STAFF OF THE PARASITOLOGY LABORATORY
CURRICULUM VITAE

Head of the Laboratory

Yu. S. Balashov   Zoom (67Êá)

Yuri Sergeyevich Balashov

E-mail: vectors@zin.ru

was born in 1931. In 1954 graduated from the Leningrad State University, Biology Faculty (Chair of Invertebrate Zoology). From 1954 to 1957 post graduate student of the Zoological Institute of the USSR Academy of Sciences. In 1957 defended thesis for the degree Kandidat of Sciences. From 1957 Junior Research Worker, from 1965 Senior Research Worker, from 1972 Head of Electron Microscopy Group, from 1974 to 1979 Deputy Director of the Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences. From 1977 till present Head of the Parasitology Laboratory, Zoological Institute. 1967 -- Dr. of Biological Sciences, 1984 -- Professor, 1994 -- Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. 1981 -- E.N. Pavlovsky Gold Medal. Honorary Doctor of the Czechoslovakian Academy of Sciences, Honorary Member of the American Entomological Society, Honorary Member of the International Committee of Acarological Congresses, Chairman of Section of Acarology of the Russian Entomological Society, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal "Parazitologiya". Yu.S. Balashov is the head of the parasitological school of thought of Academician E.N. Pavlovsky.

The major directions of scientific activities: general and ecological parasitology, acarology, studies of parasite-host relations of arthropods with vertebrate animals and with pathogens of transmissive infections. Fifteen dissertations for the Degree Kandidat of Sciences have been prepared and defended under the supervision of Y.S. Balashov.

Author of more than 180 publications including 6 monographs

  1. Blood-sucking ticks (Ixodoidea) - vectors of diseases of man and animals, Leningrad, 1967. 320 p. (translation and publication in the USA in 1972).
  2. Blood-sucking arthropods and rikketsiae. Leningrad, 1973. 251 p. (In co-authorship with A.B. Daiter).
  3. Atlas of electron microscopic anatomy of ixodid ticks. Leningrad, 1979, 256 p. (Editor and co-author of a number of chapters) (the book was translated into English and published in the USA in 1983).
  4. Taiga tick Ixodes persulcatus Schulze. Leningrad Nauka. 1985. 416 p. (one of co-authors).
  5. Parasite-host relations of arthropods and terrestrial vertebrates. Leningrad, Nauka. 1982. 220 p.
  6. Ixodid ticks -- parasites and vectors of infections. 1998. St. Petersburg. Nauka. 288 p.

Principal research worker

N. A. Filippova   Zoom (67Êá)

Natalia Alexandrovna Filippova

Was born in 1930. In 1952 graduated from the Biological Faculty of Moscow University, field of study Zoology. 1952-1955 - Postgraduate Study, Moskow University. In 1955 defended the thesis for the degree of Kandidat of Biological Sciences at Moscow University and was invited to the Laboratory of Parasitology of the Zoological Institute of the USSR Academy of Sciences (St Petersburg). 1955-1967 - Junior Research Worker, 1967-1986 - Senior Research Worker, 1986 till present - Chief Research Worker of the Zoological Institute. In 1967 defended the thesis for the degree of Doctor of Biological Sciences (at the Zoological Institute, St Petersburg). Was awarded Academician E. N. Pavlovsky Gold Medal (1993). Vice-Editor of the Journal "Parazitologiya"of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Member of Editoral Boards: of Monographs "The Fauna of the Russia and Neighbouring Countries", of the Journal "Parazitologitcheskyi Sbornik" (the Russian Acad. Sci), of the International Journal of Acarology (NJ, USA). Other Experiences: Member of the Russian Entomological Society (the Russian Acad. Sci), Member of the Council of the Russian Acad. Sci for conferment of Academician E.N. Pavlovsky Gold Medal, Member of the Scientific Council for defending theses for the degree Doctor of Biological Sciences (Zoological Institute of the Russian Acad. Sci, St . Petersburg). Three theses for the degree of Kandidat of Biological Sciences were prepared and defended under the guidance of Dr. Sci N.A. Filippova.

The main directions of scientific activities:Ticks (Argasidae and Ixodidae) - systematics, morphology, ontogenesis, fauna, ecology, zoogeography, evolution, phylogeny, taxonomic aspects of vector of pathogens for diseases in natural foci.

