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Skoltech Lecture Hub at presents an online lecture by Yury Kostyukevich: “How are illicit drugs, doping and Novichok detected in blood samples?”

Language: Russian

Mass spectrometry has evolved into a mainstream drug, doping and poison testing method capable of identifying tens of thousands of different chemical compounds in a biological sample.


Technological advances in mass spectrometry have led to a ban on Meldonium, while athletic achievements often depend on how sophisticated the anti-doping lab instrumentation is. Illicit drugs are routinely detected in a blood sample, but what about poisons? Why do some labs detect Novichok and others don’t?

The speaker will present devices, methods and legal aspects of substance detection, as well as current challenges and potential solutions.

Yury Kostyukevich is a PhD in Physics and Mathematics and an assistant professor at the Skoltech Center for Computational and Data-Intensive Science and Engineering (CDISE). links:


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