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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.

DISCIPLINES: Biology, Cytology with Basics of Hystology, Genetics, Microbiology, Environmental Biotechnology, Biomining, Basics of Bioconversion, Biogeochemistry  


-       Guarantor of the Educational and Professional Program "Biology", Bachelor level, Specialty 091 Biology, Dnipro University of Technology, Ukraine;

Expert of the Branch Expert Council of the National Agency for Higher Education Quality Assurance (Ukraine) withing the Specialty 091 Biology.


Biotechnology in Mining and the Environment; Metagenomics


2019 – 2022

ECOMINING: Development of Integrated PhD Program for Sustainable Mining & Environmental Activities

Joint educational project between TU Bergakademie Freiberg (Germany) and Dnipro University of Technology (DUT, Dnipro, Ukraine) supported by DAAD in the framework of Program “Fachbezogene Partnerschaft mit Hochschulen in Entwicklungslaendern”, Coordinator from DUT side


2015 – 2018

BIOMINING: Biotechnology in Mining – Integration of New Technologies into Educational Practice

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 from NMU side

The Project has been nominated by “Best Practice MINTinternational”

2015 – 2018

English for Universities

Project of British Council in Ukraine, participant

Nominated by certificates Aptis(В2) and “Teaching Excellence”.


27.01 – 26.02.2020

1 – 30.11.2019

Supervising of PhD student’ research of Dnipro University of Technology and other Ukrainian Institutions on the basis of TU Bergakademie Freiberg in the frame of ECOMINING Project

Methods: physical and chemical analyses of water samples, soils, plant material, wastes of the mining and metallurgical industry.

24.10 – 23.12.2016

TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany

DAAD grant in the frame of program “Research stays for University academics and scientists”. 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).

16.08 – 20.09.2015

09.05 – 10.06.2016

01 – 30.11.2016

Supervising of Master student’ research on the basis of TU Bergakademie Freiberg in the frame of BIOMINING Project

Methods: ISP-MS, Metagenomics.

01.03 – 30.04.2014

TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany

Grant from Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine 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).

15.07 – 15.08.2013

Cambridge University, Gurdon Institute of Cancer Research, United Kingdom

Cambridge University grant in conjunction with Open Society Foundation. 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).

16.08 – 17.09.2010

Komi Institute of Biology, Scientific Center of the Ural Branch of Russian Academy of Science, city of Syktyvkar, Russian Federation

Scholarship at Scientific Center of the Ural Branch of Russian Academy of Science. 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. Lab on Radiation Genetics.


8 – 12.04.2019

Staff Mobility for Teaching, КА 107 Erasmus+ Program

University of Jaen, Spain

15 – 19.10.2018

Staff Mobility for Teaching, КА 107 Erasmus+ Program

Montan University Leoben, Austria

11 – 15.12.2017

Staff Mobility for Training if International Staff, КА 107 Erasmus+ Program

University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany

07 – 14.08.2016

Surrey University, UK

09 – 16.10.2016

Exeter University, Camborne School of Mines, UK

Partnership/Mobility Grants by the British Council in Ukraine for developing a partnership project with Universities of United Kingdom within the framework of the British Council’s Internationalisation of Higher Education Programme

01 – 30.11.2015

Warsaw University, Poland

Grant from Warsaw University within the project “Innovation and Leadership University. Phase II: Quality assurance and Internationalisation of Higher Education


- International Conference “Applied Biotechnology in Mining”, April 25-27, 2018, Dnipro, Ukraine, organizer;

- International Conference “Future Materials – Safe Resources Supply – Circular Economy” at TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany, with oral presentation “Metagenomic Study and Trace Elements Bioleaching from Coal Mining Spoil Dumps in Ukraine” (06-08.06.2018);

- ENVIREE Summer School on rare Earth recovery and environmental issues, AGH University, Krakow (2017);

- General Assembly 2017 of the European Geosciences Union; Copernicus meeting, Vienna, Austria (23-28.04.2017) and General Assembly of EGU 2016 (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);


In total more than 90 published research and academic papers, in particular

1. S. Krasovskyi, О. Kovrov, I. Klimkina, O. Wiche. Impact of substrate acidification on the plant availability of some trace elements in a coal waste material. Carpathian Journal of Earth and Environmental Sciences. 2022. 17(1):171-178. https://doi.org/10.26471/cjees/2022/017/211 (Scopus)

2. Frolova L., Kharytonov M., Klimkina I., Kovrov O., Koveria A. Investigation of the adsorption of ions chromium by mean biochar from coniferous trees. Applied Nanoscience. Volume 12, pages1123–1129 (2022). DOI: 10.1007/s13204-021-01995-1 (Scopus)

3. Красовський С.А., Ковров О.С., Клімкіна І.І. Визначення фізико-хімічних параметрів вугільного відвалу ДТЕК ШУ «Героїв Космосу» // Екологічні науки : науково-практичний журнал, 2021. – № 6(39). – С. 137-140. DOI https://doi.org/10.32846/2306-9716/2021.eco.6-39.23

4. Krasovskyi S., Kovrov O., Klimkina I., Wiche O., Heilmeier H. Вплив важких металів на ростові показники Hordeum murinum та Bromus japonicus // Environment Protection Technologies, 2022. – С. 184-192. https://doi.org/10.33271/crpnmu/68.184

5. Красовський С.А., Ковров О.С., Клімкіна І.І. Аналіз на вміст рідкоземельних елементів відвалу вуглевидобування ДТЕК ШУ «Героїв Космосу» з подальшою перспективою біовилуговування. Науково-технічний журнал «Техногенно-екологічна безпека», 11(1/2022), 18-22.


6. S. Krasovskyi, O. Kovrov, I. Klimkina. Фіторемедіація вугільних відвалів Західного Донбасу. Зб. наук. праць НГУ. –  2021.– №65. – С.170–178. https://doi.org/10.33271/crpnmu/65.170

7. Kharytonov, M.M., Klimkina, I.I., Martynova, N.V., Rula, I.V., Gispert, M., Pardini, G. (2021). Estimation of the Biochar Effect on Annual Energy Crops Grown in Post-Mining Lands. Ecological Engineering & Environmental Technology, 22(2), 15-26.

8. Kharytonov M.M., Klimkina I.I., Wiche O. (2020). Multiple Environment Assessment of Artificial Profiles of Reclaimed Minelands // Actual problems of natural sciences: modern scientific discussions : Collective monograph. Riga: Izdevniecība “Baltija Publishing”, 2020. 684 p. Р. 600-624. ISBN 978-9934-588-45-7; DOI https://doi.org/10.30525/978-9934-588-45-7.29

9. Iryna Klimkina, Mykola Kharytonov, Oleksandr Zhukov (2018). Trend Analysis of Water-Soluble Salts Leaching Along Surfaces of Reclaimed Mine Dumps in Western Donbass (Ukraine) / Environmental Research, Engineering and Management, Vol. 74, No 2.

10. 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.

11. 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.

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

ORCID ID 0000-0002-6074-0145


SCOPUS AUTHOR ID: 56521768600



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