Maksim Sysoev

Ph.D. Students

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interest

I am interested in developing various biomedical constructs, including vaccines, biosensors, detection systems for foreign DNA/RNA.

Selected Publications

  • Bioprospecting of novel extremozymes from prokaryotes — the advent of culture-independent methods. Maksim Sysoev, Stefan W Grötzinger, Dominik Renn, Jörg Eppinger, Magnus Rueping, Ram Karan. Frontiers in Microbiology. 2021; 12: 630013. 
  • Animal models of major depressive disorder and the implications for drug discovery and development. Konstantin A Demin, Maxim Sysoev, Maria V Chernysh, Anna K Savva, Mamiko Koshiba, Edina A Wappler-Guzzetta, Cai Song, Murilo S De Abreu, Brian Leonard, Matthew O Parker, Brian H Harvey, Li Tian, Eero Vasar, Tatyana Strekalova, Tamara G Amstislavskaya, Andrey D Volgin, Erik T Alpyshov, Dongmei Wang, Allan V Kalueff. Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery, Volume 14, 2019 - Issue 4.
  • Modeling gut-brain interactions in zebrafish. Murilo S de Abreu, Ana CVV Giacomini, Maksim Sysoev, Konstantin A Demin, Polina A Alekseeva, Sean T Spagnoli, Allan V Kalueff. Brain Research Bulletin, Volume 148, May 2019, Pages 55-62.
  • The role of intraspecies variation in fish neurobehavioral and neuropharmacological phenotypes in aquatic models. Konstantin A Demin, Anton M Lakstygal, Polina A Alekseeva, Maxim Sysoev, Murilo S de Abreu, Erik T Alpyshov, Nazar Serikuly, DongMei Wang, MengYao Wang, ZhiChong Tang, DongNi Yan, Tatyana V Strekalova, Andrey D Volgin, Tamara G Amstislavskaya, JiaJia Wang, Cai Song, Allan V Kalueff. Aquatic Toxicology, Volume 210, May 2019, Pages 44-55.


  • PhD student, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, 2020
  • Master of Public Health (MPH), North-Western State Medical University, Saint Petersburg, Russia, 2012-2018

KAUST Affiliations

  • KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
  • Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division (BESE)

Research Interests Keywords

Biomedicine synthetic biology molecular biology biosensors