Saint-Petersburg State University
Faculty of Biology

Department of Invertebrate Zoology
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26.11.2014

The registration for a new Evolutionary and taxonomic diversity of marine invertebrates course is now open. For additional information please visit the relevant web page.

21.01.2014

In 2014 our department is for the first time offering a course in English at MSc/PhD level «Evolutionary and taxonomic diversity of marine invertebrates». Application and program details are now available here. The couse has been developed within the joint educational project between Russia and Norway. The course is primarily meant for University of Tromsø and St Petersburg State University students, but students from other universities in Russia and abroad may also participate. Applications will open on Feb, 15.

  

26.11.2013

Postdoc position available immediately at the Department of Invertebrate Zoology, Faculty of Biology and Soil Science, Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia. We are looking for a qualified, motivated postdoc skilled in bioinformatics to participate in several research projects in the areas of protistology and invertebrate zoology.

Research topics: A prospective postdoc is supposed to participate in several research projects in protistology and zoology where bioinformatics and NGS data analysis are required.

Duration: 2 years, prolongation for the 3rd yearpossible, depending on performance. The position is full-time (no extra-employment allowed); monthly brutto salary is 60 000 RUR (ca. 1900 US$), netto salary (after taxes) is ca. 52000 RUR. Generally, the proposed sumwell coversmonthly living costs in St-Petersburg, including rental of apartment.

Formal requirements to the position (in Russian): http://spbu.ru/files/upload/news/trebovanija-pr-30042013-1.doc

Supervisor: Dr. Alexander Kudryavtsev; postdoc is also expected to communicate and cooperate with other project leaders at the Department.

The Department harborswell equipped laboratories for microscopic and molecular studies; we work at the international level in cooperation with the universities in Austria, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and UK. Equipment of brand new Core Facility Centers of St-Petersburg State University (http://biomed.spbu.ru, http://ccem.spbu.ru/ru/) is at our disposal for doing the research.

Requirements for a prospective candidate:
- PhD degree or equivalent, obtained not longer than 6 years ago.

More information about the position

Prospective candidates should send their CV and letter of motivation to Dr. Alexander Kudryavtsev (a.kudryavtsev@bio.spbu.ru). The position is available until appropriate candidate is found.

15.04.2013

Laboratory of freshwater and experimental hydrobiology welcomes to the seminar on the 16th of April at 11am. The seminar will take place in the Conference hall of the Zoological Institute RAS (Universitetskaya nab., 1). There will be two reports:
  • «Long-term changes in shallow lagoons - do irregular fluctuations of abiotic conditions result in stable biotic trends?» (Prof. Hendrik Schubert, University of Rostock, Germany)
  • «Five years after invasion - Mnemiopsis leidyi in the pelagic food web of the South-Western Baltic Sea» (Dr. Sandra Kube, University of Rostock, Germany)

15.04.2013

On the next Department's scientific seminar (Tuesday, April,16) three reports by our second year MSc students will be presented. The topics are as following:
  • Anna I. Ganyukova «Development of gregarins from Nauphoeta cinerea» Scientific advisor Gita G. Paskerova
  • Alina A. Gudkova «Primary identification of the bacterial symbiont in a marine sponge Halisarca dujardini by means of molecular and cellular biology approaches». Scientific advisor: Andery E. Vishnyakov, PhD
  • Anastasia A. Kobzeva «Biology, ultrastructure and molecular phylogeny of chitridiomycetes: strains X-51 (Rhizophydium mammillatum) and Õ-52 (Entophlyctis apiculata) CALU» Scientific advisor Sergey A. Karpov, DSc
Department's staff and students are kindly requested to attend this meeting, and other guests are welcome. The seminar will start at 5:30 pm in room 143, main building.

15.04.2013

We welcome eveybody who is interested to join to two coming «bioseminars» that will have invertebrrate-related topics:

08.04.2013

We welcome you to join the 52nd Meeting in memory of Valentin Aleksandrovich Dogiel. The meeting will take place in the 12th of April in the conference hall of Zoological Institute RAS (Universitetskaya nab., 1). The meeting starts at 3pm, the program (in Russian) is attached.

