Scientific interests:

Photoprotectors; radio- and toxic sensitivity modification, neoplastic processes of mammals; recyclable resources, management and sustainability; waste management.


Other interests: literature and creative writing, inventions and innovations, foreign languages, history of science and technology, farm technologies.

Personal background:

Born in 1977 in Gomel, Belarus. In 1994, a student of Francisk Skorina Gomel State University, Biology Faculty with a specialization in Chemistry. Graduated in 1999, same year completed Advanced Training Course in Practical Psychology at the same university. Upon graduation, worked as a school teacher of Biology and Chemistry at a local rural school. In compulsory national military service from 2000 to 2001. In 2003–2004, worked at a paint and coating production factory. From 2004 to 2007, employed at IRB in a position of a junior researcher, Laboratory of Radiation-Toxicological Ecology. During 2007–2010, a PhD student of IRB-based postgraduate course in Radiobiology. In parallel, completed the English Course in Advanced Training Department of Sukhoi State Technical University. In 2009–2011, studied Polish Language and Culture in Francisk Skorina Gomel State University. Won a PhD students competition and was awarded a Presidential Stipend in 2010. Since 2010, a researcher of IRB Combined Effects Laboratory. Since 2020, a researcher of the Department BioSystems Sustainability, IRB.

Chief investigator of several completed R&D projects:

  • 2011–2013 Development of biological models and experimental estimate of combined effects of pollutants on the respiratory organs of animals;
  • 2013 WP3.01 “Radiation-induced alterations of biologically important macromolecules (albumin, DNA, hemoglobin) and their influence on pathogenic processesunder the factors of non-radiation origin”, 2011–2013 State R&D Programme on Chemical Technologies and Materials, Natural Resource Potential;
  • 2014–2015 WP 3.01 “Transgenerational study of the combined effect from ionizing radiation and atmospheric pollution for the development of the body function assessment criteria”, 2014–2015 State R&D Programme on Chemical Technologies and Materials, Natural Resource Potential;
  • 2016–2020 WP 3.04 “Photoprotection activity of lichen-based substances”, 2016–2020 State R&D Programme on Natural Resources and Ecology, Sub-programme “Radiation and Natural Recourses”.

In charge of the ongoing research project:

2021–2025 “Estimate the doses and effects on biota from ionizing radiation combined with a stress of various origin in the area of chronic radiation exposure”, State R&D Programme on Natural Resources and Ecology, Sub-programme 10.3 “Radiation and Biological Systems”.


Publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals

F. Malenchenko, E. F. Konoplia, A. O. Savin, E. M. Kadukova, S. V. Goncharov. The influence of environmental factors of Polesie State Radiation-Ecological Reserve on a spontaneous and chemically modified mutagenesis and tumorigenesis (In Russian). Radiobiology. Radiation Ecology, 2009; vol. 49, no. 2; pp. 255–261.

F. Konoplia, S. N. Sushko, A. F. Malenchenko, A. O. Savin, E. M. Kadukova, S. V. Goncharov. Influence of ecological factors of the zone of the Chernobyl disaster on the somatic cells of mice and their posterity (in Russian). PNAS. Med. Series, 2009; no. 3, 2009; pp. 21–26.

М. А. Chaikovskaya, S. V. Goncharov. Experimental assessment of sulfur dioxide effect on haemopoetic system (in Russian). J. Problems of Health and Ecology, 2012; no. 2; pp. 145–149.

М. А. Chaikovskaya, S. V. Goncharov. A. O. Savin, A. C. Shaforost. Experimental estimation of the nitrogen dioxide effect on the haemopoetic system of mice (in Russian). PNAS. Med. Series, 2012; no. 4; pp. 109–116.

N. Sushko, S. V. Goncharov, N. D. Puzan. Formation of hematological effects in conditions of chronic irradiation and intoxication with heavy metals (in Russian). Microelements in Medicine, 2015; 16 (2); pp. 37–42. DOI: 10.19112/2413-6174-2015-16-2-37-41.

I. Timokhina, S. N. Sushko, N. N. Veyalkina, S. V. Goncharov, V. V. Truhonovets. The bioactive properties of aqueous extracts of cultured mushrooms Hericiumerinaceus(in Russian). Problems of Health and Ecology, 2017; vol. 52, no. 2; pp. 71–74.

I. Timokhina, E. A. Nadyrovm N. N. Veyalkina, S. N. Sushko, S. V. Goncharov, K. M. Fabusheva. Genetically-Caused Tumor Formation in Lungs of Mice of Line Af Under Influence of Radiation and Chemical Factors, and at Aging. J. Anatomy and Histopathology, 2018: vol. 7, no. 3; pp. 56–60.

V. Goncharov, A. Ye. Kozlov, М. V. Маtveyenkov, I. A. Cheshik. Estimating the effectiveness of protection against UV radiation with extracts of lichen Hypogymniaphysodes in biological systems in vivo. DOKLADY of the National Academy of Sciences, 2019; vol. 63 (no. 6); pp. 747–754. DOI: 10.29235/1561-8323-2019-63-6-747-754

Publications in Report Collections

S. Kovalchuk, D. R. Petrenev, S. V. Goncharov. Osobennosti pokazatelei metgemoglobina krovi u bolnykh ishemicheskoi bolezniu serdtsa posleozonoterapii (= Peculiarities of blood methemoglobin indices in patients with ischemic heart disease after ozone therapy, in Russian). Contemporary Problems in Medicine (Journal of the Gomel Medical University), 2007; vol. 2 (7); pp. 83–86.

