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MSc Alexey Kopchinskiy

University: Vienna University of Technology
Institute: Institute of Chemical Engineering
Department: Gene Technology and Applied Biochemistry
Address: A1060 Wien, Getreidemarkt 9/166
Telephone: +4315880117202
Fax: +4315880117299
Scientific interests: Development and management of sequence databases for molecular species identification; scientific webprogramming
Interest in Trichoderma: Hypocrea/Trichoderma BarCoding methods; and webdesign and programming
Curriculum Vitae:



  •    Born on 02.03.1974
  •    Married since 1997, one son born on 2007
  •    Russian Citizen


  • Institute of Chemical Engineering
  • Vienna University of Technology
  • Division of Applied Biochemistry and Gene Technology, Getreidemarkt 9/E166.5, A-1060, Wien


  • May 2007 - present: Web designer and database developer of
  • January 2004 - present: Web designer and database developer of
  • June 2003 – present: project-assistant in the Institute of Chemical Engineering, Division of Applied Biochemistry and Gene Technology, University of Technology, Vienna, Austria
  • February 2003 - present: system Administrator and Web designer in the Institute of Chemical Engineering, Division of Applied Biochemistry and Gene Technology, University of Technology, Vienna, Austria
  • November 2002 - present: designer & webmaster of -  a non-profit virtual scientific journal dedicated to the studies of speleogenesis (Commission on Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis of the Union International of Speleology and the Karst Commission of the International Geographic Union)


  • 1998 – 2002 PhD student in University of Vienna, Austria, unfinished
  • 1998 Ratification of Master’s degree in University of Vienna, Austria: "Grasshoppers and Crickets of the surrounding of lake Baskunchak and mountain Big Bagdo"
  • 1991 - 1996 student of the Lomonosov's Moscow State University, Faculty of Biology, Dept. of Entomology, Russia
  • 1981 - 1991 General School # 128, Moscow, Russia


  • Web-design and Web-programming: Macromedia Dreamweaver MX, Macromedia Flash MX, Microsoft FrontPage XP, HTML 4.0, Database-driven web applications, css, PHP, MySQL
  • Programming: PHP, VBA, VB6
  • Instructor of caving (SRT – single rope technique).
  • Basic molecular biological skills: agarose gel electrophoresis, DNA and RNA preparation, PCR and sequencing
  • Medical microbiology, basic knowledge
  • Field zoology: sampling and surviving in rough outdoor conditions


  • Russian: Native language
  • English: Fluent
  • German: Basic knowledge


•    Druzhinina, I. S., Kopchinskiy, A. G. and Kubicek, C. P. (2006) The first one hundred of Trichoderma species is characterized by molecular data, Mycoscience, 47:55-64

•    Druzhinina, I., Kopchinskiy, A. G., Komon, M., Bissett, J., Szakacs, G., Kubicek, C. P. (2005) An oligonucleotide barcode for species identification in Trichoderma and Hypocrea, Fungal Genetics and Biology, 42: 813–828

•    Kopchinskiy, A. G., Komon, M., Kubicek, C. P and Druzhinina, I. (2005) TrichoBLAST: A multilocus database for Trichoderma and Hypocrea identifications, Mycol. Res. 109(6): 657-660

•    Kraus, G., Druzhinina, I., Gams, W., Bissett, J., Zafari, D., Szakacs, G., Kopchinski, A., Prillinger, H.J., Zare, R. and Kubicek, C.P. (2004) Trichoderma brevicompactum sp. nov. Mycologia, 96(5), 1059 - 1073.

Copyright: Irina Druzhinina & Alexey Kopchinskiy 2004 - 2008