Alex Pozhitkov, Ph. D.


I was born in Moscow, USSR.In 1998, I earned Masterís degree in Chemistry from the Moscow State University.In 2000, I moved to Germany to pursue a PhD degree in Genetics. Currently I live with my family in the United States.


I have been always involved is a multidisciplinary research side-by-side with biologists.The main theme of my work is identification and quantification of nucleic acids in complex mixtures.The research involves physical chemistry, bioinformatics and electrical engineering.

Full CV and publications




Currently Research Scientist at the University of Washington, Seattle

Formerly Research Scientist at the Max Plank Institute, Germany.

Current Projects

*  Microbial signatures associated with oral diseases.The project involves experimental research as well as extensive bioinformatics to interpret microarrays and454 next generation sequencing.

*  Postmortem transcriptome activity. Model organism Danio rerio.

*  Physicochemistry of hybridization on solid surface(see our Workshop, Max Planck Institute 2011).


University of Washington

P.O. Box 357444



Last revised: 24 June 2012