04.04.2013

On a departemnt's scientific seminar (Tuesday, 9th of April) Philipp Chetverikov will give a talk «Development and application of CLSM approach in describtion of inner genitalia of four-legged ticks in order to classify sexual apparata in Phytoptidae (Acariformes, Eriophyoidea) ». The meeting will start at 5:30pm in room 143 in the Main building. We welcome anybody interested.

04.04.2013

We are welcomed to attened the seminar of Parasitic Worms Lab (Zoological Institute, RAS). It will take place in a Zoological Institute conference hall at 2pm on the 8th of April. Galina Yakovleva (Institute of Biology RAS, Petrozavodsk) will giva talk «Trematodes of Karelia's birds of swampy areas».

04.04.2013

Nikita Yu. Kluge will be telling about his fieldtrip to Western Ghats (India) for Ephemeroptera collection. The meeting will take place at the Department of Entomology on Monday, the 8th of April at 5:30pm.

27.03.2013

Our scientific seminar on Tuesday, the 2nd of April, will be dedicated to research reports by first year MSc students O.V. Knyazeva and E.A. Shoshina. Here are their topics:
  • O.V. Knyazeva «Trends in Foraminifera distribution in the area of discharge of melted glacier water: comparison betiween the Northern and Southern hemisphere fjords» Scientific advisor: Sergey A. Korsun, PhD
  • E.A. Shoshina «Ultrastructure of a head region in Tobrilidae (Enoplida) nematodes» Scientific advisor A.V. Shoshin, PhD (Zoological Institute RAS)
Department's staff and students are kindly requested to attend this meeting, and other guests are welcome. The seminar will start at 5:30 pm in room 143, main building.

22.03.2013

Our first year MSc students M.A. Berdieva and E.N. Volkova will be giving talks on their research during the Department's scientific seminar on Tuesday, 26th of March. Their topics are as following:
  • Maria Bedieva: «New species in Pelomyxa genus -- morphology and phylogeny» Scientific advisor L.N. Chistyakova, PhD
  • Ekaterina Volkova: «Shell regeneration in testate amoedae of Arcella genus» Scientific advisor A.V. Smirnov, PhD
Department's staff and students are kindly requested to attend this meeting, and other guests are welcome. The seminar will start at 5:30 pm in room 143, main building.

20.03.2013

Dear undergraduate students, On Monday, 25th of March, our department has an open day. It starts at 5:30pm in the professor's office (near classroom 140).

19.03.2013

Dear colleagues and students! Here is the 23th issue of our traditional note on conferences, summer schools and grant announcements. Information has been collected from various souces including NT-INFORM webpage and mailing lists by Daria Martynova (White Sea Station, Zoological Institute RAS) and E.V. Demidov (Herzen University). We thank everyone who assists in gathering information! With any questions please contact Olga Kotenko olgakotenko@gmail.com.

19.03.2013

Dear colleagues, We welcome you to join the 44th Meeting in Memory of ACADEMICIAN Eugeny Nikanorovich PAVLOVSKY. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, 27th of March, at 3pm in the Zoological Institute conference hall (Universitetskaya emb., 1).

The program:
  • S.G. MEDVEDEV (Zoological Institute RAS, Saint-Petersburg) -- Introductory speech
  • E.I. KORENBERG (Institute of Epidemiologu and microbiology, Moscow) -- «The molecular biology techniques and research of natural illnesses focality phenomenon»
  • S.A. LEONOVICH (Zoological Institute RAS, Saint-Petersburg) -- «Main trends in evolutionary reorganization in sensory organs and searching behaviour in Parasitiformes».
The Meeting is dedicated to the memory of RAS Corresponding member Yuri Sergeevich Balashov (1931-2012).

