Dr Denis Simonov

Doctor of Philosophy in Surgery

Research | Current

Host-Pathogen interactions

RNA 

Membrane Vesicles

Bacterial Biofilms

Novel antibacterial and antiviral disinfectants

Distinctions/Honours

2018: UniServices PhD Category Winner, Velocity Innovation Challenge 

2016: Academic Career Exploration Scholarship, the University of Auckland, New Zealand 

2016: Maurice and Phyllis Paykel Trust Travel Grant.

2016: New Zealand Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Travel Award.

2016: Sir John Logan Campbell Medical Trust Travel Grant.                                  

2015: 3rd Poster Prize at the New Zealand Microbiological Society Conference 2015​.

2015: ProSciTech Trans-Tasman Bursary awarded by Microscopy New Zealand for the best talk at the 2015 Microscopy New Zealand Conference.

2014: 2nd Prize in the Student Oral Competition at the 2014 New Zealand Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Conference.

2014: Young Microscopist Scholarship, Microscopy New Zealand.

2013: Department of Surgery Doctoral Scholarship, the University of Auckland.

2013: 3rd Prize in Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Oral Competition, Exposure Postgraduate Research Exposition, the University of Auckland.

2013: Special Mention Award (Electron microscopy category), Biomedical Imaging Research Unit, the University of Auckland.

2013: Guest speaker at the University of Auckland Society end of year meeting.

 

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Member, New Zealand Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Member, New Zealand Microbiological Society.

Member, Microscopy New Zealand Inc.

Member, International Society for Extracellular Vesicles (ISEV).

Affiliate Investigator, Maurice Wilkins Centre.

 

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Dauros Singorenko, P., Chang, V., Whitcombe, A., Simonov, D., Hong, J., Phillips, A., ... Blenkiron, C. (2017). Isolation of membrane vesicles from prokaryotes: A technical and biological comparison reveals heterogeneity. Journal of Extracellular Vesicles, 6 (1).10.1080/20013078.2017.1324731
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Alana Whitcombe, Jiwon Hong, Anthony Phillips, Simon Swift, Cherie Blenkiron
  • Simonov, D., Swift, S., Blenkiron, C., & Phillips, A. (2016). Bacterial RNA as a signal to eukaryotic cells as part of the infection process. Discoveries, 4 (4)10.15190/d.2016.17
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Simon Swift, Cherie Blenkiron, Anthony Phillips
  • Blenkiron, C., Simonov, D., Muthukaruppan, A., Tsai, P., Dauros, P., Green, S., ... Phillips, A. R. (2016). Uropathogenic Escherichia coli Releases Extracellular Vesicles That Are Associated with RNA. PLoS One, 11 (8).10.1371/journal.pone.0160440
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Cristin Print, Jiwon Hong, Simon Swift, Cherie Blenkiron, Peter Tsai, Anthony Phillips
  • Simonov, D., Blenkiron, C., Muthukaruppan, A., Dauros-Singorenko, P., Holloway, H., Ross, J., ... Swift, S. (2016). Membrane vesicles released from uropathogenic Escherichia coli deliver RNA cargo to human bladder cells. Paper presented at the 24th Australian Conference on Microscopy and Microanalysis (ACMM24), Melbourne. 31 January - 4 February 2016. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Cherie Blenkiron, Jacqueline Ross, Cristin Print, Anthony Phillips, Simon Swift
  • Simonov, D., Blenkiron, C., Muthukaruppan, A., Print, C., Phillips, A., & Swift, S. (2015). Transcriptional response of human bladder cells to UPEC 536 membrane vesicles. Paper presented at National Symposium on Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Resistance: Challenges, Opportunities and Successes, Rydges Hotel, Queenstown, New Zealand. 30 August - 31 August 2015. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Cherie Blenkiron, Cristin Print, Anthony Phillips, Simon Swift
  • Bogomolny, E., Hong, J., Blenkiron, C., Simonov, D., Dauros, P., Swift, S., ... Willmott, G. (2015). Analysis of bacteria-derived outer membrane vesicles using tunable resistive pulse sensing. In W. J. Parak, M. Osinski, X.-J. Liang (Eds.) Colloidal Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications X (Proceedings of SPIE 9338) Bellingham, WA: Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. 10.1117/12.2078377
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jiwon Hong, Evgeny Bogomolny, Anthony Phillips, Geoff Willmott, Simon Swift, Cherie Blenkiron
  • Simonov, D., Blenkiron, C., Muthukaruppan, A., Tsai, P., Green, S., Print, C., ... Phillips, A. (25/6/2014). Investigating the cargo of membrane vesicles released from Uropathogenic Escherichia coli and its uptake by bladder cells.. Poster presented at Microbiology after the genomics revolution: Genomes 2014, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Cherie Blenkiron, Peter Tsai, Cristin Print, Simon Swift, Anthony Phillips
  • Blenkiron, C., Simonov, D., Muthukaruppan, A., Tsai, P., Green, S., Print, C., ... Phillips, A. (2014). Membrane vesicles released from uropathogenic Escherichia coli transport an RNA cargo.. Paper presented at Third International meeting of International Society for Extracellular Vesicles (ISEV), Rotterdam, The Netherlands. 30 April - 3 May 2014. Abstracts from the Third International Meeting of ISEV 2014. 10.3402/jev.v3.24214
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Cherie Blenkiron, Peter Tsai, Cristin Print, Simon Swift, Anthony Phillips