Aleksei Tikhonov, Ph.D., earned his M.Sc. degree from Higher Chemical College of the Russian Academy of Sciences in 2015. Following this he finished a Ph.D. program in molecular biology and oncology at the Engelhardt Institute of Molecular Biology (EIMB RAS) in Moscow, concluding with a Ph.D. thesis on the identification of circulating biomarkers in colorectal cancer.
Dr. Tikhonov currently works as a research assistant in the laboratory of biological microchips, EIMB RAS in Moscow, Russia, focusing on liquid-biopsy-based biomarkers discovery and development of detection test-systems. He has a strong collaboration with several medical centers in Russia for joint grants focusing on the application of developed antibody- and protein-based microarrays in cancer diagnosis.
Dr. Tikhonov has published more than 15 articles in international journals as well as 2 successful patents, and his scientific results have been reported at more than 30 international and domestic conferences. He is also an active member of several international communities, including the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Global Policy Committee, Communication Committee of the European Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (EFLM), and he is an Early Career Scientist Committee member of the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC).
Dr. Tikhonov is a winner of a Russian government young scientists’ scholarship and has received grants from ESMO, AACR, and EMBL. His research interests are in the field of precision oncology, cancer biomarkers, translational research, tumor immunology, and clinical chemistry. He is also an advocate for mentoring students and young researchers interested in pursuing their career development.