About Me

I am a photography enthusiast and a scientist, a former PhD student at Molecular Biology and Biophysics Institute at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. Currently, I work with deadly viruses at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology. Photography has long been my hobby, and is a way to show my own way of seeing world. My journey began with a simple point-and-shoot camera, advancing through my father’s Nikon D60, and has grown to include an impressive collection of analog cameras such as the Nikon FE, Nikon F4, Yashica FR1 and 124G MAT, and the Rollei 35S. Recently, I've transitioned to full-frame digital cameras. I feel most confortable in landscape photography of remote and stunning places, from the quiet of lonely landscapes to the expanse of the night sky.

In the realm of science, my expertise lies in structural biology and biophysics. My research primarily focuses on the study of proteins, especially those that undergo conformational changes to fulfill their biological functions, in particular intricate sugar-protein complexes known as glycoproteins. Specifically, my work explores host-pathogen interactions and possible ways to make human life slighly better. Ironically, the photography I also use in my professional work involves equipment that's about 2000 times more expensive than my regular cameras, yet the images often turn out low-contrast and grayscale.

A recent hobby of mine is programming, which I’m enthusiastically integrating into everything I do, as evident on the blog. This website represents my ultimate effort to present both my professional research and personal interests. It was created using Hugo, Minimal, and Hugo shortcode Gallery.

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