President of the Ukrainian Council of Science Editors


Professor Rostyslav S. Stoika

Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

Professor Rostyslav Stoika graduated with honors Lviv State University and specialized in biochemistry, awarded Doctor of Biological Sciences and Biochemistry degree (1993), Professor of Biochemistry title (1996), and joined National Academy of Science of Ukraine as a Corresponding Member (2006). In 1995-2000, he was the Head of the Department of Cell Regulatory Systems of the Palladin Institute of Biochemistry, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

He received numerous awards and prizes for his ground-breaking research and publications in biochemistry, including O.V.Palladin Prize in Biochemistry (Academy of Sciences, Ukraine, 1987), R.E.Kavetsky Prize in Experimental Oncology (National Academy of Sciences, Ukraine, 2007), and S.Z.Gzhitsky Prize in Biochemistry (2020), and State Prize of Ukraine in the Field of Science and Technology (2020). He also received the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine special awards in 2008 and 2018.

Prof. Stoika is a Member of the Shevchenko Scientific Society, Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences (2002), Honored Worker of Science and Technology of Ukraine (2020). He is also a Member of the Identification Committee for Science in Ukraine (since 2018), Member of the Scholarship Committee of the Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS; 2016-2020), Member of the Presidium of the Ukrainian Biochemical Society and Chairman of the Lviv Branch of this Society.

Prof. Rostyslav Stoika is the Founder and Co-Chairman of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd International Parnassus Conferences on Biochemistry of Cellular Processes (since 1996).

Since 1989, he has been teaching at the Department of Biochemistry of Ivan Franko Lviv National University (Professor of the Department). Since 2016, he has also been working as a Professor at the Department of Normal Physiology of Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University. He was employed at the University of California, Los Angeles (USA, 1994) and Sinai Cedar Medical Center (Los Angeles, USA, 1999-2000). Prof. Stoika consulted 3 Doctoral dissertations and mentored 22 Candidate of Sciences dissertations related to apoptosis.

Prof. Rostyslav Stoika heads a scientific school in Lviv to study the biochemical mechanisms underlying the regulation of the functioning and death of normal and pathological cells of animals and humans. Prof. Stoika has authored 375 articles in academic journals, 4 monographs, and 17 book chapters. He is also an author of 3 methodology manuals, 19 patents of Ukraine, including 9 invention patents. He is a co-author of 2 patent applications for the United States and Europe, and the Editor-in-Chief of the monograph titled “Multifunctional nanomaterials for biology and medicine: molecular design, synthesis and application” (Kyiv, 2017). He is the Editor-in-Chief of Studia Biologica and Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Biotechnologia Acta.

Secretary-General of the Ukrainian Council of Science Editors

Associate Professor Olena Zimba

Associate Editor, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)