Aleksandra Kravets

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a.k.a. Oleksandra P. Kravets

D.Sc in Radiobiology,
Principal investigator
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Professional background

Alexandra P. Kravets holds a D.Sc in Radiobiology and has 25 years of scientific research experience within radiobiology, Department of Radiobiology in Institute of Cell Biology and Genetic Engineering of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine. Scientific experience includes 30 years of research in areas of Biological System Analysis, Radiobiology and Radioecology. Alexandra P. Kravets has published more than 250 papers in reviewed journals and 5 monographs in the area of plant’ morphogenesis, radioecology, radiobiology, system analysis of biological processes, and problem of Chernobyl Accident. Her experience in higher education includes 19 years of teaching in T.Shevchenko Kiev National University (biogeochemistry of radionuclides, computation and mathematic methods of radiobiology) and Kiev Institute ofManagement and Information Technology (radioecology, radiobiology, modeling and prognosis in ecology).


  • D.SC. IN RADIOBIOLOGY, 2001, T.Shevchenko Kiev National University
  • PH.D. IN PLANT PHYSIOLOGY, 1981, Institute of Plant Physiology, Kiev
  • M.S. IN BIOPHYSICS (HONORED DIPLOMA), 1975, T.Shevchenko Kiev National University

Employment – professional appointments

2003 – present The Principal investigator of the Institute of Cell Biology and Genetic Engineering of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine.
1991– 2003 Senior Researcher in Department of Biophysics and Radiobiology of Institute Cell biology and Genetic Engineering
1991– 1995 Senior Researcher in the company "Ecology-Medicine"
1986– 1991 Researcher in Department of Radiobiology of Institute of Botany National Academy of Sciences of the Ukraine
1981– 1986 Junior Researcher in Department of Radiobiology, Institute of Plant Physiology
1976– 1979 Post Graduate Student National F

Major achievements:

  • Development of the original three-module Ecological Model for Assessment of Radiological Consequences of agriculture land with different soil type radionuclide (137Cs and 90Sr) contamination.
  • Injection dose from 137Cs and 90Sr for different age members of Ukrainian population retrospective reconstruction and forecast;
  • Currently participate in epidemiological assessments of Chernobyl accident consequences.
  • Demonstrated plant root excretion ability to destroy “hot” particle and influence to pollutant mobility in soil;
  • Explored mechanisms for plant biomass potential of radionuclide accumulation
  • Developed new concept of biotic optimization of radionuclide involved in plant-soill. system

Employment - academic experience

2001-2009 Professor in Radiobiology, T. Shevchenko Kiev National University. Developed and taught original courses on “Biogeochemistry of radionuclide” and “Computational and Mathematical methods in radiobiology”
2001- 2004 Professor in Radiobiology, Kiev Institute of Management. Lectured courses in Radioecology, Radiobiology, Modeling and Prognosis in Ecology.
1994 -2001 Associated Professor in Radiobiology, T. Shevchenko Kiev National University. Lectured on " Mathematic methods and modeling in radiobiology" and "Biogeochemistry of radionuclides".

Award, Professional Memberships

  • Fulbright Professor - 2005-2006
  • International Union of Radioecologists (IUR) (since 1992)
  • European Society for New Methods in Agricultural Research (since 1989)
  • European Societies of Plant Physiologist (since 1989)
  • Ukrainian Societies of Plant Physiologist ( since 1 1985)
  • Ukrainian Societies of Radiobiologists (since 2003)
  • European Societies of Radiobiologists (since 2004)


Russian, Ukrainian - native speaker;
English – fluent.

Selected Projects

  • NATO pilot project – «Risk assessment of Chernobyl accident consequences: Lessons learned for the future», 2000- 2006.
  • Fulbright project “ Multi –purpose algorithm for medical consequences prognosis of environmental pollution”
  • NATO project co-director “Biological Impacts of Chronic Exposure to Low – dose Radiation”, Collaborative linkage grant, 2007- 2008 рік



  • “Functional food again stress», Кiev: Pub.House Logoc, 2011,132 p.
  • “Radiological consequence of agricultural lands radionuclide contamination”: 2008, 237 p;
  • “Radiological consequence of soil and plant radionuclide contamination”:2006, 180 P ;


  • Anthropogenic radionuclide anomaly – 1991, 190 P;
  • Environmental Exposure and Health 2005; 560 P;
  • Effects of the Chernobyl area plant chronic exposure, 2008; 373 P.

The Last Years Selected Papers:

  1. Kravets A., Pavlenco Y. Reconstruction and forecast of doses due to ingestion of 137Cs and 90Sr after the Chernobyl accident // Radiat Environ Biophys. - 2008. 47. Р. 213 - 224.
  2. Naboka M., Shestopalov V., Kravets, A.. Chaban E. Likhosherstov A. An analysis of the correlation between the non-cancer morbidity of children and the internal dose of 137Cs // Int. J. Low Radiation, Vol. 6, No. 3, 2009,p.192-208
  3. Darina A. Sokolova. An Analysis of the Correlation between the Changes in Satellite DNA Methylation Patterns and Plant Cell Responses to the Stress / D. A. Sokolova, G. S. Vengzhen, A. P. Kravets // CellBio. – 2013. – Vol. 2. – P. 163 – 171
  4. Darina A. Sokolova. The Effect of DNA Modification Polymorphism of Corn Seeds on Their Germination Rate, Seedling Resistance and Adaptive Capacity under UV-C Exposure / D. A. Sokolova, G. S. Vengzhen,A. P. Kravets // American Journal of Plant Biology. – 2014. – Vol. 1, № 1. – Р. 1 – 14
  5. Benjamin A Jelin,Wenjie Sun,Alexandra Р. Kravets,Marina Naboka,Evgenia I Stepanova,Vitaliy Y Vdovenko,Wilfried J Karmaus,A Lichosherstov,Erik R Svendsen Quantifying annual internal effective 137Cesium dose utilizing direct body-burden measurement and ecological dose modeling // Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, (JESEE) - 2015, P 24-38
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