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SCIENTISTS


Abraham bij de Vaate
Abraham bij de Vaate
Institute for Inland Water Management &
Waste Water Treatment
P.O. Box 17
NL-8200 AA Lelystad
The Netherlands
b.bdvaate@riza.rws.minvenw.nl
    Aquatic Ecologist
  • Dreissena endosymbionts in The Netherlands
  • Relationship between diseases and eutrophication
  • Impact of parasites on population dynamics
Dr. Lyubov Burlakova
Lyubov E. Burlakova
Ecology Department
Biology Faculty
Belarussian State University
4 F. Skoriny Avenue
Minsk, Belarus 220050
karataev@geo.bsu.unibel.by
    Aquatic Ecologist
  • Dreissena endosymbionts in Belarus
  • Population dynamics of Conchophthirus acuminatus
  • Life cycle of Ophryoglena sp. in Dreissena


Dr. Sergei I. Fokin
Sergei I. Fokin
Biological Research Institute
St. Petersburg State University
Oranienbaumskoye sch. 2
Stary Petershof
St. Petersburg, 198904
Russia
fokin@peterlink.ru
    Ciliate Biologist
  • Bacterial endocytobionts of ciliates in Dreissena
  • Ciliates symbiotic in Dreissena and other bivalves
  • Intracytoplasmic prokaryotes in Dreissena cells
Dr. Laure Giamberini
Laure Giamberini
UPRES Ecotoxicité Biodiversité et Santé Environnementale
Equipe d'Ecotoxicologie
Université de Metz
1 Rue des Recollets - B.P. 4116
57040 Metz Cedex 01, France
giam@bridoux.univ-metz.fr
    Cytologist - Anatomist
  • Anatomy and cytology of Dreissena
  • Intracytoplasmic prokaryotes in Dreissena cells
  • Haplosporidian protists in Dreissena


Dr. Alexander Y. Karatayev
Alexander Y. Karatayev
Ecology Department
Biology Faculty
Belarussian State University
4 F. Skoriny Avenue
Minsk, Belarus 220050
karataev@geo.bsu.unibel.by
    Aquatic Ecologist
  • Dreissena endosymbionts in Belarus
  • Population dynamics of Conchophthirus acuminatus
  • Life cycle of Ophryoglena sp. in Dreissena
Dr. Dina P. Kurandina
Dina P. Kurandina
Institute of Hydrobiology
Ukrainian Academy of Sciences
12, Prospect Geroyev Stalingrada
Kiev-210, 254655, MSP
Ukraine
    Invertebrate Parasitologist
  • Dreissena endosymbionts in the Ukraine
  • Trematode parasites of molluscs
  • Snail endosymbionts


Dr. Franck Laruelle
Franck Laruelle
UMR 6539 - IUEM
Technopole Brest-Iroise
Place Nicolas Copernic
29280 Plouzane
France
franck.laruelle@univ-brest.fr
    Bivalve Ecologist
  • Ciliates symbiotic in Dreissena
  • Trematodes parasites of Dreissena
  • Intracytoplasmic prokaryotes in Dreissena cells
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Denis H. Lynn
Department of Zoology
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario
Canada, N1G 2W1
ddr@uoguelph.ca
    Ciliate Biologist
  • Taxonomy of Ophryoglena sp. in Dreissena
  • Biology of ciliates symbiotic in Dreissena
  • Ultrastructure of ciliates symbiotic in Dreissena


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Daniel P. Molloy
Biological Survey
New York State Museum
State Education Department
Cultural Education Center - 3140
Albany, New York 12230
USA
dmolloy@mail.nysed.gov
    Invertebrate Pathologist
  • Dreissena endosymbionts, especially parasites
  • Intracytoplasmic prokaryotes in Dreissena cells
  • Life cycle and taxonomy of Ophryoglena sp. in Dreissena
Dr. J. Frank Morado
J. Frank Morado
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
National Marine Fisheries Service
Alaska Fisheries Science Center
Resource Assessment &
Conservation Engineering Division
7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115-0070
USA
frank.morado@noaa.gov
    Parasitologist
  • Intracytoplasmic prokaryotes in Dreissena cells
  • Coccidia-like parasites in Dreissena
  • Marine bivalve endosymbionts


Dr. Mykola A. Ovcharenko
Mykola A. Ovcharenko
Institute of Hydrobiology
Ukrainian Academy of Sciences
12, Prospect Geroyev Stalingrada
Kiev-210, 254655, MSP
Ukraine
zolotg@cnfa-kiev.org
    Parasitologist
  • Intracytoplasmic prokaryotes in Dreissena cells
  • Haplosporidian protists in Dreissena
  • Ciliates symbiotic in Dreissena
Dr. Romualda Petkeviciute
Romualda Petkeviciute
Institute of Ecology
Akademijos 2, Vilnius LT-2600
Lithuania
helmi@ekoi.lt
    Cytogeneticist
  • Comparative cytogenetics of parasitic Platyhelminthes
  • Karyotypic divergence and phylogenetic relations of species
  • Intramolluscan stages of trematodes


Dr. Grazina Staneviciute
Institute of Ecology
Akademijos 2, Vilnius LT-2600
Lithuania
helmi@ekoi.lt
    Cytogeneticist
  • Cytogenetic and phylogenetic relations of Trematoda
  • Intramolluscan stages of trematodes
  • Trematodes parasites of Bivalvia
Dr. Gerard van der Velde
Jouni Taskinen
Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences
University of Jyväskylä
P.O. Box 35 (YAC.341)
FIN-40351 Jyväskylä
Finland
jtaskine@cc.jyu.fi
http://www.jyu.fi/~jtaskine/
    Aquatic Ecologist
  • Parasites of freshwater clams, snails and fishes
  • Role of parasites in sexual selection
  • Parasite virulence
  • Immunological ecology


Dr. Gerard van der Velde
Gerard van der Velde
Laboratory of Aquatic Ecology
University of Nijmegen
Toernooiveld, 6525 ED
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
gerardv@sci.kun.nl
    Aquatic Ecologist
  • Endosymbionts of Mytilopsis leucophaeata
  • Host specificity of Mytilus and Dreissena parasites
  • Use of molecular probes for parasite detection


STUDENTS


Lyudmila K. Volkova
Lyudmila K. Volkova , Ph.D. Student
Ecology Department
Belarussian State University
Minsk, Belarus 220050
    Molluscan Parasitologist
  • Dreissena endosymbionts in Belarus
  • Life cycle of Ophryoglena sp. in Dreissena
  • Trematode parasites of freshwater snails
Sergey Mastitsky
Sergey Mastitsky , Undergraduate Student
Ecology Department
Belarussian State University
Minsk, Belarus 220050
    Research Assistant
  • Life cycle of Ophryoglena sp. in Dreissena
  • Population dynamics of Conchophthirus acuminatus
  • Dreissena endosymbionts in Belarus


Mari Saarinen
Mari Saarinen, M.Sc., Ph.D. Student
Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences
University of Jyväskylä
P.O. Box 35 (YAC.341)
FIN-40351 Jyväskylä
Finland
    Bivalve Parasitologist
  • Trematode, copepod and water mite parasites of unionid clams
Vladimir Volosyuk
Vladimir Volosyuk , Undergraduate Student
Ecology Department
Belarussian State University
Minsk, Belarus 220050
    Research Assistant
  • Life cycle of Ophryoglena sp. in Dreissena
  • Population dynamics of Conchophthirus acuminatus
  • Dreissena endosymbionts in Belarus
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