The author of more than 130 sciencific publications, including four monographs: three Monographs in the Series "The Fauna of the USSR (Russia) and Neighbouring Countries"

  1. Ticks of the Family Argasidae, L., 1966, 255 pp.
  2. Ticks of the Subfamily Ixodinae, L., 1977, 396 pp.
  3. Ticks of the Subfamily Amblyomminae, SPb., 1997, 436 pp.
  4. The Monograph "Taiga tick Ixodes persulcatus", in the series "Species of the Fauna of the USSR, UNESKO, MAB, L., 1985 (Editor-in-Chief and author of the chapters).

Selected articles:

  1. N.A. Filippova. Taxonomic aspects of the lyme disease agent transmission. Parazitologiya, 1990. Vol. 24(4): 257-267.
  2. N.A. Filippova. Sympatry of closely related species of Ixodid ticks and its possible role in parasitic systems of natural foci of transmissive diseases. Parazitologya, 1999. Vol. 33 (3): 223-241.
  3. N.A. Filippova. Intraspecific taxonomic pattern and identification of closely related spesies of Ixodid ticks (Ixodidae). Parazitologya, 2000. Vol. 34 (2): 81-91.

Leading research workers

V. S. Vashchenok   Zoom (76Êá)

Valentin Samsonovich Vashchenok

E-mail: fleas@zin.ru

was born in 1931. In 1954 graduated from the Leningrad State University, Biology and Soil Faculty, Chair of Vertebrate Zoology. From 1954 to 1963 - zoologist on the staff of Riga and Leningrad anti-plague stations. From 1963 V.S. Vashchenok conducted post-graduate study at the Zoological Institute of the USSR Academy of Sciences. In 1967 defended thesis for the degree of Kandidat of Sciences. From 1967 to 1978 worked at the Leningrad anti-plague station. In 1978 began working at the Zoological Institute in the position of Senior Research Worker. Since 1986 till present * leading research worker of ZIN RAN.

V.S. Vashchenok is Dr. of Biological Sciences (1982), Member of the Russian Entomological Society (1963), member of the Scientific Council for defending dissertations for the degree of Dr. of Sciences at ZIN RAN (1985), member of Scientific Council for Defending Thesis at St. Petersburg State Academy of Veterinary Medicine (1991), member of the Editorial Board of the Journal "Parazitologiya". Two dissertations for the degree of Kandidat of Sciences have been defended under the supervision of V.S. Vashchenok.

The major directions of research activity: morpho-physiology, ecology, faunal studies, relations with pathogenic microorgranisms of fleas (Insecta: Siphonaptera).

Author of 70 works including 1 monograph.

  1. Vashchenok, V.S. Fleas (Siphonaptera) -- vectors of pathogens of diseases in man and animals. Leningrad, Nauka, 1988. 160 p. (In Russian).
  2. Vashchenok, V.S. Ultrastructure of fatty tissue in flea females Xenopsylla cheopis Roth. (Siphonaptera) in different periods of imaginal life. Parazitologicheskii sbornik. Leningrad, Nauka. 1989, V. 36, p. 83-90. (In Russian).
  3. Vashchenok, V.S. Degtyareva, L.V. Shchedrin, V.I. Influence of plague microbe of voles subspecies on vital ability of fleas Callopsylla caspia. Parazitologiya. 1992. 26(2): 105-113. (In Russian).
  4. Vashchenok, V.S. Changes in fecundity of fleas Leptosylla segnis (Siphonaptera: Leptopsyllidae) depending on duration of preliminary contact with host. Parazitologiya. 1999. 32(1):55-60. (In Russian).
  5. Vashchenok, V.S. The role of fleas (Siphonaptera) in epizootology of plague. Parazitologiya. 1999. 33(3):198-209. (In Russian).

S. A. Leonovich   Zoom (34Êá)

Sergei Alexandrovich Leonovich

was born in 1951. In 1974 graduated from Leningrad State University, Chair of Histology and Cytology. From 1974 to 1978 * postgraduate study, senior technician at the Zoological Institute of the USSR Academy of Sciences. In 1978 defended thesis for the Degree of Kandidat of Sciences. From 1978 to 1987 * Junior Research Worker, from 1987 to 1999 Senior Research Worker. Since 1999 till present * Leading Research Worker of ZIN RAN. 1999 * Dr. of Biological Sciences, 1981 * Member of the Russian Entomological Society.

Major directions of research activity: Morphology, physiology and evolution of sensory systems of blood-sucking parasitic ticks and mites (Ixodoidea, Gamasina and Trombiculidae); electron microscopy study of receptor formations in ticks and mites; behaviour during search for hosts; pheromones.

Author of 57 publications.

  1. Balashov Yu.S., Leonovich, S.A. Methods of electron microscopy in zoology. Leningrad Nauka. 1984. 70 p. (In Russian).
  2. Leonovich S.A. Search receptors of blood-sucking ticks of the order Parasitiformes. // Parazitologicheskii sbornik. 1987. V. 34, p. 83-96. (In Russian).
  3. Leonovich S.A. Orientation behaviour of ixodid tick Hyalomma asiaticum under conditions of desert. Parazitologiya. 1986. 20(6): 431-440. (In Russian).
  4. Leonovich S.A. Circadian basis of assembly pheromone response in Argas (Persicargas) persicus // Exp. Appl. Acarol. 1988. N 4. P.319-334 (in cooperation with Dusbabek F.).
  5. Leonovich S.A. Regeneration of Haller's sensory organ in the tick Ixodes ricinus L. // Exp. Appl. Acarol. 1992. Vol.15. P. 59-79 (in cooperation with Belozerov V.N.).
  6. Leonovich S.A. Pathways of regeneration of Haller's sensory organ in ixodid tick Hyalomma asiaticum during life cycle // Journ. Exp. Zool. 1995. Vol. 271. P.194-204 (in cooperation with Belozerov V.N.).

S. G. Medvedev   Zoom (66Êá)

Sergei Glebovich Medvedev

E-mail: fleas@zin.ru

was born in 1958. In 1981 graduated from Leningrad State University, Chair of Entomology. From 1981 to 1984 post-graduate study of the Zoological Institute of the USSR Academy of Sciences. In 1985 defended thesis for the degree of Kandidat of Sciences at the Zoological Institute. From 1984 to 1986 Junior Research Worker at the Zoological Institute, from 1986 to 1990 Research Worker, from 1990 to 1995 Senior Research Worker, from 1995 till present Leading Research Worker. S.G. Medvedev is Dr. of Biological Sciences (1995), Member of the Russian Entomological Society (1981), Member of the Scientific Council for defending theses for the Degree of Dr. of Sciences (1995). One thesis for the degree of Kandidat of Sciences was defended under the supervision of S.G. Medvedev.

Major directions of research activities: morphology, systematics and zoogeography of fleas (Insecta: Siphonaptera); application of scanning microscope in morphological studies of insects; development of analytical systems for zoological research.

Author of 51 publications

  1. Medvedev, S.G. Morphological basis of classification of the order of fleas (Siphonaptera).// Entomologicheskoye Obozreniye. 1994. 73(1): 22-43. (In Russian).
  2. Medvedev, S.G. Geographic distribution of flea families (Siphonaptera). // Entomologicheskoye obozreniye. 1996. 75(4):815-833. (In Russian).
  3. Medvedev, S.G. Parasite-host relations of flea families of (Siphonaptera). II// Entomologicheskoye Obozreniye. 1997. 76(4): 755-769. (In Russian).
  4. Medvedev, S.G. Classification of the fleas order (Siphonaptera). Entomologicheskoye obozreniye. 1998. 77(4): 916-934. (In Russian).
  5. Medvedev, S.G., Lobanov, A.L. Information analytical system on the world fauna of fleas (Siphonaptera) (Results and perspectives of development). Entomologicheskoye obozreniye. 1999. 78(3):732-748. (In Russian).

S. V Mironov   Zoom (34Êá)

Sergei Valentinovich Mironov

E-mail: acari@zin.ru

was born in 1956. In 1978 graduated from Leningrad State University, Biology and Soil Faculty, Chair of Entomology. From 1978 to 1980 research student, 1981-1983 post-graduate student at the Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences. In 1984 defended thesis for the degree Kandidat of Sciences. From 1983 to 1986 Junior Research Worker, from 1986 to 1990 Research Worker, from 1990 to 1999 Senior Research Worker. From 1999 till present Leading Research Worker of the Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences.

S.V. Mironov Dr. of Biological Sciences (1999), member of the Russian Entomological Society (1977). European Association of Acarologists (1990), Executive Secretary of the Journal Parazitologiya and Editorial Board of the Journal Acarina (Russian Journal of Acarology). Supervisor of one dissertation for the degree of Kandidat of Sciences.

Major direction of scientific research: systematics, phylogeny, morphology, fauna, parasite-host relations, geographic distribution of feather mites (Astigmata: Analgoidea, Freyanoidea, Pterolichoidea) and related taxonomic groups of parasitic and also free-living mites of the suborder Astigmata.

Author of 105 publications.

  1. Mironov, S.V. Phylogeny of feather mites of the family Avenzoariidae (Acariformes: Analgoidea). Parazitologiya. 1991. 25(4): 281-296. (In Russian).
  2. Mironov, S.V. Coevolutionary relations of feather mites of the family Avenzoaridae (Acariformes: Analgoidea) with birds. Parazitologiya. 1991. 25(6): 473-493. (In Russian).
  3. Vasyukova, T.T., Mironov, S.V. Feather mites of Anseriformes and Charadriiformes of Yakutia (Systematics). Novosibirsk. Nauka, 1991. 200 p. (In Russian).
  4. Dabert, J., Mironov, S.V. Phylogeny and evolution of feather mites (Astigmata: Analgoidea, Freyanoidea, Pterolichoidea). Exper. and Appl. Acarol. 1999. 23(6): 437-454.
  5. Mironov, S.V., Dabert, J. Phylogeny and coevolutionary trends in feather mites of the subfamily Avenzoariidae (Analgoidea: Avenzoariidae). Exper. and Appl. Acarol. 1999. 23(7): 525-549.

A. B. Shatrov   Zoom
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Andrey Borisovich Shatrov

E-mail: chigger@mail.ru

was born in 1954. In 1978 graduated from the Leningrad State University, Biology and Soil Faculty, Chair of Histology and Cytology. From 1980 to 1983 post-graduate student at the Zoological Institute of the USSR Academy of Sciences. In 1983 defended dissertation for the degree Kandidat of Sciences. From 1983 to 1985 Junior Research Worker, form 1985 to 1988 Research Worker, from 1988 to 1995 Senior Research Worker, form 1995 till present Leading Research Worker at the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences. A.B. Shatrov is Dr. of Biological Sciences (1995), member of the Russian Entomological Society since 1980, of Leningrad/St. Petersburg Parasitological Society (1983), Member of the Scientific Council for defending theses for the degree of Dr. of Sciences at the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (1995), Head of Department of Electron microscopy of the Laboratory of Parasitology (2000).

Major directions of study: ultrastructural morphology and comparative anatomy of trombidiform mites (Acariformes: Actinedida); morphofunctional adaptations of mites to parasitism, morphology and individual development of parasitengona mites (Actinedia: Parasitengona).

Author of 75 publications.

  1. Shatrov A.B. The ultrastructure of haemocytes in trombiculid mites (Acariformes: Trombiculidae) // Exp. Appl. Acarol. 1997. Vol. 21, N 1. P. 49-64.
  2. Shatrov A.B. Vitellogenesis and egg-shell formation in ovipositing females of the trombiculid mite Hirsutiella zachvatkini (Schluger) (Acariformes: Trombiculidae) // Acarologia. 1997. Vol.38, fasc.2. P.51-61.
  3. Shatrov A.B. The ultrastructure and possible functions of nephrocytes in the trombiculid mite Hirsutiella zachvatkini (Acariformes: Trombiculidae) // Exp. Appl. Acarol. 1998a. Vol. 22, N.1. P.1-16.
  4. Shatrov A.B. Ultrastructure of testes and spermatogenesis in the trombiculid mite, Hirsutiella zachvatkini (Schluger) // Inv. Repr. Dev. 1998. Vol. 34, Nos. 2-3. P. 233-245.
  5. Shatrov A.B. External morphology of the quiescent instars of trombiculid mites (Acariformes: Trombiculidae) with notes on their moulting processes // Acta Zoologica (Stockholm). 1999a. Vol. 80, N 1. P. 85-95.
  6. Shatrov A.B. Trombiculid mites and their parasitism on vertebrate hosts. S.Petersburg, S.Petersburg University Publishers. 2000. 276 p. (in Russian)

Senior research workers

L. A. Grigoryeva   Zoom (89Êá)

Lyudmila Anatolyevna Grigoryeva

E-mail: vectors@zin.ru

was born in 1966. In 1989 graduated from Leningrad Veterinary Institute. 1989-1992 post-graduate student at the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Science. 1993 defended dissertation for the degree Kandidat of Sciences. From 1993 to 1995 Junior Research Worker, from 1995 to 1997 Research Worker, since 1997 till present Senior Research Worker.

Major directions of research activity: ecology, morphology and physiology of ixodid ticks as vectors of pathogens of transmissive diseases, parasite-host relations of ixodid ticks and hosts in natural ecosystems of the north-west.

Author of 24 publications.

