Petrozavodsk State University, Russia
Vinogradova Irina, Professor, Head of the Department of Pharmacology, Organization and Economics of Pharmacy, Microbiology and Hygiene of the medical faculty of Petrozavodsk State University (the Republic of Karelia, Russia), Doctor of Medical Sciences. Graduated from the medical faculty specializing in internal medicine (1987). Finished the internship specializing in therapy (1988) and the post-graduate study specializing in pharmacology and clinical pharmacology (1996). Defended PhD dissertation on specialty “Pharmacology, clinical pharmacology” (1997) and doctor’s dissertation on specialty “Gerontology and geriatrics” (2009). Has the second higher pharmaceutical education with the specialization “Pharmacist”; finished the internship specializing in management and economics of pharmacy. A member of the problem commission on chronobiology and chronomedicine of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences. Has more than 200 publications.
The areas of scientific activities are “Pharmacology,” “Gerontology,” “Chronobiology,” and “Ecology.” The main scientific interests are connected with the study of the pharmacology of ageing processes, with the experimental research on the prevention and treatment of premature ageing in the North. Experimental studies have shown the acceleration of the ageing process and the increase of the risk of development of the diseases associated with age, including the metabolic syndrome, diabetes and cancer, in the conditions of natural light regime of the North. It is shown that the long-term residence in the North and near the Western border of the time zone leads to increased morbidity and mortality from cancer of the individual locations and to reduced life expectancy.