Dr. K. (Kristina) Djanashvili

T: +31 15 27 85092
E: K.Djanashvili@remove-this.tudelft.nl

Room C1.
Van der Maasweg 9
2629 HZ Delft
The Netherlands





  • 2011-present
    Assistant professor, Biocatalysis and Organic Chemistry group, Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Delft University of Technology
  • 2009
    PhD in chemistry (Cum Laude),  Delft University of Technology, (Prof. I.W.C.E. Arends and dr. J.A. Peters)
  • 2005-present
    Head of the NMR facility, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Delft University of Technology
  • 2001-2005
    NMR researcher, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Delft University of Technology
  • 2001
    BSc University of Applied Sciences, Rotterdam, Netherlands, Organic Chemistry
  • 1987-1992
    MSc Georgian State Pedagogic University (Tbilisi), Chemistry/Biology

Research interests

  • Organic synthesis, coordination chemistry and NMR methods
  • Molecular imaging and medicinal chemistry
  • Development and novel use of (nano)probes for imaging and therapy
  • Read more about Kristina's research interests here.

Teaching activities

  • BSc/MSc programmes: analytical basic techniques (AB), various NMR courses
  • HOVO (Hoger Onderwijs voor Ouderen) - Imaging Techniques, MRI and Contrast Agents
  • Coordination of BSc/MSc projects and KNAW Academic Assistants programme
  • (Co)Supervision of 3 PhD students

Key publications

  • Djanashvili, K., ten Hagen T.L.M., Blangé, R. Schipper, D., Peters, J.A., Koning, G.A. Development of a liposomal delivery system for temperature-triggered release of a tumor targeting agent, Ln(III)-DOTA-phenylboronate (2011) Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry, pp. 1123-1130.
  • Geraldes, C.F.G.C., Djanashvili, K., Peters, J.A. (2010) Glycoconjugate probes and targets for molecular imaging using MRI. Future Medicinal Chemistry, 2 (3), 409-425.
  • Djanashvili, K., Platas-Iglesias, C., Peters J.A. (2008) The structure of the lanthanide aquo ions in solution as studied by 17O NMR spectroscopy and DFT calculations. Dalton Transactions, pp. 602-607.
  • Djanashvili, K., Koning, G.A., van der Meer, A.J.G.M., Wolterbeek, H.T., Peters, J.A. (2007) Phenylboronate 160Tb complexes for molecular recognition of glycoproteins expressed on tumor cells. Contrast Media & Molecular Imaging, 2, pp. 35-41.
  • Mato-Iglesias, M., Platas-Iglesias, C., Djanashvili, K., Peters, J.A., Tóth, É.,  Balogh, E., Muller, R.N., Vander Elst, L, de Blas, A., Rodríguez-Blas, T. (2005) The highest water exchange rate ever measured for a Gd(III) chelate. Chemical Communications, pp. 4729-4731.

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