Natalia M. Biserova

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Leading researcher, Dr. Sc.

CURRICULUM VITAE
Natalia M. Biserova

Natalia M. Biserova, PhD; Dr.Sc.
Zoology, leading research scientist

Lomonosov Moscow State University, Biological Faculty, Department of Invertebrate Zoology.

Work Address
Department of Invertebrate Zoology, Biological Faculty, B-234,
Moscow State University, 119234, Moscow, Russia.

fax /tel (lab): (495)939 44 95
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http://invert.bio.msu.ru/

Research Interests
Invertebrate Morphology, Neuroanatomy, Parasitology, Evolution, Neodermata, Cestoda, Insecta, Tardigrada, Ultrastructure,  Electron Microscopy, Immunocytohemistry.
Brain , Neuroglia, Neurotransmitters, Neuromodulators, Immunomodulators

Objects
Flatworms, Neodermata, Cestoda, Insects, Tardigrada

Memberships
President Elect of the International Society for Invertebrate Morphology (ISIM, 2014-2020)

International Society for Invertebrate Neurobiology (ISIN),
Russian Society for Parasitology, RAS

Education

2004
Doctor of Science degree (Dr.Sc.), Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow.
1986
Doctorate thesis (PhD) , St.-Petersburg State University, St.-Petersburg.

Appointments

Present Position:
Leading Research Scientist in the department of Invertebrate Zoology, Biological faculty, MSU

Previous Science Positions:
Since 1992
Senior Research Scientist, laboratory of Ecological Parasitology, Institute for Biology of Inland Waters, RAS
2002-2004
Senior Research Scientist in the department of Invertebrate Zoology, Biological faculty, MSU.

Previous Administation Positions:
1995-1998
Deputy Director /Scientific Secretary of Institute for Biology of Inland Waters, RAS, Borok.

Teaching

Original course:
 "Modern methods of electron microscopy in invertebrate zoology"; lectures and practical course for students and bachelors, Department of Invertebrate Zoology; MSU
since 2008

“Special parasitology”, lectures and practical course for bachelors, Department of Invertebrate Zoology; MSU

“Comparative physiology of invertebrate nervous system: neodermata” , lectures for bachelors Department of Human Physiology and Animals, MSU

International Courses:
International Summer Course (August, 2005) for postgraduate students: “The Modern Methods of Electron Microscopy for Insects”. Lectures and practicum. Potsdam University and Free Berlin University, Germany.

International Summer Course (August -September, 2012) “Comparative and Functional Neuroanatomy and Neurobiology of Invertebrates” The White Sea Biological Station, MSU, Russia

Lecture courses:
"Invertebrate Zoology" Pushchino Branch of MSU; 2004-2006; Department of Invertebrate Zoology; MSU

Laboratory Practicum:
Practical courses of Invertebrate Zoology,2003-2007; Department of Invertebrate Zoology; MSU

Field Practicum:
Summer course of freshwater parasitofauna , lectures and practical course for bachelors, Department of Invertebrate Zoology; MSU, 2005-2009; IBIW RAS; Borok

Summer course of fish parasitology for masters; Department of Invertebrate Zoology; MSU; IBIW RAS; Borok, since 2016

