation of Aromatic Compounds in Continuous-Flow"

23.09 Nele Konrad (sup. Riina Aav, Dzmitry Kananovich)
"Thiourea organocatalysts' (chir)optical sensing by zinc porphyrins. Progress on hexa zinc porphyrins"
Mahboob Alam (sup. Pavel Starkov)
"Novel M-N-C materials for electrocatalytic applications"
30.09 Prof. Māris Turks from Riga Technical University
"Substitution and Ring Opening of Fused Pyrimidines Using Their Activation by Azido and Triazolyl Groups"
07.10 Mahendra Kothottil Mohan (sup. Yevgen Karpichev, Tiit Lukk)
"Development of catalytic clothing in the field of translational research to solve huge unmet clinical needs"
Marko Šakarašvili (sup. Riina Aav, Lukaš Ustrnul)
"Bis-Zn(II) porphyrin is sensitive to difference in the size of hemicucurbiturils"
14.10 Işılay Öztürk (sup. Toomas Tamm)
"Interaction of drug molecules with DNA nucleobases"
Kristjan Siilak (sup. Riina Aav, Lukaš Ustrnul)
"Anion Binding of Biotinuril Derivatives"
21.10 Dr. Alexander Nyuchev from Lobachevsky University, Russia
"Development of water-soluble conjugates for photodynamic and targeted therapy"

Ehsan Zarmehri (sup. Ivar Kruusenberg)
"Investigation of oxygen reduction reaction on metal-phthalocyanine catalyst"
Sten Miller (sup. Tuuli Käämbre, Aleksandr Klepinin)
"Metabolic analysis of human colorectal cancer tissues"

04.11 Hegne Pupart (sup. Tiit Lukk)
"Dye-decolorizing peroxidases from Streptomyces coelicolor and Thermobifida halotolerans show organosolv lignin remodeling activities"
Kaarel Hunt (sup. Tõnis Kanger, Raivo Vilu)
"Human Milk Oligosaccharides & Carbohydrate Chemistry: Selective Deacetylation of Pyranosides Using Immobilized Candida Antarctica Lipase-B"
11.11 The 13th conference of the School of Science
(at 13.00 in the lecture hall of the Cybernetics Building)
18.11 Eleana Lopušanskaja (sup. Margus Lopp, Anne Paju)
"Alkylation of resorcinols"
Tatsiana Dalidovich (sup. Riina Aav, Dzmitry Kananovich)
"Mechanochemical Nucleophilic Substitution of Alcohols via Isouronium Intermediates"
25.11 Dr. Irina Osadchuk
"Insight into ECD spectra induction mechanisms based on TD-DFT approach"
02.12 Estelle Silm (sup. Tõnis Kanger)
"Asymmetric organocatalytic Michael addition of cyclopentane-1,2-dione to alkylidene oxindole"
09.12 Jagadeesh Varma Nallaparaju (sup. Riina Aav, Dzmitry Kananovich)
"Mechanochemical mediated Barbier reactions"
Maryna Lazouskaya (sup. Ott Scheler)
"RuO2-based electrodes for measurement in food samples"
16.12 Maria Volokhova (sup. Liis Seinberg)
"Synthesis of nanoparticles and study of their physical properties"
Tatsiana Shalima (sup. Riina Aav)
"Screening Approach to Mechanochemical Synthesis of Macrocycles"
03.02 Hanna-Eliisa Luts (sup. Toomas Tamm)
"Formation enthalpies of novel halogen and chalcogen species"
Jevgenija Martõnova (sup. Riina Aav, Kari Rissanen)
"Crystallographic studies of halogen-bonded and other supramolecular complexes"
10.02 Dr. Sandra Kaabel from Aalto University, Finland
"Enzymatic hydrolysis of synthetic- and biopolymers by mechanochemistry and accelerated aging"
03.03 Arian Lopušanski (sup. Toomas Tamm)
"Using Computational Fluid Dynamics in Chemistry"
10.03 Harry Martõnov (sup. Tõnis Kanger)
"Synthesis of peptide consisting halogen bond donors"
Vyacheslav Bolkvadze (sup. Jekaterina Mazina-Šinkar, Vitali Sõritski)
"Novel sensors development for quick cannabis abuse determination by capillary electrophoresis and molecularly imprinted polymers"
17.03 Dr. Adam Buczkowski from University of  Łódź, Poland
"Physicochemical studies of cucurbituril carriers of anticancer drugs"
24.03 Anastasiya Krech (sup. Maksim Ošeka)
"Development of New Photocatalytic Ring-Opening Reaction of Cyclopropanols in Flow"
Pille-Riin Laanet (sup. Merike Vaher, Piret Saar-Reismaa)
"Anti-Borrelia Phytochemicals from Estonian Plants"
31.03 Ella (Ivantsova) Duvanova (sup. Yevgen Karpichev)
"Polyoxotungstates with d-Metals Cations in Solution and in Salts Composition"
07.04 Denys Bondar (sup. Yevgen Karpichev)
"Design of AChE reactivators and PARP inhibitors"
Kaarel Hunt (sup. Tõnis Kanger, Raivo Vilu)
"Human Milk Oligosaccharides & Carbohydrate Chemistry: Synthesis of 6’-Galactosyllactose"
21.04 Mahendra K Mohan (sup. Yevgen Karpichev)
"Chloromethylation of Lignin as a Route to Functional Materials with Catalytic Properties in Cross-Coupling Reaction"
Marko Šakarašvili (sup. Riina Aav, Lukaš Ustrnul)
"Chiral Self-Organization of Porphyrins by (R,R)- and (S,S)-cycHC[n]’s from Solution to Solid State"
28.04 Kristjan Siilak (sup. Riina Aav, Lukaš Ustrnul)
"Evaluation of Binding between Salts and Biotin[6]uril Derivative"
Ehsan Zarmehri (sup. Ivar Kruusenberg)
Mobility research report from BAM, Germany "Opening of Bottleneck Pores for the Improvement of Nitrogen Doped Carbon Electrocatalysts"
05.05 Sten Miller (sup. Tuuli Käämbre, Aleksandr Klepinin)
"Metabolic Analysis of Human Colorectal Cancer Tissues"
Hegne Pupart (sup. Tiit Lukk)
"Insights into Bacterial Dye-Decolorizing Peroxidases and Their Lignin Remodeling Activity"

