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Last updated: 09.10.2007

 

 

Curriculum vitae

(as of January, 2003 )

 

Peter Borissov Kitin

 

ADDRESS

 

Laboratory of Wood Anatomy and Quality, Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (FFPRI), Tsukuba Science City, Ibaraki, Japan

Phone (work): (+81 29)-873-3211 ext. 574

Phone (home): (+81 90)-6172-5696

Fax: (+81 29)-874-3720

E-mail: kitin@ffpri.affrc.go.jp, kitin@fagus.net

 

EDUCATION

 

Ph.D. in Wood Biology, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, 2001

Advisers: Prof. Jun Ohtani, Prof. Seizo Fujikawa, Ass. Prof. Ryo Funada

Title of thesis: Three-dimensional analysis of cambium and differentiating xylem cells in the ring-porous hardwood Kalopanax pictus.

 

Ph.D. in Agricultural Sciences (Plant Anatomy), University of Forestry, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1992

Adviser: Prof. Venko Kalinkov

Title of thesis: Cambial activity and annual ring formation in some tree species in the region of Sofia.

 

M.S. in Forestry, Higher Institute of Forestry, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1986

Advisers: Prof. Nikola Kolev, Prof. Dimitar Pavlov

Title of thesis: Floristic composition and vegetation types of the biosphere reserve Mantaritza in West Rhodopes.

 

 

SCIENTIFIC EXPERTISE

 

  • Anatomical analysis of plant structure and development; cambial activity and wood formation; cambium, wood and bark anatomy; systematic wood anatomy and wood identification; morphogenesis of in vitro and in vivo propagated plants; three-dimensional analysis of water-conducting system in secondary xylem, pathway of radial water transport in tree stems.
  • Conventional light microscopy, fluorescence and confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM), conventional scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM).

 

 

OTHER INTERESTS

 

Sports: judo, skiing, swimming, hiking.

 

 

LANGUAGES

 

Working knowledge of English, Bulgarian and Russian. Good knowledge of Japanese.

 

 

POSITIONS (PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE)

 

2001 - Present: Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (FFPRI), Tsukuba Science City, Ibaraki, Japan,

Researcher, Japanese Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship.

 

1999 - 2001: Laboratory of Wood Biology, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, Researcher.

Duties: Research project on structure of cambium and wood formation; assisting in teaching graduate students.

 

1995 - 1999: Laboratory of Wood Biology, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, Japanese Government Foreign Student, Grant from Monbusho (Japanese Ministry of Education, Science and Culture).

 

1992 - 1994: Department of Dendrology, University of Forestry, Sofia, Bulgaria, Assistant Professor.

 

1994 - 1995: Department of Dendrology, University of Forestry, Sofia, Bulgaria, Senior Assistant Professor.

 

Summer 1994: Laboratory of Wood Biology and Xylarium, Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren, Belgium, Visiting Researcher.

Duties: Research project on ecological wood anatomy of tropical hardwoods.

 

Summer 1993: Xylarium, Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren, Belgium, Visiting Researcher.

Duties: Research project on ecological wood anatomy of tropical hardwoods.

 

1990 - 1992: Department of Dendrology, University of Forestry, Sofia, Bulgaria, Part-time Assistant Professor.

Duties: Conducting laboratory and outdoor classes of plant taxonomy and plant anatomy.

 

1987 - 1991: Department of Dendrology, Higher Institute of Forestry and Mechanical Technology of Timber Processing (renamed by 1992 in University of Forestry), Sofia, Ph.D. Student

 

1986 - 1987: Institute of Forest Management (Agrolesproekt), Sofia, Forestry Engineer.

Duties: Collecting and processing of data for forest information database, development of forest management projects.

 

 

MEMBERSHIPS

 

  • International Association of Wood Anatomists (IAWA)
  • Japan Wood Research Society
  • International Plant Propagators Society (IPPS)

 

 

EDITORIAL/REVIEWING:

 

Propagation of Ornamental Plants, Editorial Board, 2001 present

International Association of Wood Anatomists (IAWA) Journal

 

