Curriculum vitae of Dimitri A. Svistunenko
|Date of birth:||19/04/1958|
|Place of birth:||Vladikavkaz, North Ossetia, Russia|
|Sci. deg.:||Candidate of Sciences (Phys. & Math.), 1986|
|Address:||School of Biological Sciences, Central Campus, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex CO4 3SQ, England|
|Phone:||+44 (0)1206 873149|
|FAX:||+44 (0)1206 872592|
1981 Diploma in Physics and Engineering (a Russian MSc equivalent), Biophysics Section, Department of Molecular and Chemical Physics, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT); experimental work in the Institute of Chemical Physics (ICP), Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Moscow.
Candidate of Sciences
(Phys. & Math.), a Russian PhD equivalent; MIPT, ICP and Biology Department
2000 The European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL). IT skills beyond the ECDL curriculum include: HTML, Perl, CGI-scripting, Visual Basic, various image packages including those for molecular modelling, Gaussian03. I am hosting a scientific on-line database.
1978-present Years of experience in EPR spectroscopy, from using light tables to subtract spectra in the very end of the pre-computer era, to density functional theory calculations of radical properties.
1981 -Red (honour) MIPT graduation diploma
1982-93 - 6 prizes (1-st, 2-d and 3-d) in the "Best Research Work
1993 - the Royal Society 12 month Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
2006 - BBA Bioenergetics certificate of my review on protein radicals being one of the top 10 downloaded papers in 2005
2011-2014 - Committee member of the Royal Society of Chemistry ESR Group
From 1992 - International EPR (ESR) Society
From 2007 - Inorganic Biochemistry Discussion Group (IBDG)
From 2007 - Molecular Graphics and Modelling Society (MGMS)
From 2008 - Biochemical Society
From 2008 - Biophysical Society
01/05-present Permanent Research staff,
07/95-01/05 Research staff, DBS,
Funded 06/03-01/05: 3 year contract with
Funded 06/00-05/03: 3 year grant (awarded by the Wellcome Trust to Prof Chris Cooper, DBS, and Prof Mervyn Singer, Bloomsbury Institute of Intensive Care Medicine, University College London). Research field: The role of bioenergetic processes in the multiple organ failure in patients with severe sepsis.
Funded 11/99-05/00: 6 months bridging contract
Funded 10/96-10/99: 3 year Research grant from
the Wellcome Trust (awarded to Dr
Funded 07/95-06/96: 12 month Wellcome Trust Travelling Research Fellowship (with Prof Mike Wilson). Research field: Reaction of human metHb with hydrogen peroxide and lipid peroxides, formation and kinetic of the paramagnetic species formed in the reaction.
02/94-01/95 Visiting staff, DBS, University of Essex
Funded: 12 month Royal Society Fellowship Award (with Prof Martyn Symons, F.R.S., and Prof Mike Wilson). Research field: Peroxide induced radicals in respiratory haem proteins, mechanism or radical formation and transfer.
08/84-01/94 Junior Research Associate, Research
Associate, Senior Research Associate, Chimbio Department,
Research field 1: Free radicals and paramagnetic ion centres in animal tissues and in animal and human whole blood.
Research field 2: Paramagnetic centres induced by g or neutron radiation (or by UV) in whole biological tissues (human and animal blood, mouse and rat organs). Deconvolution of EPR spectra of irradiated at 77 K samples into separate EPR signals from different paramagnetic centres (using the step-wise annealing technique).
Research field 3: EPR dosimetry in tooth enamel. A new approach to record a reproducible spectrum of a whole solid sample with a significant anisotropy of resonance absorbance.
12/89-05/90 Visiting Scholar, Department of Radiation Biology, Norman Bethune University of Medical Sciences, Changchun, China (with Prof Liu Shu Zheng, head of laboratory and president of the University)
Exchange program between Ministries of Education of Russia and
From 2006 - Part of Module BS229 Membrane Biology and Bioenergetics for
the second year UG, DBS,
From 2007 - Supervisor of the Final Year Project students, DBS,
10/96-5/97 - Classes on maths for the first year
02/96-03/96 - Demonstrator in Physical Chemistry
03/89-04/89 - Teaching assistant.
I designed the
practical "The Determination of Ribonucleotide Reductase in Ascite Ehrlich
Carcinoma Cells by EPR Spectroscopy" and supervised the third year
students of the Biology Department of
09/84-05/85 - Supervisor of a graduate student.
Moscow Institute of Engineering and Physics. The student's diploma project "The EPR Study of the Radiobiological Damage in Mice Modified by Cystamine" was carried out in ICP and resulted in a publication.
09/91-12/93 Head of the Advertising Group, PHARMASS (Pharmacological Association)
Pharmass was founded in 1991 in the Chimbio Department to organise production and marketing of the new chemicals and medicines developed in the Department.
Leader of a group of nine persons commissioned to translate the book by John Gofman "Radiation-Induced Cancer from Low-Dose Exposure: An Independent Analysis" into Russian. The contract with the Socio-Ecological Union included scientific and technical editing and making a photo-ready copy. The Russian edition was published in 1994.
01/85-05/92 Abstract writer
Abstract journal "Radiatsionnaya Biologiya" [Radiation Biology], All-Union Institute of Sci-Tech Information (VINITI).
Svistunenko Home | Biomedical EPR facility | What is EPR? | EPR fun
Protein radical | TRSSA | Spectra simulation | DFT of radicals | Tyr database | Fast kinetics (RFQ) | Kinetic models | Radicals transfer | Haem g-factors
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