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Valentina  Kratasyuk

Professor, D.Sc.
Head of the Chair for Biophysics
Institute of Fundamental Biology and Biotechnology of Siberian Federal University,
Tel: +7(3912)44-08-41, 78-56-43, 49-56-42
Fax: +7(3912) 44-87-81
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Education
• Specialist, Biology (Biochemistry), Novosibirsk State University, School of Natural Science,
Novosibirsk, Russia, 1975.
• Kandidatskaya degree (Ph.D.), Biological Sciences (Biophysics), Institute of Biophysics,
Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Krasnoyarsk, Russia, 1985.
• Doctoral degree (D.Sc.), Biological Sciences (Biophysics), Institute of Biophysics, Siberian
Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Krasnoyarsk, Russia, 1995.
• Professor, Biological Sciences (Biophysics), Siberian Federal University (former
Krasnoyarsk state university), 2003
• Additional Education in program “Computer technologies in education”, Department of
raising the level of lecturer's skills, Siberian Federal University, Krasnoyarsk, Russia, 2004
• Additional Education in program “Psychology”, Department of raising the level of lecturer's
skills, Siberian Federal University, Krasnoyarsk, Russia, 2002

Current Position
• Since 1999 - Professor, Head, Department of Biophysics, Institute of Natural and
Humanitarian Sciences, Siberian Federal University (former Krasnoyarsk state university),
Krasnoyarsk
• Since 1995 - Leading Researcher, Laboratory of Photobiology, Institute of Biophysics,
Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Krasnoyarsk
• Since 2007 - Courtesy Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department at
the University of Florida (USA)
• Since 2006 - Director of Research, Applied BioSystems, Ltd, Krasnoyarsk
Previous Positions
1996 – 2003 – Professor, lecturer in Biology, Department of High School Pedagogy, Krasnoyarsk
State University, Krasnoyarsk.
1989 – 1996 – Lecturer in Biology, Department of Physiology and Biochemistry, Krasnoyarsk State
University, Krasnoyarsk.
1981 – 1994 – Researcher, post-doc, senior researcher, Laboratory of Photobiology, Institute of
Biophysics, USSR Academy of Sciences, Siberian Branch, Krasnoyarsk.
1975 – 1981 – Laboratory assistant, junior researcher, Laboratory of Photobiology, L.V.Kirensky
Institute of Physics, USSR Academy of Sciences, Siberian Branch, Krasnoyarsk.
1974 – 1975 – Laboratory assistant, Scientific Research Department, Novosibirsk State University,
Novosibirsk.

Honors
2007 – Award of Siberian Federal University for scientific results and publications.
2007 – Award of The U.S. Russia Center for Entrepreneurship in competition “Business of
Innovational technologies 2007”
2007 – Named “ The Women of Year” , Krasnoyarsk, 2007
2005 – The Kennedy Space Center “In recognition of your continued support of NASA/KSC
Education Programs"
2004 – Named “The best professor of Krasnoyarsk” by Krasnoyarsk Region Local Administration
2002 – Award of Educational Department of Krasnoyarsk Region’ Administration “For significant
contribution in developing of education, a high degree of proficiency, initiative and creative
work”
2001- Award “The best presentation of educational program “Bioluminescence as an educational
tool” presented on the “Da Vinci, -Darwin, -Linnaeus, initiative (Public understanding of
science and health, 2001), meeting of European Science and Technology Week (Florence,
Italy)
2001 – Named “Soros Professor” Selected and named by International Soros Science Education
Program for outstanding contributions to world science and to science education
2000 – Award "Outstanding scientists of Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences"
1998 – Named “Soros Associate Professor” by International Soros Science Education Program for
outstanding contributions to world science and to science education
1986 – Bronzed medal of USSR exhibition of national economy "For progress of scientific
results"