Alumni
Diploma graduate students: 7
PhD graduate students: 3
Post-doctorates: 2

Grants support for researches
2015 – 2017
Leader of research project:”The structural and molecular basis of host-parasite interactions in life cycle of Diphyllobothriidea, Trypanorhyncha and Diphyllidea (Cestoda)”  supported by the RFBR
2013
The Fulbright Fund grant “The Nervous System of Bothriocephalidean, Lecanicephalidean and Trypanorhynchan Cestodes: a Histological, Ultrastructural and Immunocytochemical Study” (G -1-00005, №68120173), USA
2012
Executive Director of the Federal Program "Organization of the youth national and international scientific conferences and schools” government RF 12.741.12.0151
2012
Leader of the project: “Organization and holding of an international conference for comparative and functional neuroanatomy and neurobiology of invertebrates” supported by the RFBR  
2011
Travel grant from RFBR for participating at “The 2nd International Congress on Invertebrate Morphology” ICIM 2011, Harvard University, Boston, USA.  
2010
Leader of the postdoctoral professional development grant for young scientist I.A. Kutyrev supported by the RFBR
2010-2013
Team leader of the research unit “Biogenic Amines in Insects” (DFG FOR 1363) with Prof. Pflueger group (Free University Berlin, Germany, Institute for Biology, Neurobiology)
2009-2011
Leader of research project: Search for morphological correlates of parasitic flatworms molecular systematic by studying of cestodes’ nervous system example” supported by RFBR.
2007
Travel grant from RFBR for participating at “The 11th ISIN Symposium on Invertebrate Neurobiology, 25-29 August, 2007, Tihany, Hungary”.  
2007
Grant of the Boris Kuperman Memorial Fund: “The nervous system ontogeny in cestodes”
2008
Travel grant from RFBR for participating at «The 6th International Workshop on
Cestode Systematic and Phylogeny»
2006-2008
Leader of research project: “The problem of existence of glia cells in central nervous system of parasitic and free-living flatworms (ultrastructural and immunocytochemical investigation)”, supported by RFBR.
2005-2006
Supervisor of the YS INTAC grant “Development of an approach to study of trophic structure of tardigrade communities based on analysis of the digestive system construction of the tardigrades”, supported by European Community, Brussels.
2005
Travel grant from RFBR (Russia) for participating at «The 5th International Workshop on
Cestode Systematic and Phylogeny» České Budějovice, Czech Republic.
2001-2002
Supervisor of the grant: “Study of tardigrades in the Oka-Volga interfluve with use of the electron microscopy methods” supported by the program “Integration”.
2001
The DAAD stipend for research collaboration: Comparative ultrastructural and immunocytochemical study of insect and flatworm muscles. Berlin, Free University, Germany.
2001-2003
Leader of research RFBR grant: The development of a nervous system of cestodes and amphilinids in the ontogeny. 01-04-49326-а
2000
Travel grant from RFBR (Russia) and the NGW stipend (Germany) for participating at the forum of European neuroscience 2000, Brighton, UK.
2000-2003
Research collaboration with Prof. Pflueger group (Free University Berlin, Germany, Institute for Biology, Neurobiology) in order to study the ultrastructure and immunocytochemistry of neuromuscular junctions in invertebrate muscles (DFG, SFB 515)
1999-2001
The Biodiversity Fund grant support: “Annotated lists of the fauna of Lake Baikal, Baikal Region and the Angara River”, member.
1999  
Travel grant from RFBR for participating at the IX ISIN International Symposium for Invertebrate Neurobiology, Tihany, Hungary.
1998 - 2000
Leader of the research grant from RFBR: Nervous system of parasitic flatworms (ultrastructure, functional analysis, ontogeny, evolution)
1997-1999
Member of the research project: “Zoogeographic analysis of world fauna of Tardigrada”  supported by RFBR.
1997
Travel grant from RFBR for participating at the Seven International Symposium on Tardigrada, Dusseldorf, Germany
1996 -1999
Principle investigator of INTAS grant (European Community, Brussels) with Prof. M.K.S. Gustafsson (Finland) and Prof. D.Halton (Belfast): Evolutionary analyses of neuronal signal systems in the phylum Platyhelminthes.
1996 -1998
Member of the research grant from RFBR: Morpho-functional adaptations of parasitic flatworms. Leader Prof. B.I. Kuperman
1996
Research CNR Grant: “Ultrastructural study of Tardigrada, family Macdobiotidae” ; supported by the Italian “Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche”, University of Modena, Italy, Italy.
1994
The Soros Fund stipend for participating at the Sixth International Symposium on Tardigrada, Cambridge, England
1993-1995
Participant of a research grant from the Russian Foundation of the Basic Research (RFBR): “Morpho-functional research of parasite-host relation in parasitic flatworms”.
1991,1992,1995,1999
Research collaboration with Prof. M. Reuter and Prof. M.K.S Gustafsson, Neuropeptides Group, supported by ABO Akademia Universitat, Abo, Finland.

International scientific collaboration
2013
Prof. K. Jensen, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Biodiversity Institute, Kansas University, Lawrence, USA. “Tapeworms from rays and sharks: biodiversity and ultrastructure”.
2000-2013
Prof., Dr. H.-J. Pflüger
Prof. Pflueger group, Free University Berlin, Germany, Institute for Biology, Neurobiology.
“Ultrastructural and immunocytochemical aspects of the muscle innervation of insects and flatworms”.
1996
Prof. Bertolani, Dr. Lorena Rebeccia, University of Modena, Italy.  
“Ultrastructural investigation of tardigrada with special attention to Macdobiotidae”.
1991,1992,1995,1999
Prof. M. Reuter & Prof. M.K.S Gustafsson, Neuropeptides Group, ABO Akademia Universitat, Abo, Finland.
“Neuroactive substances in the parasitic flatworms”.

Awards
Winner of Fulbright Scholar Program U.S., 2013
Award of the Boris Kuperman Memorial Fund, 2007
The Certificate of Honour from USSR Academy of Sciences, IBIW, 2005

Journals
Invertebrate Zoology”- member of editorial board
Reviewer:
Frontiers in Zoology, Zoologia, Inland Water Biology, Russian Journal of Marine Biology Journal of Parasitology, Parasitology International