Maria Levchenko


College / University

National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Molecular Biology (Biochemistry)




Lab Experience

Molecular biology techniques (recombinant DNA technology, PCR), biosensors construction.

Projects / Research

  • 09/2009 – 06/2010: Use of zeolites for glyceroloxidase immobilization in amperometric biosensors. Middle East Technical University, Central Laboratory, Micro- and Nanotechnology department, Ankara, Turkey together with Institute of Molecular Biology, Department of Translation Mechanisms, Laboratory of Biomolecular Electronics, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • 02/2009 – 09/2009: Microsatellite markers for PCR analysis of posttransplantational chimerism. Institute of Molecular Biology, Department of Cell Regulatory Mechanisms, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • 09/2007 – 12/2008: Influence of Bcr/Abl fusion proteins on course of Ph' leukemias. Institute of Molecular Biology, Department of Molecular Genetics, Kyiv, Ukraine

Scholarships / Awards

2010 – 2011: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School


I am concerned with cancer – a rising scourge of modern society. Unlike most other illnesses, cancer appearance is almost unpredictable. One can prevent or substantially reduce the risk of getting an infection by taking simple safety measures. In contrast to that, one can hardly influence the risk of cancer development. Despite all efforts being taken, hardly any effective treatment against this disease has been developed. However the initial stage of cancer is principally curable, therefore the development of diagnostic methods is crucial in the fight against this dreadful illness. This is the foundation of my future studies, my priority goal.