Current Projects in Education
• Comparative analysis of increasing of science significance as a basis for education at the
universities of Russia and USA
• The development of educational institutions having the correspondence high school
• Fusion between science and education in Research Educational Center “Research
Biophysical Chair”
• Science Education Centre “Yenisei” (Fundamentals of Ecologization of Education and
Technologies)
• Development of Institute of physical –chemical biology and basic ecology
Educational activities
Since 1999 – Head, Department of Biophysics, Established program in Biochemical physics.
Courses in biology, biophysics, biosensors, history of biology and ecology
Since 1996 – Professor, Department of High School Pedagogy, Established program in Methods and
methodology of scientific training of school teachers of biology
Since 1989 – Professor, Department of Biophysics, courses in Biosensors, Biology, Ecology,
History of biology, Scientific Methodology, Problems in modern biology, Luminous
organisms and bioluminescent analysis, Public understanding of Science
2005 – Principal Investigator, NASA Educational program, Spaceflight and Life Sciences
Training Program (SLSTP), Kennedy Space Center, Florida,superviser of 2 students,
lectures in Biological sensors for Space biotechnology
2004-2005 - Fulbright scholar, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida USA, Project
“Comparative analysis of significance of science as a basis for education at the
universities of USA and Russia", Grant of Fulbright Scholar Program (Institute of
Open Education) http://international.ifas.ufl.edu/FOCUSWEB/focusjan05003.htm
2001- 2002 -Lead developer of educational program “Bioluminescence as an educational tool”
presented on the “Da Vinci, -Darwin, -Linnaeus, initiative (Public understanding of
science and health, 2001), meeting of European Science and Technology Week
(Florence, Italy)
Since 1993 – Leader, The educational Program “Light is a language of life (Bioluminescence as an
educational tool)” Supervisor: more then 50 students of high schools whose scientific
works were prepared for school science conferences
Advisor, more 25 graduate students, 14 post-graduate students (seven students have defended their
Ph.D. in Biophysics)
Deliver popular lectures and publish articles in the mass media on the problems of biology, ecology,
genetics, biochemistry and bioluminescence as educational tools for Krasnoyarsk
teachers
Visiting Lecturer – Far East State University (Vladivostok, Russia, 2007), University of Florida
(USA, 2004-2005), University of North Dakota (USA, 2005), Wageningen Agriculture
University (the Netherlands, 1999, 2000), Institute of Antioxidant Therapy (Germany,
Berlin, 1994, 1995), University of Utah (USA, 1993), University of Wroclaw (Poland,
1989).

Research Interests
Bioluminescent biosensors, marine luminous bacteria, bioluminescent analysis, biotechnology,
biochemistry, ecological biophysics, science education, history of sciences, biological bioassays,
mechanisms of bioluminescence, bioluminescent analysis, immobilization, education.

Current Research Projects
• Indication of redox processes by bioluminescent method. Development of bioluminescent
assays to monitor the aquatic ecosystems marked by redox properties
• Bioluminescent Signal System (BSS) for early anti-terrorism application
• Molecular mechanisms of emitter’s formation in bioluminescent reactions of various
luminous organisms
• Bioluminescent analysis: biosensors and biocatalitic technologies. Bioluminescent
biosensors for toxicity analysis in biological systems
• Gel modelling of luciferase surrounding inside cell of marine luminous bacteria
• Enzyme-substrate interactions in immobilized multicomponent reagent for bioluminescent
tests
• The reactive oxygen species in bacterial bioluminescence
• Experimental verification of the hypothesis on activity of upper electron excited states for
different bioluminescent organisms
• Effect of micro environmental change on kinetic parameters of steady-state and non-steadystate
enzyme-induced bioluminescent reactions
• The investigation of stress in plants by bioluminescent methods

Basic Results in Scientific Activities
2003 -2007 – Development of technology commercialization of bioluminescent assays and
biosensors using enzymes of marine luminous bacteria.
2003-2007 – Development of new bioluminescent enzymatic biosensors using luminous bacteria
enzymes based on nanobiotechnology
2003-2007 – Development of new bioluminescent enzymatic bioassays using enzymes of marine
and recombinant luminous bacteria for ecological monitoring of water in natural and
artificial water ecosystems, air and water in closed ecosystems for ecology, Space
biotechnology, medicine and biotechnology.
1996-2007 – Development of new bioluminescent assays for medicine.
1989-2007 – Development of immobilized multicomponent reagents for bioluminescent assays. The
experimental model of in vivo bacterial bioluminescence based on immobilized
bioluminescent enzymes.
1977-2006 – Bio-alarm Laboratory has been designed for bioluminescent monitoring of the “health”
of water ecosystems and to provide early warnings about anomalies arising due to
anthropogenic and natural factors. Taking part in a series of ecological expeditions to
the salt lake Shira, river Yenisei, Japanese sea.
1975-2007 – Development and implementation of bioluminescent toxicity bioassays based on
enzymatic reactions catalized by bacterial luciferases (from marine luminous bacteria).
Designing of biophysical biosensors for xenobiotic assays in ecology, medicine and
agriculture.
1975-2007 – Development of biophysical and biochemical mechanisms of inhibition of bacterial
bioluminescence.

Memberships
Since 1993 - The Scientific Council of the International Society of Bioluminescence and
Chemiluminescence
Since 1994 - International Society on Bioencapsulation
Since 1975 - Russian Biochemical Society
Since 2007 - The European Society for Photobiology-

Publications: more 250: 58 Referred Journal Articles, 3 Book Coauthored, 2 Books Edited, 3
Book Chapters, 13 Patents, more 60 Abstracts, 43 Meeting Papers, 11 Krasnoyarsk State University
Extension Education Publications, 3 Krasnoyarsk State University Extension Education Software
Packages Developed and Other Publications

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