Viktoriya Sokolova

SokolovaDr. Viktoriya Sokolova
Inorganic Chemistry
University of Duisburg-Essen
Universitaetsstr. 5-7
D-45117 Essen, Germany
phone (0201) 183-6208

Date of Birth: 29.12.1981
Place of Birth: Kharkiv, Ukraine
Family status: married, three children
(Christina 2008, Carina 2011, Robert 2013)
Nationality: German

Since 01.09.2011
Scientist and head of microbiological and cell laboratories (S1) at the Department of Chemistry, University of Duisburg-Essen (Prof. Dr. M. Epple)

Scientist at the Department of Chemistry, University of Duisburg-Essen (Prof. Dr. M. Epple); Participation in Transregio TRR 60 “Development and testing of new strategies to overcome chronic persistent infection“

Scientist at the Institute for Medical Radiobiology, University Clinics of Essen (Prof. Dr. G. Iliakis)

Graduation to PhD with the grade “very good”(“magna cum laude”), Department of Chemistry, University of Duisburg-Essen

2003- 2006
PhD student at the Department of Chemistry, University of Duisburg-Essen (Prof. Dr. M. Epple). Title of PhD thesis „Synthesis, Characterization and Application of Calcium Phosphate Nanoparticles for the Transfection of Cells”. Assistant of practical courses in inorganic chemistry: leading of students, examinations, correction of protocols.

W.N. Karasin Kharkiv National University, Ukraine
- Diploma of Magister with Honors.
- Full education in speciality Physiology.
- Qualification: Magister of Physiolog.

Title of Diploma thesis: Stable and metastable states of red blood cells and their relation to the osmotic and temperature condition.

W.N. Karasin Kharkiv National University, Ukraine.
- Diploma of Bachelor
Fundamental education in speciality Biology.
- Qualification: Bachelor of Biology.

Title of Diploma thesis: Stimulation of the cognitive activity during the study of definition in Anatomy and Physiology of human.

Lyceum № 149, Kharkiv, Ukraine.
Middle school education. Average note of 4.85 from a maximum 5.0. Special achievements in medicine and biology.


Excellent Presentation on the 4th German-Ukrainian Symposium on Physics and Chemistry of Nanostructures and Nanobiotechnology, Ilmenau 2012

Member of “Mentoring3-Program”, Ruhr-University Bochum 2009-2011

Member of “Global Young Faculty”, of the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Stiftung Mercator 2009-2010

CeNIDE Best Paper Award 2008

Young Scientist Award of the Family Klee 2007 by the German Society for Biomedical Technology

Young Scientist Award 2007 of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Biomaterialien

Finalist (one from nine) of DSM Science & Technology Awards (2007)

Ukrainian – mother’s language
Russian – mother’s language
English – fluently
Deutsch – fluently


Languages, sport (diving, swimming, skiing), music, dancing