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[Department of Invertebrate Fauna and Systematics]

Roman S. SVITIN

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Position

Research Scientist

 

Education and degrees

2012 2015: Postgraduate course, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Educational and Scientific Centre Institute of Biology, department of zoology.

2006 2012: MSc, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.

2003 2006: Kyiv Medical College 3.

 

Professional career

12.2015 current time: Research Scientist, Department of Invertebrate Fauna and Systematics, I.I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology NAS of Ukraine.

09.2021 current time: Lecturer, Department of Molecular Biotechnologies and Bioinformatics, Institute of High Technologies of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.

2016 2020: Post-doc, Unit of Environmental Sciences and Management, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa.

9.2012 8.2013: Teacher, Kyiv high school 267.

9.2013 2.2014: Research Scientist, National park Karmelyukove Podillya, Vinnitska region, Ukraine.

 

Research interests

Morphology, biology, ecology and phylogeny of nematodes parasitizing amphibians and reptiles.

 

Membership of professional/academic organizations

Ukrainian Scientific Society of Parasitologists, since 2013.

Parasitological Society of Southern Africa, since 2017.

Herpetological Association of Africa, since 2017.

Southern African Association of Aquatic Sciences, since 2018.

American Society of Parasitologists, since 2019 .

 

Research visits

2014 (one week): Nature research centre, Vilnius, Lithuania.

2014 (two weeks): Parco Nationalle del Gran Sasso e Monti Della Laga, Italy.

2017 (one week): Tembe Elefant Park, KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa.

2018 (one week): Ndumo Game Reserve, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa.

2019 (three weeks): Santa Fe College, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA.

2020 (three weeks): Karingani Game Resesrve, Maputo Province, Mozambique.

2021 (five weeks): University of North Dacota, Grand Forks, ND, USA.

 

Scholarships and Awards

2018: Award for the best report from the North-West University, Annual Post-Doc Conference, Potchefstroom, South Africa.

2011, 2014: Award for the best report from Council of Young Scientists of I.I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology of NAS of Ukraine, Conference of Young Scientists, Kyiv, Ukraine.

2013: Award for the best report from Ukrainian Scientific Society of Parasitologists, XV International Conference of the Ukrainian Scientific Society of Parasitologists, Chernivtsi, Ukraine.

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PUBLICATIONS

ARTICLES:

1. Svitin R., Kuzmin Y. (2012) Oswaldocruzia duboisi (Nematoda, Molineidae): morphology, hosts and distribution in Ukraine. Vestnik zoologii. 46(3): 195-203.

2. Svitin R., Petrenko N. (2014) The nematodes of the genus Oswaldocruzia infection and the food spectrum of the dominant amphibian species from the national park Piryatinsky. Zapovidna sprava v Ukraini. 20(1): 87-95. in Ukrainian.

3. Svitin R., Kilochytsky P. (2014) Helminthofauna of the dominant species of anuran amphibians (Amphibia: Anura) from the national park Karmelukove podilla. Bulletin of Taras Shevchenko national university of Kyiv. 2(67): 45-47. - in Ukrainian.

4. Svitin R., Gorobchyshyn V. (2015) Post-cycle parasitism of nematodes of the genus Oswaldocruzia Travassos, 1917 parasitizing several species of snakes from the territory of Ukraine. Bulletin of Taras Shevchenko national university of Kyiv. 1(18): 68-70. - in Ukrainian.

5. Svitin R. (2015) New data on morphology and distribution of Oswaldocruzia skrjabini (Nematoda, Molineidae). Vestnik zoologii. 49(2):451-456.

6. Svitin R. (2017) Two new species of Oswaldocruzia (Nematoda, Molineidae) parasitizing lizards in Ukraine. Zootaxa. 4263(2): 358-368.

7. Svitin R., Du Preez L. (2018) Amphibiophilus mooiensis n. sp. (Nematoda: Amphibiophilidae), a parasite of Amietia delalandii (Dumeril & Bibron) (Amphibia: Pyxicephalidae) from South Africa. Systematic Parasitology. 95(1):81-89.

8. Svitin R., Kuzmin Y., Du Preez L. (2018) Molecular and morphological characterisation of Rhabdias picardiae Junker, Lhermitte-Vallarino et Bain, 2010 (Nematoda: Rhabdiasidae) from Delalands River Frog, Amietia delalandii (Dumeril et Bibron, 1841) (Amphibia: Pyxicephalidae) in South Africa. Acta Parasitologica. 63(1): 55-64.

9. Svitin R., Schoeman A., Du Preez L. (2018) New information on morphology and molecular data of camallanid nematodes parasitising Xenopus laevis (Anura: Pipidae) in South Africa. Folia Parasitologica. 65: 003.

