Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction

Research Associate - Structural Elucidation







Institute of Reproductive and Developmental BiologyHammersmith Campus





Undergraduate Studies -  Chemistry (Analytical Chemistry), Saint Petersburg State University 1999-2004

PhD studies - Analytical Chemistry, University of Barcelona 2004 - 2009

Newton International postdoctoral Fellow - Physical Organic and Supramolecular Chemistry, University of Sheffield 2011 - 2013


May 2016 - present - Research Associate in Structural Elucidation of metabolites - Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London. My main tools for metabolite identification are liquid chromatography (LC) techniques for extraction of unknowns and their characterization by mass spectrometry (MS) and NMR spectroscopy as well as statistical spectroscopic approaches. The source of unknown metabolites are different epidemiological and clinical studies.

January 2013 - May 2016 - Research Associate in Chemistry/Biochemistry working in the project INTERMAP (INTERnational collaborative study of MAcronutrients, micronutrients and blood Pressure) - Imperial College London. Development and application of mass spectrometry methods for phenotyping in large scale epidemiological sample cohorts.

January 2011 - December 2012 - Newton International Fellowship (Royal Society) - Department of Chemistry, University of Sheffield. Project "Cooperativity in Molecular Recognition".

October 2009 - January 2011 - Teaching Assistant (PhD) - Department of Analytical Chemistry, University of Barcelona. 



Takis P, Jimenez B, Sands C, et al., 2020, SMolESY: An efficient and quantitative alternative to on-instrument macromolecular ¹H-NMR signal suppression, Chemical Science, Vol:11, ISSN:2041-6520, Pages:6000-6011

Gibson R, Lau C, Loo RL, et al., 2019, The association of fish consumption and its urinary metabolites with cardiovascular risk factors: The International Study of Macro-/Micronutrients and Blood Pressure (INTERMAP), American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol:111, ISSN:0002-9165, Pages:280-290

Tzoulaki I, Castagné R, Boulangé CL, et al., 2019, Serum metabolic signatures of coronary and carotid atherosclerosis and subsequent cardiovascular disease, European Heart Journal, Vol:40, ISSN:1522-9645, Pages:2883-2896

McGill D, Chekmeneva E, Lindon J, et al., 2019, Application of novel solid phase extraction-NMR protocols for metabolic profiling of human urine, Faraday Discussions, Vol:218, ISSN:1359-6640, Pages:395-416

Whiley L, Chekmeneva E, Berry DJ, et al., 2019, Systematic isolation and structure elucidation of urinary metabolites optimized for the analytical-scale molecular profiling laboratory, Analytical Chemistry, Vol:91, ISSN:0003-2700, Pages:8873-8882

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