16.03.2013

Our PhD students Daria Petrova and Anna Glotova will report about their work progress on the Department's scientific seminar on Tuesday, 19th of March. Their topics are as following:
  • Daria Petrova: «The amphipods of Chukotskoye sea» Curator Andrei Granovitch, D.Sc.
  • Anna Glotova: «Biogeography and population structure of morphological species in the naked lobose amoebae (Amoebozoa)» Scientific advisor Andrei Granovitch, D.Sc.
Department's staff and students are kindly requested to attend this meeting, and other guests are welcome. The seminar will start at 5:30 pm in room 143, main building.

16.03.2013

The resource centre «Molecular and cellular technologies development» organizes a series of lectures&seminars about modern techniques and opportunities of electron microscopy. The course will be presented by the head of Electron Microscopy Unit (Institute of Biotechnology, University of Helsinki) Dr. Eija Jokitalo. The course will last 2 days and hence include two blocks of 3 lectures: Basics + Advances. The approximate dates are April, 22 and 23. Originally the course was planned for our stuff, but students are also allwed. If you are interested and would like to participate, please contact Arina Maltseva (a.maltseva@bio.spbu.ru, almalzeva@gmail.com) as organizers need to know which room to choose.

16.03.2013

Dear colleagues and students! Here is the 22th issue of our traditional note on conferences, summer schools and grant announcements. Information has been collected from various souces including NT-INFORM webpage and mailing lists by Daria Martynova (White Sea Station, Zoological Institute RAS) and E.V. Demidov (Herzen University). We thank everyone who assists in gathering information! With any questions please contact Olga Kotenko olgakotenko@gmail.com.

10.03.2013

Dear colleagues! The report of our PhD student Ksenia Shunkina will be presented on the Department's scientific seminar on Tuesday, 12th of March. The topic is «The structure of nervous system in freshwater bryozoans Cristatella mucedo, Plumatella repens and Fredericella sultana (Bryozoa: Phylactolaemata)» .
Scientific advisor Andrey N. Ostrovsky.
Department's staff and students are kindly requested to attend this meeting, and other guests are welcome. The seminar will start at 5:30 pm in room 143, main building.

10.03.2013

Our department is involved into development of a new MSc program «Marine Biology» as a joint project with University of Tromso (UiT), Norway. In future this program will be implemented by at least two universities: SPGU and UiT, and the graduates will receive diplomas from both universities.
Anybody interested in working on the program's schedule or certain courses is welcome to join the meeting on Thursday, 14th of March, at 3 pm in the Head of Department's office.

03.03.2013

The reports of our PhD students Ilya Udalov and Alexey Maximovich will be presented during the Departmet's scientific seminar on Tuesday, 5th of March.
  • Ilya Udalov: «Naked lobose amoebae of the genus Korotnevella Goodkov, 1988 (Amoebozoa, Paramoebidae): systematics, biodiversity and DNA-barcoding».
    Scientific advisor Sergey A. Karpov, D.Sc.
  • Alexey Maximovich: «Population dynamics of Littorina gastropodes and its connection with changes in key biocenotic factors».
    Scientific advisor Andrei I. Granovitch, D.Sc.
Department's staff and students are kindly requested to attend this meeting, and other guests are welcome. The seminar will start at 5:30 pm in room 143, main building.

22.02.2013

Information about department's research groups is now available online.

20.02.2013

The PhD thesis ("pre-defese") by V.V. Zlatogursky will be presented during the derpartmet's scientific seminar on February, 26 (Tuesday): «Heliozoans of the Valaam archipelago inland lakes». We encourage department's staff (and anybody interested) to join the seminar.

11.02.2013

Congratulations to our MSc student Maria Skazina on receiving the Y. I. Polanskiy scholarship from St Petersburg Naturalists' Society. The full list of winners is here

