Yehor Horokhovskyi


College / University

Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects





Lab Experience

Basic biochemical, molecular and cell biology techniques, including mammalian cell culture, eukaryotic transfection, DNA restriction digestion and agarose gel electrophoresis, mammalian and Drosophila chromosome slides preparation, histotechnics and microscopy, patch-clamp, preparation of synaptosomes, spectrofluorimetry and spectrophotometry. Also some experience in working with vivarium animals.

Projects / Research

  • 01/2013 – 08/2013 "Effects of polycation peptides on hippocampal cell electrophysiology" (Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology, Kyiv)
  • 02/2015 – 03/2015 "A force probe to detect single-molecule force on p130Cas protein" (Leiden Institute of Physics)
  • 12/2015 – 05/2017 "A search for chromosome inversions in D. melanogaster Chernobyl population" (Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Genetics department)
  • 08/2016 – 06/2017 "Neurotoxic Potential of Lunar and Martian Dust Simulants", "Neurotoxic Potential of Cerium(IV) Oxide Nanoparticles" (Palladin Institute of Biochemistry)

Scholarships / Awards

2017 – 2018: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2013 – 2017: Ukrainian governmental scholarship for good academic performance


I believe that the further exploration of physical and biophysical properties of cells and molecules is the clue to new insights in “smart” qualities of living matter. Mechanobiology, bioenergetics, cellular logistics and protein physics are keen interests of mine. Other research areas I find interesting include neurobiology and immunology. Revealing the mechanisms of their regulation and interfaces are keys to diagnostics and therapy in the various areas of biomedicine and potential powerful tools for increasing the quality and length of life.