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Last name: Putilov. First name: Arcady. Patronymic name: Alexander
Date and place of birth: April 17th, 1954, Novosibirsk, Russia

Education and Degrees

1971-1976: MS: Tomsk State University (Tomsk). Diploma: Zoologist.

1981-1985: PhD (1st): Institute of Physiology (Novosibirsk). Diploma: Doctoral Candidate in Biol. Sciences (Animal and Human Physiology). Dissertation: “A Role of Synchronization in Development of Temporal Structure of Physiological Processes”, 1985.

1998-1999: PhD (2nd, habilitation research): Siberian Medical University (Tomsk). Diploma: Doctor in Biol. Sciences (Normal Physiology). Dissertation: “Chronophysiological Mechanisms Mediating Action of Bright Light on Human Activity and Mood”, 1998.

Academic Specialization


Professional Employment

1976-1995: Institute of Physiology, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences (1976 Senior lab. technician, 1980 Junior researcher, 1987 Senior researcher, 1988 Founder and Head of Biological Rhythms Research Lab., 1992 Lead researcher)

1995-1999: International Scientific Center ARKTIKA, Far-East Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Magadan, and the University of Alaska, Anchorage (Senior researcher)

1995-2000: Institute for General Pathology and Human Ecology, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences (Senior researcher)

1995-present: Institute for Molecular Biology and Biophysics (department: Institute for Medical and Biological Cybernetics), Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences. (Lead researcher) (Address: 2, Timakova Street, 630117 Novosibirsk, Russia. Phone: +7-3832-321256. Fax: 7-3832-325558. >E-mails:,


1989 Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms (Corresponding member)
1991 European Society for Chronobiology (Regular member)
1995 Melatonin Club (Member)
1995 English Club of the Scientist House in Akademgorodok (Past President)
2000 European Sleep Research Society (Member)

Editorial Boards

1991 Journal of Interdisciplinary Cycle Research (Member of the Editorial Board)
1994 Biological Rhythm Research (Member of the Editorial Board)

Teaching Experience

1993 External Humanitarian University (Novosibirsk).Chronobiological Courses: Rhythms in Society and Nature. Chronotypology of Personality. In: Pedagogical Faculty.

1994 Humanitarian Academy of Siberia (Novosibirsk). Course: Psychology. In: Philosophy Faculty.

1999 Classical Institute (Novosibirsk). Course: Evolutionary Psychology. In: Psychology Faculty.

2001 Novosibirsk State University. Evolutionary Psychology Courses: Comparative Psychology, Anthropology, Psychogenetics (Department of Psychology). Courses: Zoopsychology, Behavioral Genetics (Center of Psychology, Special Faculty).

International School Organizer (

2002 Siberian Indian Summer School on Human Ethology, September, 7th – 11th, 2002, Novosibirsk, Russia
2003 2nd Siberian Indian Summer School on Human Ethology, September, 7th – 11th, 2003, Novosibirsk, Russia

Scientific visits in the USA and Canada

1989-1993 Alaska: 1989 (two weeks), 1990 (two weeks) , 1991 (two weeks and four weeks), 1993 (six weeks and two weeks): all for research within the Alaska-Siberia Medical Exchange Program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and University of Alaska Anchorage (Fairbanks and Anchorage, AK)

1990 Canada (one week): 8th International Congress on Circumpolar Health (Whitehorse, Yukon)

1993 (two weeks): Gordon Conference for Chronobiology (New London, New Hampshire) and National Institute of Health (Bethesda, MD)

1997 (two weeks): 150th Meeting of American Psychiatric Association, and University of California San Diego (San Diego, CA)

Scientific visits in Western Europe

1988 Czechoslovakia (Prague, Bratislava)

1991 Germany (Marburg, Trier)

1992 France (Paris)

1993 Spain (Barcelona, Costa del Sol, Costa Brava)

1995 Italy (Barga), Germany (Frankfurt, Trier)

1997 Germany (Halle)

1998 Germany (Hamburg)

1999 Switzerland (Basel, Geneva, Montreux, Lugano), Germany (Wesensteig, Regensburg, Dresden)

2000 Spain (Madrid, Burgos), Germany (Berlin, Erkner, Munich)

2001 Spain (Madrid, Burgos), Germany (Berlin, Wuerzburg)

2002 Austria (Innsbruck), Germany (Erkner, Munich, Andechs, Bad Toelz)

2003 Germany (Munich)

2004 Germany (Munich)

 Invited and Selected Lectures

1989 “Seasonal Affective Disorder Network”, Meeting “Livable Winter Cities”, the University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, Alaska

