Prof. Aleksei Trofimov received M.Sc. (1988) and Ph.D. (1991) degrees in physics and mathematics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University) and D.Sc. ("Habilitation") degree in chemistry (2005) from the Russian Academy of Sciences. During his academic career, he held positions at the Institutes of Chemical/Biochemical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow, Russia), as Senior Scientist and Leading Scientist, and at the University of Würzburg (Germany), as the postdoctoral fellow and the Senior Research Associate with Prof. Waldemar Adam. Currently, he holds position of Deputy Director of the Emanuel Institute of Biochemical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences.