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Members of the Station

Avian Ecology and Behaviour


Last updated:
24 January 2019

Elena Platonova

Born 15 April 1992 in Krasnovodsk, Turkmenistan.


Research interests: behavioral and physiological adaptations in malaria-infected birds; development of malaria in birds in relation to different pathways of parasite transmission.


  • 2009–2014 ― Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, Department of Bioecology and Biodiversity.
  • 2014–2016 ― St. Petersburg State University, Department of Invertebrate Zoology, MSc in Parasitology.

Conferences and Workshops:

  • Fourth International Workshop on Malaria and Related Haemosporidian Parasites of Wildlife, September 26 – October 2, 2015, Shepherdstown, West Virginia, USA.
  • The 6th Conference of the Scandinavian-Baltic Society for Parasitology – April 23–24, 2015, Uppsala, Sweden.
  • International Conference on Malaria and Related Haemosporidian Parasites of Wildlife, Vilnius, Lithuania, 7–11 August 2013.

Selected publications:

Mukhin A., Palinauskas V., Platonova E., Kobylkov D., Vakoliuk I., Valkiūnas G. 2016. The Strategy to Survive Primary Malaria Infection: An Experimental Study on Behavioural Changes in Parasitized Birds. PLoS ONE 11(7): e0159216.

Asghar M., Palinauskas V., Zaghdoudi-Allan N., Valkiūnas P., Mukhin A., Platonova E., Färnert A., Bensch S., Hasselquist D. 2016. Parallel telomere shortening in multiple body tissues owing to malaria infection. Proc R Soc B 283(1836)