“Delivery of Therapeutic Nucleic Acid with CPPs – Development Towards Mammalian Models and Applications in Biotechnology”
Kaido Kurrikoff is a researcher at the Institute of Technology, University of Tartu, Estonia. He acquired his PhD degree (Neurosciences) at the University of Tartu, in 2009, focusing in the field of neurochemistry, psychopharmacology, and behavioral neurosciences. He did his postdoctoral training in Stockholm University, working under the supervision of Prof Ülo Langel, who is one of the founders of the field of cell penetrating peptides (CPP).
His main research interests are related to development of nucleic acid delivery systems and applications of drug delivery vectors in vivo. Thus he has worked with various models of cancer, lung diseases and trans-BBB delivery. He is also involved in development of CPP-based transfection methods, applicable in mammalian cell factories for the production of therapeutic proteins.