Areas of Research Interest:
Metallothioneins and parameters of oxidative stress of freshwater animals (fish, crayfish, frog, mollusks) and the role of them in adaptation to aquatic pollutants (heavy metal ions, organic compounds) and environmental stress.
2011- ... Development of optimal set of markers to evaluate the status of aquatic ecosystems by using biochemical parameters of bivalves (Individual grant of Ukrainian President) [Leader]
• 2009–2010 Biomarkers in bivalve mollusks for the assessment and monitoring of the biological impact of anthropogenic activities in Ukraine (Ukrainian-Austrian joint collaboration project) [Researcher]
2009–2010 JOINT R&D PROJECT „Toxic effects of novel insecticides on freshwater fishes” with Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Tarnaka, Hyderabad, India [Researcher]
2009–2010 Biotesting of water pollution with potentially toxic substances (Ukrainian-Hungarian joint collaboration project #M/25-2009) [Researcher]
• 2008−2010 Metallothioneins of Cyprinidae. The evaluation of the adaptation to environmental and model stress (Ukrainian-Korean joint collaboration project № M/256-2008); [Researcher]
Publications. Total 55 scientific papers, in particularly, 1 books, 18 articles in peer reviewed journals.
Most important publications
Falfushynska HI, Gnatyshyna LL, Farkas A, Vehovszky A, Gyori J, Stoliar OB. 2010. Vulnerability of biomarkers in the indigenous mollusk Anodonta cygnea to spontaneous pollution in a transition country. Chemosphere. 81(10):1342-51.
Falfushynska HI, Gnatyshyna LL, Priydun CV, Stoliar OB, Nam YK. 2010. Variability of responses in the crucian carp Carassius carassius from two Ukrainian ponds determined by multi-marker approach. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 73(8):1896-906.
Falfushinska H., Stolyar O. 2009. Responses of biochemical markers in carp Cyprinus carpio from two field sites in Western Ukraine. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 72(3):729-736
Falfushynska H.I., Romanchuk L.D., Stolyar O.B. 2008. Seasonal and spatial comparison of metallothioneins in frog Rana ridibunda from feral populations. Ecotoxicology. 17(8). P. 781-788.
Falfushinska H.I., Romanchuk L.D., Stolyar O.B. 2008. Different responses of biochemical markers in frogs (Rana ridibunda) from urban and rural wetlands to the effect of carbamate fungicide. Compar. Biochem Physiol. 148C. N 3. P. 223–229.
Member of the Ukrainian Cell-biology Society 2004-present
Member of the Ukrainian Biochemistry Society 2003-present