[Department of Invertebrate Fauna and Systematics]

Yuliia Kanana, Ph.D.


Phone: +38 (044) 234 32 37

Cell: +38 050 668 51 85

E-mail: y.kanana@gmail.com; y.kanana@izan.kiev.ua


Junior Research Scientist


Education and degrees

2010: Candidate of Sciences (=Ph.D.) in Zoology, I. I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) of Ukraine, Kyiv

2006-2009: Postgraduate course, I. I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology of the NAS of Ukraine, Kyiv

2006: M.Sc., Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Biology Faculty, Kyiv, Ukraine

2000: Training course on "Environmental Protection of Military Forces" (Oberammergau, Germany). Duration: 2 weeks

1999: High School Diploma, Kyiv High School 2, Kyiv, Ukraine


Professional career

10.2013 current time: Junior Research Scientist, the same Department

06.2011 09.2013: Parental leave

03.2010 05.2011: Junior Research Scientist, Department of Invertebrate Fauna and Systematics, I.I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology NAS of Ukraine

10.2009 02.2010: Senior laboratory assistant, Dept. of Animal Monitoring and Conservation, I.I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology NAS of Ukraine

03.2006 10.2006: Laboratory Assistant, Industry Research and Production Corporation "Ecological Technologies and Standards", Kyiv, Ukraine


Research interests

Comparative ontogeny of turbellarian flatworms, developmental morphology, evolution, ecology and systematics.


Membership of professional/academic organizations

International Society of Invertebrate Morphology (ISIM), since 2014

Council of Young Scientists of I.I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology of NAS of Ukraine, since 2014


Scholarships and Awards

2015: The Company of Biologists Development Travelling Fellowship for graduate students and post-doctoral researchers (3 months)

2010 - 2012: Ukrainian National Academy of Science Award for the Young Scientists

2010: Award for the best report in the nomination "Parasitic and free-living worms" from Ukrainian Scientific Society of Parasitologists, Conference of Young Scientists, Kyiv


Some other accomplishments

2015: Demonstration Invisible Inhabitants of Lakes and Rivers or Who Lives in Leaf Litter?, Third International Fascination of Plants Day, National Museum of Natural History NAS of Ukraine (17 May)

2014: Co-organizer of Conference of young researchers-zoologists (14 November)

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I. I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology, 2004-2015