1993 “Rythmostat model of the sleep-wake cycle and circadian oscillations of core body temperature” Alaska-Siberia Medical Exchange Program, the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska

1993 “SAD and sleepless in Siberia”, National Institute of Health, Clinical Psychobiology Branch, Bethesda, MD

1998 "Melatonin after four decades", Hanseatic Endocrine Conference, Hamburg, Germany

Selected publications

In Russian:

Putilov A.A. Mother's behavior and development of circadian activity rhythm in northern red-backed vole. Collection of Students Scientific Research Works. Tomsk: TSU, 1973:135-137.

Erdakov L.N., Sergejev V.E., Putilov A.A., Falejev V.I. Comparative characteristics of circadian activity rhythm in shrews of West Siberia. Izvestija SB AS USSR, ser. Biol. Sci., 1976; 3: 74-80.

Erdakov L.N., Putilov A.A., Tarnovsky A.V. Free-running activity rhythm in 3 rodent species. Ecologija, 1981; 5: 71-77.

Putilov A.A., Falejev V.I. The features of survival behavior of small mammals on the flood land. In: Successions of animal populations in ecosystems of river Ob’ valley. (Proceedings of the Institute of Biology, SB AS USSR, vol. 41). Novosibirsk: Nauka, 1981; 111-124.

Matyukhin V.A., Putilov A.A., Ezhov S.N. Recommendations for Forecast and Prevention of Jet Lag: Chronobiological Aspects of Travels. Novosibirsk: SB AMS USSR, 1983, 53 pp.

Matyukhin V.A., Putilov A.A., Krivoschekov S.G. Termoregulation and biological rhythms. Bull. Siberian Branch of the USSR Academy of Medical Sciences, 1984; 1: 41-52.

Matyukhin V.A., Putilov A.A. Effect of natural light regimen on human circadian rhythms. Vestnik Akademii Meditsinskikh Nauk SSSR, 1985; 3: 59-63.

Putilov A.A. Disturbance of integral-period synchronization of cardiac and respiratory rhythms after transmeridional flight across three time zones. Human Physiology, 1985; 11(6): 383-289.

Putilov A.A. Systemforming Function of Synchronization in the Living Nature: Methodological assay. Novosibirsk: Nauka, 1987, 145 p.

Putilov AA. A project on two new questionnaires for biorhythmological surveys. In: Actual Problems of Physiological and Structural-Functional Basis of Vitality. Novosibirsk, 1987, p. 187

Putilov A.A. MacArthur's distribution used in the description of many year population dynamics of small rodents in Baraba (USSR). Zoologicheskii Zhurnal, 1988; 67(12): 1922-1925.

Putilov A.A., Palchikov V.E. Quantitative analysis of chronostructural regularity and complexity of a biological process. Cybernetics and Computers: Medizhinskaja Kibernetika, Kiev, 1989; 82: 6-41.

Matyukhin V.A., Putilov A.A. Effluence of trans-meridian and trans-latitude flights on human biological rhythms. Chapter 10. In: Chronobiology and Chronomedicine: Handbook. >Komarov F.I., ed. Moscow: Medizina, 1989: 133-144.

Putilov A.A. A questionnaire for self-assessment of individual traits of sleep-wake cycle. Bull. Siberian Branch of the USSR Academy of Medical Sciences, 1990; 1: 22-25.

Plyusnin Y.M., Putilov A.A. Biorhythmic correlates of personality traits. Soviet J. Psychology, 1990; 11(6): 18-21.

Putilov A.A. and 7 colleagues. Light Therapy for Winter Depression: New Treatment and Unknown Disease. Novosibirsk, 1990, 50 pp.