  1. Balashov Yu.S., Grigoryeva, L.A. Localization of borrelia in organism of tick Ixodes persulcatus (Ixodidae). Doklady Akademii nauk. 1997. 352(1): 130-132. (In Russian).
  2. Grigoryeva, L.A., Tretyakov, K.A. Characteristics of the parasitic system ixodid ticks * borrelia * small mammals in the North-West of Russia. Parasitologiya. 1998. 32(5): 422-430. (In Russian).
  3. Balashov, Yu.S. Grigoryeva, L.A. Transovarial transmission of borrelia Borrelia burgdorferi s. l. by taiga tick Ixodes persulcatus (Ixodidae). Doklady Akademii nauk. 1998. 363(3): 422-424. (In Russian).
  4. Balashov, Yu.S., Grigoryeva, L.A., Oliver, J. Reproductive isolation and interspecies hybridization of ixodid ticks of the group Ixodes ricinus * I. persulcatus (Acari; Ixodidae). Entomologicheskoye obozreniye 1998. 77(3): 716-724. (In Russian).
  5. Balashov, Yu.S., Grigoryeva, L.A. Characteristics of feeding and attachment of Ixodes trianguliceps (Ixodidae) on small mammals in nature. Doklady Akademii nauk. 1999. 369(3): 416-419. (In Russian).

V. P. Ivanov   Zoom (53Êá)

Vladimir Pavlovich Ivanov

was born in 1936. In 1963 graduated from Leningrad state University, Biology and Soil Faculty, Chair of Biophysics. From 1963 to 1965, practical student, from 1965 to 1976 Junior Research Worker at the I.M. Sechenov Institute of Evolutionary Physiology and Biochemistry of the USSR Academy of Sciences. In 1969 defended dissertation for the degree Kandidat of Sciences. From 1976 to 1986 Junior Research Worker, from 1986 to 1993 Research Worker, since 1993 till present Senior Research Worker of the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Member of the Russian Entomological Society (1969).

Major research directions: morphology, physiology of sensory systems of Arthropoda) ethology, zoopsychology of insects.

Author of 54 publications.

  1. Ivanov, V.P. Sense organs of Scorpiones. Proceedings of the Zoological Institute of USSR Academy of Sciences. 1981. 106. p. 4-33. (In Russian).
  2. Ivanov, V.P. Sense organs of insects and other arthropods. M. Nauka. 2000. 281 p. (In Russian).

A. V. Yankovsky   Zoom (81Êá)

Alexei Vladimirovich Yankovsky

was born in 1951. In 1973 graduated from Leningrad State University, Biology and Soil Faculty, Chair of Invertebrate Zoology. Since 1975 * post graduate course at the Zoological Institute of the USSR Academy of Sciences. From 1978 to 1988 Junior Research Worker. In 1989 defended dissertation for the degree Kandidat of Sciences. From 1988 to 1999 * Research Worker, since 1999 till present Senior Research Worker at the Parasitology Laboratory. Member of the Russian Entomological Society (1979).

The major directions of research activity: morphology, systematics and zoogeography of blackflies (Insecta: Diptera: Simuliidae); application of scanning microscope in morphological studies of insects; fauna of blackflies of the Palaearctic; revisions of systematic groups of blackflies; compiling modern keys for the identification of blackflies. Studies by means of light and scanning electron microscopy, collections and observations on ecology of blackflies in different regions of the former Soviet Union, preparing handbooks on separate regions and keys for the identification, examination of material from collections of the Zoological Institute of the USSR Academy of Sciences.

Author of 43 publications.

  1. Rubzov, I.A., Yankovsky, A.V. New genera and subgenera of blackflies (Diptera: Simuliidae). Entomologicheskoye obozreniye. 1982. 61(1): 183-187. (In Russian).
  2. Rubzov, I.A., Yankovsky, A.V. Key to genera of blackflies of the Palaearctic. Keys to the fauna of the USSR. Leningrad. Zoological Institute, USSR, Academy of Sciences. 1984. 142, 176 p. (In Russian).
  3. Rubzov, I.A., Yankovsky, A.V. Fam. Simuliidae. Catalogue of Palaearctic Diptera. Akademiai Kiado, Budapest, 1988. 3: 114-186.
  4. Yankovsky, A.V. Review of the systematics of the family of blackflies (Diptera: Simuliidae) on the supergeneric level. Parazitologicheskii sbornik. 1992(1993), 37: 203-217. (In Russian).
  5. Yankovsky, A.V. Blacklies Simuliidae. Key to freshwater invertebrates of Russia. Higher insects. Diptera. St. Petersburg. Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences. 4: 154-182, 564-579. (In Russian).

