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PhD Irina Druzhinina

University: Vienna University of Technology
Institute: Institute of Chemical Engineering, Research Area Gene Technology and Applied Biochemistry
Department: Applied Biochemistry and Gene Technology
Address: Getreidemarkt 9/E166 9 Stock, Raum BA 09 G12 A-1060 Wien Austria
Telephone: + 43 1 5880117202
Fax: + 43 1 5880117299
Email: druzhini#mail.zserv.tuwien.ac.at
Scientific interests: Fungal Evolution and Speciation, DNA BarCoding of fungi, Phenotype MicroArray
Interest in Trichoderma: Development of molecular identification tools & Hypocrea/Trichoderma phylogeny
   
Curriculum Vitae:

PERSONAL DATA

Born on 16.05.1974
Married since 1997, no children
Russian citizen, settled in Austria since 1997

ADDRESSES

University Assistant
Division of Gene Technology and Applied Biochemistry
Institute of Chemical Engineering, University of Technology
Getreidemarkt 9/E166, A-1060, Wien
E-mail: druzhini@mail.zserv.tuwien.ac.at
Tel.: +431 58801 17202 (direct line)

CURRICULUM VITAE

  • 1981 - 1991 General School # 314 with emphasis on Mathematics & Physics, school-leaving certificate with honor, Moscow, Russia 
  • 1991 - 1996 student of the Lomonosov's Moscow State University, Faculty of Biology, Dept. of Mycology & Algology, Russia 
  • 1996 Diploma with honors degree: Botany and Ecology, Mycology and Algology "Genetic research of oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus (Fr.) Kumm) populations" 
  • 1996 - 1998 Post-graduate course (Philosophy, Mycology, Genetics of Populations) at the Lomonosov's Moscow University 
  • 1997 - Researcher in the project "Biocont"- investigation of the influence of the direct space radiation on the genome of living organisms (Institute of Genetics, Russia, and NASA, USA) 
  • 1998 Ratification of Master's degree in University of Vienna, Austria 
  • 2001 Doctor of natural sciences, specialization on Botany, University of Vienna, Austria "Radioactive contamination of wild mushrooms: mycological approach and risk perception" 
  • March - November 2002  post-doc Researcher in the Institute of Risk Research, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria 
  • 2002 - 2003 post-doc Researcher in the Institute of Chemical Engineering, Division of Applied Biochemistry and Gene Technology, University of Technology, Vienna, Austria 
  • 2003 - present: University assistant in the Institute of Chemical Engineering, Division of Applied Biochemistry and Gene Technology, University of Technology, Vienna, Austria 
  • 2003 - present: Leader of the Fungal Evolution and Biodiversity Group

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • 1996 - 1997 Teaching assistant (Introductory Course: Mycology and Algology) at the Lomonosov's Moscow State University, Russia 
  • 2002 - teaching assistant, Biochemistry 1 laboratory course, University of Technology, Vienna, Austria 
  • 2003 - teaching assistant, Protein Chemistry (protein phylogeny, www.vt.tuwien.ac.at/phylogeny ) laboratory course, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria  
  • 2005 - lecture, Bioinformatics and Phylogeny, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria

COURSES

  • 1996 - 1998: special courses on Ecology of fungi, Phytopathology, Secondary metabolism of fungi, Cultivation of edible mushrooms 
  • August 2003 ARB Workshop, Bremen (FRG) (phylogenetic software and sequence database) 
  • May 2003 - BIOLOG (carbon source utilization as biodiversity research tool) training in the laboratory of Dr. J. Bissett, Ottawa, Canada 
  • July 2004 - Workshop on Molecular Evolution, MBL, Woodshole, MA, USA

INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • 2000 - 2002: Member of the Forest Working Group, BIOMASS program of IAEA 
  • 2002 - scientific secretary of the IUMS Subcommission on taxonomy of Trichoderma and Hypocrea, (www.ISTH.info
  • 2005 - 2006 member of the scientific commeetee of ECFG8 (www.ECFG.info)

RESEARCH GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

  • 1994/1995 Scholarship of the Soros Fund in Russia 
  • 1995 -1997 Research grant of the Russian Fund of Fundamental Investigations 
  • 1998 - 2001 "Bertha von Suttner" - doctorate stipendium of Austrian Academic Exchange Service of Federal Ministry for Science and Transport 
  • 1998 - 2001 Research grant from the Anniversary Fund of Austrian National Bank, (Jubiläumsfondsproject 8019) 
  • 2000 - 2002 grant from Austria-Hungary bilateral scientific and technical collaboration program (Wissenschaftlich - Technische Zusammenarbeit des ÖAD) 
  • 2002 ff.: Responsible researcher in the project "Biodiversity and population structure of biocontrol species of Trichoderma" (grant from Austrain Ministery of Science and Culture, GZ 45.515/1-VI/B/7a/2001 
  • 2003 ff. : responsible researcher in the project "Speciation in Trichoderma" (Austrian Science Foundation, P 16601-B12) 
  • 2004 - 2006 grant from Austria-Italy bilateral scientific and technical collaboration program (Wissenschaftlich - Technische Zusammenarbeit des ÖAD) 
  • 2004 - 2005 grant from Hochshuljubilaeumsstiftung der Stadt Wien 
  • 2005 - 2008 project leader "Molecular ecology of Trichoderma" (Austrian Science Foundation, P17895P17895)

Copyright: Irina Druzhinina & Alexey Kopchinskiy 2004 - 2008