Nele Konrad (sup. Riina Aav, Dzmitry Kananovich)
"Chirality Study of Porphyrin and Biotinuril Conjugates and their Complexes with Silica Based Nanohelices"

Chemistry PhD Seminars – 2020/2021



Dr. Lukaš Ustrnul, postdoc in Supramolecular chemistry research group
"Supramolecular complexes of chiral hemicucurbiturils and methods to study them"


Tatsiana Shalima (sup. Riina Aav)
"HPLC and MS analysis of biotin[6]uril derivatives and more"

Kefeng Ping (sup. Pavel Starkov)
"Multi-purpose chemo- and electrocatalyst materials from carbon-rich metal-organic frameworks"


Tatsiana Dalidovich (sup. Riina Aav, Dzmitry Kananovich)
"Mechanochemical Synthesis of Amides with Uronium-Based Coupling Reagents, a Method for Hexa-amidation of Biotin[6]uril"

Dmitri Trubitsõn (sup. Tõnis Kanger)
"Enantioselective organocatalytic N-functionalization of indole derivatives"


Kristiina Kaldas (sup. Margus Lopp, Gert Preegel)
"Aspects of kerogen dissolution in subcritical conditions"

Mariliis Kimm (sup. Tõnis Kanger)
"[2,3]-Wittig Rearrangement as a Formal Asymmetric Alkylation of α-Branched Cyclic Ketones"


Dr. Martin Ruzicka
"The development of automated saliva extraction procedure for roadside testing of drugs of abuse"


Eleana Lopušanskaja (sup. Margus Lopp, Anne Paju)
"Towards ortho-selective electrophilic addition/dearomatization to phenolates"

Robert Risti (sup. Aivar Lõokene, Nigulas Samel)
"Isothermal titration calorimetry as a tool for studying lipolytic enzymes"


