Sergey Zozulya, Ph.D.

Bienta, Chief Technical Officer


Sergey Zozulya, Ph.D., Bienta, Chief Scientific Officer













Sergey is a biomedical research professional with two decades of experience in discovery and early preclinical development of drug candidates, both small molecule- and protein-based. He graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University, received his Ph.D. from Shemyakin Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Moscow and did his post-doctoral work at Stanford University with Prof.Lubert Stryer. Sergey held research leadership positions at several US biotech companies and CROs, including Sugen/Pharmacia, Senomyx, Vasgene, ChemDiv and Chembridge Research Labs, being responsible for drug discovery projects involving various therapeutic indications and drug targets, in particular GPCRs and kinasesSergey is an author on more than 40 peer-reviewed research papers, including many in top-tier journals, and an inventor on 75 issued US patents.


Prof. Andrei A. Tolmachev, Ph.D. , D.Sc.

ChemBioCenter, Director

Prof. Andrei A. Tolmachev, Bienta, Scientific Advisory Board













Dr.Tolmachev graduated from the Department of Chemistry, Taras Shevchenko University and received his Ph.D. from Institute of Organic Chemistry, Kyiv, Ukraine. In 1991, he founded Enamine Ltd., the world’s leading provider of screening compounds and synthetic chemistry services. From 2001, he is also a Director at ChemBioCenter, a chemical biology department of Kyiv Taras Shevchenko University. Andrei’s main research interests are in the field of chemistry of heterocycles and elemento-organic compounds (P, Si). He co-authored more than 160 research publications. More than 20 students earned their Ph.D. degrees under Andrei’s supervision.

Prof. Igor V. Komarov, Ph.D., D.Sc.

Institute of High Technologies, Deputy Chair (Science)

Prof. Igor V. Komarov, Bienta, Scientific Advisory Board













Igor Komarov got his M.S. degree (magna cum laude) and Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University, followed by postdoctoral fellowships at University of Cambridge with Prof.Anthony J.Kirby (Cambridge, UK), and at the Institut für Organische Katalyseforschung (Rostock, Germany) with Prof. Armin Börner. Igor joined Organic Chemistry Department of National Taras Shevchenko University in 1997 as a Junior Lecturer and is currently a Professor at the Organic Chemistry Department and Vice-Director of the Institute of High Technologies. The main research interest of Prof. Komarov is the molecular rigidity and its use in diverse areas of science, such as medicinal chemistry, bioorganic chemistry, stereochemistry, theoretical chemistry, and catalysis. Other interests are the synthesis of non-canonical amino acids, including fluorine-substituted ones; peptides and peptide mimetics; strained and polycyclic compounds, conformationally restricted diamines and other building blocks for drug design.