Andrew Kononov

Visiting Students

Research Interests

​Andrew’s main research interest is in development and optimization of new methodologies for modular automated solid-phase synthesis of oligosaccharides. Currently, he is applying these techniques to the synthesis of glycosaminoglycans that are involved in many fundamental biological processes such as cell recognition, proliferation and differentiation.

Selected Publications

Synthetic di-sulfated iduronic acid attenuates asthmatic response by blocking T-cell recruitment to inflammatory sites
M. Nonaka, X. Bao, F. Matsumura, S. Götze, J. Kandasamy, A. Kononov, D.H. Broide,  J. Nakayama, P.H. Seeberger, and M. Fukuda
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111, 8173-8178, (2013)


  • Diploma Degree, Chemistry, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, 2013

Professional Profile

  • ​2013 - present: PhD student, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam-Golm, Germany
  • 2012: Visiting research student, University of Groningen, The Netherlands


  • ​Participant as a Young Scientist at the 66th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, Lindau, Germany, 2016
  • Silver medal at the 40th International Chemistry Olympiad, Budapest, Hungary, 2008