Senior Research Scientist
Education and degrees
2009: Senior Research Scientist Title (equivalent to Associate Professor), Ukrainian Supreme Qualification Commission
2001: Candidate of Sciences Degree (equal to PhD) in geology, Institute of Geological Sciences of NAS of the Ukraine, Kiev
1996 – 1999: Post-graduate course, Institute of Geological Sciences of NAS of the Ukraine, Kiev
1989 – 1994: Taras Shevchenko Kiev National University, Biological Faculty
Since 2015: Senior Research Scientist (second job), Research Group of Zoogeography, Department of Invertebrate Fauna and Systematics
2012 – 2015: Senior Research Scientist (second job), Laboratory of Zoogeography, I. I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology of NAS of the Ukraine, Kiev
2010 – 2012: Research Scientist at the same Laboratory
Since 2007: Senior Research Scientist at the same Department
2001 – 2007: Research Scientist at the same Department
1999 – 2001: Junior Research Scientist at the same Department
1994 – 1996: Research Assistant, Department of Cenozoic Deposits, Institute of Geological Sciences NAS of the Ukraine, Kiev
The biodiversity, morphology, phylogeny and palaeobiology of marine and brackish-water Miocene and modern gastropods inhabiting the Mediterranean, the Black Sea, the Sea of Azov as well as continental water bodies of South-East Europe
Field work experience
Participated a field expedition in the Kazakhstan Caspian Sea region under the EU Horizon 2020 PRIDE research Program (October 2016).
Assisted to organize and participated two International Expeditions to Dnieper-Bug estuary and Odessa Black Sea region with the EU Horizon 2020 PRIDE teams. 1-st: Alberto Gandara, Manuel Perez and Matteo Lattuada (May 2016); 2-nd: Thomas Wilke, Justine Vandendorp and Arthur Sands (June 2016).
October 2008: International Paleontological Expedition to Kerch region (Crimea) with colleagues from the Natural History Museum Vienna (Austria): Dr. Mathias Harzhauser, Dr. Oleg Mandic, and Prof. Martin Zuschin
2003: Paleontological expedition to the Eastern Coast of the Black Sea (Abkhazia)
October 2003: International Paleontological Expedition to Kerch region (Crimea) in the frame of joint Paratethys project with Prof. Klaus Bandel (Hamburg University) and Dr. Steffen Kiel (Berlin University)
2003-2006, 2009: Paleontological Expeditions to the South and West Ukraine Neogene
1993, 2004, 2007: Karadag Nature Reserve, Crimea
1993, 2000-2006: The Sea of Azov and Marine Research Station “Stepanovskaya Kosa”
1992 – 1995, 2011: Black Sea Natural Reserve
Some other accomplishments
2000 – 2001, 2006: Supervisor of the scientific work of undergraduate students
2003: Co-organizer of All-Ukrainian Young Geologists Conferences “Modern problems of geological science”
Since 1994: Curator of the Molluscan collection stored at the Department of Cenozoic Deposits, IGS NAS Ukraine, Kiev
Membership of professional/academic organizations
Paleontological Society of Russian Academy of Sciences, since 2002
Ukrainian Paleontological Society, since 1999
Scholarships and Awards
2005 (Octoberl – December): Mianowski Fund Fellowship at the Geological Museum of the Institute of Geological Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences (Krakow, Poland).
December 2004 – February 2005: research visit at the Geological-Paleontological Institute and Museum Hamburg University (Germany); supported by DFG (Advisor – Prof. Klaus Bandel).
2004 and 2005: Mianowski Fund Fellowships at the Geological Museum of the Institute of Geological Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow (Poland).
2002 – 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2014: the awards from the Paleontological Society International Research Program – Sepkoski Grants.
2001: Young Scientists Award, Presidium of National Academy of Sciences of the Ukraine.
1999 – 2001: Scholarship Grant, the President of the Ukraine.
I. I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology, 2004-2015