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Founded in 2001

Phone: +7 391 249 45 72


Head of the laboratory: Alexander Yakovlevich Bolsunovsky, D.Sc.

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Research projects

  • Project RFBR-KSF No. 18-44-240001 Assessment of the safe level of low dose radiation for living organisms in a case study of radioactive contamination of the Yenisei River ecosystem, 2018Ц2019

  • Project RFBR-KSF No. 18-44-240003 Evaluation of the efficiency of artificial radionuclides involving in the biotic cycle, 2018Ц2019

  • Project RSCF No. 14-14-00076 Evaluation of radiosensitivity of different organisms in bioassay of radioactive contamination of ecosystems in a case study of the Yenisei River, 2014Ц2016

  • Project RFBR-KSF No. 13-04-98004 Development of bioindication and bioassay methods to determine the contribution of the radiation factor to the industrial contamination of the Yenisei River ecosystem, 2013Ц2014

  • Project RFBR No. 12-05-00078 Comparative evaluation of the mobilities of uranium and artificial radionuclides in the ecosystem of the Yenisei River basin, 2012Ц2014

  • Project RFBR No. 12-04-00915 Concentration of radionuclides and heavy metals by macromycetes as related to bioremediation of human-contaminated areas (a case study of the Yenisei River basin), 2012Ц2014

List of major publications

  • 2021

    1. Bolsunovsky, A.Y.; Dementyev, D.V., Vakhrushev, V.I. Transport of Artificial Radionuclides over Long Distances Downstream along the Yenisei River during the 1966 Extreme Flood Event // Doklady Earth Sciences. 2021. Vol. 498(2). P. 514-518. DOI: 10.1134/S1028334X21060052

    2. Zotina, T., Dementyev, D., Alexandrova, Y. Long-term trends and speciation of artificial radionuclides in two submerged macrophytes of the Yenisei River: A comparative study of Potamogeton lucens and Fontinalis antipyretica // Journal of Environmental Radioactivity. 2021. Vol. 227, No 106461. DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvrad.2020.106461

    3. Bolsunovsky, A., Trofimova, E., Dementyev, D., Petrichenkov, M. The long-term effects of v-radiation on the growth of Allium cepa plants // International Journal of Radiation Biology. 2021. Vol. 97(2). P. 276-281. DOI: 10.1080/09553002.2021.1844337

    4. Zuev, I.V., Andrushchenko, P.Y., Chuprov, S.M., Zotina, T.A. Structural Features of Scales of Baikal Grayling Thymallus baicalensis under Conditions of an Altered Hydrological Regime // Inland Water Biology. 2021. Vol. 14(1). P. 60-66. DOI: 10.1134/S1995082920060176

  • 2020

    1. Dementyev, D., Bolsunovsky, A. A long-term study of radionuclide concentrations in mushrooms in the 30-km zone around the Mining-and-Chemical Combine (Russia) // Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies. 2020. Vol. 56(1). P. 83-92. DOI: 10.1080/10256016.2020.1718124

    2. Bolsunovsky, A., Dementyev, D., Trofimova, E. Biomonitoring of radioactive contamination of the Yenisei River using aquatic plants // Journal of Environmental Radioactivity. 2020. Vol. 211, No. 106100. DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvrad.2019.106100

    3. Zotina, T.A., Melgunov, M.S., Dementyev, D.V., Alexandrova, Y.V. Comparative estimation of the plutonium (238Pu, 239+240Pu) and radiocesium (137Cs) content in bottom sediments and hydrobionts of the Yenisei River // Doklady Earth Sciences. 2020. Vol. 492(2). P. 434-437. DOI: 10.1134/S1028334X20060227

    4. Lopatina, T.S., Aleksandrova, Y.V., Anishchenko, O.V., Gribovskaya, I.V., Oskina, N.A., Zotina, T.A., Zadereev, E.S. The effect of deicing salt solutes on Moina macrocopa and Allium cepa in a toxicity test experiment // Vestnik Tomskogo Gosudarstvennogo Universiteta, Biologiya. 2020. Vol. 51. P. 162-178. DOI: 10.17223/19988591/51/9

  • 2019

    1. Zotina T.A., Trofimova E.A., Dementyev D.V. Time-dependent trends of artificial radionuclides in biota of the Yenisei River (Siberia, Russia) // Journal of Environmental Radioactivity. 2019. Vol. 208-209. No. 106028. DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvrad.2019.106028

    2. Bolsunovsky A., Melgunov M. Radioactive particles in the Yenisei River floodplain (Russia): Characterization, leaching and potential effects in the environment // Journal of Environmental Radioactivity. 2019. Vol. 208-209. No. 105991. DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvrad.2019.105991

