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Alexander Beribisky
Sattler Lab
Lichtenberg Str. 4, 85747, Garching, Germany
089-289-13868
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Structural biology

Nucleic acid/Protein interactions

Nucleic acid /Small molecule interactions

RNA Biology

RNA and protein purification

NMR Spectroscopy

09.2008 to Present: PhD studies in the laboratory of Prof. Michael Sattler, Chair of Biomolecular NMR Spectroscopy,Department of Chemistry, Technische Universität München, Garching, Germany.

Provisional thesis title: "Structural investigation of RNA-mediated processes by nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy".


06.2005 to 09.2008: MSc. in Chemistry in the laboratory of Prof. Philip Johnson, Department of Chemistry, York University, Toronto, Canada.

Thesis title: "Determination of the three dimensional structure of the Selenocysteine Insertion Sequence and analysis of the RNA-binding properties of the Ebola virus transcriptional activator VP30".


09.2000 to 06.2005: BSc in Biochemistry at the Departments of Biology and Chemistry, York University, Toronto, Canada.

Thesis title: "Determination of the three dimensional structure of the Selenocysteine Insertion Sequence RNA using nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and a novel method for making milligram amounts of RNA".


Tavares T.J., Beribisky A.V., Johnson P.E. “Structure of the cytosine-cytosine mismatch in the thymidylate synthase mRNA binding site and analysis of its interaction with the aminoglycoside paromomycin.” RNA. (2009) Vol. 15(5): 911-922.


Beribisky A.V.1, Tavares T.J.1, Amborski A.N., Motamed M., Johnson A. E., Mark T.L. and Johnson P.E. (2007) The three-dimensional structure of the Moorella thermoacetica selenocysteine insertion sequence RNA hairpin and its interaction with the elongation factor SelB. RNA. (2007) Vol. 13(11): 1948–1956.

1 – co-first authors

09.2003 to 04.2005: President, York University Chemical Society, Responsible for the day to day operation of the student club, planning various events (guest speaker invitation, student-professor interaction evenings, pizza parties...), providing student assistance in form of tutorials and seminars.

02.2009 to Present: Teaching assistant, laboratory demonstrator for organic chemistry for non-organic chemistry students. Duties involve: Teaching and demonstration in student laboratories, oral examinations, and report grading.

09.2005 to 12.2007: Teaching assistant, laboratory demonstrator, grader for the following courses: First year general chemistry, second and third year biochemistry. Duties involve: Teaching and demonstration in student laboratories, test/exam supervision and grading.



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