Selected Publications

  1. Kitin P., Sano Y., Funada R.: Three-dimensional imaging and analysis of differentiating secondary xylem by confocal microscopy. International Association of Wood Anatomists (IAWA) Journal, 24, (2003), (in press).
  2. Iliev Iv., Rubos A., Scaltsoyiannes A., Nellas Ch., Kitin P.: Anatomical study of in vitro obtained fasciate shoots from Betula pendula Roth. Acta Horticulturae, (in press).
  3. Kitin P., Sano Y., Funada R.: Fusiform cells in the cambium of Kalopanax pictus are exclusively mononucleate, Journal of Experimental Botany, 53, 483-488 (2002).
  4. Funada R., Miura H., Shibagaki M., Furusawa O., Miura T., Fukatsu E., Kitin P.: Involvement of localized cortical microtubules in the formation of a modified structure of wood, Journal of Plant Research, 114, 491-497 (2001).
  5. Iliev I., Kitin P., Funada R.: Morphological and anatomical study on in vitro root formation of silver birch (Betula pendula Roth.), Propagation of Ornamental Plants, 1, 10-19 (2001).
  6. Kitin P., Sano Y., Funada R.: Analysis of cambium and differentiating vessel elements in Kalopanax pictus using resin cast replicas, International Association of Wood Anatomists (IAWA) Journal, 22, 15-28 (2001).
  7. Kitin P., Funada R., Sano Y., Ohtani J.: Analysis by confocal microscopy of the structure of cambium in the hardwood Kalopanax pictus, Annals of Botany, 86, 1109-1117 (2000).
  8. Kitin P., Funada R., Sano Y., Beeckman H., Ohtani J.: Variations in the lengths of fusiform cambial cells and vessel elements in Kalopanax pictus, Annals of Botany, 84, 621-632 (1999).
  9. Jansen S., Kitin P., de Pauw H., Idris M., Beeckman H., Smets E.: Preparation of wood specimens for transmitted light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy, Belgian Journal of Botany, 131, 41-49 (1998).
  10. Pavlov D., Tashev A., Kitin P., Dimitrov M.: Secondary succession of vegetation after a windfall in Piceetum Calamagrostoso-myrtillosum association, Forestry Ideas, 2, 3-17 (1996). [Bulgarian, English summary]
  11. Iliev N., Kitin P., Iliev I.: Anatomical investigation on the vitrification in microcuttings from Sequoiadendron giganteum (Lindl.) Buchh, In: Iliev I., Zhelev P., Aleksandrov P. (eds.) International Plant Propagators in Bulgaria - Propagation of Ornamental Plants -, Vol. 2, Sofia, Higher Institute of Forestry, 213-218 (1996). [Bulgarian, English summary]
  12. Kitin P., Pencheva A.: Studies on the damage caused by scale insects (Homoptera, Coccinea) in green houses, In: Brezin V., Yovkov I., Dinkov B., Pavlova E., Vasilev V., Draganova I. (eds.) 70 years Forestry Education in Bulgaria, Vol. 3., Sofia, Higher Institute of Forestry, 414-422 (1995). [Bulgarian, English summary]
  13. Bluskova G., Kitin P., Beeckman H., Brezin V.: Structure, properties and possibilities for the utilization of the wood of Okoubaka aubrevillei Pellegr. et Normand (Santalaceae), In: Brezin V., Yovkov I., Dinkov B., Pavlova E., Vasilev V., Draganova I. (eds.) 70 years Forestry Education in Bulgaria, Vol. 2, Sofia, Higher Institute of Forestry, 228-230 (1995).
  14. Vakarelov I., Kitin P.: The phyllotaxis and resin duct system in the genus Pinus, In: Brezin V., Yovkov I., Dinkov B., Pavlova E., Vasilev V., Draganova I. (eds.) 70 years Forestry Education in Bulgaria, Vol. 1, Sofia, Higher Institute of Forestry, 83-87 (1995). [Bulgarian, English summary]
  15. Pavlov D., Tashev A., Kitin P., Karamanoleva S.: Secondary succession of vegetation after a windfall in Pinetum Piceeto- myrtillosum association, In: Brezin V., Yovkov I., Dinkov B., Pavlova E, Vasilev V., Draganova I. (eds.) 70 years Forestry Education in Bulgaria, Vol. 1, Sofia, Higher Institute of Forestry, 76-82 (1995). [Bulgarian, English summary]
  16. Batov I., Kuznetzova E., Tihonov A., Kitin P., Kuznetzova L., Harchenko V.: Biophysical studies on the photosynthetic capacity of chloroplasts located in the bark of mature stem cuttings. In: Brezin V., Yovkov I., Dinkov B., Pavlova E., Vasilev V., Draganova I. (eds.) 70 years Forestry Education in Bulgaria, Vol. 1, Sofia, Higher Institute of Forestry, 19-24 (1995). [Bulgarian, English summary]
  17. Batov I., Kitin P.: Study on the strength properties of black locust wood (Robiniapseudoacacia L.) applied in the construction of railway sleepers, In: Tsankov G, Bojinov H, Bogdanov B (eds.) Proceedings of Jubilee Symposium - 125 years Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and 65 years Institute of Forests -, Sofia, PSSA, 317-321 (1995). [Bulgarian, English summary]
  18. Vassileva I., Kitin P.: Secondary succession of vegetation in stone-quarry sites near Sofia, In: Tsankov G., Bojinov H., Bogdanov B. (eds.) Proceedings of Jubilee Symposium - 125 years Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and 65 years Institute of Forests -, Sofia, PSSA, 294-298 (1995). [Bulgarian, English summary]
  19. Batov I., Kitin P., Kyuchoukov B.: Structural damage of black locust wood (Robinia pseudoacacia L.) in shear tests, In: Tzankov G., Iliev S., Bojinov B., Bogdanov B., Zhelev P. (eds.) Proceedings of Jubilee Symposium - 100 years from Birthday of Academic Boris Stephanov(1894-1979) -, Vol. 1, Sofia, PSSA, 144-149 (1994). [Bulgarian, English summary]
  20. Batov I., Kitin P.: Laser biostimulation of mulberry (Morus alba L.) mature cuttings, Nauka za Gorata (Forest Science), 32, 3-11 (1995).
  21. Batov I., Kitin P.: Bioenergetics of laser stimulation of rooting in vine (Vitisvinifera L.) cuttings, In: Bogdanov B., Denkova S., Aleksandrov P., Zhelev P. (eds.) International Plant Propagators in Bulgaria - Propagation of Ornamental Plants -, Vol. 1, Sofia, Higher Institute of Forestry, 114-120 (1994).
  22. Batov I., Kitin P.: Results of influence of a laser on mature cuttings of false acacia (Robinia pseudoacacia L.), Nauka za Gorata (Forest Science), 30, 10-21 (1993). [Bulgarian, English summary]
  23. Kitin P.: Dynamics of the cambial divisions in the early and late flushing forms of pedunculate oak (Quercus robur L. f. praecox Czern. and Quercus robur L. f. tardiflora Czern.) grown in Sofia, Nauka za Gorata (Forest Science), 27, 3-13 (1990). [Bulgarian, English summary]