10. Harnoster F., Svitin R., Du Preez L. (2019) Serpinema cayennensis n. sp. (Nematoda: Camallanidae), a parasite of the freshwater turtle Rhinoclemmys punctularia Daudin (Reptilia: Testudines: Geoemydidae) from French Guiana: morphology and phylogenetic relationships with other turtle-parasitising camallanids. Zootaxa. 4679 (1): 181-193.

11. Svitin R., Truter M., Kudlai O., Smit N., Du Preez L. (2019) Novel information on the morphology, phylogeny and distribution of camallanid nematodes from marine and freshwater hosts in South Africa, including the description of Camallanus sodwanaensis n. sp. International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife. 10: 263-273.

12. Netherlands E., Svitin R., Cook C., Smit N., Brendonc L., Vanhove M., Du Preez L. (2020) Neofoleyellides boereworsi n. gen. n. sp. (Nematoda: Onchocercidae) parasitising common toads and mosquito vectors: morphology, life history, experimental transmission and host-vector interaction in situ. International Journal for Parasitology. 50, 177-194

13. Schoeman A., Joubert T., Du Preez L., Svitin R. (2020) Xenopus leavis as UberXL for nematodes. African Zoology. 55, 7-24.

14. Kuzmin Y., Svitin R., Hatnoster F., Du Preez L. (2020) Description and molecular characterisation of a new nematode species parasitic in the lungs of Strongylopus grayii (Smith) (Anura: Pyxicephalidae) in South Africa. Systematic Parasitology. 97, 369-378.

15. Svitin R., Kuzmin Y., Harnoster F., Du Preez L. (2020) New records of Amphibiophilus spp. (Nematoda: Amphibiophilidae) parasitic in Strongylopus grayii (Smith) and Amietia delalandii (Dume?ril & Bibron) (Amphibia: Anura: Pyxicephalidae) in South Africa, with a description of Amphibiophilus bialatus n. sp. Systematic Parasitology. 97, 713-725.

16. Nel T., Du Preez L., Netherlands E., Syrota Y., Svitin R. (2021) Spiroxys ankarafantsika Roca et Garcia, 2008 (Nematoda: Gnathostomatidae) and other nematodes parasitising Pelusios spp. (Testudines: Pelomedusidae) from South Africa and Mozambique. Acta Parasitologica.

17. Kuzmin Y., Netherlands E., Du Preez L., Svitin R. (2021) Two new species of Neofoleyellides (Nematoda: Onchocercidae) parasitising anuran amphibians in South Africa. International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife. 14, 298-307.

18. Harnoster F., Du Preez L., Svitin R. (2022) Three new species of Cosmocerca Diesing, 1861 (Nematoda: Cosmocercidae) parasitising frogs Cacosternum boettgeri Boulenger, 1882, Kassina senegalensis Dumeril and Bibron, 1841 and Phrynomantis bifasciatus Smith, 1847 from South Africa. Parasitology Research. 121, 563-571.

19. Kuzmin Y., Du Preez L., Nel T., Svitin R. (2022) Three new species of Rhabidias Stiles et Hassall, 1905 (Nematoda: Rhabdiasidae) parasitic in Ptychadena spp. (Amphibia: Anura: Ptychadenidae) and an identification key to Rhabdias spp. from Afrotropical anurans. Parasitology International. 91:102649.

 

CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS:

1. Svitin R. (2011) Nematodes of genus Oswaldocruzia Travassos, 1917 parasites of Amphibians from the territory of Ukrainae. In: Conference for young researchers-zoologists (Zoological courier 5). Kyiv, Ukraine.

2. Svitin R. (2012) Nematodes of genus Rhabdias Stiles et Hassal, 1905 parasites of Amphibians from the territory of Ukrainae. In: VI international scientific conference for students and PhD students Youth and Progress of Biology. Lviv, Ukraine.

3. Svitin R. (2012) Species of Oswaldocruzia Travassos, 1917 (Nematoda: Molineidae) parasitizing Amphibians from the territory of Ukraine. In: XI European Multicolloquium of Parasitology. Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

4. Svitin R. (2013) Nematodes from the genus Oswaldocruzia Travassos, 1917 parasitizing reptiles from the territory of Ukraine. In: XV International conference of Ukrainian society of parasitologists. Chernivtsy, Ukraine.

5. Svitin R. (2014) Postcycle parasitism of nematodes of the genus Oswaldocruzia Travassos, 1917 parasitizing three species of snakes from the territory of Ukraine. In: Conference of young zoologists (Zoological courier 8). Kyiv, Ukraine.

