Dr Petr Vikhorev is a research fellow at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London. His research interests focus on the mechanisms and regulation of muscle contraction. He is the principal investigator of the BHF research project grant “Effect of mutations associated with dilated and hypertrophic cardiomyopathies on myofibril mechanical properties and contractility”.
He has a broad range of expertise including single myofibril force measurements, polarised fluorescence fluorometry, in vitro motility assay technique, analytical and preparative biochemistry, computer control of instrumentation and writing LabVIEW software. He built the apparatus and wrote the software for the measurement and analysis of myofibril contractile dynamics and is currently using this technique to the study of cardiomyopathy.
He was educated in Saint-Petersburg State University, Faculty of Biology and Soil Sciences and Faculty of Applied Mathematics and Control Processes, where he obtained his BSc in Biology (1997) and MSc in Biophysics (1999). In 2003 he received his PhD in Histology, Cytology and Cellular Biology from the Institute of Cytology of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
He worked at the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology of the Polish Academy of Sciences (1999-2001, visiting researcher), at the University of York (2004-2005, postdoctoral researcher), at the Linnaeus University (2006-2009, postdoctoral researcher), and at the Imperial College London (2009-2017, research associate).
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