Estelle Silm (sup. Tõnis Kanger)
"Asymmetric Organocatalytic Michael Addition of Cyclopentane-1,2-dione to Substituted Oxindoles"

Mahboob Alam (sup. Pavel Starkov)
"Fused Hybrid Linkers for MOF-Derived Multifunctional Electrocatalysts"


Anni Kooli (sup. Margus Lopp)
"Selective C-alkylation of Substituted Naphthols"

Kamini Mishra (sup. Riina Aav)
"Synthesis of Chiral Hemicucurbiturils"


Rector Tiit Land
"Iron regulation, oxidative stress and neurodegeneration"


Maria Volokhova (sup. Liis Seinberg)
"Synthesis of magnetic nanomaterials by using CaH2 as reducing agent and their functionalization"

Aleksandra Murre (sup. Tõnis Kanger)
"Asymmetric chemoenzymatic one-pot synthesis of α-hydroxy half-esters"


Ehsan Zarmehri (sup. Ivar Kruusenberg)
"Electrocatalytic Oxygen Reduction on Lead Phthalocyanine Modified Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes for Fuel Cell"

Kaarel Hunt (sup. Tõnis Kanger, Raivo Vilu)
"Human Milk Oligosaccharides & Carbohydrate Chemistry"


Aleksandra Zahharova (sup. Toomas Tamm)
"Machine learning for finding Titanium tartrate complex geometry structures and their energies"

Denys Bondar (sup. Yevgen Karpichev)
"Functionalized nanodiamonds as Acetylcholinesterase reactivator carriers"


Dr. Aivar Lõokene
"Mechanisms of endothelial lipolysis. Fat in our blood"


Nele Konrad (sup. Riina Aav, Dzmitry Kananovich)
"Binding studies to zinc porphyrin derivatives"

Maryam Kazemi (sup. Ivar Kruusenberg, Kerli Liivand)
"Separation of Carbon from spent lithium-ion batteries and usage as catalyst for Oxygen Reduction reaction"


Mari-Liis Ludvig (sup. Jasper Adamson, Riina Aav)
"Studies of azobenzene and pyridine containing macrocycles"

Hanna-Eliisa Luts (sup. Toomas Tamm)
"A Study of halogen hydrides and chalcogen hydrides"



Kefeng Ping (sup. Pavel Starkov)
"Rational Design of Carbonaceous MOF-based Materials for Chemo- and Electrocatalytic Applications"

Kristjan Siilak (sup. Riina Aav, Lukaš Ustrnul)
"Anion binding of biotinuril derivatives"


Dr. Maksim Ošeka
"Electrochemical oxidation reactions in continuous-flow"


Jevgenija Martõnova (sup. Riina Aav, Kari Rissanen)
"Molecular Structure Determination in Solid State"

Sten Miller (sup. Tuuli Käämbre, Aleksandr Klepinin)
"Utilizing 18O based analysis method to study biological systems"


Lachinkhanim Huseynli (sup. Kristel Vene, Riina Aav)
"Determining and controlling flavor-active compounds in food"

Marko Šakarašvili (sup. Riina Aav, Lukaš Ustrnul)
"Induced chirality in solid state and its application in sensing"


Tiina Kontson (sup. Margus Lopp, Merike Vaher)
"Catalytic conversion of recalcitrant glycopolymers: investigation of saccharification and isomerization in ionic liquids"

Hegne Pupart (sup. Tiit Lukk)
"Insights into lignin and lignin degraders with a focus on dye-decolorizing peroxidases"


Dr. Indrek Reile from National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics
"Why is NMR so insensitive and what can chemists do about it?"


Piia Jõul (sup. Maria Kuhtinskaja)
"New approaches to sample treatment and analysis of environmentally harmful compounds"


Anna Cowart (sup. Jasper Adamson, Riina Aav)
"An Investigation of Noncovalently Bound Supramolecular Systems Through Case Studies of Oxacalixarenes and Iodo-triazoles"

Jagadeesh Varma Nallaparaju (sup. Riina Aav, Dzmitry Kananovich)
"Mechanochemical Organic Synthesis"


Mariliis Kimm (sup. Tõnis Kanger)
"Asymmetric organocatalytic [2,3]-Wittig rearrangement of cyclic ketones"