Pichkurov A.M., Vol'f N.V., Putilov A.A., Krivoshchekov S.G., Tataurov U.A. Human biorhythms after travels between regions (exemplified by Novosibirsk-Vladivostok flights). Aviakosmicheskaia i Ekologicheskaia Meditsina, 1992, 26(1): 61-62.

Putilov A.A. Unevenness distribution of historical events throughout 11-year solar cycle.- Biofizika, 1992, 37(4): 629-635.

Putilov A.A. Rhythms in Society and Nature. Course Program. Humanitarian Extern-University of Novosibirsk. Novosibirsk, 1993, 22 p.

Putilov A.A. Chronotypology of Personality. Course Program. Humanitarian Extern-University of Novosibirsk. Novosibirsk, 1993, 22 p.

Neschumova T.V., Danilenko K.V., Putilov A.A. Characteristics of response of the cardiovascular system in seasonal affective disorder and light therapy. Human Physiology, 1994; 20(3): 189-192.

Putilov A.A. "Owls", "Larks" and Others: About Clocks Inside Us and Their Influence on Our Health and Character. Novosibirsk: Novosibirsk University Press; Moscow: Publishing House "Soverschenstvo", 1997, 264 pp.

Churin B.V., Putilov A.A., Pal'chikov V.E., Timchenko A.V. Gastric and small intestine motility in patients with duodenal ulcer and sleep disorders. Klinicheskaia Meditsina 1997; 75(10):46-9.

Gordienko A.A., Eremin S.N., Plusnin Y.M., Putilov A.A., Ablazhey A.M. Akademgorodok of Novosibirsk in 1996. Socis, 1997, 12: 68-77.

Putilov A.A. Two-process model for regulation of circadian rhythm of core body temperature in humans. Biofeedback-3: Theory and Practice. M.B. Shtark, R. Kall (Eds). Novosibirsk: CERIS, 1998, 272-279.

Putilov A.A., Palchikov V.E., Danilenko K.V. Multiple sleep latency test as a tool for investigation of the mechanisms regulating the circadian rhythms of physiological processes. Biofeedback-3: Theory and Practice. M.B. Shtark, R. Kall (Eds). Novosibirsk: CERIS, 1998, 280-289.

Jafarova O.A., Donskaya O.G., Izarova I.O., Putilov A.A. Biofeedback game training and heart rate regulation. Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, 1999, #1(91): p.62-67.

Putilov A.A. Subjective characteristics of the sleep-wake cycle in winter depression. Bull. Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, 1999, #1(91):116-119.

Khasnulin V.I., Aprelov V.P., Putilov A.A., Naumkin I.E. The opinions about necessity of restoration of life on local (solar) time in Russia. Novosibirsk: Siberian Agreement, 2001, 113 pp.

Putilov A.A. "Owls", "Larks" and Other Humans: About Influence of the Internal Clocks on Health and Personality. Novosibirsk: Siberian University Press, 2003, 608 pp.

In English:

Putilov A.A, Danilenko KV, Volf NV, Cherepanova VA, Palchikov VE, Neschumova TV, Zolotarev DY, Senkova NI. Chronophysiological aspects of light treatment for seasonal affective disorder: Siberian studies. Light Treatment Biol Rhythms 1991, 3: 43-45.

Booker J.M., Hellekson C.J., Putilov A.A., Danilenko K.V. Seasonal depression and sleep disturbances in Alaska and Siberia: A pilot study. Arctic Med. Res. (Suppl.), 1991: 281-284.

Danilenko K.V., Cherepanova V.A., Putilov A.A., Senkova N.I., Wolf N.V. Phototherapy for seasonal affective disorder (SAD) in Siberia. Arctic Med. Res. (Suppl.), 1991: 330-333.

Cherepanova V.A., Danilenko K.V., Putilov A.A. The effects of phototherapy (PT) on diurnal rhythms of physiological parameters and melatonin excretion in subjects with seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Arctic Med. Res. (Suppl.), 1991: 327-329.

CherepanovaVA, Putilov AA Sleep-wake pattern type and objective physiological characteristics during sleep deprivation. In: Gutenbrunner C, Hildebrandt G, Moog R (Eds.): Chronobiology and Chronomedicine 1991: Basic Research and Applications. Peter Lang, Frankfurt am Main et al., >1993, pp. 485-491.

