Igor A. Kosevich


Associate Professor,

Kosevich Igor A.
Associate Professor, PhD

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Laboratory of Animal’s Developmental Biology

•    http://istina.msu.ru/profile/IAKosevich/
•    ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Igor_Kosevich

Born in 1960.
1982 – Faculty of Biology, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University. Speciality – Zoology of invertebrates.
1988 – PhD Thesis: “Interaction of local and colonial processes in growth of colonial hydroid Obelia loveni (Allm.)”, supervisor – Prof . N.N.Marfenin

1986-1994 – biologist, Dept. Invertebrate Zoology, Faculty of Biology, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University;
1994-till now – researcher, senior researcher, Associate Professor; acting head of Laboratory of Animal Developmental Biology, Dept. Invertebrate Zoology, Faculty of Biology, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University.

Scientific fellowships:
1995 – Germany, Zoological Institute, University of Cologne, Prof. S.Berking Lab. – 3 months.
1997 – Germany, Zoological Institute, University of Cologne, Prof. S.Berking Lab. – 2 months.

Research expeditions:
1983-1984 – SV «Acad. Petrovsky», Red Sea, Indian Ocean, 4 months.
1990 – SV «Moscow University», Mediterranean Sea, Atlantic Ocean, 2 months.

Lecture courses: 
•    Medical parasitology with Invertebrate zoology foundations (in English), 1st  year students, Faculty of Basic Medicine (1997-2000).
•    Medical parasitology, 1st  year students, Faculty of Basic Medicine (since 2004).
•    General parasitology, Dept. Invertebrate Zoology, Faculty of Biology, 3rd year (2008-2013 гг., 54 часа).
•    Embryology of invertebrates, Dept. Invertebrate Zoology, Faculty of Biology, 4 year students (2003-2007, 2010-2011) .

Practical training:
•    Practical course in Invertebrate Zoology, 1st year students, Faculty of Biology (1986-2003)
•    Gross practical work, 4th year, Dept. Invertebrate Zoology (sections «Microscopy» «Lower Invertebrates», since 2000).

Summer trainings:
Summer practical training in Marine Invertebrates, 1st year students, Faculty of Biology (1986-2009)
Section “Parasitology” in summer training at the White Sea Biological Station of the 3rd year students, Dept. Invertebrate Zoology (since 2008).
Summer school on Comparative Embryology of Marine Invertebrates (2010, instructor).

Students work supervision:
3-4th year course works, diploma works (18), PhD students (3).

Research interests:
Zoology, cnidarians, developmental biology, morphogenesis, parasitology, immunology.

Current research projects:
1.    Pattern formation in individual development using colonial invertebrates as model object. Regular changes in spatial organization of colony elements in its ontogeny and evolution.
2.    Pattern of morphogenesis in lower metazoan. Mechanisms and regulations. Effect of environment upon invertebrate morphogenesis and development.
3.    Cellular processes (cell proliferation, spatial and temporal differentiation, cell migrations, possibility of trans-differentiation, apoptosis) in morphogenesis and development of lower metazoans. Plasticity of cellular organization in lower metazoans.
4.    Symbiotic associations between micro-algae and cyanobacteria with invertebrates in high latitude seas.
5.    Immunological interactions in parasite-host system.

Peculiarities of morphology and anatomy of colonial hydroids
Principal leader: Kosevich Igor
Participants: Malutin O.I., Pyataeva S.V., Slobodov S.A.
Dates: 2005 – 2007.
Keywords: Cnidaria, colonial hydroids, microanatomy, histology, functional morphology, ontogenetic variability, natural system of Animalia, evolution, biodiversity
RFBR Grant.
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Nervous system formation in early development of cnidarians and its transformation during ontogenesis
Principal leader: Kosevich Igor
Participants: Bolshakov F.V., KrausYu.A.,Lavrov A.I., Osadchenko B.V., Sychoputova A.V. 
Dates: 2015 - 2017.
Keywords: Cnidaria, Hydrozoa, Scyphozoa, nerve system, ontogenesis, embryonic development, metamorphosis, vegetative reproduction, evolution
RFBR Grant.

Main publications (2011-2015):
1.    Bocharova  E.S., Kosevich I.A. Modes of reproduction in sea anemones (Cnidaria, Anthozoa) // Biology Bulletin. 2011. V. 38. С. 849-860. (DOI: 10.1134/S0044513411110018)
2.    Kosevich I. Morphogenetic foundations for increased evolutionary complexity in the organization of thecate hydroids shoots (Cnidaria, Hydroidomedusa, Leptomedusae) // Biology Bulletin. 2012. V. 39. P. 172-185. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1134/S1062359012020070)
3.    Popova L.B., Vornov D.A., Kosevich I.A., Panchin Iu V. Gap junctions in sea anemone Nematostella vectensis embryo // Biology Bulletin Reviews. 2012. V. 2. P. 386–389.
4.    Mayorova T., Kosevich I., Melekhova O. On some features of embryonic development and metamorphosis of Aurelia aurita (Cnidaria, Scyphozoa) // Russian Journal of Developmental Biology. 2012. V. 43. P. 271-285).
5.    Mayorova T., Kosevich I. FMRF-amide immunoreactivity pattern in the planula and colony of the hydroid Gonothyraea loveni // Zoology. 2013. V. 116. С. 9-19. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0944200612000840)
6.    Kosevich I.A. Cell migration during growth and morphogenesis in thecate hydroids // Marine Ecology. 2013. V. 34. С. 83-95.
7.    Gorelova O.A., Baulina O.I., Kosevich I.A., Lobakova E.S. Associations between the White Sea colonial hydroid Dynamena pumila and microorganisms // Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 2013. V. 93. С. 69-80. DOI:10.1017/S0025315412000690
8.    Mayorova T.D., Kosevich I.A. Serotonin-immunoreactive neural system and contractile system in the hydroid Cladonema (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa) // Invertebrate Neuroscience. 2013. V. 13. С. 99-106.
9.    Mayorova T., Kach J., Kosevich I. Pattern of serotonin-like immunoreactive cells in scyphozoan and hydrozoan planulae and their relation to settlement // Acta Zoologica. 2014. V. 95. С. 272-282. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/azo.12023).
10.    Lavrov A.I., Kosevich I.A. Sponge cell reaggregation: Mechanisms and dynamics of the process // Russian Journal of Developmental Biology. 2014. V. 45. N. 4. P. 205-223. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1134/S1062360414040067)
11.    Kosevich I.A. Symmetry in Colonies of Thecate Hydroids (Cnidaria, Hydroidomedusa, Leptomedusae): Transition from Radial to Bilateral Symmetry // Paleontological Journal. 2014. V. 48. № 11. P. 1172-1182.
12.    Mayorova, T., Kosevich, I., Dulin, N., Savina, E., Kraus, Y. Organizer regions in marine colonial hydrozoans, Zoology (2015), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.zool.2014.12.001