Research workers

L. I. Amosova   Zoom
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Lyudmila Ivanovna Amosova

was born in 1948. In 1972 graduated form Leningrad State University, Biology and Soil Faculty, Chair of Invertebrate Zoology. From 1975 to 1979 post-graduate study at the Zoological Institute of the USSR Academy of Sciences. In 1979 defended dissertation for the degree Kandidat of Sciences. From 1981 to 1990 Junior Research worker, from 1990 till present * Research Worker of the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Member of the Russian Entomological Society (1975).

Major directions of research activity: microscopic anatomy and ultrastructure of ixodid and other parasitiform ticks; histological aspects of response of vertebrate hosts to attachment of ixodid ticks; ultrastructural aspects of relations of pathogens of diseases of man and animals with ixodid ticks.

Author of 21 publications.

  1. Amosova, L.I. Histological structure and functions of integuments. Taiga tick Ixodes persulcatus Schulze (Acarina, Ixodidae). Leningrad, Nauka. 1985. P. 33-39. (In Russian).
  2. Amosova, L.I. Ultrastructrual features of histopathological changes in the place of attachment of larvae of tick Ixodes persulcatus to host's body. Parazitologiya. 1994. 28(5): 356-363. (In Russian).
  3. Amosova, L.I. Electron microscopic study of borrelia in organism of females of ixodid tick Ixodes persulcatus. Parazitologiya. Parazitologiya. 2000. 34(3): 234-240. (In Russian).

 


A. V. Bochkov   Zoom
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Andrei Vladimirovich Bochkov

E-mail: acari@zin.ru

was born in 1968. In 1996 graduated from St. Petersburg State University, Biology and Soil Faculty, Chair of Entomology. From 1986 to 1992 technician, from 1992 to 1996 Senior Curator of Acariform mite collection. In 1999 defended dissertation for the degree of Kandidat of Sciences. Since 1999 till present Research Worker of the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Member of the Russian Entomological Society since 1988.

Major directions of research activity: phylogeny and systematics of some groups (Cheyletoidea, Listrophoroidea, Pterygosomatoidea, Psoroptoidea, Sarcopoidea) of parasitic acariform mites (Acari: Acariformes), a study of parasite-host relations of acariform mites and terrestrial vertebrates; parallel evolution of acariform mites and their hosts.

Author of 46 publications.

  1. Bochkov, A.V. Mites of the family Myobiidae (Acariformes: Prostigmata) parasitizing on bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera) of the fauna of the former USSR // Acarina. 1996. 4 (1-2): 3-26.
  2. Bochkov, A.V. New classification of mites of the family Myobiidae (Acari, Acariformes). Entomologicheskoye obozreniye. 1997. 76(4): 938-951. (In Russian).
  3. Bochkov A.V. Mites of the family Myobiidae (Acariformes: Prostigmata) parasitizing on Lipotyphla (Mammalia: Insectivora) of the fauna of former USSR // Acarina. 1997. 5(1-2): 45-62.
  4. Bochkov A.V., Mironov S.V. Quill mites of the family Syringophilidae Lavoipierre, 1953 (Acariformes: Prostigmata) parasitizing on birds (Aves) of the fauna of the former USSR // Acarina. 1998. 6(1-2): 3-16.
  5. Bochkov, A.V. Systematics and parasite-host relations of mites of the subfamily Myobiinae (Acariformes: Myobiidae). Entomologicheskoye obozreniye 1999. 78(3): 764-776. (In Russian).

I. V. Panova   Zoom
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Irina Valentinovna Panova

was born in 1938. In 1965 graduated form Leningrad State University, Biology and Soil Faculty, Chair of Invertebrate Zoology. From 1958 to 1968 * technician at the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, from 1968 to 1977 * Senior Technician, from 1977 to 1998 * Junior Research Worker, since 1998 till present Research Worker.

Major Directions of Research activity: systematics of ixodid ticks, mounting and storage of ticks in collections, cultivation of ticks in laboratory conditions.

Author of 26 publications.

  1. Filippova, N.A., Musatov, S.A., Panova, I.V., Lobanov, A.L. Taxonomic structure of polytypic species Hyaloma asiaticum (Ixodoidea). Parazitologiya. 1995. 29(2): 65-82. (In Russian).
  2. Filippova, N.A., Panova, I.V. Ixodid ticks (Ixodidae). Catalogue of type specimens in the collection of the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences. St. Petersburg, Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences. 1996. 30 p. (In Russian).
  3. Filippova, N.A., Panova, I.V. Geographic variation of mature phase of Ixodes ricinus (Ixodidae) in the eastern part of its distribution range. Parazitologiya. 1997. 31(5): 377-390. (In Russian).
  4. Filippova, N.A., Panova, I.V. The role of preimaginal phases in the assessment of geographic variation of species Ixodes ricinus (Ixodidae). Parazitologiya. 1998. 32(2): 105-117. (In Russian).
  5. Filippova, N.A., Panova, I.V. Geographic variation of all active phases of ontogenesis as the basis for the assessment of intraspecific taxonomic structure of Ixodes pavlovskyi (Ixodidae). Parazitologiya. 1998. 32(5): 396-411. (In Russian).

