Personal details

Professor Kirill Alexandrov
Professor of Synthetic Biology
Science and Engineering Faculty,
School of Biology & Environmental Science
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Science and Engineering Projects,
IHBI Chem Physics Mech Engineering - CDA
Discipline *
Medical Biotechnology, Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Industrial Biotechnology
+61 7 3138 6800
View location details (QUT staff and student access only)
Identifiers and profiles
ORCID iD LinkedIn

Doctor of Philosophy

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Professor Kirill Alexandrov obtained his Masters degree in Invertebrate Zoology at the Leningrad State University, Russia in 1989 and completed his Ph.D in Cell Biology at EMBL Heidelberg, Germany in 1995. He went on to postgraduate work at the Department of Physical Biochemistry at the Max-Planck Institute in Dortmund, Germany, and remained with the Institute for 13 years, becoming a group leader in 1999. He joined the Institute for Molecular Bioscience and the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Biotechnology of the University of Queensland, Australia in 2008 as an Australian Research Council Future Fellow. He co-founded the German biotechnology company JenaBioscience GmbH in 1998 and the UK/Australian Synthetic Biology company Molecular Warehouse Ltd in 2015. In 2018 he joined Queensland University of Technology as a CSIRO-QUT Inaugural Professor of Synthetic Biology.

His group is interested in protein engineering of artificial sensing and signal transduction,  two-way connectivity between biology and electronics as well as diagnostics.

Link to Publications

This information has been contributed by Professor Kirill Alexandrov.


For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.