V. Goncharov, А. Ye. Kozlov, M. V. Matveyenkov, O. M. Khramchenkova. Assessment of photoprotective potential of lichen extracts on exposure to UV in vivo (in Russian). Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2019; no. 3: pp. 150–155.

Conference Proceedings

R. Petrenev, D. A. Gospodarev, S. V. Goncharov, E. F. Konoplia. The effects of selenomethionine on some cellular and biochemical parameters of blood following the exposure to ionizing radiation (in Russian). In: Human Ecology in Post-Chernobyl Period, XIV Int. Sc. Pract. Conf., 13–15 Dec 2006, Minsk, Belarus; pp. 457–462.

F. Malenchenko, S. N. Sushko, A. O. Savin, E. M. Kadukova, S. V. Goncharov. Biological consequences of the complex impact of radioecological factors of the ChNPP exclusion zone and carcinogen (in Russian). In: Radiation and Chernobyl: Nearest and Distant Consequences, Conf. Proc., vol. 4; Inst. of Radiobiology, Gomel, 2007; pp. 136–141.

F. Konoplia, A. F. Malenchenko, S. N. Sushko, E. M. Kadukova, A. O. Savin, S. V. Goncharov. The response of somatic cells of mice and their offspring to the action of xenobiotics under environmental radioactive contamination conditions (in Russian). In: Radiation and Ecosystems, Conf. Proc., 16–17 Oct 2008; Inst. of Radiobiology, Gomel, 2008; pp.249–253.

V. Goncharov. The influence of chronic irradiation of the exclusion zone on hemoglobin sensitivity to chemical exposure (in Russian). In: Aktual’nye problemy mediciny, Conf. Proc., 24–25 Feb 2011, Gomel; vol. 1; Gomel State Medical University, 2011; pp. 144–147.

Sushko S. N., Malenchenko A. F., Barybin L. N., Savin A. O., Kadukova E. M.,Goncharov S. V., Shaforost A. S., Bazhanova N. N., Chaikovskaya M. A. The problems of sanitary hygienic regulation of anthropogenic pollutantsin the light of radiation modifying (in Russian). In: Aktual’nye problemy mediciny, Conf. Proc., 24–25 Feb 2011, Gomel; vol. 1; Gomel State Medical University, 2011; pp. 80–83.

Sushko S. N., Kadukova E. M., Milevich T. I., Savin A. O., Goncharov S. V., Shaforost A. S., Barybin L. N., Bazhanova N. N. Evaluation of the antitumor and radioprotective effectiveness of basidiomycete fungi in the experiment (in Russian). In: Low Doses, Conf. Proc., 26–28 Sep 2012, Gomel; Publ. in Minsk, Inst. of Radiology, 2012; pp. 123–126.

Chaikovskaya M. A., Goncharov S. V., Savin A. O., Shaforost A. S. The influence of nitrogen and sulfur dioxides on the morphometric parameters of the respiratory organs of white mice (in Russian). In: Sovremennye problemy hihieny, radiatsionnoy i ecologicheskoy mediciny, Conf. Proc., Grodno, 2012; pp. 306–309.

N. Sushko, V. P. Gerasimenya, A. O. Savin, S. V. Goncharov, A. S. Shaforost, S. V. Zakharov, T. I. Milevich, L. N. Barybin, V. V. Trukhonovets. Experimental assessment of the effectiveness of aqueous extracts of mycelium of higher fungi used for the correction of radiation pathology (in Russian). In: Radiation, Ecology and Technosphere, Conf. Proc. Gomel, 26–27 Sep 2013; Institute of Radiobiology; pp. 153–155.

N. Sushko, A. O. Savin, A. S. Shaforost, S. V. Goncharov, E. M. Kadukova, L. N. Barybin. Morphological parameters of wild boar and raccoon dogs natural populations inhabiting radioactively contaminated territories (in Russian). In: Biological Effects of Low Dose Ionizing Radiation and Radioactive Pollution on Environment, Int. Conf. Proc., 17–21 Mar 2014, Syktyvkar; Institute of Biology; pp. 100–104.

V. Goncharov, G. M. Novik. The features of the reaction of hemoglobin in mice to the effects of ammonia, nitrogen oxides and sulfur (in Russian). In: Radiation: Anthropogenic Irradiation, Int. Conf. Proc., Gomel, Institute of Radiobiology, 25–26 Sep 2014; pp. 39–41.

V. Goncharov, S. N. Sushko, K. N. Chikunova. Comparative assessment of cytogenetic disorders of polychromatophilic erythrocytes and the state of hemoglobin under radiation-chemical exposure (in Russian). In: Radiation: Anthropogenic Irradiation, Int. Conf. Proc., Gomel, Institute of Radiobiology, 25–26 Sep 2014; pp. 42–44.

N. Sushko, Е. М. Kadukova, S. V. Goncharov, L. N. Barybin, K. N. Chikunova, S. V. Kuchmel. Influence of radioecological conditions of the Polesie Radiation-Ecological Reserve on the morphological and functional state of natural populations of wild boar and raccoon dog (in Russian). In: Natural and Technogenically Altered Ecosystems of Border Areas in the Post-Chernobyl Period, Int. Conf. Proc., Chernigiv, Ukraine, 9–11 Oct 2014; pp. 135–139.

Goncharov, M. Matveyenkau, A. Kazlou, O. Khramchenkova. Photoprotective properties of lichen extracts (Hypogymniaphysodes) in vivo and on cell cultures. In: Abstracts of the 15th Int. Conf. on Healthcare ICHC 2019, 27–29 May 2019, Barcelona, Spain; EuroSciCon, London; p. 40.

A complete list of publications by this author is available on request, or please go to the Russian web-page to take a look.  

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