Alina Sekretareva

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My research interests focus on understanding of electron transfer processes within (bio)electrocatalysts and on the electrode/catalyst interface at the molecular level and on the exploration of novel concepts for electrocatalytic devices based on this new understanding.


  • bioelectrocatalysis
  • electrochemisrty
  • plasmon-driven catalysis


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I graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University with a Specialist degree in Analytical Chemistry in 2011. I got my PhD degree in Applied Physics from Linköping University, the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (IFM) under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Mats Eriksson and Prof. Anthony Turner in 2016. During my PhD I have been working on electron transfer in bioelectrocatalytic systems, such as biosensors and biofuel cells, using various electrochemical methods. After defending my thesis, I have started a postdoctoral appointment at Stanford University in Prof. Solomon’s group, where I continued to investigate biological electron transfer utilizing advanced spectroscopic techniques coupled to quantum mechanical calculations. After a two-year postdoctoral training, I joined the Molecular Biomimetics Program at Uppsala University, where I am currently employed as a Wallenberg Research Fellow.


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My research bridges the disciplines of electrochemistry and (bio)inorganic chemistry and utilizes a range of electrochemical, spectroscopic and theoretical techniques, including single entity electrochemistry, protein film electrochemistry, electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy and quantum mechanical calculations, to address fundamental questions of relevance to electrocatalysis.

Publications prior to UU

Journal Articles

  • Alina Sekretaryova, Stephen M. Jones, Edward I. Solomon*. O2 Reduction to Water by High Potential Multicopper Oxidases: Contributions of the T1 Copper Site Potential and the Local Environment of the Trinuclear Copper Cluster. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2019, 141, 11304−11314.

  • Mikhail Yu. Vagin*, Alina N. Sekretaryova, Ivan G Ivanov, Anna Håkansson, Tihomir Iakimov, Mikael Syväjärvi, Rositsa Yakimova, Ingemar Lundström, Mats Eriksson. Monitoring of epitaxial graphene anodization. Electrochimica Acta 2017, 238, 91-98.

  • Alina N. Sekretaryova*, Mikhail Yu. Vagin, Anthony P.F. Turner, Mats Eriksson. Correspondence on “Can Nanoimpacts Detect Single-Enzyme Activity? Theoretical Considerations and an Experimental Study of Catalase Impacts”. ACS Catalysis 2017, 7, 3591-3593.

  • Supannee Sankoh, Mikhail Yu. Vagin*, Alina N. Sekretaryova, Panote Thavarungkul, Proespichaya Kanatharana, Wing Cheung Mak*. Colloid electrochemistry of conducting polymer: towards potential-induced in-situ drug release. Electrochimica Acta 2017, 228, 407-412.

  • Alina N. Sekretaryova, Mats Eriksson, Anthony P.F. Turner*. Bioelectrocatalytic systems for health applications. Biotechnology Advances 2016, 34, 177-197. (Invited Review).

  • Alina N. Sekretaryova*, Mikhail Yu. Vagin, Anthony P.F. Turner, Mats Eriksson. Electrocatalytic currents from single enzyme molecules. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2016, 138, 2504-07.

  • Alina N. Sekretaryova*, Anton V. Volkov, Igor V. Zozoulenko, Anthony P.F. Turner, Mikhail Yu. Vagin, Mats Eriksson*. Total phenol analysis of weakly supported water using a laccase-based microband biosensor, Analytica Chimica Acta 2016, 907, 45-53.

  • Alina N. Sekretaryova, Valerio Beni, Mats Eriksson, Arkady A. Karyakin, Anthony P.F. Turner*, Mikhail Yu. Vagin*. Cholesterol Self-Powered Biosensor. Analytical Chemistry 2014, 86, 9540-9547.

  • Mikhail Yu. Vagin*, Alina N. Sekretaryova, Rafael S. Reategui, Ingemar Lundstrom, Fredrik Winquist, Mats Eriksson. Arrays of Screen‐Printed Graphite Microband Electrodes as a Versatile Electroanalysis Platform. ChemElectroChem 2014, 1, 755-762.

  • Alina N. Sekretaryova, Mikhail Yu. Vagin, Valerio Beni, Anthony P.F. Turner*, Arkady A. Karyakin. Unsubstituted phenothiazine as a superior water-insoluble mediator for oxidases. Biosensors and Bioelectronics 2014, 53, 275-282.

  • Alina N. Sekretaryova, Darya V. Vokhmyanina, Tatyana O. Chulanova, Elena E. Karyakina, Arkady A. Karyakin.* Reagentless biosensor based on glucose oxidase wired by the mediator freely diffusing in enzyme containing membrane. Analytical Chemistry 2012;84, 1220-1223.

Book chapters:

A.N. Sekretaryova, Powering wearable bioelectronic devices, In: Wearable bioelectronics, O. Parlak, A.P.F. Turner, A. Salleo. Elsevier 2019. ISBN: 9780081024072.


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