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Климкина И.И.

Dr Iryna Klimkina, Ph.D. (Biological Science)

Associate Professor in the Ecology Department (since 2004), National Mining University, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine

Dr Klimkina is a biologist by primary training. In 1993 she graduated from the Dnepropetrovsk State University in the specialty “Physiology of Human and Zoophysics”.

From 1993 to 2004 she worked in the Laboratory of Cytoecology at the Institute of Nature Management’s Problems and Ecology, National Academy of Sciences, in Dnepropetrovsk.

In 2003 she defended her Candidate Thesis in the specialty “03.00.15 – Genetics” at Specialized Academic Council of the Institute for Hygiene and Medical Ecology named after A. Marzeev of Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine (Kiev). Thesis: Cytogenetic estimation of mutagenic hazards in urban areas of Ukraine.

Current Research areas of principal research include: Biotechnology in Mining and the Environment; Ecotoxicology; Ecological Genetics


“Biotechnology in Mining – Integration of New Technologies into Educational Practice” (01.01.2015 – 31.01.2018)

Joint educational project between TU Bergakademie Freiberg (Germany) and National Mining University (NMU, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine) supported by DAAD in the framework of Program “Fachbezogene Partnerschaft mit Hochschulen in Entwicklungslaendern”. Coordinator.

“English for Universities” (2015 – 2017). Project of British Council in Ukraine, participant.


DAAD grant in the frame of program “Research stays for University academics and scientists” (24.10. – 23.12.2016). Project title: “Molecular analyses of the bacterial communities inhabiting coal mining spoil dumps”. Methods applied: PowerSoil® DNA Isolation Kit; Bacterial 16S rDNA PCR Kit; Standard Gel Electrophoresis; sequencing the variable V3 and V4 region of DNA using the Illumina MiSeq System. Research place: Lab on Environmental Microbiology, TU Bergakademie Freiberg (Germany).

British Council Partnership/Mobility Grants for developing partnership projects with Universities of United Kingdom within the framework of the British Council’s Internationalisation of Higher Education Programme: Surrey University, UK (07 – 14.08.2016); Exeter University, Camborne School of Mines, UK (09 – 16.10.2016)

Grant from Warsaw University within the project “Innovation and Leadership University. Phase II: Quality assurance and internationalisation of Higher Education” (01 – 30.11.2015), Warsaw University, Poland.

Grant from Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine (01.03. – 30.04.2014) in the framework of Budget Programme 2201250 (Decree № 1114 dated from 07.08.2013). Methods applied: DNA isolation from bacterial cells; PCR amplification of the special gene; gene cloning into vector; Clone library; transformation of expression vector into specified cells; DNA sequencing on the basis of the T-RFLP analysis. Research place: Lab on Environmental Microbiology, TU Bergakademie Freiberg (Germany).

Cambridge University grant in conjunction with Open Society Foundation (15.07. – 15.08.2013). Project Title: “Neocarzinostatin-mediated DNA damage and repair in RPE cell lines”; Methods applied: Time lapse microscopy on cell lines RPE1-CycB1-Venus-PCNA-mRuby and RPE1-CycA-Venus-PCNA-mRuby. Research place: Lab on Cell Division, Gurdon Institute of Cancer Research, Cambridge University (UK).

Scholarship at Scientific Center of the Ural Branch of Russian Academy of Science (16.08. – 17.09.2010). Methods applied: Comet assay; method of diffusion in gels of DNA fragments to form a halo around immobilized in gel nucleus; fluorometric method for assessing enzyme activity of apoptosis cells; RT-qPCR. Research place: Komi Institute of Biology, Lab on Radiation Genetics (city of Syktyvkar, Russian Federation).


- General Assembly 2017 of the European Geosciences Union; Copernicus meeting, Vienna, Austria (23-28.04.2017);

- General Assembly 2016 of the European Geosciences Union; Copernicus meeting, Vienna, Austria (17-22.04.2016);

- 1er communication colloque international “Hydrogéologie & Géothermie 2014“, Université 8 mai 1945, Guelma, Republique Algerienne Democratique et Populaire Algier (11-12.11 Novembre 2014);

- 2eme séminaire international sur l’industrie minérale et l'environnement (2SIMINE13), Universite Badji Mokhtar, Annaba, Republique Algerienne Democratique et Populaire Algier (19-20.11.2013);

- 5th International Scientific Conference “Actual problems of biology, nanotechnology and medicine”, Rostov-on-Don, Russia (03-05.10.2013);

- NATO ASI “Detection of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Agents for the Prevention of Terrorism”, Siena, Italy (26.05.-01.06.2013);

- NATO ARI “Environmental Security Assessment and Management of Obsolete Pesticides in Southeast Europe“, Varna, Bulgaria (10-18.09.2012);

- Crimean Meeting “Modern Problems of Genetics, Radiobiology, Radioecology, and Evolution”; Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia (09-14.10.2010);

- CRC Session “Environmental Options at the Time of Economic Downturn”; Central European University, Budapest, Hungary (06-14.03.2010);

- NATO ATC “Rapid Diagnosis in Population at Emergency and Risk “RADIPER”; The Henryk Niewodniczański Institute of Nuclear Physics, Krakow, Poland (19-23.10.2009);

- 21st ISEE Conference “Environment, Food and Global Health”; International Society for Environmental Epidemiology, Dublin, Ireland (25-29.08.2009);

- NATO ARW “Ecosystem Services and Human Welfare”; Salve Regina University, Newport, Rhode Island, USA (05-10.07.2009);

- General Assembly 2009 of the European Geosciences Union; Copernicus meeting, Vienna, Austria (19-24.04.2009);

- 3rd Central and Eastern Europe Conference on Health and the Environment “The Environment – a Platform for Health”; Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoka, Romania (19-22.10.2008);

- NATO ARW “Optimization of disaster forecasting and prevention measures in the context of human and social dynamics”; Ministry of Emergency of Moldova, Chisinau (07-10.04.2008);

- NATO ARW “Simulation and Assessment of Chemical Processes in a Multiphase Environment”, Alushta, Ukraine (01-04.10.2007);

- NATO ARW “Challenge for the Future”; Institute of Genetics and Cytology of National Academy of Science of Belorussia, Minsk, Belorussia (04-09.10.2006).