Dmitri Trubitsõn (sup. Tõnis Kanger)
"Enantioselective organocatalytic synthesis of N-alkylated indoles"


Dr. Martin Jakoobi from French National Centre for Scientific Research
"Group 9 metal complexes in action: iridium cleaves aromatic C-C bonds in arenes, while rhodium and cobalt tandem isomerize-hydrosilylate internal alkenes"


Tatsiana Dalidovich (sup. Riina Aav, Dzmitry Kananovich)
"Development of mechanochemical C-N bond formation reactions"

Kristiina Kaldas (sup. Margus Lopp, Gert Preegel)
"Structural Consideration of Kukersite from Air Oxidation"


Kaarel Hunt (sup. Tõnis Kanger, Raivo Vilu)
"Human Milk Oligosaccharides & Carbohydrate Chemistry: Organocatalytic and Iron(III) Chloride Glycosylation Reactions"

Maryna Lazouskaya (sup. Ott Scheler)
"Influence of Nafion Membrane on the Performance of Ruthenium Oxide pH electrode"


Anni Kooli (sup. Margus Lopp)
"Simple and selective C-alkylation of 1- and 2-naphthols"

Eleana Lopušanskaja (sup. Margus Lopp, Anne Paju)
"Electrophilic addition/dearomatization to phenols and resorcinols"


Dr. Peep Pitk, R&D Manager from AS Graanul Invest
"Unique wood fractionation to allow wood to biomaterial/biochemicals value chains development- www.sweetwoods.eu"


Aleksandra Murre (sup. Tõnis Kanger)
"Asymmetric chemoenzymatic one-pot synthesis of  α-hydroxy half-esters"

Estelle Silm (sup. Tõnis Kanger)
"Asymmetric organocatalytic Michael addition of cyclopentane-1,2-dione to substituted oxindoles"


Kristiina Kaldas (sup. Margus Lopp, Gert Preegel)
"Structural Consideration of Kukersite from Air Oxidation"

Tatsiana Shalima (sup. Riina Aav)
"Extraction of small electron-rich organic compounds from water via host-guest binding with hemicucurbiturils"


Maryam Kazemi (sup. Ivar Kruusenberg, Kerli Liivand)
"Electrocatalytically Active Catalyst Material for Oxygen Reduction Reaction from Spent Lithium-Ion Batteries"

Department Seminars

Department seminars are held on Fridays from 9-10 AM at the SCI-109 lecture theatre and/or via Zoom.

The maximum duration for a presentation is 45 min + 15 min for questions.

Talk title and abstract should be sent to the SCI mailing lists (loodusmaja@taltech.ee) by Monday of the same week.

Zoom Link



Laura Truu (Gene technology, Synlab)
"Combating SARS-CoV-2 qPCR testing - SYNLAB's example"


Kristel Metsla (Gene technology, Metalloproteomics group)
“Toxicology of Amyloid-β Peptides and the Effect of α-Lipoic Acid in Cellular and Insect Models of Alzheimer´s Disease”


Mariliis Jaago (Gene technology, Protobios)
"Antibody response to oral biofilm is a biomarker for acute coronary syndrome in periodontal disease"


Eli-Eelika Esvald (Gene technology, Molecular beurobiology group)

"Stimulus-specific regulation of BDNF gene expression"


No seminar (annual meeting of the Estonian Society of Human Genetics)


Annela Avarlaid (Gene technology, Molecular neurobiology group)

"The enhancer regions of Bdnf in neuronal and non-neuronal cells"


Kaarel Adamberg (Food technology)

"Food for gut microbiota"


Mari Palgi (Gene technology, Molecular neurobiology group)

"Using Drosophila melanogaster to model human diseases"


Laura Tamberg (Gene technology, Molecular neurobiology group)

"Modeling TCF4 and HIVEP2 associated diseases in Drosophila melanogaster"


Carl Sander Kiir (Gene technology, Molecular neurobiology group)

 "Neuronal activity-dependent gene regulation in the fruit fly"


Ekaterina Kabin (Gene technology, Metalloproteomics group)

"Role of α-lipoic acid in regulation of copper metabolism studied in the cellular model of copper overload" 


