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Sergey I. Bartsev

Sergey I. Bartsev

Doctor of Science, head of theoretical biophysics laboratory

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Academic Education:

  • 1972 - 1977 Krasnoyarsk State University, Physics Faculty, specialization: biophysics.

  • 1981-1983 post-graduate course, Institute of biophysics, SB RAS

Scientific degree:

  • 1986 Ph.D. (Biophysics), Thesis title: "The heterogeneity of luminous bacteria in accordance with light intensity". Research adviser - academician J.I.Gitelson.

  • 2004 Doctor of Sciences (Biophysics), Thesis title: "Complexity reduction of models of natural and experimental ecosystems".

Academic Career:

  • 1977 - 1978 assistant, Institute of Physics, USSR Academy of Sciences, Siberian Branch (UAS SB), Krasnoyarsk.

  • 1978 - 1980, soldier, Soviet Army.

  • 1981 - 1983, postgraduate, Institute of Biophysics (UAS SB), Krasnoyarsk.

  • 1983 - 1987, Junior Researcher, Institute of Biophysics, (UAS SB), Krasnoyarsk.

  • 1987 - 1990, lecturer, department of higher mathematics, Krasnoyarsk, State University.

  • 1990 - 1991, Science secretary of Institute of Biophysics (UAS SB), Krasnoyarsk.

  • 1991 - 1997, Senior Researcher, theoretical department, Institute of Biophysics (SB RAS).

  • 1997 - 2002, Head Researcher, theoretical department, Institute of Biophysics (SB RAS).

  • 2002 - Present, the head of theoretical biophysics lab, Institute of Biophysics (SB RAS).

Membership in international societies

  • 1996 - 1998 Deputy Organizer of F4.3 Event of COSPAR (Committee on Space Research)

  • 1998 - 2006 Main Scientific Organizer of F4.3 Event of COSPAR

  • 2006 - Deputy Organizer of F4.3 Event of COSPAR.

Professional Experience:

  • Optimum configuration of biological life support systems

  • Mathematical modeling of ecological and biochemical systems

  • Application of neural network algorithms to science studies

  • Ecological education

Principal research interests

  • Global ecological crises and biosphere stability;

  • Design of biological life support systems for space applications;

  • Application of artificial neural networks for studying complex biological systems;

  • Initial stages of chemical evolution of life, possible predecessor of living beings;

  • Complexity reduction of ecological system description.

Basic Scientific Results:

  • Has proposed an approach to building minimal mathematical model of biosphere based on the principle of the worst scenario.

  • The possibility of irreversible catastrophic changes in the biosphere-climate system due to anthropogenic CO2 emission was shown.

  • Formal coefficient of closure applicable to ecosystems of different complexity was proposed and combinatory properties of it were investigated.

  • Was in charge of design and implementation of computer program for calculating optimal Life Support System (LSS) configuration for long-term space missions. It was shown there are optimal with respect to mass configurations of LSS for different scenarios of space missions.

  • Has introduced integral reliability criterion, which allows optimizing and comparing space LSS. Calculations of optimum scenarios for two main type of missions (orbit station and lunar base) were conducted.

  • Has developed the approach of functional-invariant to reduction of models complexity.

  • Possible scenario and corresponding mathematical model of initial stages of life origin on the Earth, which permit experimental verification were suggested.

International conferences/seminars attended in last 5 years:

  • 2002

    The World Space Congress, October 10-17, Houston, USA

  • 2004

    COSPAR'2004, July 18-25, Paris, France

  • 2005

    International Symposium on Closed Habitation Experiments and Material Circulation Technology, Aomory, Japan

    International Workshop "Biosphere Origin and Evolution", June 26-29, Novosibirsk, Russia

  • 2006

    COSPAR'2006, July16-23, Beijin, China.

  • 2007

    II International conference "Biosphere Origin and Evolution", 28 октября - 2 ноября, Loutraki, Greece.

Grants/projects supervised

  • 2006-2008 Russian Foundation for Basic Research, Grant 06-04-49016, "Theoretical and experimental modeling of origin of autocatalytic systems capable of evolutionary complication as initial stage of the simplest pre-biotic system formation".

  • 2003-2004 Russian Foundation for Basic Research, Grant 03-04-49755, "An approach to reducing complexity of biological system description by means of symmetry on the example of neural network phenomenological model".

Educational activity

Siberian Federal University

Lecture courses: biocybernetics, mathematical biophysics, general biophysics, closed ecological systems.

Scientific publications in last 5 years:

  1. Bartsev S. I. , Bartseva O. D. Symmetric Structures and Equifinality of Evolution Outcomes in Simple Neural Network Models. Doklady Biochemistry and Biophysics. v.386, No.1, pp.235-238, 2002.

  2. Bartsev S.I. Naturally deducing estimation of CELSS closure. Adv. Space Res., v.31, No.7, pp.1675-1682, 2003.

  3. Bartsev S.I., Mezhevikin V.V., Okhonin V.A. Systematic approach to life support system analysis and integration.// Adv. Space Res., v.31, No.7, pp.1823-1832, 2003.

  4. Gitelson J.I., Bartsev S.I., Mezhevikin V.V., Okhonin V.A. An alternative approach to solar system exploration providing safety of human mission to Mars. Adv. Space Res., v.31, No.1, pp.17-24, 2003.

  5. Bartsev S.I., Mezhevikin V.V., Okhonin V.A. Theoretical analysis of closed ecological systems, Chapter 11, pp.329-353. /In: J.I.Gitelson, G.M.Lisovsky, R.D. MacElroy, Manmade closed ecological systems. Taylor &Francis, London and New York, P.402, 2003.

  6. Bartsev S.I., Essence of life and multiformity of its realization: expected signatures of life. Adv. Space Res., v.33, No.8, pp.1313-1317, 2004.

  7. Bartsev S.I. Stoichiometric constraints and complete closure of long-term life support systems. Adv. Space Res. v.34, No. 7, pp.1509-1516, 2004.

  8. Bartsev S.I., Mezhevikin V.V. Pre-biotic stage of life origin under non-photosynthetic conditions. Adv. Space Res., v.35, No.9, pp.1643-1647, 2005.

  9. Bartsev S.I., Degermendzhi A.G., and Erokhin D.V. Global Minimal Model of Long-Term Carbon Dynamics in the Biosphere. Doklady Earth Sciences, v. 401, No. 2, pp. 326-329, 2005.

  10. Bartsev S.I. High degree of matter turnover closure: associated problems and possible ways to solution. Proc. Int. Symp. On Closed Habitation Experiments and Material Circulation Technology, Institute for Environmental Sciences, Japan, pp.192-2002, 2005.

  11. Bartsev S.I., Mezhevikin V.V. On the theoretical and experimental modeling of initial states of metabolism formation in prebiotic systems. Paleontological Journal, v.40, No.4, pp.538-542. 2006.

  12. Bartsev S.I. , Bartseva O. D. Functional invariant approach to the biological system uniqueness: A simple neuronet model. Doklady Biochemistry and Biophysics, v.406, No.1 pp.15-18, 2006.

  13. Ivanova Yu.D., Bartsev S.I., Pochekutov A.A., Kartushinsky A.V. The analysis of seasonal activity of photosynthesis and efficiency of various vegetative communities on a basis NDVI for modeling of biosphere processes. Adv. in Space Res., v. 39. pp. 95-99, 2007.

  14. Bartsev S.I., Mezhevikin V.V. Theoretical and Computer Modeling of Evolution of Autocatalytic Systems in a Flow Reactor. In book "Biosphere Origin and Evolution", Springer US, pp. 119-129, 2007.