PUBLICATIONS: Dr Klimkina is co-author of more than 60 published papers including in particular:

1. Iryna Klimkina, Viacheslav Fedotov and Hermann Heilmeier (2016). Green technologies in natural and synthetic surfaces use for dumps reclamation // Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 18, EGU2016-773, 2016 EGU General Assembly.

2. Kovrov O.S., Klimkina І.І. (2015). Implementation of the innovative training programs in the Higher education of Ukraine in the context of common educational space. Collection of papers “Creating a system for qualitative educational activity and Higher education”, State Educational Institution “National Mining University”, Dnipropetrovsk. – 2015. - P. 79-83. (In Ukrainian language).

3. Klimkina I. and Fedotov V. (2014). New Biological Threats and Challenges for Biological Safety in Ukraine. Moscow State University named after Lomonosov: Eurasian University Association. – P. 318-328. ISBN 978-5-19-011008-1. (In Russian language).

4. Klimkina I. (2013). Assessment of mutagenic health effects in coal mine workers. Scientific and Practical Journal of Health and Life Sciences, № 4. – P. 77-83.

5. Klimkina I. (2013). Environmental security assessment based on the cytogenetic estimation of mutagenicity and human health in Ukraine. / L.I. Simeonov et al. (eds.), Environmental Security Assessment and Management of Obsolete Pesticides in Southeast Europe, NATO Science for Peace and Security. Springer, Series C: Environmental Security. – Р. 351-364.

6. Klimkina I. (2013). Environmental Susceptibility and Resilience Due To Nuclear Anomalies in the Buccal Cells of Children and Adults From Technogenically – Loaded Regions of Ukraine” / Proceedings of the 3rd International Geography Symposium, Turkey, – GEOMED 2013. – P. 137-142.

7. Gorova A., Lysytska S., Pavlychenko A., Skvortsova T., Klimkina I. (2011). The role of genetic methods in assessing ecological conditions in the technogenic-loaded regions of Ukraine // XXV microCAD International Scientific Conference. – Innovation and TechnologyTransferCentreUniversity of Miskolc,Hungary. – P. 51-55.

8. Gorova A., Pavlitshenko A., Klimkina I., Buchavy Y. (2010). Assessment of the Consequences of Anthropogenic Catastrophes on Ecological-Genetic Environmental Conditions and Human Health // NATO ARW “Achieving Environmental Security: Ecosystem Services and Human Welfare”, P.H. Liotta et al. (Eds.), IOS Press. – P. 153-165.

9. Gorova A., Klimkina I., Skvortsova T., Pavlitshenko A. (2010). Physiologically active humic substances as a factor for decreasing mutagenicity of DNA-damaging physical and chemical agents // Abstracts of 3rd International conference dedicated to N.W. Timofeeff-Ressovsky “Modern problems of genetics, radiobiology, radioecology and evolution”, Dubna. – P.63.

10. Gorova A., Pavlitshenko A. Klimkina I. (2009). Decreasing toxic and mutagenic activity of soils through the application of humic substances // General Assembly 2009 of the European Geosciences Union, Vienna (Austria). – Vol.11. – EGU2009-814-3.

11. Gorova A., Buchavy Y., Klimkina I. (2009). The Cytogenetic Status of Human Organism as a Diagnostic Parameter in a System of Socio-ecological Monitoring // NATO Science Series, I. Apostol et al. (Eds.), “Optimization of disaster forecasting and prevention measures in the context of human and social dynamics”– IOS Press. – P. 216-225.

12. Gorova A., Klimkina I., Buchavy Y. (2009). Methodology for Integral Assessment of Physical Population Health // 21st ISEE Conference “Environment, Food and Global Health”, Dublin, Ireland. – PS3.1.4.

13. Gorova A., Klimkina I., Pavlychenko A., Gruntova V., Dybrina N. (2008). Cytogenetic assessment of the soils environmental state nearby the Prydniprovska Thermal Power Plant

14. Methodical Guidelines. (2007). The Investigation and Zoning of Territories by the Influence of Man Impact on Environmental Conditions with the Use of Cytogenetic Methods. Ministry of Public Health, Kiev, Order N 116 from 13.03.2007, 25 Р. (In Ukrainian language).

15. Gorova A. and Klimkina I. (2007). The Methodology of Socio-Ecological Monitoring with the Use of Cytogenetic Methods. 91-102.

16. Gorova A., Skvortsova T., Pavlischenko A., Klimkina I. (2005). Cytogenetic effects of humic substances and their use for remediation of polluted environments // (I.V.Perminova et al. (eds.) Use of humic substances to remediate polluted environments: from theory and practice, Springer. – P. 311-328.

17. Gorova A. and Klimkina I. (2002). The use of a cytogenetic testing for the assessment of the ecological situation and effectiveness of sanitation for children and adults with natural adaptogenes / Cytology and Genetics. No. 5. P. 21-25. (In Ukrainian language). 

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