About me

Dr. Vitaliy A. Kharchenko

Department of Parasitology
I.I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology
vul. B. Khmelnyts’kogo, 15
Kyiv UKRAINE 01601

Tel: +380 (44) 502-3415
Fax: +380 (44) 234-1569
vit[et]izan.kiev.ua

SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS:

Rhabditids and Strongylids Nematodes – parasites of vertebrates, their taxonomy and phylogeny. Parasites of stock (horses, cattle and sheep) and game animals and their control. Problems of helminths resistance to drugs. Using predator fungi against parasitic nematodes.

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

Master degree: Kyiv State University; Biological Sciences, June 1982.

Candidate of biological sciences degree (= doktorat): K.I. Skrjabin All-Union Institute of Helminthology , 18 November 1987, Moscow, USSR. Diploma: candidate of biological sciences; specialization: helminthology.

Doctor Habilitate degree: W.Stefanski Institute of Parasitology of Polish Academy of Sciences, 14 March 2003, Warsaw, Poland. Diploma: Doctor Habilitate; specialization: parasitology.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1975-1978: Laboratory assistant, from 1976 concurrent with studies in Kyiv University, Kyiv’s Institute of General & Communal Hygiene, Ukraine.

1978-1987: Senior laboratory assistant, till 1982 concur-rent with studies in Kyiv University, Institute of Zoology, Kyiv, Ukraine.

1987-1988: Junior Researcher, Institute of Zoology, Kyiv, Ukraine.

1988-1991: Researcher, Institute of Zoology, Kyiv, Ukraine.

1991-2002: Senior Researcher, Institute of Zoology, Kyiv, Ukraine concurrent with position of Scientific Secretary of the Publishing Council of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

2002: Leading Researcher, Institute of Zoology, Kyiv, Ukraine

2003: Scientific Director, the same Institute

AWARDS AND HONORS

1998 – I. I. Schmalhausen Award of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine for the monograph “Strongylids of domestic and wild horses” published in 1994.

2005 – Diploma of the Cabinet of Ministry of Ukraine

SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCES

38 papers have been presented at scientific meetings in Armenia, Bulgaria, Denmark, India, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, South Africa, Ukraine, USA.

FIELD WORK EXPERIENCE

Ukraine, all regions.

SERVICE

1991-1999 – Scientific secretary of helminthological section of Ukrainian Scientific Society of Parasitologists.

2002 – 2004 – Scientific editor of Ukrainian edition of “Scientific America”.

2002 – Scientific secretary of Ukrainian Scientific Society of Parasitologists.

2003 – Deputy Editor of Ukrainian scientific zoological journal “Vestnik Zoologii

2004 – Member of Scientific Council of I.I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology.

2004 – Vice-Head of Scientific Council on reserve affairs and reserve activities of Department of General Biology NAS of Ukraine

Translator in Ukrainian of Ukrainian Edition Dorland’s Illustrated Medical Dictionary 29e

Scientific Editor of Ukrainian Edition of book by K. Niewiadomska, T. Pojmańska, B. Machnicka, A. Czubaj “Zarys parazytologii ogólnej” Kyiv, Naukova Dumka, 2006

SHORT RESEARCH VISITS

1985-1987 – several short research visits to K. I. Skrjabin All-Union Helminthological Institute, Moscow, Russia.

1991, 2001, 2006Central Laboratory of General Ecology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria.

1995, 2003Agricultural Research Center, USDA, Beltsville. USA.

1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004 –  W.Stefanski Institute of Parasitology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland.

1997 – University of Pretoria, Onderstepoort, South Africa.

2002 – Lithuanians Veterinary Institute, Vilnius, Lithuania.

2007 –  Institute of Biology Karelian Research Centre of RAS, Petrozavodsk, Russia

2007 – Parasitological Institute Slovak Academy of Sciences,  Kosice, Slovak Republic

2008 – X European Multicolloquium of Parasitology, Paris, France

2009 – International Scientific Conference “Rediscovering Eastern Europe”, University  of Bialystok, Poland.

2010 – XXII Congress of Polish Parasitological Society Puławy, Poland.

2010 – the 6th International Colloquium for Working Equids., New Delhi, India.

2011 – Yerevan, Armenia

TEACHING

1989: Part time assistant of chair of Zoology, Biological Faculty, Kyiv University, Ukraine.

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS

Totally 100 titles of which 2 monograph, 53 original papers (49 of them published after obtaining a doctoral degree), 38 congress abstracts.
List of publications is here.

GRANTS

1994 – Individual grant from the International Science Foundation (ISF), USA for study of horse strongylids.

1994 – Research grant from the ISF, USA.

1994 – Travel Grant from the ISF, USA for the participation in the VIII International Congress of Parasitology. Izmir, Turkey.

1995 – Travel Grant from the US Department of Agriculture for visiting Agricultural Research Center, USDA, Beltsville. USA.

1997 – Travel Grant from Organizing Committee for the participation in the 16th International Conference of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology, Sun City, South Africa.

1999 – Travel Grant from Organizing Committee for the participation in the 17th International Conference of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology, Copenhagen, Denmark.

2000 – Travel Grant from Organizing Committee for the participation in the VIII European Multicolloquium of Parasitology, Poznan, Poland.

2002-2003 – Research grant from the CRDF, USA as a program-coordinator for study of comparative morphology, phylogenetic analyses and classification of strongylid nematode parasites of Equidae.

PROJECTS IN PROGRESS

1. Fauna, morphology and taxonomy of adult and larval stages of domestic and wild horses strongylids (Vet.Par. 156, 1-2)

2. Monitoring of parasitological situation among large game animals in Ukrainian reservations.

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