Dr Elena BichenkovaPhD, BSc


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Dr Elena Bichenkova is a Reader in Medicinal Chemistry.  Having graduated in Chemistry (BSc - 1983) with a PhD in NMR structural studies of nucleic acids (1993, Novosibirsk, Russia), she continued her research in conformational analysis of biomolecules in the USA at Purdue University (1992, 1994) and then at the University of Texas (1996) collaborating with the first-rank NMR laboratory of Prof. David G. Gorenstein.  After being awarded a prestigious Royal Society/NATO Postdoctoral Fellowship in 1996, she joined the University of Manchester, School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences as a Research Fellow.  In January 2004 Elena was appointed by the School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences as a Lecturer in Medicinal Chemistry followed by promotion to Senior Lecturer (2009) and then to Reader (2013).


  • 1993 - PhD - Research Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Novosibirsk, Russia
  • 1981 - BSc - Novosibirsk State University, Russia

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