M. K. Stanyukovich   Zoom (86Êá)

Maria Kirillovna Stanyukovich

was born in 1960. In 1982 graduated from Leningrad State University, Biology and Soil Faculty, Chair of Entomology. From 1981 to 1985 technician, from 1985 to 1992 Senior Technician, from 1992 to 1995 Junior Research Worker at the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences. In 1993 defended dissertation for the degree Kandidat of Sciences. Since 1995 till present Research Worker of the Laboratory of Parasitology. Member of the Russian Entomological Society (1998).

Major directions of research:morphology, systematics, ecology and zoogeography of parasitic gamasin mites (Parasitiformes: Gamasina).

Author of 28 publications.

  1. Stanyukovich, M.K. Ectoparasites of small mammals of the south of Pskov Region. Parazitologiya. 1987. 21(2): 109-114. (In Russian).
  2. Stanyukovich, M.K. Gamasid and argasid mites of bats in Baltic States and Leningrad Region. Parazitologiya. 1990. 24(3): 193-199. (In Russian).
  3. Stanyukovich, M.K. Keys to the gamasid mites (Acari: Parasitiformes, Mesostigmata, Macronyssoidea et Laelaptoidea) parasiting bats (Mammalia, Chiroptera) from Russia and adjacent countries // Rydolst. natur. histor. Schriften. N 7. 1997. P.13-46.
  4. Butenko O.M., M.K. Stanyukovich. Some peculiarities of the distribution of rhinonyssid mites (Acari, Gamasina, Rhinonyssidae) in the nasal cavities of some anatid birds // Ecologija. 1999. No. 2. P.52-56.

A. A. Stekolnikov   Zoom (75Êá)

Alexandr Anatolyevich Stekolnikov

E-mail: acari@zin.ru

was born in 1967. In 1992 graduated from St. Petersburg State University, Biology and Soil Faculty, Chair of Invertebrate Zoology. From 1992 to 1995 practical student at the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, from 1995 to 1997 post-graduate student. In 1998 defended dissertation for the degree Kandidat of Sciences. From 1998 to 1999 Junior Research Worker, since 1999 Research Worker. Member of the Russian Entomological Society (1996).

Major research directions: systematics and fauna of chigger mites (Acari:Trombiculidae); geographic variation of chigger mites; methods of mathematical statistics in systematics.

Author of 18 publications.

  1. Stekolnikov, A.A. A new species of chigger mites (Trombiculidae) from Daghestan. Parazitologiya. 1992. 26(1): 75-78. (In Russian).
  2. Stekolnikov, A.A. New data on the fauna and systematics of chigger mites of the group autumnalis (Trombiculidae, Neotrombicula). Parazitologiya. 1997. 31(6): 527-542. (In Russian).
  3. Stekolnikov, A.A. Ecogeographic variation of chigger mite Neotrombicula delijani (Trombiculidae). Entomologicheskoye obozreniye. 1998. 77(1): 229-237. (In Russian).
  4. Stekolnikov, A.A. A revision of chigger mites of the group vulgaris (Trombiculidae, Neotrombicula). Parazitologiya. 1999. 33(5): 387-403. (In Russian).
  5. Stekolnikov, A.A. Systematics of chigger mites of the group nagayoi (Trombiculidae, Neotrombicula). Parazitologiya. 1999. 33(6): 465-481. (In Russian).

S. A. Filimonova   Zoom (63Êá)

Svetlana Alexandrovna Filimonova

was born in 1957. In 1980 graduated from Leningrad State University, Biology and Soil Faculty, Chair of Histology and Cytology. From 1981 to 1990 Senior Technician. In 1990 defended dissertation for the degree Kandidat of Sciences. From 1990 to 1995 Junior Research Worker, since 1995 till present Research Worker at the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Major directions of research: histology, ultrastructure and comparative anatomy of insect hematophages and different mite taxa.

Author of 12 publications.

