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Anton Chugunov

  • Anton Chugunov has been at HSE University since 2017.

Education and Degrees

  • 2007

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in Biophysics

  • 2003

    Degree in Biophysics
    Lomonosov Moscow State University

* Candidate of Sciences
According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011, Candidate of Sciences belongs to ISCED level 8 - "doctoral or equivalent", together with PhD, DPhil, D.Lit, D.Sc, LL.D, Doctorate or similar. Candidate of Sciences allows its holders to reach the level of the Associate Professor.

Continuing education / Professional retraining / Internships / Study abroad experience

2008 - A post-doc in Université Libre de Bruxelles (Brussels, Belgium). Subject: Modeling of spatial structure of complex of vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) with its receptor (GPCR-B family)  as a part of a project for design of selective neoreceptor–neoligand couple

Awards and Accomplishments

  1. Award of Academia Europeae for work "Computational modeling of structure and function of membrane proteins" (2013).
  2. 1st degree diploma for scientific-popular article "Unknown peptides".
  3. Award for best oral presentation of V Russian symposium "Proteins and peptides" (2011).
  4. Young scientist award (Best oral presentation) of the 2nd Russian-Hellinic symposium “Biomaterials and Bionanomaterials: Recent Advances and Safety-Toxicology Issues“ (2011);
  5. Editor of scientific-popular portal: http://biomolecula.ru/



  • 2018

    Mathematical Modeling and High-Performance Computing in Bioinformatics, Biomedicine and Biotechnology (Новосибирск). Presentation: Fighting celiac disease: improvement of pH-stability of Cathepsin L by computational design

  • 2017

    14-я Российская Школа-Симпозиум "Фундаментальные основы атомистического многомасштабного моделирования" (Новый Афон). Presentation: Развитие идей многомасштабного моделирования биомолекул в методе белковой топографии

Editorial board membership

2015: Member of the Editorial Board, Scientific Reports.


2008–2009, 2015–2016: Grant of the president of Russian Federation

2012–2014: Stipend of the president of Russian Federation

2010–2012: State contract "Design of novel peptide ligands of sodium channels — an instruments for neurobiology research"

2014–2015: RFBR grant 14-04-31634 “’Protein surface topography’ — a novel tool in bioactive peptides structure–function research”