Direction of scientific research
Development of methodology for monitoring, assessment, prediction and prevention of risks associated with the high level toxic polluting substances transfer via biological pathways. These substances can accumulate in the food chain and spread in Arctic ecosystems.
Yngvar Thomassen - Leading Scientist
He has given over 275 presentations on various aspects of his research, of which 105 were invited lectures at major conferences and symposia. In the period 1983-91 he was a member of the Commission on Toxicology, International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (titular) member from 1986, where he initiated the development of human body fluids as quality assurance materials for the measurement of minor, trace and ultra-trace elements and organic metabolites. From 2011-2014 he served as a titular member in the Analytical Chemistry Division. More »
X International biogeochemical school "Modern Problems of the State and Biogeochemical Evolution of Biosphere Taxa"
On 13-16th of June two employers from the laboratory — Anastasia Pesʼyakova and Nikita Sobolev — took part in 10th international biogeochemical school «Modern Problems of the State and Biogeochemical Evolution of Biosphere Taxa» dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry named after V.I.Vernadsky.
On the final day of the expedition on May 24th, the colleges from the laboratory met with the Head of the Rospotrebnadzor Department of the NAO, Kirkhara Natalya Vyacheslavovna, the Head of the Department of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport - Ivankin Iliy Igorevich and the director of the Nenets agrarian and economic technical school - Danilova Oksana Vyacheslavovna, and discussed the issues of further cooperation within the megagrant-project.
During the expedition to NAO, the laboratory staff visited the village of Krasnoe in 42 km from the city of Naryan-Mar. Negotiations were held with the administrative authorities - the Head of the Municipal formation Taratin Viktor Aleksandrovich and the chairman of the Council of Deputies of the Municipality Chuprov Leontiy Mikhailovich. Seasonal consumption of migratory species of game birds, fish and wild animals has been determined.