Takun - Lab Assistant - Minsk, Belarus

Kira Takun

Minsk, Belarus


Lab Assistant


Isolation of DNA and RNA, detection of fusion oncogenes in ALL and AML patients,identification of HLA genotype

Work History

Medical Doctor of Clinical and Laboratory Diagnosis, research assistant (partial employment)

The National Research Center for Pediatric Oncology, Hematology and Immunology, Diagnostic Laboratory, Group of Molecular Biology and Processing of Transplant (Minsk region, v. Borovlyani, Belarus)

I perform the isolation of DNA and RNA from the blood, bone marrow and tissue; prepare agarose and polyacrylamide gel with further electrophoresis. I am experienced in the following diagnostic methods: allele-specific, quantitative, multiplex, nested PCR and RT-PCR, DNA sequence analysis. I detect fusion oncogenes (BCR-ABL, TEL-AML1, MLL-AF4, E2A-PBX1, AML1-ETO, PML-RARA, CBFB-MYH11, SIL-TAL1) in ALL and AML patients. I master SSO, SSP, SBT methods for detection of HLA genotype required for further bone marrow transplantation. I define diagnostic and prognostic genetic markers of malignant cells (mutations in genes FLT3-ITD, Jak2 V617F) in acute and chronic myeloproliferative disorders.
I master the technique of enzyme immunodetection and immunofluorescence. I work as a research assistant (partial employment) at my place of work. I supervise undergraduate students and medical interns.

Publications: 1.Takun K., Savitskaya T.V., Aleinikova O.V. The characteristic of HLA-genotype in children with ALL and AML. Experimental Oncology Vol. 35, No. 2.
2. Takun K. HLA-typing algorithm development prior to allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Official book of the Conference "Molecular Diagnostics-2014" (Moscow, Russian Federation)

Additional skills: good typing skills, computer literacy (MS Word, MS Excel, Internet, E-mail). Fluent English, good level of spoken and written Italian, basic knowledge of French. Driving License, playing the piano, skating, sporting tourism.

Qualifications & Certifications

Belarusian Medical Academy of Post-Graduate Education

Writing in Sciences

Stanford University


International Sakharov Environmental University (ISEU)

English language

Belarusian Medical Academy of Post-Graduate Education

English language

Belarusian Medical Academy of Post-Graduate Education

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