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Daria Svistunova

Full Name: Daria Svistunova
Position Sought: Embryologist
Primary Language: Russian, English
Address: Moscow
Telephone: +79032005856
E-mail: Contact Daria
  Main resume

I hold an MSc Clinical Embryology and DPhil Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics degrees from The University of Oxford. During the MSc course I was introduced to human reproduction and infertility causes and treatment, and had hands-on classes on various IVF techniques, including semen analysis, ICSI and blastocyst biopsy; I was awarded a Nikon prize for the best performance during micromanipulation classes. I'm currently working as a clinical embryologist in BioOptima clinic (Moscow, Russia) and I'm fully trained in sperm analysis, oocyte retrieval and denudation, conventional IVF, ICSI/PICSI, oocyte and blastocysts vitrification and thawing, embryo transfer.
Would consider positions in European contries, will require working visa sponsorship as a Russian citizen

Career History:

Jan 2020 - current:

Clinical embryologist at BioOptima (Moscow, Russia)


Research experience:

Department of electron microscopy, A.N. Belozersky Institute Of Physico-Chemical Biology
• 2011 – “The accessibility of inner regions of nucleoli in indirect immunofluorescent reaction”
• 2012 - “Mapping of MAP3K14 nucleolar localization signal”
• 2013 – “Nonspecific accumulation of proteins within nucleolus mediated by nucleolar localization signals”

Cell motility group, Department of cell biology, Institute of Protein Research, Russian Academy of Sciences
• 2014 “Effects of vimentin intermediate filaments on fibroblast migration”

Srinivas group, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, Medical Sciences Division, The University of Oxford
• 2015 “Characterising the role of F-actin during cell movement in early embryogenesis”

Oliver group, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, Medical Sciences Division, The University of Oxford
• 2015 - 2019 “Investigating the neuroprotective function of TLDc proteins”

Laboratory techniques - mammalian cell culture, primary neuron cell culture, transfections, protein extraction, SDS and blue native PAGE, western blotting, immunochemistry (cells, whole-mount E5.5 mouse embryo), fluorescent microscopy, confocal microscopy, cloning, plasmid purification, recombinat protein production and purification, DNA and RNA extraction from cells and tissue, PCR, qPCR, mouse E5.5-E11.5 embryo dissectioning


Sep 2009 – June 2014:
Specialist in Bioengineering, first-class degree
Faculty of Bioengineering and Bioinformatics, Lomonosov Moscow State University

Oct 2014 – Sep 2015:
MSc Clinical Embryology
Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The University of Oxford

Oct 2015 – Oct 2019:
DPhil candidate, Oliver group
Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, The University of Oxford

Personal details:
Interests and Hobbies:

My scientific interests lie in the fields of human genetics and inheritable diseases, early embryonic development and reproduction, as well as molecular neurodegeneration

Further Information:

Awards and scholarships

  • Academic Severin first-class award, 2011 (competition among 3-6 year undergraduate students of fundamental medicine, biology and bioengineering and bioinformatics faculties at MSU, who specialize in molecular and cell biology and biochemistry in there research)
  • Medal of the Russian Academy of Science for the best research work among the students of Russian universities, 2013
  • Hill Foundation Scholarship for MSc Clinical Embryology, 2014

  • Nikon Prize 2015 for MSc Clinical Embryology students - prize is awarded to the candidate who displays performance, enthusiasm, and motivation in micromanipulation practical sessions

  • American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) International Travel Award, 2017

  • Somerville College Bradshaw Travel Grant, 2017

  • Arzhanik V.K., Svistunova D.M., Koliasnikov O.V., Egorov A.M. Interaction of antibodies with aromatic ligands: the role of pi-stacking // J Bioinform Comput Biol. 2010 Jun;8 (3):471-83 20556857

  • Svistunova D.M., Musinova Y .R., Polyakov V .U., Sheval E.V . A simple method for the immunocytochemical detection of proteins inside nuclear structures that are inaccessible to specific antibodies // J Histochem Cytochem. 2012 Feb;60(2):152-8.

  • Sheremet N.L., Khanakova N.A., Nevinicyna T.A., Cygankova P.G., Itkis Ju.S., Krylova T.D., Loginova A.N., Chuhrova A.L., Venkova L.S., Svistunova D.M., Chernoivanenko I.S., Zaharova E.Ju., Poliakov A.V., Minin A.A. Modern possibilities and prospects in study of pathogenesis, diagnosing and treatment of hereditary optic neuropathies // Annals of Ophtalmology (Rus), 2014 Nov- Dec;130(6):62-70.

  • Svistunova D.M., Simon J.N., Rembeza E., Crabtree M., Yue W.W., Oliver P.L., Finelli M.J. Oxidation resistance 1 regulates post-translational modifications of peroxiredoxin 2 in the cerebellum // Free Radic Biol Med. 2018 Oct 30. pii: S0891-5849(18)31271-1. doi:10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2018.10.447.


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