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Dr Anna Akinshina
Dr Anna Akinshina
postal addressPeel 303, The Crescent, Salford, Manchester , United Kingdom, M5 4WT.
email addressA.Akinshina@salford.ac.uk
telephone+44(0)1612958130
website addresshttp://www.salford.ac.uk/environment-life-sciences/els-academics/anna-akinshina
Key Memberships
From December 2016 to present.
Profile Summary

 I am an enthusiastic molecular modeller and have over 10 years of academic and industrial experience in molecular modelling and simulation applied to problems in Life sciences. I study the interactions between the molecules, preferably bio-molecules. I have worked in the fields of food colloids, liquid crystals, protein interactions and bio membranes. My current research interests are in the area of topical drug delivery: how do molecules permeate into and through skin?

Nowadays I mainly use molecular dynamics (atomistic and coarse-grained) for my research but previously I’ve used Monte Carlo and Self-Consistent Field methods.

I graduated as a biophysicist from St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia. After that I obtained a PhD degree in Physical Chemistry at the Division of Physical Chemistry, Lund University, Sweden where I study interactions between polyelectrolytes and charged nanoparticles. I have moved to England in 2006 and prior joining the University of Salford in December 2016, I have worked at the School of Food Science & Nutrition, University of Leeds, Unilever R&D Port Sunlight, the School of Chemical Engineering & Analytical Sciences, University of Manchester and The Institute of Skin Integrity and Infection Prevention, School of Human and Health Sciences, University of Huddersfield.

Key Qualifications
2005
My PhD thesis, entitled "Charged Polymers at Spherical Surfaces", was devoted to the investigation of the interactions between polyelectrolytes and charged nanoparticles by means of Monte Carlo simulation. During my PhD studies I have also contributed to the development of a Modular Molecular Simulation Software MOLSIM and have published four highly cited papers as a first author. My PhD research have been conducted under the supervision of Prof. Per Linse. A copy of my PhD thesis is available upon request.
1999
1996
Key Publications
Refereed Journal Articles
Book Sections
Key Presence
Conference Organisation
2017
Oct

 We are organising a multidisciplinary workshop on skin permeation. 

https://www.cecam.org/workshop-0-1418.html

 

Conference Presentations
2016
Dec
2015
Oct
2014
Sep
2013
Sep
Invited Papers and Lectures
2015
Nov
2014
May
2011
Sep
Memberships of External Bodies
2017
Mar
2015
Sep