|Professor Nora SHVINKA
Institute of Experimental and Clinical Medicine,
University of Latvia
O.Vaciesa iela 4
Phone: +371 67612038
Born: May 9, 1936, Riga, Latvia
Languages: Latvian, German, English, Russian
State University of Leningrad (Faculty of Biology), Russia, 1959
Institute of Cytology, Leningrad, Ph.D.student, 1960-1963
Dr.biol. (Biophysics) (Candidate of Science in former UUSR, Ph.D. in Western countries), Institute of Cytology, Leningrad, 1976
Thesis: Effect of UV-light on electrical characteristics of Ranvje node".
Thesis: Effects of channel-forming antibiotics and dihydropyridines on ion transport in muscle cell membrane.
Researcher, Institute of Cytology, Leningrad (Sankt-Petersburg), Russia, 1964 - 1995
Principal Investigator, Economical Interrelations Council, Berlin, East Germany, 1975-1989
Principal Investigator, Inst. of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, Riga, 1995 -
Professor (in Physiology), Inst. of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, Riga, 1996-
Honours and Awards
State Emeritus Scientist, 2005
Professional Activities and Memberships
Member of Habilitation and Promotion Council, Institute of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, 1995-1998
Member of Habilitation and Promotion Council (in Physiology and Medicine), University of Latvia, 1998
Member of the Board, Latvian Physiologists Society, 1995-
Member, New York Academy of Sciences, 1996-
Biophysics (State University of Leningrad), 1981 1985
Physiology of Invertebrates (Riga Technical University), 1992 -
Physiology (University of Latvia), 1995-
Pathology of Biological Membranes (University of Latvia), 1999-
Organisation and Regulation of Biosystems (University pf Latvia), 2003 -
105 scientific publications, among them 41 published in international peer reviewed journals.
N.E.Shvinka. Effect of glycerol treatment on sodium and potassium in isolated muscle fibres of the frog.- Experientia, 1980, vol. 36, pp. 433-434.
N.Shvinka, G.Caffier. Cation conductance and efflux induced by polyene antibiotics in the membrane of skeletal muscle fiber. - Biophysical Journal, 1994, vol. 67, pp. 143-152.
N.E.Shvinka, G.Caffier, T.A.Vinogradova.. The effect of amphotericin B alkyl derivatives on the cation effluxes and conductance in the muscle fibre membrane. - Membr. and Cell Biol., 1995, vol. 8, pp. 555-564.
N.E.Shvinka, G.Caffier. Nystatin-, mycoheptin- and levorin-induced conductance in the membrane of frog skeletal muscle fibres. - Eur. Biophys .J., 1995, vol. 24, pp. 23-30.
F.Kössler, G.A.Nasledov, N.Shvinka. The effects of calcium channel modulators on contraction of tonic muscle fibres. - Gen. Physiol. Biophys., 1996, vol. 15, pp. 37-50.
N.Shvinka. The effect of dihydropyridines on potassium contractures in rat aortic smooth muscle. Proc. Latv. Acad. Sci., 1999, vol. 53, pp. 279-283.
N.Shvinka. 1,4-Dihydropyridines: effect on cation transport in frog skeletal muscle - Proc. Latv. Acad. Sci., 2000, vol. 54, pp. 40-45
N.Shvinka. Pathology of Cell Membranes, 2001, Riga: University of Latvia. Department of Medicine, 80 pp.
N.Shvinka. Channel-formation in muscle fibre membrane compared to artificial bilayer membranes (BLM). - Proc. Latv. Acad. Sci., 2001, vol.56, pp.57-60.
N.Shvinka. Effects of levorin and mycoheptin on cation fluxes and conductance in frog muscle fibre membrane. - Eur. Biophys. J., 2003, vol. 32, p.289.
N.Svinka. Kustibu regulacija (Regulation of Motility and Movement), 2004, Riga: LU Akademiskais Apgads, 140 pp.
Present international collaboration
- Prof. A.Vereninov (St-Petersburg, Institute of Cytology) - cell physiology
- Dr.habil.med. G.Caffier (Berline, Institute of Occupation Medicine) - voltage-clamp experiments
Recent Research Projects
Last update 31.03.2008