Bayerische Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg
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Sergey Shityakov is currently a researcher in the Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care at Würzburg University Hospital. His research interests include blood-brain barrier research, molecular docking, and molecular dynamics simulation of different biological systems, such as brain transporter proteins and carbon nanostructures. His work in these areas has been published in various high-impact peer-reviewed journals including Nature and presented at scientific conferences.
10/2013 – current
Researcher at the Eye-Tracking & Vision Research Group, Department of Methods and Applied Cognition, (Head: Prof. Dr. Lynn Huestegge), University of Wuerzburg, Germany.
05/2012 – 12/2012 Researcher at the Cybermedia Research Group (Cognitive Film Psychology), Leibnitz Institute of Knowledge Media Research (Head: Prof. Dr. Stephan Schwan), Tübingen, Germany.
09/2010 – 03/2012 Researcher at the Department of Evolutionary Cognition, University of Tübingen (Head: Prof. Dr. Bettina Rolke), Tübingen, Germany.
02/2006 – 07/2010
PhD-student at the Department of Cognitive and Biological Psychology, University of Tübingen (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Rolf Ulrich), Tübingen, Germany.
I am interested in social evolution and the evolution of mutualisms. My model are fungus-farming ambrosia beetles. Currently I aim to find the mechanisms behind pest-control in the fungus gardens and how the beetle trigger their fungi to produce fruiting structures. Techniques I use: behavioural observations, SEM, next-generation sequencing, lab breeding of beetles and culturing of fungi/bacteria
My research in evolutionary biology and in the systematics of animals and plants focuses on the meeting points of phylogenetics and bioinformatics. Focussing on alignments and RNA secondary structures, especially of the internal transcribed spacer 2 (ITS2), as well as on co-developing computer tools inferring phylogenies, I am mainly interested in the phylogenetic relationships and the evolution of protists (in particular green algae) and invertebrate Metazoa.