Researcher, Laboratory of Modelling and Minimization of Anthropogenic Risks

Scientific interests:

radioecology, environmental monitoring, radiobiology, migration of man-made radionuclides 238Pu, 239,240Pu, 241Am, 137Cs.


1986–1991, Biology student of Francisk Skorina Gomel State University. Graduated with a qualification of a Biologist/Teacher of Biology and Chemistry.

1991–2003, employed with Gomel Plant of Casting and Normals in several jobs from lab assistant of Air Basin Protection Laboratory to the head of Sanitary-Industrial Laboratory.

2003–2016, researcher of Radioecology Lab, IRB.

2016–present, researcher of Laboratory of Modelling and Minimization of Anthropogenic Risks, IRB.

Contributed to the following research projects:

2006, involved in large-scale environmental research to substantiate the choice of the potential sites for the NPP construction.

2007–2008, cross-institutional cooperation project ARPA Russia-Belarus (Chernobyl Atlas).

2008–2010, NATO Programme for Security through Science “Radioactive Contamination of the Territory of Belarus in the Polessie State Radiation-Ecological Reserve”.

2012–2016, research projects in the framework of Memorandum of Understanding between IRB and ЕМ Research Organization (Japan).

2016, IAEA TC Project Strengthening Capacity to Assess Behaviour of Transuranium Elements in the Chernobyl NPP Exclusion Zone and Adjacent Areas.

2018–2019, IRB-LU (Sweden) cooperation project “Assessment of the long-term radioactive contamination of Chernobyl-affected”.

Skills and experience:

  • radiochemical analysis of environmental samples (soil, water, biological samples) to determine the activities of transuranic elements 238,239,240Pu, 241Am;
  • radiochemical analysis of water and biological samples to determine the activities of natural radionuclides 210Pb, 210Po, 224,226,228Ra;
  • spectrophotometry;
  • agrochemical analysis of soils;
  • identification of physicochemical occurrence forms of long-lived radionuclides in soils by the degree of their biological availability.


A regular attendee of domestic and international scientific conferences, meetings and workshops.

Author and coauthor of over 50 scientific publications, 1 patented invention and 1 registered sampling procedure:

Sampling and sample preparation procedure for the determination of transuranic elements in meat and dairy products, МОПр.МН 11-2009.

The technique for removal of long-lived radionuclides from milk. A.V. Zubareva, A.G. Kravtsov, A.D. Naumov, S.V. Zotov, R.A. Korol. Patent no. 19279, Republic of Belarus.

Database on the concentrations of cesium-137, strontium-90 and transuranic elements in biological samples (organs and tissues of wild animals). R.A. Korol, A.A. Dvornik. National Information Resource Registry Registration Certificate no. 5871607963.

Dvornik, A.A. Potential threat to human health during forest fires in the Belarusian exclusion zone / A.A. Dvornik, A.M. Dvornik, R.A. Korol, N.V. Shamal, S.O. Gaponenko, A.V. Bardyukova // Aerosol Science and Technology. – 2018. – Vol. 52(8). – p. 923-932.

Никитин, А.Н. Содержание 137Cs, 238Pu, 239+240Pu и 241Am в экспериментах диких копытных животных, обитающих в зоне отчуждения Чернобыльской АЭС (= Concentrations of 137Cs, 238Pu, 239+240Pu and 241Am observed in experiments on wild hoofed animals in the exclusion zone of the Chernobyl NPP, in Russian) / А.Н. Никитин, О.А. Шуранкова, И.А. Чешик, С.А. Калиниченко, Р.А. Король // Радиационная биология. Радиоэкология. – Т. 58, № 2. – С. 166–173. DOI: 7868/S0869803118020054

Спиров, Р.К. Аккумуляция трансурановых элементов надземными и подземными органами сосудистых растений (= Accumulation of transuranium elements by underground and aboveground organs of tracheophytes, in Russian) / Р.К. Спиров, А.Н. Никитин, И.А. Чешик, Р.А. Король // Доклады НАН Беларуси. – 2017. – Т. 61, № 2. – С. 51–57.

Никитин А.Н. Америций – след цивилизации / А.Н. Никитин, С.В. Гриневич, Р.А. Король // Наука и инновации – №1 2013, С. – 61-64 (= Americium – the footprint of civilization, in Russian)