Ksenia holds an MSc in microbiology from the Lomonosov Moscow State University and a PhD in molecular ecotoxicology from the University of Bern. Following her doctorate, she held various positions from postdoc to senior scientist at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag). Her research focused on the elucidation of molecular mechanisms of toxicity in aquatic organisms and developing alternatives to whole-animal toxicity testing. Academic experience has provided Ksenia with extensive training in molecular biology, mass spectrometry-based analytics, fish physiology, and traditional as well as alternative methods for (eco)toxicity assessment. Since 2012, Ksenia is a member of the OECD Molecular Screening and Toxicogenomics Extended Advisory Group, established for promoting a broader inclusion of alternative testing methods into toxicity assessment workflows. There, she contributed in particular to the development of adverse outcome pathway concept. Ksenia is a member of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) and the Swiss Group for Mass Spectrometry (SGMS). Since February 2016, she is working for the Food Packaging Forum as Scientific Communication Officer.

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