Visual Universitätsmedizin Mainz

Olena Molokanova

Olena Molokanova joined the TIM in 2011. She received her MD degree in Moscow, Russia (Lomonosov Moscow State University) in 1998 and worked in research institutes and industry. She relocated to Mainz in 2002 and worked at the University of Mainz (Faculty of Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Geosciences) from 2003 to 2009, at the Institute of Toxicology from 2009 to 2010 and in the Dept. of Medicine 2 of the University Medical Center from 2010 to 2011.

Her research focuses on generation of mouse models for liver fibrosis, such as conditional knockout mice driven by soft tissue myofibroblast specific promoter, usin Cre-Lox and tetracycline transactivator technologies.

Original publications

1. Olena Molokanova, Myroslav O. Vysotsky, Yudong Cao, Iris Thondorf, and Volker Böhmer.Fourfold [2]Rotaxanes of Calix[4]arenes by Ring Closure.Angew. Chem. 2006 Int. Ed. Engl. 45:8051-5

2. Olena Molokanova, Anca Bogdan, Myroslav O. Vysotsky, Michael Bolte, Tomoyuki Ikai, Yoshio Okamoto, and Volker Böhmer.Calix[4]arene-Based Bis[2]catenanes: Synthesis and Chiral Resolution Chem.Eur.J. 2007 13:6157-70

3. Matthias Janke, Yuliya Rudzevich, Olena Molokanova, Thorsten Metzroth, Ingo Mey, Gregor Diezemann, Piotr E. Marszalek, Jürgen Gauss, Volker Böhmer and Andreas Janshoff.

Mechanically interlocked calix[4]arene dimmers display reversible bond breakage under force.Nat. Nanotechnol. 2009 4:225-9


Resently accepted abstract

Olena Molokanova*, Kai Schönig*, Shih-Yen Weng, Xiao-Yu Wang, Swetlana Ohngemach, Alexei Nikolaev, Anna Hörner, Steffen Lorenz, Dennis Strand, Leonid Eshkind, Detlef Schuppan. Generation and characterisation of a myofibroblasts specific conditional Col3a1.CreERT2 mouse model to study liver fibrosis. Accepted for the poster presentation at EASL 2015 meeting.