 

Conferences: Contributions

  1. Kitin P., Fujii T.: Visualization of the three-dimensional structure of vessels and vessel-associated cells by resin casting and by confocal microscopy, International Association of Wood Products Society (IAWPS) 2003, Daejeon, South Korea (2003).
  2. Kitin P., Fujii T., Abe H.: Anatomical study on the continuum of vessel network across annual ring boundaries in Fraxinus and Populus, 53th Annual Meeting of the Japan Wood Research Society, Fukuoka (2003).
  3. Kitin P., Funada R., Fujii T.: Cambial activity and new vessel elements formation in Kalopanax pictus analysed by confocal microscopy, The 5 th Pacific Region Wood Anatomy Conference, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, September 9-14 (2002).
  4. Kitin P., Fujii T., Abe H., Funada R.: Vessel architecture in the secondary xylem of Fraxinus lanuginosa, 52th Annual Meeting of the Japan Wood Research Society, Gifu (2002).
  5. Kitin P., Funada R., Sano Y., Fujikawa S.: Novel methods for research of
    the structure of cambium, Third Balkan Scientific Conference - Study, Conservation and Utilization of Forest Resources, Sofia, 2-6 October (2001).
  6. Iliev Iv., Rubos A., Scaltsoyiannes A., Nellas H., Kitin P. Anatomical study of invitro obtained fasciate shoots from Betula pendula Roth., First International Symposium on "Acclimatization and Establishment of Micropropagated Plants", September 19-22, 2001, Sani- Halkidiki, Greece.
  7. Funada R., Iwatate-Suzuki T., Utsumi Y., Suzuki T., Kitin P., Sano Y.: Formation of new vessel elements in the ring-porous hardwoods in springtime in relation to water transport, Tree Rings and People - An International Conference on the Future of Dendrochronology - A tribute to Fritz Hans Schweingruber, Davos, Switzerland, September (2001).
  8. Kitin P. , Funada R.: Analysis of tree ring growth and cell structure on free-hand sections by confocal microscopy, Tree Rings and People - An International Conference on the Future of Dendrochronology - A tribute to Fritz Hans Schweingruber, Davos, Switzerland, September (2001).
  9. Kitin P., Funada R., Sano Y., Fujikawa S.: The three-dimensional structure of cambium in the hardwood Kalopanax pictus, 51th Annual Meeting of the Japan Wood Research Society, Tokyo (2001).
  10. Kitin P., Funada R., Sano Y., Ohtani J.: Differentiating xylem elements of Kalopanax pictus observed by the resin-casting method, 50th Annual Meeting of the Japan Wood Research Society, Kyoto (2000).
  11. Kitin P., Funada R., Sano Y., Ohtani J.: Application of confocal laser scanning microscopy to visualize the structure of the cambium, 49th Annual Meeting of the Japan Wood Research Society, Tokyo (1999).
  12. Kitin P., Funada R., Sano Y., Ohtani J.: Variation in the length of the fusiform cambial cells and the vessel elements in Kalopanax pictus Nakai. 48th Annual Meeting of the Japan Wood Research Society, Shizuoka (1998).
  13. Kitin P., Funada R., Ohtani J.: Reactivation of the cambium and initiation of vessel formation in Cercidiphyllum japonicum Sieb. et Zucc. 47th Annual Meeting of the Japan Wood Research Society, Kouchi (1997).
  14. Kitin P., Ohtani J., Funada R., Beeckman H.: Morphology and arrangement of disjunctive parenchyma cells in Okoubaka aubrevillei (Santalaceae), 46th Annual Meeting of the Japan Wood Research Society, Kumamoto (1996).

 

 

 

 

 

   
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