Roman S. Ovchinnikov is a Principal Investigator in Laboratory of Mycology in Federal Research Centre of Experimental Veterinary (VIEV) in Moscow, Russia. His career in veterinary mycology began in 1996, when he started his PhD research project on animal dermatophytosis. He received his PhD in Veterinary Microbiology and Mycology from VGNKI (Moscow, Russia) in 2000.
He has a long-standing interest in study of fungal infections in animals and zoonotic mycoses, covering etiology, immune interaction, pathogenic specialization of fungi. His main areas of research are the etiological diversity of fungal infections emphasizing opportunistic, new and emergent pathogens. Epidemiological significance of animal pathogens for human medicine is also under consideration. Dr. Ovchinnikov’ lab elaborates new tools for diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mycoses in pets and other animals. His recent research topics are metagenomic approach in diagnosis of mycoses; full-genome sequencing of pathogenic fungi; neglected mycoses in exotic and wild animals; immunotherapy of mycoses.
Roman S. Ovchinnikov has published more than 100 papers in domestic and international journals. He is a member of ISHAM Working Group on Veterinary Mycology, Russian Academy of Mycology, and a Board Member of Russian Society of Veterinary Immunology. As a lecturer, he attended a number of conferences and educational courses, including International Veterinary Mycology Course at Radboud University (Nijmegen, Netherlands).