Marko Vendelin (Systems biology group)

"Compromised creatine kinase energy transfer leads to adaptations in excitation-contraction coupling but not heart failure"


Riina Aav (Supramolecular Chemistry group)

"Self-organisation of and with hemicucurbiturils: from synthesis to chirality induction and lipase inhibition"


Tatiana Moiseeva (Gene technology, DNA replication and genome stability group) 

"The non-catalytic role of DNA polymerase epsilon in replication initiation in human cells"


Indrek Koppel (Gene technology, Neuron-astrocyte group)

“Cell type-specific proteomics and neuron-astrocyte communication”


Florencia Cabrera Cabrera (Gene technology, Neuron-astrocyte group)

"PICSL for cell-specific proteomics & BDNF regulation in cardiomyocytes"







Petri-Jaan Lahtvee, (Food technolgy, Food Tech and Bioengineering group)

"Developing locally applicable biotechnology value chains"


Vello Tõugu (Gene technology, Metalloproteomics group)

"Molecules involved in Alzheimer’s disease"


Rikke Birkedal (Systems biology group)

"How intracellular structures in cardiomyocytes affect energy transfer and signaling"


Signe Adamberg (Food technology)

“The effect of military combat rations on the gut microbiota and health parameters of Estonian conscripts“


Ildar Nisamedtinov (Food technology)

"Elucidation of yeast oligopeptide transporters functionality“


Irena Jakobson (Gene technology, Plant genetics group)

"Allelic variability by vernalization and photoperiodic sensitivity loci of a number of wheat varieties (Triticum aestivum L.) grown in Estonia“


Anna Traksmaa (Food technology) 

"The effect of storage conditions on the quality of sprouted grains" 




Katrin Laos (Food technology) 

"The production, properties and applications of furcellaran“


Anastassia Šubina (Gene technology, Molecular neurobiology group)

"Expression of alternative transcription factor 4 mRNAs and protein isoforms in the developing and adult rodent and human tissues“


Kristine Roos  (Gene technology, Reproductive Biology group)

"Cellular and chemical heterogeneity in the preovulatory follicle"


Tõnis Timmusk (Gene technology, Molecular neurobiology group)

 "Regulation of activity-dependent gene expression in the nervous system”


Ott Scheler (Gene technology/ Chemistry, Microfluidics group)




Olli-Pekka Smolander (Gene technology, Bioinformatics group)


Jekaterina Mazina-Šinkar (Chemistry, Instrumental Analysis group)


Eve-Ly Ojangu (Gene technology, Wood Chemistry group)


Kaisa Roots (Gene technology)


Sigrid Kirss (Gene technology)


Immanuel Sanka (Gene technology)


Airi Rump (Gene technology)

Department seminars are held on Fridays from 9-10 AM at the SCI-109 lecture theatre and/or via Zoom.

The maximum duration for a presentation is 45 min + 15 min for questions; PhD students (if two presentations are held on the same day): * 20 min +10 min.

Talk title and abstract should be sent to the SCI mailing lists (loodusmaja@taltech.ee) by Monday of the same week.


Florencia Cabrera 

"Functional analysis of Signal Peptide Peptidase-Like (SPPL) 2a and 2b intramembrane cleaving proteases"

Gene technology, new postdoc in Timmusk group, TalTech


Simona Bartkova

"Droplet-Based platform(s) for single-cell incubation studies"

Gene technology, Scheler group, TalTech


Grigory Vasiliev

"Antibacterial co-effect of copper and silver nanoparticles with different functionalizations"

Gene technology, Bondarenko group, National Institute of Chemical Physics & Biophysics


Grete Raba

„The effect of colonic mucins on the fermentation of dietary fibres by intestinal microbiota“

Food technology, Adamberg group, TalTech


Maria Vikentjeva

 "Campaign “Post a tick”. Tick bank 2020"

Gene technology, Geller group, Virology Lab of the National Institute for Health Development

22.10.2021 Annika Rähni

“Antibody responses to melanoma-specific antigens in melanoma and non-small cell lung cancer patients receiving immunotherapy”

Gene technology,  Protobios LLC

29.10.2021 Merike Sõmera

"Plant virology and the recent developments in virus taxonomy driven by the identification of novel viruses through the adoption of high-throughput sequencing approaches"

Gene technology, Plant-pathogen interactions group 

05.11.2021 Nadezhda Pupina

“Immune response to a conserved enteroviral epitope of the major capsid VP1 protein is associated with lower risk of cardiovascular disease: Do polio vaccines play a role?”

