Pavel Starkov, Ph.D.
Pavel joined TalTech–Tallinn University of Technology in 2016 on being awarded a highly competitive Estonian Research Council Starting Grant. Pavel was born in Tallinn, Estonia, and 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 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.
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Ongoing. Check our opportunities section. PhD studentships will become available with an intended start in Spring and Fall 2019. You are also welcome to inquire how to secure your funding for a Post-Doc position at TalTech–Tallinn University of Technology.
09/27/2018. Congratulations to Rohit Bhadoria who was pre-selected to deliver 1 out of 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. Congratulations to Christer Lohk who was awarded a bursary by Rotalia Foundation USA for the excellence in his studies in the Gene Technology BSc programme at TalTech.
08/13/2018. Congratulations 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.
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 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!