Our team

Organizers of the program are scientists from different countries and fields of research. We have teamed up for one goal — helping as many young and up-and-coming scientists as possible. 

We are grateful to the photographer Alex Tselmin for taking our photos 


Evgeniya Vorobyeva

Program coordination

💼 Technology Lead in a startup in the green hydrogen energy sector (Lausanne, Switzerland); Postdoc at ETH (Zürich, Switzerland) in Electrochemistry (2020-2022)

🎓 MSc in Physical Chemistry, MSU (Moscow, Russia); PhD in Chemical Engineering, ETH (Zürich, Switzerland), Career Coach Level 1 ICF

🧪 Catalysis, porous materials, electrochemistry, and electrocatalysis


Mariia Kuzina

Content creation and management

💼 PhD student at KIT (Karlsruhe, Germany) MSc in Materials Sciences

🎓 BSc, MSc at MSU (Moscow, Russia) 

🧪 Surface chemistry, polymer chemistry, materials science, and 3D printing 


Julia Kolodiazhnaia

Operational support, design

💼 PhD student at Aarhus University (Aarhus, Denmark)

🎓 MSc, Organic Chemistry, Aarhus University (Aarhus, Denmark); BSc, Material Sciences, MSU (Moscow, Russia) 

🧪 Organometallic chemistry, transition metal catalysis, electrochemistry


Ilya Flyamer

Communication with mentors

💼 Postdoctoral researcher at FMI (Basel, Switzerland) 

🎓 PhD, the University of Edinburgh (Edinburgh, United Kingdom); Diploma in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, MSU (Moscow, Russia) 

🧪 Spatial organization of the genome, gene expression regulation


Valentin Slepukhin

Operations lead

💼 Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Leipzig (Leipzig, Germany) 

🎓 PhD in Physics, UCLA (Los Angeles, USA); MSc in Physics, MIPT (Moscow, Russia) 

🧪 Soft matter physics, computational neuroscience, microbial evolution


Maria Vasina

Coaching, coordination of educational content

💼 Project manager at MISIS (Moscow, Russia); certified coach (ACTP, ICF). 

🎓 PhD in Metallurgy, MSc in Metallurgy, MISIS (Moscow, Russia); Diploma in Material Science, Bauman Moscow State Technical University (Moscow, Russia) 

🧪 Development of new aluminum alloys


Svetlana Tymchenko

Communication with mentees

💼 Associate professor at Medical Academy (Simferopol). Researcher at the laboratory of medical ecological monitoring. Scientific advisor of university’s student scientific association M.D. in Neurology, Lviv National Medical University (Lviv, Ukraine)

🎓 Diploma in Neurology, Crimea State Medical University (Simferopol, Ukraine) 

🧪 Neuroscience, human physiology of visceral systems, ecological physiology, and medicine


Olya Vvedenskaya

Marketing and community management

💼 Science Communication Officer in Lipotype (Dresden, Germany), co-founder of Dragonfly Mental Health (USA) and Warenje scientific community building (Spain & Germany)

🎓 Doctor-biophysicist at Pirogov Medical University (Moscow, Russia), PhD at the Humboldt University (Berlin, Germany)

🧪 Mental health in academia, mass spectrometry in medical research


Ksenia Kuznetsova

Marketing and content

💼 Scientific coordinator for Epigenetics, Munich, Germany

🎓 Bachelors in Tallinn Technical University, Estonia; Masters in University of Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, France; PhD MPI-CBG, Dresden, Germany.

🧪 Transcription in (nuclear) space and time, developmental biology, sci-comm


Anya Vvedenskaya


💼 Lecturer and researcher in international tax law in the University of Amsterdam (Amsterdam, the Netherlands), Tax manager in EY (Amsterdam, the Netherlands)

🎓 LLm in international tax law at the University of Amsterdam (Amsterdam, the Netherlands)

💰 International tax law, the interaction between taxation and virtual environments


George Mathew

Marketing illustration

💼 PhD at Institute of Nanotechnology, KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany

🎓 Bachelor and Masters at St. Thomas College Pala, Kerala, India

🧪 3D Printing, Magnetic materials, Scientific Illustrations, Graphic Designing


Ivan Smirnov

Technical support

💼 Assistant Professor at University of Mannheim (Mannheim, Germany)

🎓 PhD, Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia); MSc in Life Science, Université Paris Cité (Paris, France); Diploma in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Saint Petersburg State University (Saint Petersburg, Russia) 

🧪 Computational social science, AI, NLP. gender equality, education


Olga Sanina

Technical support

💼 PhD student at the Technical University of Darmstadt (Darmstadt, Germany) 

🎓 MSc in Computer Science and Computer Engineering; BSc in Information Security, NSTU (Novosibirsk, Russia) 

🧪 Real-world protocols, privacy and trust in user-based protocols, quantitative linguistics in cryptography