Petr A. Smirnov

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Position: Junior Researcher
Contact phone: +7 (812) 764-17-14
Educational background: SPbU
Research interests: Parasitology, morphology of parasites, digenea, evolution of complex life cycles, miniaturization.
Field studies: WSBS “Kartesh”, MBS “Belomorskaia”.
Professional membership: Saint Petersburg Society of Naturalists
Pedagogical activity: Winter and summer courses in SPbU teaching assisstant
Scientific projects and grants:
  • RFBR 18-04-00075. Shatrov A. The leading tendencies of morpho-ecological specialization in mites and ticks (Acariformes, Parasitiformes) in the light of elaboration of their host-parasite relationships.
  • RFBR 18-04-00138. Frolov A. Trypanosomatids and their prokaryotic endosymbionts: cophylogeny and a diversity of symbiotic associations.
  • RFBR 16-04-00593. Raikova O.Ways of evolution of neuromuscular systems of turbellaria and questions of the origin of parasitic flatworms.
Selected Publications: Smirnov P.A., Dobrovolskij A.A. 2019. What is hidden under an eggshell? Ultrastructural evidence on morphology of “passive” Prosorhynchus squamatus miracidium (Digenea: Bucephalidae). Invert. Zool., 16(4): 361–376.