Dr Aleksandr Kakinen

NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow

Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology


Dr. Aleksandr Kakinen is NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow at the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, the University of Queensland, Australia. He obtained his Ph.D. degree (2014) at Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia, and worked as a postdoctoral fellow (2016–2020) at Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University, Australia. His research interests range from nanomedicine and amyloids diseases to structural biology and nanotoxicology. Dr. Kakinen has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles in high impact factor journals e.g. Chemical Society Reviews, Advanced Materials, Nature Communications, Nano Letters and ACS Nano. In addition to his scientific activities, Aleksandr is also passionate about scientific design and has founded a design studio that specialises in scientific illustrations and biomedical animations.

Research Interests

  • Neuroscience
    Neurodegenerative diseases, amyloid diseases.
  • Nanomedicine
  • Nanotechnology


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Tallin Technological University


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  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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