Sergii Romanenko

Dr

  • The University of Western Australia (M013), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Crawley

    Australia

  • 2 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
20162018

Personal profile

Biography

Education:
2006 – 2009: Post graduate student of International Center of Molecular Physiology, Kiev, Ukraine; (PhD biophysics; Ph.D. thesis Title: Calcium signaling specificity in the different types of primary nociceptive neurons and its modulation
2000-2006: National Technical University of Ukraine “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”, Department of Electronics, Faculty of Physical and Biomedical Electronics, Kyiv, Ukraine; (BSc, MSc)
Professional experience:
2015 - up to now: Research Fellow Academic Staff (Physics), University of Western Australia (UWA), Perth, Australia (leech ganglion preparation, electrophysiological recordings, synaptic transmission control, el.phys recordings from glial, neuronal and cancer cells in vitro, neuronal network pattern conditioning, experimental design, setup construction, data processing, paper and report writing, DRG cell culture preparation, calcium imaging, hippocampus slices preparation, experimental design );
2013 - 2015: PostDoc Scholar, The bioelectrophotonics laboratory (Biophysics and Health theme of the Sigma-Lim Laboratory of Excellence (LABEX) project), XLIM, Limoges, France. (leech ganglion preparation, electrophysiological recordings, synaptic transmission control, el.phys recordings from glial, neuronal and cancer cells in vitro, neuronal network pattern conditioning, experimental design, setup construction, data processing, paper and report writing);
2011-2013: PostDoc Scholar, California Institute of technology, Huntington Medical Research Institute, Pasadena, CA, USA (leech ganglion preparation, electrophysiological recordings, synaptic transmission control, Raman spectroscopy, in situ nanoparticle infusion, neuronal network pattern conditioning, experimental design, setup construction, data processing, paper and report writing);
2009-2011: Junior Research Scientist, Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology, Kyiv, Ukraine (DRG cell culture preparation, calcium imaging, hippocampus slices preparation, experimental design);
2008-2009: Assistant in Dept. of Applied Physics of National Aviation Univ., Kyiv, Ukraine (lecturer assistant, preparation materials for seminars, conducting of laboratory practice and practice classes);
2006- 2009: Post graduate student of International Center of Molecular Physiology, Kyiv, Ukraine (intracellular calcium signaling technique, induction of rat model of diabetes, ultrafast application system design, pain tests, drug testing, experimental protocol design, data processing, writing reports and papers);
2003-2006: Summer Student engineer of the Department of General Physiology of the Nervous System, Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology, Kyiv, Ukraine (assistance in sample preparation, and experiment conducting: solutions, DRG neurons in vitro preparation, patch-clamp teqnique).

Roles and responsibilities

• Patch clam, voltage clamp.
• Intracellular calcium measurement imaging, fluorescent methods
• Pain test (“hot plate”, Hargreaves Method)
• Sharp electrode electrophysiology (Axoclamp 900A & Calmpax 10.3)
• Intracellular recordings in situ
• Rat entire spinal cord preparation for el.phys recordings
• sucrose-gap method
• Rat DRG cell preparation for in vitro experiments; ureter, uretus for in situ experiments, leech preparations
• Utilization of Leech neurons as electrophysiological model
• Raman spectroscopy
• Multiphoton microscopy

Previous positions

2015 - up to now: Research Fellow Academic Staff (Physics), University of Western Australia (UWA), Perth,;
2013 - 2015: PostDoc Scholar, The bioelectrophotonics laboratory (Biophysics and Health theme of the Sigma-Lim Laboratory of Excellence (LABEX) project), XLIM, Limoges, France.;
2011-2013: PostDoc Scholar, California Institute of technology, Huntington Medical Research Institute, Pasadena, CA, USA;
2009-2011: Junior Research Scientist, Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology, Kyiv, Ukraine;

Current projects

Modulating neuron activity with terahertz light.
The increasing prevalence of high frequency electromagnetic radiation for military applications,
communication and imaging has prompted interest in the effects of these frequencies in neuroscience. The primary aim of this project is to understand the interactions and effects of terahertz light (or T-rays) on neurons and brain tissue and will build on Australia's position as a leader in terahertz technology. This work will identify optimal parameters for neuronal modulation with one of the potential outcomes being the possibility of controlling neuron firing rates which has applications in neuroscience. It also has clinical implications in terms of the suppression of pain and other neurological disorders.

Research

• Effect of low intensity stimulation of living tissue with non-chemical factors. Effect of millimeter sub millimeter EM waves on activity neuronal cells in situ and in vivo, neuronal tissue stimulation with high voltage pulses and effects of infrared light stimulation.
• Modulation of cell interaction and signal transmission (conditioning of action potential, train patterns and associated intercellular coupling).
• Functional properties and regulation of calcium-related receptors and channels of membrane. Functional link between these structures and internal calcium pools.

Languages

English
Ukrainian
Russian
French

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Projects 2018 2018

Research Output 2016 2017

  • 2 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 2 Conference paper
  • 1 Review article

Evaluation of a biologically relevant level of MMW radiation absorption in neuronal tissue

Romanenko, S., Siegel, P. H., Hool, L., Harvey, A. R. & Wallace, V. 12 Oct 2017 2017 42nd International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz 2017. Camus, E. C. (ed.). IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 8066864

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference paper

Tissue
Radiation
Heating
Dosimetry
1 Citations
Open Access
Electromagnetic Fields
Terahertz Radiation
Electromagnetic fields
Cell membranes
Tissue
1 Citations

Alterations in neuronal action potential shape and spiking rate caused by pulsed 60 GHz millimeter wave radiation

Romanenko, S., Siegel, P. H., Pikov, V. & Wallace, V. 28 Nov 2016 International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz. Uhd Jepsen, P. (ed.). IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Vol. 2016-November, 7758449

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference paper

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