Peter V. Dubovskii, born on 10.05.1961 in Moscow. Obtained his masters degree in physics at Moscow Instititute of Engeneering Physics, 1984 (magna cum laude Dipl.Eng). PhD in bioorganic chemistry, 1990. Postdoctoral study at Kobe University (lab. of Prof. K. Akasaka), Japan, 1994-1995. Research experience: 1984-86 -research assistant, National Research Institute for Biological Testing of Chemical Compounds, Moscow, USSR; 1989-94 -researcher, Lomonosov Institute of Fine Chemical Technology, Moscow, Russian Federation (RF); 1995-96 -researcher, Shemyakin and Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry (IBCh), Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Moscow, RF ; 1996-97 -visiting professor, Kobe University, Japan; 1997-present -staff scientist, IBCh RAS, Moscow, RF.
Research activities: structure-functional studies of polycationic membrane-active cytolytic peptides from spider and snake venoms, plant precursor proteins and their transport through chloroplast envelope, viral fusion peptides, plant defense peptides, development of novel membrane-mimetic environments for structural studies of membrane polypeptides by high-resolution NMR spectroscopy, investigation of an impact of high hydrostatic pressure on the spatial structure and dynamics of polypeptides, relationship between spatial structure of disulphide-rich toxins and their NMR chemical shifts, interaction of cytolytic peptides with model phospholipid membranes by a combination of coarse-grain and full-atom Molecular Dynamics simulations, identification of novel compounds isolated from snake venoms. Methods used: high-resolution 1H, 13C,15N-NMR and wide-line 31P-NMR spectroscopy, electron paramagnetic resonance, optical spectroscopy, molecular modeling.