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Elena Ferapontova


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Brief Assay

M.Sc. in Chemistry (Moscow State University)

Ph.D. in Electrochemistry, Kinetics and Catalysis (Moscow State University)

Postdoctoral research:

- University of Alcalá de Henares, Spain (Electrochemistry of DNA)

- Lund University, Sweden (Electrochemistry of redox enzymes and proteins)

- University of Edinburgh, Scotland (Electrochemistry of DNA) 



Member of the iNANO PhD committee (2020- )

Advanced Scientific Writing (iNANO, PhD students, 2016-, each 2nd year, 4 ECTS)

This PhD course  includes 10 days lecture/seminar classes, technical assignments and paper writing training. It aims to advance the students skills in experimental results analysis and their scientific presentation, both at the level of material selection and scientific writing. To improve them to the level of advanced scientific writing of papers that get published and cited in high impact factor journals.

Experimental Nanoscience 1 (iNANO, UG students, 2018-, 5 ECTS)

The aim of this course is to familiarize nano-science students (BSc) with careful experimental work, analyses of experimental data including the estimation of errors and report writing.

New Trends in Nanoscience and Entrepreneurship (iNANO, MSc students, 2018-, 5 ECTS)

Electrochemistry in Medicine, Biology and Nanotechnology (iNANO, 2015-, each second year, 5 ECTS).

This MSc/PhD course includes 26 lectures, 3 laboratory exercises and 4 technical exercises. Lectures are divided in four following blocks: 

Introduction to electrochemistry:
Interpreting Electrochemistry. Electrochemical methods: Voltammetry
Electrochemical methods: Amperometry; Differential Methods; Impedance
Nano-electrochemical approaches. Nanobioelectrochemistry

Module 1 Electrochemistry of biomolecules:
Protein electrochemistry; Bioelectrocatalysis
Glucose oxidase and glucose biosensors. Cytochrome P450 and its application in drug analysis
Electrochemistry of DNA. Analytical applications

Module 2 Electrochemistry of life processes:
Psychoelectrochemistry: Electroanalysis of the brain activity and state
Electroanalysis of cell metabolism; Monitoring cellular dynamics: metabolism, counting cells, exocytosis and cellular adhesion
Electronic properties of bacteria. Biological energy conversion. Microbial & enzymatic fuel cells

Module 3 Applied bioelectrochemistry:
Nanoparticle hybrid systems for bioelectronics. Protein and DNA electronic circuits
Electrochemistry of lipid vesicles and biomimetic membranes. Ion channels and transporters in pore-suspended membranes. Nanopore technology
Electrochemical design of medical devices: medical implants; Electrochemical coating of medical implants, Medical devices: intracoronary stents
Electrochemically produced biofunctional materials

with Assoc. Prof. Ken Howard
(2016-, 5 ECTS)

Lecture contribution to Nanomedicine MSc course, iNANO (2011-2014, 5 ECTS)

Macroscopic Physical Chemistry 
BSc course. Seminars/technical exercises of iNANO students: NANO1 and NANO2 (Q1, 2014, 5 ECTS);

1st year iNANO student projects
(Q4, weeks 21-22, 2010-)

MSc Nanoscience course within the Sino-Denmark Research Center activities, Beijing, China.
Lectures and technical exercises, course design, coordination and evaluation of exams. (Q2-Q3, 2014, 5 ECTS)


Ph.D. (co-)supervision: 23 PhD projects; 2 are running
25 M.Sc. and B.Sc. projects and 15 Postdocs supervised

Societal Activities


2022-2024: Vice President of the  International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE)

2021: Past Chair, the Bioelectrochemistry division of the  International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE)

2019-2020: Chair, the Bioelectrochemistry division of the  International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE)

2017-2018: Chair Elect, the Bioelectrochemistry division of the  International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE)


2012-: Associate Editor of Electrochimica Acta, Elsevier (IF 6.9)
 - The official journal of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE)


2018-: Member of Editorial Board of Electroanalysis, Wiley (IF 2.9)
2016-2018: Committee member of the “Working Party for Gender Diversity of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE)"

2015-2018: Chair (2013-2015 member) of the panel of the Oronzio and Niccolò De Nora Foundation Young Author Prize, International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE) Foundation

2013, 2019: Member and Chair of the panel of the Katsumi Niki Prize for Bioelectrochemistry,

2018: Chair of the Bioelectrochemistry Prize,

International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE)

2011-2014: Vice-Chair of the Bioelectrochemistry division of the  International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE) ISE
2009-: Member of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE) and of the Electrochemical Society (ECS). ECS


Nucleic Acid Nanotechnology

Series: Nucleic Acids and Molecular Biology, Vol. 29
Kjems Jorgen, Ferapontova Elena, Gothelf Kurt V. (Eds.)




Encyclopedia of Sensors
(Eds. Craig A. Grimes, Elizabeth C. Dickey and Michael V. Pishko)

Ferapontova E.E. Unmediated enzyme electrodes, Vol 10, 2006, p. 391-422



Perspectives in Bioanalysis.
Electrochemistry of Nucleic Acids and Proteins
Towards Electrochemical Sensors for Genomics and Proteomics
(Eds. E. Palecek; F. Scheller; J. Wang)

Direct electrochemistry of proteins and enzymes 
Ferapontova E.E., et al. 2006, pp. 517-598.