Boris Zhivotovsky#


Boris Zhivotovsky
Email:Boris.Zhivotovsky 'at' ki.se
Membership Number:4049
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWEDEN
Section:PHYSIOLOGY & NEUROSCIENCE
Username:bzhivotovsky
Homepage: http://ki.se/imm/enheten-for-toxikologi




Present and Previous Positions
  • 2004 – present Head, Division of Toxicology, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2002 – present Professor of Toxicology, Institute of Environmental Medicine (IEM), Karolinska Institutet (KI)
  • 2010 – present Professor and Head, Laboratory of Investigation of Apoptosis Machanisms, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
  • 1994 - 2002 Senior Research Fellow, Division of Toxicology, IEM, KI
  • 1991 - 1994 Visiting Scientist, Division of Toxicology, IEM, KI
  • 1989 - 1992 Chief (Associate Professor), Laboratory of Molecular Radiobiology, CRIRR, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 1980 – 1989 Senior Research Fellow (Docent), Laboratory of Molecular Radiobiology, CRIRR, Leningrad, Russia
  • 1978 – 1980 Senior Research Fellow, Laboratory of Molecular Radiobiology, CRIRR, Leningrad
  • 1975 – 1977 Research Fellow, Laboratory of Molecular Radiobiology, CRIRR, Leningrad

Fields of Scholarship
  • Radiation biology
  • Molecular mechanisms of cell death
  • Modes and regulation of autophagy
  • Dysfunctonal cell death in tumor chemo- and radiosensitivity
  • Mechanisms of action of anti-cancer drugs

Honours and Awards
  • 2015 Among the 4 most highly cited toxicologists in Europe (2007-2011)
  • 2015 Among the 25 most highly cited cell biologists in Europe (2007-2013)
  • 2012 The European Cell Death Organization Prize for an Important Contributions
  • 2011 VA Engelhardt’s Memorial Lecture. Russia
  • 2008 Helmut Holzer Memorial Lecture. Slovenia
  • 2008 Among the 6 most highly cited toxicologists in Europe (1996-2007)
  • 2007 Visiting Professor, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Italy
  • 2006 Among the 10 most highly cited researchers, Swedish Cancer Society (Cancerfonden)
  • 2006 The European Union Descartes Research Prize for collaborative project: Apoptosis pathways in cancer and AIDS
  • 2006 - Doros Visiting Scholar. Ben-Gurion University of the Genev, Israel
  • 1999 - Appointed Adjunct Professor, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
  • 1987 - The USSR State Prize in Science and Technology, Gold Medal

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