Gene technology, Protosbios LLC

12.11.2021 Tiit Lukk

"Wood (bio)chemistry perspectives at TalTech: From fractionation of lignocellulosic biomass to its valorisation via chemical and enzymatic routes"

Gene technology, Wood Chemistry group

19.11.2021 Saadia Khalid

“Pathological manifestations of Helicobacter pylori in the liver”

Gene technology, Biomedicine group

26.11.2021 Peep Palumaa

"Alzheimer's disease. History and perspectives"

Gene technology, Metalloproteomics group

03.12.2021 Mahdi Morad Pour

"DNA-free transcriptional activation of cabbage (Brassica oleracea L.) with pre-assembled CRISPR/dCas9 ribonucleoproteins to enhance heat stress tolerance"

Gene technology, Computational genomics research group

10.12.2021 Mart Speek

"Revolution in preparation of plasmid DNA"

Gene technology, Assistant Professor Emeritus

17.12.2021 Julia Smirnova

"ALS in general and two different approaches to study some aspects of using an ICP-MS"

Gene technology, Metalloproteomics group

07.01.2022 NO SEMINAR
14.01.2022 Agne Velthut-Meikas feat Kristine Roos

"Intercellular communication in the ovarian follicle revealed by transcriptomics" and "Cell types in human preovulatory follicle and their gene expression"

Gene technology, Reproductive biology research group

21.01.2022 Inga Sarand

„Food microbiomes: food quality, safety and innovation“

Food technology, Food microbiology research group

28.01.2022 Ferenz Jozef Sustek Sanchez

 "CRISPR-Cas9 knockout mutants: a tool for stress studies in plants"

Gene technology, Plant-pathogen interactions group

04.02.2022 Tagli Pitsi

Seminar is in Estonian! 

"Söömisest: kuidas võiks ja kuidas meil sellega tegelikult lood on?"

Food technology

11.02.2022 Toomas Paalme

"Food, -biosystems and green deal"

Food technology

18.02.2022 Alīna Reķēna, 
Gabriel Luz Chaves &
Henrique Sepulveda

Alīna Reķēna - "Advanced modeling approaches in yeast"

Gabriel Luz Chaves - "Engineering R. toruloides for improved lipid production"

Henrique Sepulveda - "Development of 3D printed engineered living materials for growth-decoupled biochemicals production"

Food technology, PhD students from Prof Petri-Jaan Lahtvee Food Tech and Bioengineering group

25.02.2022 Rahul Kumar

"Microbial 3D Printing"

Food technology, Food Tech and Bioengineering group

04.03.2022 Nemailla Bonturi

"Synthetic biology and metabolic engineering of the yeast R. toruloides"

Food technology, Food Tech and Bioengineering group

11.03.2022 Anna Kattel

"Co-culture process development using individual substrates"

Food technology

18.03.2022 Jürgen Tuvikene "The basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor TCF4 regulates activity-dependent transcriptional programs in neurons"
Gene technology
25.03.2022 Leenu Reinsalu

"Metabolic reprogramming contributes to the development of colorectal cancer"

Gene technology. National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics

01.04.2022 Kristel Vene

"Sunflower press cake  - a new material for highly sustainable food products!?"