6. Svitin R. (2016) Nematodes of the genus Oswaldocruzia Travassos. 1817 parasitizing reptiles from the territory of Ukraine. Post-cyclic parasitism. In: XII European Multicolloquium of Parasitology. Turku, Finland.

7. Svitin R., Du Preez L. (2017) Overview of the nematodes parasitizing amphibians from South Africa. In: 13th Conference of Herpetological association of Africa. Bonamanzi game reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

8. Svitin R. (2017) First steps in studying of parasitic nematodes from four species of amphibians in South Africa. In: 5th Annual Postdoctoral Conference. Potchefstroom, South Africa.

9. Svitin R., Kuzmin Y., Kruger N., DuPreez L. (2017) Parasitic nematodes from three species of amphibians in South Africa. In: 3rd International Congress on Parasites of Wildlife. Kruger National Park, South Africa.

10. Svitin R., Schoeman A., Truter M., Smit N., Du Preez L. (2018) Phylogenetic relationships of the Camallanidae (Nematoda) plarasitising fresh-water vertebrates from South Africa. In: Southern African Society of Aquatic Scientists Congress 2018: Aquatic Ecology in the Anthropocene, 25-28 June 2018, Cape St Francis Bay Resort, South Africa.

11. Netherlands E., Svitin R., Du Preez L., Smit N. (2018) The blood is the life: Host-parasite-vector interactions through the elucidation of the life history of an amphibian filarial nematode. In: Southern African Society of Aquatic Scientists Congress 2018: Aquatic Ecology in the Anthropocene, 25-28 June 2018, Cape St Francis Bay Resort, South Africa.

12. Svitin R., Schoeman A., Truter M., Smit N., Du Preez L. (2018) Morphology, taxonomy and phylogeny of Camallanidae nematodes from South Africa. Australian Society for Parasitology Annual Conference, 24-27 September, Melbourne, Australia.

13. Svitin R. (2018) Parasitic nematodes from cold-blooded vertebrates of South Africa. Are they from this planet? In: 5th Annual Postdoctoral Conference, 8 August, Potchefstroom, South Africa.

14. Harnoster F., Svitin R., Du Preez L. (2018) Serpinema (Nematoda: Camallanidae) parasitising the freshwater turtle Rhinoclemmys punctularia from French Guiana. In: 9th Oppenheimer Research Conference, 16 October, Johannesburg, South Africa.

15. Harnoster F., Svitin R., Du Preez L. (2018) Serpinema (Nematoda: Camallanidae) parasiteering van die varswaterskilpaad Rhinoclemmys punctularia uit Frans Guiana. In: Suid-Africkaanse Studentesimposium in die Natuurwetenskappe, 25 26 Oktober, Pretoria, Suid-Afrika.

16. Svitin R., Harnoster F., Kuzmin Y., Du Preez L. (2019) Camallanid nematodes from freshwater turtles and their phylogenetic relationships with representatives of Camallanidae from other hosts. In: The 94th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Parasitologists. 11-14 July, Rochester, Minnesota, USA.

17. Harnoster F., Svitin R., Du Preez L. (2019) New species of Cosmocerca Diesing, 1861 (Nematoda: Cosmocercidae) parasitising Kassina senegalensis from Potchefstroom, South Africa. In: 10th Oppenheimer Research Conference, 1-3 October, Johannesburg, South Africa.

18. Harnoster F., Svitin R., Du Preez L. (2019) Nuwe spesie Cosmocerca Diesing, 1861 (Nematoda: Cosmocercidae) wat parasiteer op Kassina senegalensis (Dumeril en Bibron, 1841) (Amfibie: Hyperoliidae) in Potchefstroom, Suid-Afrika. In: Suid-Africkaanse Studentesimposium in die Natuurwetenskappe, 30 Oktober 1 November, Pretoria, Suid-Afrika.

19. Harnoster F., Svitin R., Du Preez L. (2019) New species of Cosmocerca Diesing, 1861 (Nematoda: Cosmocercidae) parasitising Kassina senegalensis from Potchefstroom, South Africa. In: African Amphibian Working Group Symposium, 7 October, George, South Africa.

20. Joubert T., Schoeman A., Du Preez L., Svitin R. (2019) Xenopus leavis as UberXL for nematodes. In: 10th Oppenheimer Research Conference, 1-3 October, Johannesburg, South Africa.

21. Joubert T., Schoeman A., Du Preez L., Svitin R. (2019) Xenopus leavis as Uber XL for nematodes. In: Suid-Africkaanse Studentesimposium in die Natuurwetenskappe, 30 Oktober 1 November, Pretoria, Suid-Afrika.

 

     

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