Molecular mechanisms

To acquire knowledge about key processes of cell aging and aging-related diseases by studying the mechanisms of cell activity at molecular level

Neurodegenerative diseases

To study molecular mechanisms of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, aimed at the development of methods of diagnosis and treatment

Optogenetics-driven research

To develop tools and methodologies for optogenetic control of brain and heart cells for the study and treatment of socially significant neuro- and cardiovascular diseases

GPCR's research

To search drug prototypes based on studies of G-protein coupled receptors, involved in aging, cardiovascular and autoimmune diseases, cancer

Artificial models

To create an artificial model of biological membranes and to develop a methodology for the study of pharmaceutically important membrane proteins

Leading Scientific Laboratories

The Center is a cluster of university laboratories united in a single research center to solve the most significant fundamental problems of molecular biophysics and cell biology.
We a focus on research on the molecular mechanisms of aging and age-related diseases.

Modern Scientific Infrastructure

In order to conduct this groundbreaking research, to attract outstanding scientific talent, and to train new generations of scientist, we have state-of-the-art research labs and facilities at our disposal, of which some are unique in the Russia.

Advanced Scientific Results

Publications in top journals by our center

Small-wedge synchrotron and serial XFEL datasets for Cysteinyl leukotriene GPCRs

Scientific Data volume 7, Article number: 388 (2020)

Viral rhodopsins 1 are an unique family of light-gated cation channels

Nature Communications, volume 11, Article number: 5707 (2020)

Molecular mechanism of light-driven sodium pumping

Nature Communications, Volume 11, Article number: 2137 (2020)