Food technology

08.04.2022 Pirjo Spuul

"Extragastric manifestations of Helicobacter pylori"

Gene technology

15.04.2022 NO SEMINAR (Good Friday public holiday)
22.04.2022 Kairit Zovo

"Lignin and lignin modifying bacterial laccases"

Gene technology, Wood chemistry research group


Olesja Bondarenko

"Applications of nanoparticles as antibacterials and for drug delivery"

Gene technology. National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics

06.05.2022 Aivar Lõokene

"Lipases as targets for treatment of hypertriglyceridemia"

Chemistry, Biochemistry of lipids and lipoproteins research group

13.05.2022 Tuuli Käämbre

"Energy metabolism in cancer: facts and dreams"

Gene technology. National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics

20.05.2022 Julia Geller

"Tick research: from field science to crowdsourcing"

Gene technology,  Department of Virology and Immunology, National Institute for Health Development 

27.05.2022 Jekaterina Aid-Vanakova

"Influence of intrinsic and extrinsic factors on mitochondrial bioenergetics in the heart"

Gene technology (National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics)

Guest seminars

Guest Seminars – 2022/2023

Zoom links will be found in Facebook and forwarded via email. 

Please contact Dr. Indrek Koppel for further details (indrek.koppel@taltech.ee).



Prof. Wojciech Bal from IBB PAS, Warsaw Poland
„Time and space: emerging factors in metallomics“


Prof. Rafael Moreno-Sanchez from Instituto Nacional de Cardiologia Ignacio Chavez Mexico
„Energy Metabolism in Cancer Cells“

at 15:00 in SCI-109 and Zoom


Dr. Iman Momken, PhD from Laboratory of Signalling and Cardiovascular Pathophysiology, University of Paris-Saclay-University of Evry Val d'Essonne, France
"Metabolic and physiological effects of acceleration training in aged mice and effects of age on the physical abilities of creatine kinase-deficient (mitochondrial CK) mice"

at 15:00 in SCI-109 and Zoom


Dr. Coert Zuurbier, MEng, PhD from Laboratory of Experimental Intensive Care and Anaesthesiology, Department of Anaesthesiology, Amsterdam UMC - AMC, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
"SGLT2 inhibitors and the heart: effects explained by the Na+-interactome?"

at 9:00 in SCI-109 and Zoom


Artur Ruszczak from Microfluidics and Complex Fluids Lab, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

„From a lab bench to a tiny droplet. Droplet microfluidics methods for streamlining microbiology“

at 15:00 in SCI-109 and Zoom


Special double guest seminar

Prof. Jean-Manuel Raimundo from Aix-Marseille University – CiNAM (CNRS), FRANCE

"Organic conductive surfaces as smart antimicrobials materials"

Dr. Michel Camplo, Associate Professor from Aix-Marseille University

"5FU phosphonium derivatives as antimicrobials" 

at 14:00 in SCI-109 and Zoom


Roman Mysyk from Basque Research and Technology Alliance, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

"Electrochemical capacitors: state-of-the-art and R&D challenges"

at 14:00 in SCI-109 and Zoom


Dr. Rokas Mikšiūnas from Centre of Innovative Medicine, Vilnius, Lithuania

"Investigation of skeletal and striated muscle mesenchymal stem cells differentiation potential in vitro"

at 14:00 in SCI-109 and Zoom


Dr. Mikk Kaasik from Aarhus University, Denmark 

"Reactivity and selectivity of formyl cycloheptatrienes in cycloadditions"

at 15:00 in SCI-109 and Zoom

Guest Seminars – 2021/2022

Zoom links will be found in Facebook and forwarded via email. 

Please contact Dr. Indrek Koppel for further details (indrek.koppel@taltech.ee).



Izabella Jastrzebska from University of Białystok 

"The way from steroids to steroidal molecular machines"

at 13:00 in SCI-109 and Zoom 


Dr. Vallo Varik from EMBL, Heidelberg

"An antibiotic combination against ESKAPE pathogens"

at 14:00 in SCI.120 and Zoom


Prof. Maris Turks from Riga Technical University

"Substitution and ring opening of fused pyrimidines using their activation by azido and triazolyl groups"

at 16:00 in SCI-109


Dr. Imre Treufeld from Neo Performance Materials 

„A PhD in Chemistry – What Did I Really Learn?“

at 15:00 in SCI-109 and Zoom


Dr. Kärt Mätlik from Rockefeller University

„Epigenetic regulation of cerebellar granule cell development and maturation“

at 15:00 in Zoom


Prof. Sergio Bordel Velasco from Department of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Technology, University of Valladolid, Spain