  1. Filimonova, S.A. Morphological analysis of digestion in fleas Leptopsylla segnis (Siphonaptera: Leptopsyllidae). Parazitologiya. 1989. 23(6): 480-487. (In Russian).
  2. Filimonova, S.A. Electron microscopy study of oogenesis in flea Xenopsylla cheopis, Tsitologiya 38(7): 703-717. (In Russian).
  3. Filimonova, S.A., Brodskaya, N.K. Ultrastructural study of oogenesis of biting midges of the genus Culicoides Latr. (Diptera, Ceratopogonidae). Entomologicheskoye obozreniye, 1998. 77(4): 737-752. (In Russian).
  4. Filimonova, S.A. Organization of female reproductive system of parasitic mites Myobia murismusculi (Trombidiformes: Myobiidae). Parazitologiya. 1999. 33(5): 377-386. (In Russian).

Technicians, curators, engineers

N. K. Brodskaya   Zoom (63Êá)

Natalya Konstantinovna Brodskaya

was born in 1957. In 1983 graduated from Leningrad State University, Biology and Soil Faculty, Chair of Entomology. From 1974 to 1991 * technician, since 1991 till present Senior Curator of collection of the Parasitology Laboratory.

Major activities: fixing and keeping of collection of biting midges, morphology, work on systematics and biology of biting midges (Insecta, Diptera, Ceratopogonidae).

Author of 11 publications.

  1. Brodskaya, N.K. Phenology and seasonal abundance dynamics of common species of biting midges of the genus Culicoides in the south of Pskovskaya Oblast. Parazitologiya. 1992. 26(3): 257-259. (In Russian).
  2. Brodskaya N.K. A new species of biting midge of the genus Dasyhelea Kieff. (Diptera, Ceratopogonidae) from Leningrad Region // Intern. J. Dipterol. Res. 1995. Vol. 6. P. 9-12.
  3. Brodskaya N.K. A new species of biting midge of the genus Dasyhelea Kieffer (Diptera, Ceratopogonidae) from Kirghizstan // Intern. J. Dipterol. Res. 1996. Vol.7, N 3. P. 193-196.

P. I. Genkin   Zoom (70Êá)

Petr Ilyich Genkin

was born in 1950. In 1969 finished Leningrad film technical college. Since 1971 till present engineer photographer at the Parasitology Laboratory.

Major activities: processing of photographs obtained during the studies conducted using light microscopes, transmission and scanning electron microscopes in zoological research.


A. E. Tenison   Zoom (74Êá)

Adolf Eduardovich Tenison

was born in 1935. In 1969 graduated form the Radio Engineering Faculty of Polytechnic Institute. From 1964 till present * Engineer of Electron Microscopy Group


K. A. Tretyakov   Zoom (72Êá)

Kirill Alexandrovich Tretyakov

E-mail: kat@vexps.spb.org

was born in 1972. In 1994 graduated from the Russian Herzen State Pedagogical University, Biology Faculty, Chair of Zoology. Since 1994 Senior technician at the Laboratory of Parasitology Laboratory. Since 1999 post-graduate student at the Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences. Member of St. Petersburg Naturalists Society (1993), member of the Russian Theriological Society (1995).

Major directions of research: ecology of ixodid ticks.

Author of 7 publications.

  1. Grigoryeva, L.A., Tretyakov, K.A. Characteristics of parasitic system ixodid ticks * small mammals in the North-West of Russia.// Parazitologiya. 1998. 32(5): 422-430. (In Russian).
  2. Tretyakov, K.A. Characterisitic features of ... of ixodid ticks on small mammals in the North-West of Russia. Trudy Zoologicheskogo instistuta 1999. 281:147-151. (In Russian).

D. A. Apanaskevich   Zoom (68Êá)

Dmitry Alexandrovich Apanaskevich

E-mail: acari@zin.ru

was born in 1977. 1998 BSc, 2000 - MSc (Biology and Soil Sciences Faculty of St. Petersburg State University). Current activities: graduate student (Zoological Institute, RAS).

Author of 2 publications.

  1. Apanaskevich D. A. To diagnostics of Hyalomma species based on the nymphal instar // Proc. of Zoological Institute RAS. - VII Acarological Congress, St. Petersburg, September 28-30, 1999. - P. 5. (In Russian)

Major Research directions: systematics of Hyolomma ticks (Parasitiformes: Ixodidae).


M. V. Paskhina   Zoom (68Êá)

Marina Vladimirovna Paskhina

was born in 1978. 1999 * BSc, Chair of Entomology, Biology and Soil Faculty of St. Petersburg State University. Current activities: study at the Chair of Entomology for the degree MSc, collection curator at the Laboratory of Parasitology.

Major Research directions: fixing and keeping collection of Mallophaga.