Dr Olga Zubkova
Victoria University of Wellington
Ferrier Research Institute
Dr Olga Zubkova is a Senior Scientist and Project Leader at the Ferrier Research Institute. She dedicated 22 years of full-time service to the Carbohydrate Chemistry Team at IRL/CI/The Ferrier/VUW in New Zealand. Her field of expertise is the design and synthesis of Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) – Heparan Sulfate (HS) glycomimetics and oligosaccharides as well as synthesis of Chondroitin Sulfate fragments, labeled Tn antigens and ST substrates, allosamidin-based chitinase inhibitors and heterocycles.
She is an author of 24 journal publications, 15 refereed conference proceedings and 18 commercial projects reports. She has been named an inventor on 5 patent applications. Dr Zubkova has been a member of NZIC since 2011.