Dr. Kairi Kivirand is a researcher at the University of Tartu. She received a Ph.D. in environmental chemistry in 2011 for her studies on biosensors for biogenic amines. Her research activities are focused on the purification, identification and characterization of bioactive molecules and on the design and development of biosensing systems for variety range of applications. She is an expert in the application of liquid chromatography systems for the extraction and purification of bioactive compounds. In recent years she has also been working with sensing systems for pathogen detection in flow systems.