Varvara Prokacheva is a Ph.D. student working on a theoretical investigation of branched polyelectrolytes, supervised by Dr. F. Uhlík. She obtained her MSc. at the Saint Petersburg State University in Russia in the group of prof. T. M. Birshtein and Dr. A. A. Polotsky at the Institute of Macromolecular Compounds of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Her Master thesis was dedicated to numerical self-consistent field modeling of polymers, and to the development of an analytical theory for polymer brushes.