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Momentum delegate 2020 - 2021

Gennady Nikitin

Department of Biomedicine, Faculty of Medicine

I am an interdisciplinary scientist, with the main expertise in chemistry, biology and scientific imaging. I hold MSc in organic chemistry from Moscow State University and PhD in bioengineering from École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne. My main motivation is to translate the scientific developments into the practical daily life. This is why I am developing new, efficient ways to detect the abnormalities in human metabolism that are currently not accessible to medical institutions. I aspire to see my inventions to help real people some day. This endeavour was previously supported by the Innosuisse government program in Switzerland, where I received a lot of coaching regarding the business aspects of innovative research. I also received a first stage grant within the Venturekick government program in 2019. I continue this work in Bergen now, in close collaboration with the Haukeland hospital. It is a challenging and long task, but I am convinced, that it will be all worth it in the future.