06.02.2013

We have now started creating a program for the scientific seminar of Invertebrate Zoology Department for 2013 (spring and autumn semesters). Hence are the following to requests.
  1. If you wish to share your ideas, observations, impressions etc. with colleagues during one of such seminars, please let us know the prospective topic of your talk and preferred time. As a reminder, the department's scientific seminar runs weekly on Tuesdays starting at 5:30pm and deals with a wide range of issues:
    • preliminary presentation of any qualification works (BSc students' year projects to doctoral thesis);
    • BSc students' year project defence;
    • MSc, PhD and postdoctoral scientific reports;
    • discussing topics of new scientific and educational projects;
    • discussing intermediate results of research in different areas of biology;
    • discussing final results of scientific and educational projects;
    • lectures on the hottest problems of biology;
    • discussing research organization problems;
    • discussing participation of our staff and students in summer schools, conferences, seminars etc.
    • discussing scientific, practical and emotional aspects of filed trips and scientific visits.
  2. Should you wish to dicuss any topic (scientific field, certain research, practical or educational issues) on a department's scientific seminar, please let us know. Also please mention whom would you like to invite for the suggested meeting. Any question and/or ideas are welcome to zoo_inv@mail.ru.

06.02.2013

Dear colleagues and students! Here is the 21th issue of our traditional note on conferences, summer schools and grant announcements. Please check some close February deadlines! Information has been collected from various souces including NT-INFORM webpage and mailing lists by Daria Martynova (White Sea Station, Zoological Institute RAS) and E.V. Demidov (Herzen University). We thank everyone who assists in gathering information! With any questions please contact Olga Kotenko olgakotenko@gmail.com.

30.01.2013

This semester our department is happy to welcome five new third year students who will work in their BSc theses here! On Monday, February, 11 at 5:30pm the common meeting for our third year students will be held in the Professors' office.

30.01.2013

Dear colleagues and students! Here is the 20th issue of our traditional note on conferences, summer schools and grant announcements. Please check some close deadlines! Information has been collected from various souces including NT-INFORM webpage and mailing lists by Daria Martynova (White Sea Station, Zoological Institute RAS) and E.V. Demidov (Herzen University). We thank everyone who assists in gathering information! With any questions please contact Olga Kotenko olgakotenko@gmail.com.

15.01.2013

Zoological institute invites everyone to the next scientific seminar of ZIN RAS White Sea biological station. On Thu January 17 at 11 o'clock Ivan Levakin gives a talk «Singular spectral analysis of temporal rows and perspectives of its biological application». The seminar will take place on Anglisky prospekt, 32, third floor (conference-room).

11.01.2013

Results of university grant calls ¹5 and 6 have been published. Congratulations to the department members Kirill Galaktionov, Anna Gonchar, Alexey Smirnov, Viktor Starunov and Vasily Zlatogursky, who received funding for academic travels abroad and to all the department members on two expedition support grants to Andrey Granovitch and Alexey Smirnov.

06.01.2013

RSS-channel for our news now is available here.

28.12.2012

Dear colleagues!
Department wishes everybody happy New Year holydays and informs, that from December 30 to January 8 university is closed. Only employees, who were included in a special list will have access to their workplaces.
We wish you good luck and see you in New Year 2013!
Your department

11.12.2012

Ph.D. Arina Maltseva will make a report on Tue 11 December at the Scientific Seminar of the Department:
«Proteomics in Resource Center of St. Petersburg State University — a review of methods and opportunities»
The meeting will start at 5.30 p.m. in the professor´s office.
We invite everyone.

04.12.2012

Alina Goodkova will make a report on Tue 4 December at the Scientific Seminar of the Department:
«Symbiosis of marine sponges and bacteria: contemporary view on species-specificity and ecological interactions»
The meeting will start at 5.30 p.m. in the professor´s office.
We invite everyone.

27.11.2012

A report of Dr. Andrey Ostrovsky will be presented on Tue 27 November at the Scientific Seminar of the Department:
«The state of reef-building corals on the Great Barrier Reef near Lizard Island»
The meeting will start at 5.30 p.m. in the head of the department office.
We invite everyone.

19.10.2012

A brief report (15-20 minutes) of F.E. Chetverikov will be presented on Tue 23 October at the Scientific Seminar of the Department:
«Some methodological aspects of the work with autofluorescence of invertebrates»
We invite people interested in modern techniques (confocal microscopy), in the first place students. The meeting will start at 5.45 p.m. in professor´s office.

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