Yuriy (Iurii) Kuzmin

Department of Parasitology,
I.I.Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology
15 Bogdan Khmelnitsky Street
Kyiv-30
01601 UKRAINE

Tel.: +38044 526-3380

E-mail: rhabdias@voliacable.com

Web-site:http://izan.kiev.ua/ppages/rhabdias/


BIRTH DATE AND PLACE

May 17, 1969, Kyiv, Ukraine.

FAMILY STATUS

Married.

SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS

Systematics, phylogeny and biology of animal-parasitic nematodes.

CURRENT INVESTIGATIONS

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATION

1993 - Diploma of the Biological Department of Kyiv State University (highest honors). Biologist, zoologist, specialist in invertebrates.

1993-1996 - Postgraduate course, Institute of Zoology of the Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences, Kyiv.

1996 - Degree of Candidate of Biological Sciences (equivalent of Ph.D.), Institute of Zoology of the Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences, Kyiv. Dissertation entitled "Nematodes of the family Rhabdiasidae of the Palaearctic region" was defended on the 24-th of December, 1996.

2014 - Degree of Doctor of Biological Sciences.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1993 - 1996 - postgraduate student, Institute of Zoology of the Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences, Kyiv.

1996 - 2002 - junior researcher at Department of Parasitology, Institute of Zoology of the Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences, Kyiv.

2002 - 2009 - researcher at Department of Parasitology, Institute of Zoology of the Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences, Kyiv.

2009 - present time - senior researcher at Department of Parasitology, Institute of Zoology of the Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences, Kyiv.

SCIENTIFIC AWARDS

President of Ukraine Scholarship for young scientists, years 1998-2000 and 2000-2002.

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS

The list

FELLOWSHIPS AND RESEARCH VISITS

1998 (two weeks) - Central Laboratory of General Ecology, Sofia, Bulgaria. Work on joint project. Curator: Dr. V. Biserkov.

1999 (four weeks) - W. Stefanski Institute of Parasitology, Warsaw, Poland. Study of TEM and SEM methods and their application to investigation of helminths. Curator: Professor Z.P. Swiderski.

2000 (two months) - National Museum of Natural History, Paris, France. Study of collection material. Curator: Dr. M.-C. Durette-Desset.

2004 (four weeks) - University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, USA. Molecular studies of helminths. Curators: Dr. Robert Newman, Dr. Vasyl Tkach.

2005 (two weeks) - W. Stefanski Institute of Parasitology, Warsaw, Poland. TEM of dilepidid cestodes' larvae. Curator: Professor Z.P. Swiderski.

2007 (five weeks) - University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, USA. Identification of nematodes from Australian turtles. Curator: Dr. Vasyl Tkach.

2011 (two months) - National Museum of Natural History, Paris, France. Joint investigation on Rhabdiasidae and Filarioidea (Nematoda) in collaboration with Odile Bain and Kerstin Junker. Curator: Dr. O. Bain

2014 (two months) - Federal University of Pará (UFPA), Belém, Brazil. Joint studies on Rhabdiasidae from amphibians and reptiles in Pará (Brazil) supported by PVE-CNPq project. Curator: Dr. Jeannie Nascimento dos Santos.

SERVICES

Referee in "Parasite", "Comparative Parasitology", "Acta Parasitologica", "Systematic Parasitology", "Zootaxa", "Journal of Parasitology".

LANGUAGES

English (fluent), Russian (second native), Ukrainian (native).

HOBBIES

Animal and nature photography, web-design.

 

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