Ihor Yurkevych

Studied at the Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology of PNU in 2006-2011. There, graduated from postgraduate studies in 2014. 2013-2014 – Scholar of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. 2014-2018, worked as a Leading specialist of the educational and scientific laboratory of the Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology of the PNU. 2016-2017 visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Immunobiology and Epigenetics (Freiburg, Germany). Also, from 2017 to 2020, worked as a researcher at the PNU. Executor of domestic and international research projects. At PNU, teaches a number of academic disciplines, in particular: introduction to modern experimental biology, bioinformatics, molecular biology, professional English, genetics, cell biology, virology, basics of clinical biochemistry, microbiology, introduction to biochemistry (in English), laboratory practicum in biochemistry.

Scientific interests: regulation of molecular and epigenetic mechanisms of nutrition, metabolism and aging; age-related diseases; bioinformatic tools for analysis of various types of sequencing.

Selected publications

Publications: 15 articles, H-index 10 (Scopus).



  1. Yurkevych IS, Gray LJ, Gospodaryov DV, Burdylyuk NI, Storey KB, Simpson SJ, Lushchak OV (2020) Development of fly tolerance to consuming a high-protein diet requires physiological, metabolic and transcriptional changes. Biogerontology 21 (5), 619-636.
  2. Rovenko BM, Kubrak OI, Gospodaryov DV, Perkhulyn NV, Yurkevych IS, Sanz A, Lushchak OV & Lushchak VI (2015) High sucrose consumption promotes obesity whereas its low consumption induces oxidative stress in Drosophila melanogaster. J Insect Physiol 79, 42-54.
  3. Lushchak OV, Gospodaryov DV, Rovenko BM, Glovyak AD, Yurkevych IS, Klyuba VV, Shcherbij MV & Lushchak VI (2012) Balance between macronutrients affects lifespan and functional senescence in fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 67, 118–125.
  4. Lushchak O, Strilbytska OM, Yurkevych IS, Vaiserman AM, Storey KB (2019) Implications of amino acid sensing and dietary protein to the aging process. Exp Gerontol 115, 69–78.
  5. Strilbytska O, Velianyk V, Burdyliuk N, Yurkevych IS, Vaiserman A, Storey KB, Pospisilik A, Lushchak O (2020) Parental dietary protein-to-carbohydrate ratio affects offspring lifespan and metabolism in drosophila. Comp Biochem Physiol, Part A Mol Integr Physiol 241, 110622.