Michael Oshtrakh

Lecture title: Mössbauer Spectroscopy of Hemoglobins and Ferritins: Recent Advances in Biophysical and Medical Research.

Michael Oshtrakh received his Candidate of Science degree (Russian analogue of PhD) at the Ural Polytechnical Institute (Ekaterinburg, Russian Federation) in 1990.

Then he received the next academic degree Doctor of Sciences at the Ural Technical University – UPI in 2000. After 2006 he is Chief Researcher at the Institute of Physics and Technology, Ural Federal University, Ekaterinburg and a leader of research group.

His research interests deal with applications of Mössbauer spectroscopy in biomedical research, in the study of iron-bearing phases in various meteorites and nanostructural materials. The main interest is in the analysis of the relationship of small variations in the 57Fe hyperfine parameters and local iron microenvironment.

He also develops the application of Mössbauer spectroscopy with a high velocity resolution in these fields.