Short CV of Professor Serhiy KOMISARENKO.
Academician-Secretary of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and
Director, Palladin Institute of Biochemistry, Ambassador of Ukraine.
First name: Serhiy
Born: July 9th, 1943 in Ufa, USSR. Married, has one daughter
Education: Ukrainian-English secondary school No 92 in Kyiv (1950-1960); Kyiv Medical Institute (1960-1966); Department of Mechanics & Mathematics of Kyiv University (1964-1966); Post graduate course in Biochemistry in the Institute of Biochemistry of Ukrainian Academy of Sciences (1966-1969); Courses on Advanced Immunology (free visitor) in Pasteur Institute in Paris (1974-1975).
Degrees, titles and honours: Doctor of Medicine with distinction (1966), PhD in Biochemistry (1970), Ukrainian State Award (1979), Doctor of Sciences in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (1989), Professor of Biochemistry (1989), Corresponding member of Ukrainian Academy of Sciences (1990), Full Member (academician) of Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences (1991), Full Member (academician) of Ukrainian Academy of Medical Sciences (1993), State Order of "Yaroslav the Wise" (V degree-2005), State Order of "Merit" (III degree-1996, II degree-1998), Honorary Doctor of Sciences: Kingston University (1997) and North London University (1997), Palladin Award in Biochemistry winner (2003), Honorary Professor of Odesa National University (2010).
Occupation: Junior scientific researcher in the Institute of Biochemistry of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, Kyiv (1969-1972); Scientific Secretary of the Institute (1972-1974); Head, Laboratory of Immunochemistry (1975-1982); Head, Department of Molecular Immunology (1982-1989); Director, Palladin Institute of Biochemistry, Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, Kyiv (1989-1992), Deputy Chairman of Council of Ministers of Ukraine, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine responsible for humanitarian sector: health care, culture, education, science, social security, etc. (1990-1992); Ambassador of Ukraine to the United Kingdom (1992-1998), Ambassador of Ukraine in Ireland (simultaneously, 1995-1998). Director, Palladin Institute of Biochemistry, Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences, Kyiv (since May 1998). Academician-Secretary and member of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (since April 2004).
Invited lecturer: 1970-1971: Kyiv Medical Institute - Practical Course of Biochemistry;
1976-1984: Kyiv State University - Lecture Course on Immunochemistry; 1982-1990: Kyiv Branch of Moscow Physico-Technical Institute - Lecture Course on Molecular Immunology;
since 2002: Shevchenko Kyiv National University – Professor and Head, Biotechnology Branch of the Department of Biochemistry.
Publications: "Radiation and Human Immunity" (Kyiv, 1994), “Structure and Biological activity of Bacterial Biopolymers” (Kyiv, 2003), more than 300 scientific articles in the field of Biochemistry and/or Immunology. Articles on Ukrainian culture and politics.
Miscellaneous: 1974-1975 - scholarship in Pasteur Institute in Paris, France; 1981 - scholarship in Sloan Kettering Cancer Institute in New York, USA; Editor-in-chief "Ukrainian Biochemical Journal" (1989-1992 and since 1998) and “Biotechnology” (Ukrainian), member of the Editorial Board of International Journal of Immunology and Imunopharmacology (Italy) and of the journal of the Polish International Affairs Institute “Europe” («Европа»); member of the Council of International Society for Immunopharmacology (USA); Chairman: of the Babij Yar Commemoration Committee (1990-1991), of the Government Committee for the Congress of Ukrainians (1991-1992), of the Ukrainian Government Commission for the Humanitarian aid (1992), of the Ukrainian Government anti-AIDS Commission (1991-1992). Chairman of the charity "Chernobyl Relief Foundation" (London, 1995-1998). He was elected: President of the Ukrainian Biochemical Society (1999 -), First Deputy Chairman of the Ukrainian Peace Council (1999 -), President of the Ukrainian Institute for Peace and Democracy (1999 -), President of the charity “Special Olympics – Ukraine” (2002 -), Deputy Chairman of the National Council on Healthcare (2006), Chairman of the Board of the International Foundation for the National Memory of Ukraine (2007), Honorary member and member of the Board of Directors of the British-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce etc. Chairman of the Commission on Biosafety and Biosecurity at the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine (nominated by the President of Ukraine in 2007).
Political: Founding member of the National Salvation Forum (2001), Candidate to the post of the President of Ukraine (2004 elections).
Member: European Atlantic Group, London, 1994; Clubs: Rotary of London, 1993-1998, Royal Automobile Club, London, 1995-1999.
Interests: Music, alpine skiing, clay-pigeon shooting, wind-surfing.