Iryna Kozeretska

Dr. Iryna Kozeretska Deputy Director for the Scientific Work

Dr. Sci. – National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv, 2013   
Associated Professor – National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv, 2002.
Ph.D. in Genetics – Kyiv University, 2000.
M.Sc. in Biology – Kyiv State University, 1987.

Professional Career:  
2019-till now, Deputy Director for the Scientific Work National Antarctic Scientific Center of Ukraine;
2000−2019, Associated Professor; Dep. General and Medical Genetics, Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv;
1994−2000, Assistant professor; Department of General and Molecular Genetics, National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv;
1987−1994, Researcher; Department of General and Molecular Genetics, Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv.

 Fields of Activity:   Genetic diversity of the Antarctic biota; Biodiversity and structure of the Antarctic terrestrial ecosystems.


Practical Experience:

2001–2005. Investigator. – Comparative population and monitoring research on Gentoo penguins (Pygoscelis papua) in Antarctica. Grant INTAS-01-0517.

2005. Investigator. – The population structure of Gentoo penguins investigation. Grant N 04ДФО36-01. Project PI: Dr Volodymyr Bezrukov (National Taras Shevchenko University, Kyiv).

XI 2005 – II 2006. Investigator.- Antarctic, King George Island, XXX Polish Antarctic Expedition & X Ukrainian Antarctic Expedition.

2006-2008. Principal Investigator. – Studying Antarctic tundra dynamics in the course of progressive warming in the Antarctic Peninsula. Project within the ClicOPEN IPY programme. Programme PI: Dr. Doris Abele (Alfred Wegener Institute, Bremerhaven, Germany)

2008 (from 16-06 to 05-07) – USA,  researchr NATO project “Biological Impacts of Chronic Exposure to Low-dose Radiation”, University of South Carolina

2010 (from 05-05 to 31-08) USA, Fulbright Scholar Program, proposal “Transposable elements in Drosophila melanogaster natural populations of Ukraine: has Chernobyl incident consequences or not?” University of South Carolina

Publications and Patents:

The list of publications contains more then 80 papers, including: 4 books, 2 patent

Last  publications:

Parnikoza et al. (2018) Spread of Antarctic vegetation by the kelp gull: comparison of two maritime Antarctic regions. Polar Biology 41(6): 1143–1155

Kaczmarek et al. (2018) Tardigrades from Larus dominicanus Lichtenstein, 1823 nests on the Argentine Islands (maritime Antarctic). Polar Biology 41(2): 283–301

Yudakova et al. (2016) Adaptation of the seed reproduction system to conditions of Maritime Antarctic in Deschampsia antarctica E. Desv. Russian Journal of Developmental Biology 47(3): 138–146

Parnikoza et al. (2016) Soils of the argentine islands, antarctica: Diversity and characteristics.  Polarforschung 86(2): 83-96

Parnikoza et al. (2015) Comparative analysis of Deschampsia antarctica Desv. population adaptability in the natural environment of the Admiralty Bay region (King George Island, maritime Antarctic).  Polar Biology 38(9): 1401–1411

Membership in professional associations:
German Society of Polar Research
Vavilov Society of Geneticists and Breeders of Ukraine,
Ukrainian biochemical society and Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS)

Ukrainian (native speaker); English (intermediate); reading and understanding skills in several Slavonic languages (Byelorussian, Polish, Slovak, Bulgarian, etc.)