Prof Henry Chapman Group has chosen the ESR that will take part in the development of on-line diagnostics and measurement techniques for nano-crystallography and single-particle imaging.
Her name is Aleksandra Tolstikova and she comes from Russia where she was awarded a MSc in Applied Mathematics and Physics at Institute of Physics and Technology in Moscow.
She will collaborate in the development of merging coherent nanocrystal diffraction patterns to attain accurate and complete structure factors for structure determination. Phasing method will be developed and tested on simulated and experimental data both in a structural biology context and in that of atomic physics. The ESR will utilise high-performance computer clusters at DESY and take part in experiments at LCLS and other X-ray sources and she will be trained in X-ray diffraction analysis, coherent diffractive imaging and phase retrieval.
2012 – 2014 MSc in Applied Mathematics and Physics, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia.
Diploma thesis: Low-dimensional organic conductors: high pressure crystal structure and electronic properties of (ET)2Cu2(CN)3 superconductor.
2008 – 2012 BSc in Applied Mathematics and Physics, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia.
Main field of study: Solid-state physics
Speciality: X-ray structure analysis
Diploma thesis: Crystal structure and electronic properties of low-dimensional organic conductors (ET)8 (ReCl6)x.