Анатолий Викторович Скальный
May 12, 1962
|Alma mater||Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University|
Ph.D. (2000), Prof. (2004). Founder of the Bioelementology scientific school. Editor-in-chief of Trace Elements in Medicine journal. Head of the Department of Medical Elementology of the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University), Vice President of Trace Element – Institute for UNESCO, founder of Center for Biotic Medicine. Chairman of Russian Society of Trace Elements in Medicine (RUSTEM) from 2001 on.
Life and work
Anatoly Skalny was born in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukrainian SSR. He graduated summa cum laude from Ivano-Frankivsk National Medical University in 1985 and started working for the Serbsky State Scientific Center for Social and Forensic Psychiatry in Cerebral Palsy department.
In 1990 Prof. Skalny attained Ph.D. degree defending a thesis in the field of Addiction Medicine (“The study of the effects of alcohol abuse on human Zinc, Copper and Lithium metabolism”). He earned Doctor of Medical Sciences degree in 2000 for his dissertation “Trace and macroelements in homeostasis disorder treatment of subjects from various geographical and climate regions. The feasibility study from the ecological and physiological point of view”.
In the first decade of 21st century Anatoly Skalny studied the biological role of various macro- and trace elements. He was developing methods and forms of using macro- and trace elements to effectively treat various human metabolism disorders. Anatoly Skalny authored more than 500 scientific publications, including more than 140 articles in international peer-reviewed journals indexed in Scopus, 12 monographs, 11 manuals, and 5 guides published both in Russian Federation and abroad. Prof. Skalny is the owner of seven patents for his inventions. Prof. Skalny collaborates with leading nutritionists and toxicologists from the USA, Norway, Germany, China, Poland, Croatia, and many other countries.
In 2012 Anatoly Skalny became Vice President Special Projects of Trace Element – Institute for UNESCO (TEU). TEU’s goal is to develop and promote new technologies aimed at diagnosis and correction of mineral and trace element deficiencies in human and animals as well as trace element overload of natural, anthropogenic, and iatrogenic origin.
Department of Medical Elementology of RUDN University was established in the Russian Federation with Prof. Skalny’s active participation in April 2016. It develops a methodological basis for studying trace element and mineral metabolism in humans. Another area of research is to study the effect of the elements’ imbalance on the development of various diseases.
Anatoly Skalny organized a large-scale study of the trace element status of the Russian population. Based on the obtained data, a detailed map of the country’s regions was developed and published in a five-volume monograph series (“Element status of Russia”). The revealed imbalance of elements’ is useful for diagnosis, prediction, and treatment of many diseases.
From 1991 Prof. Skalny supervised and guided 14 PhDs and 4 DScs to the degree attainment. Recently he supervises six aspirants and candidates.
Awards and honors
Anatoly Skalny was awarded by various medals of Russian Academy of Natural Sciences (2004 and 2014) and Ministry of Internal Affairs (2010).[clarification needed] He was the recipient of National Ecology Prize named after Vladimir Vernadsky in 2016.
Selected works in English
- Keen C.L, Uriu-Adams J.Y., Skalny A., Grabeklis A., Grebeklis S., Green K., Yevtushok L., Wertelecki W. W., ChambersCh.D. The plausibility of maternal nutritional status being a contributing factor to the risk for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: The potential influence of zinc status as an example // BioFactors (Oxford, England). — 2010. — V. 36 (2). — P. 125—135.
- Skalny, A. V., Skalnaya, M. G., Grabeklis, A. R., Skalnaya, A. A., &Tinkov, A. A. (2018). Zinc deficiency as a mediator of toxic effects of alcohol abuse. European journal of nutrition, 1-10.
- Bjørklund, G., Skalny, A. V., Rahman, M. M., Dadar, M., Yassa, H. A., Aaseth, J., … &Tinkov, A. A. (2018). Toxic metal (loid)-based pollutants and their possible role in autism spectrum disorder. Environmental research, 166, 234—250.
- Skalny A.V. Bioelementology as an interdisciplinary, integrative approach in life sciences: Terminology, classification, perspectives // Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology. — 2011. — V.25. — P.3-10.
- Tinkov, A. A., Filippini, T., Ajsuvakova, O. P., Aaseth, J., Gluhcheva, Y. G., Ivanova, J. M., … &Skalny A.V. (2017). The role of cadmium in obesity and diabetes. Science of The Total Environment, 601, 741—755.
- Skalny, A. V., Simashkova, N. V., Klyushnik, T. P., Grabeklis, A. R., Bjørklund, G., Skalnaya, M. G., … &Tinkov, A. A. (2017). Hair toxic and essential trace elements in children with an autism spectrum disorder. Metabolic brain disease, 32(1), 195—202.
- "Dr. Skalny". drskalny.microelements.ru.
- "About | Board of directors | Trace Elément - Institut pour l'UNESCO". en.trace-element.org.
- "Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology Editorial Board" – via www.journals.elsevier.com.
- "Editorial Board of Biological Trace Element Research".
- "В Москве состоялось награждение лауреатов Национальной экологической премии имени В.И. Вернадского". www.old.vernadsky.ru.
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