    3. Bolsunovsky A., Dementyev D., Trofimova E., Iniatkina E., Kladko Y., Petrichenkov M. Chromosomal aberrations and micronuclei induced in onion (Allium cepa) by gamma-radiation // Journal of Environmental Radioactivity. 2019. Vol. 207. P. 1-6. DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvrad.2019.05.014

    4. Zuev I.V., Trofimova E.A., Zotina T.A. Seasonal variability of length-weight relationships of Arctic grayling (Thymallus arcticus) and Siberian dace (Leuciscus baicalensis) inhabiting the middle reaches of the Yenisei River, Siberia, Russia // Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 2019. Vol. 19 (10). P. 893-897. DOI: 10.4194/1303-2712-v19_10_09

    5. Zotina T.A., Trofimova E.A., Alexandrova Y.V., Anishchenko O.V. Assessment of the Quality of Bottom Sediments in the Middle Reaches of the Yenisei River by Allium test // Contemporary Problems of Ecology. 2019. Vol. 12 (3). P. 265-274. DOI: 10.1134/S1995425519030120

  • 2018

    1. Bolsunovsky A.Y., Dementyev D.V., Trofimova E.A., Iniatkina E.M., Kladko Y.V., Petrichenkov M.V. Cytogenetic Effects of v-Radiation in Onion (Allium cepa L.) Seedlings // Doklady Biochemistry and Biophysics. 2018. Vol. 481 (1). P. 181-185. DOI: 10.1134/S1607672918040014

    2. Petrova A.S., Lukonina A.A., Dementyev D.V., Ya. Bolsunovsky A., Popov A.V., Kudryasheva, N.S. Protein-based fluorescent bioassay for low-dose gamma radiation exposures // Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. 2018. Vol. 410 (26). P. 6837-6844. DOI: 10.1007/s00216-018-1282-5

  • 2017

    1. Bolsunovsky A., Melgunov M., Chuguevskii A., Lind O.C., Salbu B. Unique diversity of radioactive particles found in the Yenisei River floodplain // Scientific Reports 7, Article number: 11132. DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-11557-7

    2. Zadereev E., Lopatina T., Oskina N., Zotina T., Petrichenkov M., Dementyev D. Gamma irradiation of resting eggs of Moina macrocopa affects individual and population performance of hatchlings // Journal of Environmental Radioactivity. 2017. Vol. 175-176. P. 126-134. DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvrad.2017.05.002

    3. Kudryasheva N.S., Petrova A.S., Dementyev D.V., Bondar A.A. Exposure of luminous marine bacteria to low-dose gamma-radiation // Journal of Environmental Radioactivity. 2017. Vol. 169-170. P. 64-69. DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvrad.2017.01.002

    4. Zuev I.V., Shulepina S.P., Trofimova E.A., Zotina T.A. Seasonal changes in feeding and relative condition factors of Arctic grayling (Thymallus arcticus) in a stretch of the middle reaches of the Yenisei River // Contemporary Problems of Ecology. 2017. Vol. 10 (3). P. 250-258. DOI: 10.1134/S1995425517030143

    5. Bolsunovsky A.Y., Dementyev D.V., Trofimova E.A., Zotina T.A. New data on the effect of ionizing radiation on the growth of the aquatic plant Elodea canadensis in the laboratory // Doklady Biological Sciences. 2017. Vol. 475 (1). P. 157-160. DOI: 10.1134/S0012496617040019

    6. Dementyev D.V., Bolsunovsky A.Ya., Borisov, R.V., Alexandrova Yu.V. Concentrations of metals in water of the Yenisei River between Krasnoyarsk and the Angara River outfall in 2010-2015 // Bulletin of the Tomsk Polytechnic University-Geo Assets Engineering. 2017. Vol. 328 (3). P.54-63.

  • 2016

    1. Bolsunovsky A., Frolova T., Dementyev D., Sinitsyna O. Low doses of gamma-radiation induce SOS response and increase mutation frequency in Escherichia coli and Salmonella typhimurium cells (2016) Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 134: 233-238. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2016.09.009

    2. Bolsunovsky A.Y., Sinitsyna O.I., Frolova T.S., Vasyunina E.A., Dementyev D.V. Genotoxicity assessment of low-level doses of gamma radiation with the SOS chromotest and the Ames test (2016) Doklady Biochemistry and Biophysics, 469 (1): 309-312. DOI: 10.1134/S1607672916040190

