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Dr Anna Sokolova

Instrument Scientist
Project Manager

Role at ANSTO

Dr Anna Sokolova is a Project Leader for the design, construction and commissioning of BILBY, the new time-of-flight small-angle neutron scattering instrument at the Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering.

Anna Sokolova is a physicist from Institute of Crystallography, Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Small Angle Scattering Laboratory. During her PhD and the following several years, she extensively worked in the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL, Hamburg outstation c/o Deutsche Electronen Synchrotron).

She has a Masters in Physics/Biophysics from Faculty of Physics, M.V.Lomonosov Moscow State University, and a PhD in Condensed Matter Physics at the Institute of Crystallography RAS (Moscow, Russia). Both were focused on development of new methods for small angle scattering data analysis and interpretation as well as on SAXS technique implementation to proteins structure studies.

From 2007 to 2009 Anna worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Food Science Project Group at ANSTO.

Anna’s main scientific interest is the complex biology related structures small angle scattering data collection, processing and interpretation. She also practised at the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry RAS (Moscow, Russia) in basic biochemistry technics for protein sample preparation. Along with that, her interest and experience expanded significantly into the area of design, building and testing of SANS instrumentation, as well as into the field of setting up and adopting SANS machines for wide type of experiments. Also Anna has experience in programming (Fortran; HTML and PHP for web-applications development, Python) and mathematical methods in structural research.

Qualifications & Achievements

November 2006Academia Europea Prize for young scientist in physics

April, 2004PhD defended in the field of physics and mathematics.

December, 2003First diploma in contest of scientific works of young scientists in the Institue of Crystallography RAS

January, 2000MSc in physics (diploma cum laude and the golden medal for excellent graduation), Faculty of Physics, Chair of Biophysics, M.V.Lomonosov Moscow State University