Maria Toplishek was born on 30th of June, 1988, in Toglyatti, Russia. She recieved her degree in Chemistry at Togliatty State University in 2010. She worked as a Ph.D. student in the Institute of organic chemistry of Russian Academy of Science, Moscow as a member of Professor Dr. Nikolay Nifantiev's group. Her research was focused on stereoselective synthesis of carbohydrate antigens. In 2016 she finished her work under supervision of Dr. Bozhena Komarova and recieved Ph.D. degree in organic chemistry with thesis entitled «Synthesis of glucooligosaccharides related to -1,3-glucan of Aspergillus fumigatus». In 2017-2019 years she worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of polymer chemistry and technology at the National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana. She joined Slovenian NMR Centre, National Institute of Chemistry, in 2019, where her work is focused on structural studies of DNA-RNA hybrids in molecular crowding conditions.
• DNA-RNA hybrids structure
• Nucleic acids under molecular crowding conditions
• Protein NMR spectroscopy