    3. Bolsunovsky A.Y., Trofimova E.A., Zueva A.V., Dementiev D.V. The first results of using the Allium test in estimating the chemical and radiation toxicity of bottom sediments in the Yenisei River (2016) Doklady Biological Sciences, 469 (1): 192-195. DOI: 10.1134/S0012496616040128

    4. Zotina T.A., Trofimova E.A., Dementyev D.V., Bolsunovsky A.Y. Age-dependent accumulation of 137Cs by pike Esox lucius in the Yenisei River (2016) Doklady Biological Sciences, 468 (1): 133-136. DOI: 10.1134/S0012496616030108

    5. Zadereev E.S., Lopatina T.S., Zotina T.A., Oskina N.A., Dementyev D.V., Petrichenkov M.V. The effect of y-radiation on resting eggs and life cycle of cladoceran Moina macrocopa (2016) Doklady Biochemistry and Biophysics, 466 (1): 61-65. DOI: 10.1134/S1607672916010166

  • 2015

    1. Zotina T., Medvedeva M., Trofimova E., Alexandrova Y., Dementyev D., Bolsunovsky A. Chromosomal abnormalities in roots of aquatic plant Elodea canadensis as a tool for testing genotoxicity of bottom sediments (2015) Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 122: 384-391. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2015.08.021

    2. Dementyev D.V., Zotina T.A., Manukovsky N.S., Kalacheva G.S. Biosorption of 241Am from solution and its biochemical fractionation in the mycelium of macromycetes (2015) Radiochemistry, 57 (6): 661-665. DOI: 10.1134/S1066362215060144

    3. Zotina T.A., Trofimova E.A., Medvedeva M.Y., Dementyev D.V., Bolsunovsky A.Y. Use of the aquatic plant Elodea canadensis to assess toxicity and genotoxicity of Yenisei River sediments (2015) Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 34 (10): 2310-2321. DOI: 10.1002/etc.3057

    4. Bolsunovsky A.Y., Zotina T.A., Medvedeva M.Y., Trofimova E.A. Evaluation of cytogenetic abnormalities in cells of submerged plant Elodea canadensis in the Yenisei River section affected by industrial pollution: Field studies and laboratory experiments (2015) Doklady Biological Sciences, 460 (1): 27-31. DOI: 10.1134/S0012496615010044

    5. Dementyev D.V., Zotina T.A., Manukovsky N.S., Kalacheva G.S., Bolsunovsky A.Y. Biosorption of 241Am from aqueous solutions and its biochemical fractionation in Pleurotus ostreatus mycelium (2015) Doklady Biochemistry and Biophysics, 460 (1): 34-36. DOI: 10.1134/S160767291501010X

  • 2014

    1. Bolsunovsky A., Dementyev D. Radioactive contamination of pine (Pinus sylvestris) in Krasnoyarsk (Russia) following fallout from the Fukushima accident (2014) Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 138: 87-91. DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvrad.2014.08.003

    2. Zotina T.A., Trofimova E.A., Karpov A.D., Bolsunovsky, A.Ya. Accumulation of radionuclides in food chains of the Yenisei River after the nuclear power plant shutdown at the mining-and-chemical enterprise (2014) Radiatsionnaia biologiia, radioecologiia / Rossiiskaia akademiia nauk, 54 (4): 405-414

    3. Medvedeva M.Y., Bolsunovsky A.Y., Zotina T.A. Cytogenetic abnormalities in aquatic plant Elodea canadensis in anthropogenic contamination zone of Yenisei River (2014) Contemporary Problems of Ecology, 7 (4): 422-432. DOI: 10.1134/S1995425514040088

    4. Zotina T.A., Trofimova E.A., Bolsunovsky A.Y., Anishenko O.V. Experimental estimation of the possible use of submersed macrophytes for biotesting bottom sediments of the Yenisei River (2014) Contemporary Problems of Ecology, 7 (4): 410-421. DOI: 10.1134/S1995425514040131

    5. Zotina T.A., Trofimova E.A., Dementyev D.V., Bolsunovsky A.Y. Bioaccumulation, inter-organ distribution, and retention of waterborne and dietary 241Am in silver crucian carp (2014) Toxicological and Environmental Chemistry, 96 (2): 243-254. DOI: 10.1080/02772248.2014.941368

    6. Muratova E.N., Goryachkina O.V., Kornilova M.G., Pimenov A.V., Sedelnikova T.S., Bolsunovsky A.Y. Cytogenetic studies on submerged plants from the Yenisei River area in the zone of radioactive contamination (2014) Biology Bulletin, 41 (5): 461-467. DOI: 10.1134/S1062359014050094