Konstantin Petrovich Alekseyev

Alekseev Konstantin Petrovich Alekseyev, Candidate of Biological Sciences, Senior Researcher at the Laboratory of Applied Virology and Biotechnology.

Konstantin Alekseyev graduated from the Biological Department of M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University. In 2001, he joined D.I. Ivanovsky Institute of Virology as a junior researcher.

In 2004, he defended his thesis for the candidate of biological sciences degree on the topic of Obtaining Recombinant Nucleocapsid Proteins of Porcine Reproductive & Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) and Their Use as Specific Components in the Diagnostic Test System for Identification of Antibodies to the PRRS Virus in molecular biology at the meeting of Specialized Council D 001. 020. 01 at D.I. Ivanovsky Institute of Virology of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

In 2005–2008, he undertook internship at the Ohio State University (Food Animal Health Research Program, OARDC, OSU) in the laboratory of Linda J. Saif where he studied species-hopping of coronaviruses and the impact of steroid therapy on the course of respiratory coronavirus infection in a porcine model.

From 2008, he continued to work in D.I. Ivanovsky Institute of Virology with the major area of studies being creation and characterization of recombinant antigens for use as specific components in vaccines or test systems. The studies include work with experimental animals.

Research interests: molecular genetics, biotechnology, immunodiagnostics, vaccinology.