Naumov Alexander Dmitrievich

Doctor of Biological Sciences, associate professor
Alexander Naumov graduated from Byelorussian State University in 1982, Biology Faculty. Upon graduation, was assigned a lecturer of Chemistry and Biology in Mogilev State Technical College no. 33. In 1983, was transferred to the Gerontology Sector of the BSSR Academy of Sciences where he joined and took an active part in studying molecular mechanisms and endocrine regulation of the reproductive system.

In 1990, defended his PhD thesis titled: The Ontogenesis State of Estrogen-Receptor Interactions at Different Stages of the Hormonal Signal Realization. In the same year, was appointed Head of Experimental Endocrinology Laboratory of Mogilev branch of Research Institute of Radiation Medicine under Belarus Health Ministry. Contributed to strengthening laboratory infrastructure so that the mechanisms of endocrine regulation could be studied on a more profound level. The findings of his and his colleagues’ research were so much of interest and relevance that in 1998 his co-authored poster presentation was recognised as the best one at the Congress of the European Federation of Neurological Societies in Seville, Spain.

In 1997, left Mogilev branch of Research Institute of Radiation Medicine after its reorganisation and joined Vitebsk branch of Institute of Radiation Medicine and Endocrinology where he took the lead of the studies of iodine deficiency among population of the Vitebsk Region.
In 1998, defended his Doctoral thesis titled “Low-dose exposure and the effect of iodine-131-caused hypothyroid on the mechanisms of female sex hormones in target organs (experimental clinical study)”. The data presented in his thesis are the basis for understanding the mechanisms of development of disorders in the reproductive system under the effect of low doses of radiation, combined (external and internal) exposure, as well as understanding the influence of changes in the thyroid functional state on the development of postradiation processes and their degree.

Extensive research and practical efforts were made in the region under Alexander Naumov’s guidance and with the support from the local health authority, including:

– organization of field teams for on-site examinations of local residents;
– introduction of modern methods of iodine detection;
– studying of the seasonal variations of iodine concentrations;
– development of endemic goitre prevention program, and many more.
During 2002–2003, an Acting Director of Vitebsk branch of Institute of Radiation Medicine and Endocrinology.
From 2003 to August 2006, a Deputy Director for Science at IRB. Supervised areas of research included the effects of ionizing radiation on living organisms; radionuclides migration, transformation and accumulation in the environment; search for and development of the ways of increasing radioresistance.

From August 2006 to November 2009, a lecturer and Head of Physics Department in Vitebsk State Veterinary Academy.

On 23 Nov 2009 was appointed a Director of IRB and was in charge of the institute until 2015.

Published over 120 scientific works in radiobiology and biochemistry.

A regular speaker at scientific forums and conferences.

Supervised a thesis work titled “The effects of ionizing radiation and stress on myocardiocytes sensitivity to progesterone and development of the ways to enhance body’s resistance.”

A former member of the Academy Council, Scientific and Methodological Council. A current member of the editorial board of the journal “Problems in Health and Ecology.”

Awarded Certificates of Appreciation and diplomas by Gomel Regional Council of Deputies and the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Belarus.