"Metabolism of methanotrophic bacteria. A Genome-Scale modeling perspective"

at 16:00 in SCI-028 and Zoom


Aare Ormus, Head Distiller at Junimperium Distillery

„Gin: chemistry and production”

at 15:00 in SCI-109 and Zoom


Prof. Miguel de la Guardia from University of Valencia 

“Smoking. An Analytical Chemistry Perspective”

at 14:00 in SCI-109 and Zoom


Prof. Henrik Munch RoagerDepartment of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen, 

„Diet-microbiota interactions as modulators of human metabolism"  

at 15:00 in Zoom


Dr. Rainer Küngas from CTO, Stargate Hydrogen

„Green Hydrogen Saves the European Industry“

at 15:00 in SCI-109 and Zoom


Dr. Richard J.A. Gosselink from Wageningen University

„Lignocellulosic biorefinery to develop biobased materials, chemicals and fuels“

at 15:00 in Zoom


Special double seminar

Prof. Jean-Manuel Raimundo from Aix Marseille Université

„Innovative organic dielectric as sensing layers for sensors applications“


Dr. Michel Camplo from Aix Marseille Université

„Dicationic-phosphoniums and triphenylamine-, phenazinium- based phosphoniums as antibacterial derivatives“

at 15:00 in SCI-109 and Zoom


Luis M. Valor, Ph.D., Principal Investigator Miguel Servet II, Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria y Biomédica de Alicante (ISABIAL) Alicante, SPAIN

"Huntington's disease: lessons from the study of transcription”

at 15:00 in Zoom


Dr. Juan Pablo Tosar from Universidad de la República, Uruguay 

„Vesicular and nonvesicular extracellular RNAs and their involvement in intercellular communication“

at 15:00 in Zoom


Prof. Christiani A. Amorim 

"Development of a transplantation engineered ovary to restore fertility in cancer patients"

at 15:00 in SCI-120 and Zoom

13.12 Prof. Tapio Salmi from Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland
"Transformation of polysaccharides in biomass to valuable components - Chemical reaction engineering view"
at 16:00 in SCI-109 and Zoom
26.01 Dr. Meeli Mullari from NNF Center for Protein Research, University of Copenhagen
"The RNA-binding protein atlas of the mammalian brain uncovers defective splicing factor functions in Huntington’s disease"
at 15:00 in Zoom
18.02 Dr. Francesco Gatto Elypta co-founder and CSO
„The Entrepreneurial Journey Of Elypta: Developing A Systems Biology Approach To Preventing Cancer Mortality“ 
at 14:00 in SCI-109 and Zoom
09.03 Dr. Kadi Lõhmussaar from NNF Centerfor Stem Cell Medicine, Denmark
„Patient-derived organoids as a promising tool to study cervical tissue dynamics“
16.03 Prof. Moritz Rossner from Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
"Repurposing Based on Neurobiology: Stimulating Drug Development for Psychiatric Disorders"
11.05 Dr. Nicolas Panayotis from Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel and Saints-Pères Paris Institute for the Neurosciences (SPPIN), Paris
„Deciphering the Role of Importin Nuclear Transport Factors in Central Nervous System Functions“


Dr. Mario Plaas from Tartu University, Institute of Biomedicine and Translational Medicine
“Lifelong treatment with GLP1 receptor agonist Liraglutide in the rat model of Wolfram syndrome”


Prof. Evelina Colacino from University of Montpellier
„Revisiting the Kabachnik-Fields multi-component domino reaction by mechanochemistry“

31.05 Prof. Olli Silvennoinen from Biocenter Finland, Director; HiLIFE, Helsinki Institute of Life Science, Director
„JAK kinases in health and disease: A closer look at the pseudokinase domain“
at 15:00 in SCI-109 and Zoom

Prof. dr hab. Agnieszka Szumna from Institute of Organic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Science, Warsaw, Poland
"Organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry and mechanochemistry of molecular cages"
at 14:00 in Zoom

08.06 Işılay ÖZTÜRK from Ege University and TalTech
"Computational investigation of the interaction of several anti-inflammatory and anti-hypertensive drug molecules with DNA nucleobase pairs by quantum chemical methods and QM/MM trial"
at 15:00 in Zoom