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CV


Education


2013 – present – Ph.D. student, Department of Ecology and Genetics, Uppsala University, Sweden.

2011 – 2013Erasmus Mundus Master Program in Evolutionary Biology (MEME):

1st semester – Uppsala University, Sweden.

2nd semester – University of Montpellier II, France.

3rd semester – University of Montpelier II

External research project at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Germany.

4th semester – Uppsala University

External research project at Harvard University, USA.

2009 – 2010 – M. Sc. in Biology, V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Ukraine.

2005 – 2009 – B. Sc. in Biology, V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Ukraine


Experience


Project: Genome evolution and adaptation in the tetraploid weed Capsella bursa-pastoris (Brassicaceae). (2013-present)

Supervisor – Martin Lascoux, Uppsala University

  • Gene expression analyses using RNA-seq data.
  • Population genetic analyses of whole-genome sequence data.
  • Analyses of phenotypic variation using various linear models.

Project: Hybridization between closely and distantly related Heliconius butterflies: analysis of the whole-genome sequences. (Mar – Oct 2013 with a break in Jul-Aug).

Supervisor – James Mallet, Harvard University.

  • Whole-genome DNA sequences alignment, genotype calling and filtering.
  • Whole-genome and sliding window phylogeny.
  • Estimation of Fst, Tajima’s D, pi, dxy, Patterson’s D (based on the F4-population test).
  • Gene ontology characterization.
  • Test for positive selection using dN/dS.

Project: Association of adaptive changes in gene expression with different organs in hybrid sculpins (Teleostei: Cottidae: Cottus). (Sep 2012 – Feb 2013).

Supervisor – Arne Nolte, Max Plank Institute for Evolutionary Biology.

  • RNA-Seq and microarray data analyses,
  • Gene ontology term enrichment analysis.
  • Comparison of different methods of microarray gene expression data normalization.

Project: Comparative phylogeography of some Indo-Pacific Mugilidae fishes. (Apr – Jul 2012).

Supervisor – Jean-Dominique Durand and Philippe Borsa, University of Montpelier II.

  • DNA extraction, PCR amplification, DNA electrophoresis.
  • Sequences editing and alignment.
  • Phylogenetic reconstruction and inference of phylogeography.

Project: The peculiarities of a hybrid complex of spined loaches of the genus Cobitis (Teleostei: Cypriniformes: Cobitidae) in Eastern Ukraine: morphological and genetic diversity. (2008-2010)

Supervisor – Gennadiy A. Shandikov, V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University.

  • Field collection of spined loaches using nets and fish traps.
  • Specimen preservation in ethanol and formalin, and maintenance of collection.
  • Cytometric analysis of erythrocytes.
  • Analyses of morphological characters, allozymes, PCR–RFLP

Conferences


Kryvokhyzha D, Till Czypionla T, Nolte AW. 2013. Associations of adaptive changes in gene expression with different organs in hybrid sculpins (Pisces, Cottus). SMBE-2013, Chicago, USA. (poster)


Grants and Awards


2013 – The Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution (SMBE) Travel Grant Award

To attend the SMBE Annual Conference in Chicago, USA.

2013 – National Geographic Society’s Global Exploration Fund.

Project: “Hidden Biodiversity on the Roof of the World”, expedition to the Pamir Mountains (Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan).

2011 – Erasmus Mundus Scholarship.

This scholarship covered all expenses during my 2-years MEME studies.


Internships and Trainings


19 – 28 June, 2015 – Research visit to Stephen Wright’s Lab, University of Toronto.

24 – 25 Mar, 2015 – Approximate Bayesian Computation by Daniel Wegmann, Uppsala University, Sweden.

16 – 27 Jan, 2012 – European course of Comparative Genomics, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France.

16 – 27 Aug, 2010 – Summer school “Sustainable development in the Baltic region 2010”, Folkuniversitetet, Gothenburg, Sweden.

18 May – 12 Jun, 2010 –  Laboratory of Fish Genetics, Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, (DNA and karyotype analyses).

Feb – Mar, 2010 – Department of Evolutionary Genetic Bases of Systematics, I. I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine (allozyme analysis).

5 – 12 Oct, 2008 – “Methods of reconstruction of phylogeny based on molecular data”, Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia.


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