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Andrey Kuznetsov

Kuznetsov Andrey, PhD, Innsbruck Medical University, Innrain 66, Innsbruck, A- 6020, Austria.

Education

1975-         Diploma from M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, USSR. Specialty: - Biochemistry.

1977-         Post-graduate, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Chemical Department, Moscow, USSR.

1981-         Ph.D. in Biochemistry,  M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, USSR.       

Professional Development/Affiliations

1981-1993 Postdoctoral research training, Research Associate, Senior Research Associate, -Laboratory of Bioenergetics, Institute of Experimental Cardiology, Cardiology Research Center, Academy of Medical Sciences, Moscow, Russia.

1992-1996 Postdoctoral position, University of Magdeburg, Institute of Biochemistry, Medical Academy Magdeburg, and Clinic for Neurology, Germany.

1997-2002 Senior Research Scientist, D. Swarovski Research Laboratory, Department of Transplant Surgery, University Hospital Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria.

2002-2009 Head of Biochemistry Group, Daniel Swarovski Research Laboratory, Department of General- and Transplant Surgery, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria.

2006 Habilitation in Cell Biology: “Mitochondria in situ. Function, Dysfunction, Regulation”, Private Docent. Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria.

2009 Head of the Research Laboratory, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria.

Research Emphasis

Mitochondrial function and regulation in normal cells and in various pathological states. Mitochondrial interactions with other intracellular structures and systems. Analysis of mitochondria in vitro, in situ and in vivo. The roles of mitochondria in aging,  ischemia reperfusion, apoptosis, cancer, oxidative stress, nutrition, obesity and various diseases. Imaging of mitochondria and mitochondrial function. Mitochondrial heterogeneity. Imaging of mitochondrial dynamics (fission, fusion, motility) in living cells.

Research Skills

Extensive knowledge of  bioenergetics and mitochondrial physiology. Excellent skills and experience in optical imaging (fluorescent, etc) of single cell and single mitochondria in vivo and in situ, imaging of mitochondrial Ca2+, ROS, membrane potential, mitochondrial dynamics (fission, fusion, motility) for basic science and in clinically oriented studies. Excellent skills in modern methods (e.g. high-resolution respirometry, fluorimetry, etc) for mitochondrial research.

Grants

2009: Research Grant from the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)

2003-2011: Periodically, Research Grants from the Austrian Cancer Society (Tirol)

Position & Membership in Scientific Societies

Member of the International Society for Heart Research

Honors

1998 and 1999: Special Awards from the Government of Tyrol, Austria

Reviewer

Periodically: research papers for Am.J.Physiol.; J.Cell.Mol.Med.; J.Biol.Chem.;  J.Moll.Cell.Cardiol.; Cell.Moll.Life Sci.; Proteomics; Gerontology; Cryobiology; etc.

External scientific expert for programs

“ANR”, CNRS, France; “Welcome Trust”, UK.

Publications

Original publications: >130