Putilov A.A A questionnaire for self-assessment of individual profile and adaptability of sleep-wake cycle. In: Gutenbrunner C, Hildebrandt G, Moog R (Eds.): Chronobiology and Chronomedicine 1991: Basic Research and Applications. Peter Lang, Frankfurt am Main et al., 1993: pp. 492-498.

Danilenko K.V, Putilov A.A. Diurnal and seasonal variations in cortisol, prolactin, TSH and thyroid hormones in women with and without seasonal affective disorder. J Interdisc Cycle Res 1993, 24: 185-196. //1994 Award of the Academia Europeae//.

Volf N.V., Senkova N.I., Danilenko K.V., Putilov A.A. Hemispheric language lateralization in seasonal affective disorder and light treatment. Psychiatry Res 1993, 47: 99-108.

Putilov A.A, Booker J.M, Danilenko K.V, Zolotarev D.Y. The relation of sleep-wake patterns to seasonal depression. Arc Med Res 1994, 53: 130-136.

Alpatov A.M., Rietveld W.J., Oryntaeva L.B., Putilov A.A. Properties of the two-peak free running circadian rhythm of locomotor activity of the sand desert beetle Trigonoscelis gigas Reitt. Biol Rhythm Res 1994, 25: 153-167.

Putilov A.A., Booker J.M., Danilenko K.V., Zolotarev D.Y. The relation of sleep-wake patterns to seasonal depression. Arc Med Res, 1994, 53: 130-136.

Danilenko K.V., Putilov A.A., Russkikh G.S., Duffy L.K., Ebbesson S. Diurnal and seasonal variations of melatonin and serotonin in women with seasonal affective disorder. Arc Med Res, 1994, 53: 137-145.

Putilov A.A., Danilenko K.V., Russkikh G.S., Schergin S.M., Duffy L.K., Ebbesson S.O.E. Melatonin relates to the immune system in seasonal affective disorder.  Adv. Pineal Res., 1994, 7: 171-175.

Putilov AA. The timing of sleep modelling: Circadian modulation of the homeostatic process. Biol Rhythm Res 1995, 26: 1-19.

Putilov AA. Unity of reactive and predictive homeostasis in an internal timing system: A model simulating time course of core body temperature under constant routine. Biol Rhythm Res, 1995, 26: 435.

Putilov AA, Danilenko KV, Palchikov VE, Schergin SM The multiple sleep latency test in seasonal affective disorder: No evidence for increased sleep propensity. Soc Light Treatment Biol Rhythms, Abstr., 1995, 7: 30

Danilenko K.V., Putilov A.A. Diurnal variation in self-rated arousal and mood as a predictor of response to bright light in seasonal affective disorder. Eur. J. Psychol. Assessment, 11, Suppl. 1, 1995, 15-16.

Putilov A.A., Danilenko K.V., Plusnin J.M., Booker J.M. Questionnaire studies  of relations between personality, psychic state, sleep and seasonal patterns. Eur. J. Psychol. Assessment, 11, Suppl. 1, 1995, 91.

Danilenko KV, Palchikov VE, Schergin SM, Putilov AA. Day- and nighttime naps in winter depressives. >In: Holik MF, Jung >EG (Eds.): Biol. Effects of Light: 1995. Walter de Gruyter & Co., Berlin - New York, 1996, pp. 412-414.

Danilenko KV, Putilov AA. The importance of full summer remission as a criterion for the diagnosis of seasonal affective disorder. Psychopathology, 1996, 29: 230-235

Schergin SM, Danilenko KV, Putilov A.A. Biological and psychic effects of bright light in seasonal affective disorder. In: Holick MF (ed). Biological Effects of Light: 1995. Berlin & New York: Walter de Gruyter & Co, 1996, pp. 409-11.

Russkikh, G.S. Danilenko, K.V. Putilov, A.A. Duffy, L.K. 1996. Diurnal pattern of melatonin secretion and preferential response to morning or afternoon light treatment. In: Holick MF (ed). Biol. Effects of Light 1995. Walter de Gruyter & Co. Berlin - New York, pp. 418-20.

Putilov AA, Danilenko KV, Russkikh GS, Duffy LK. Phase typing of patients with seasonal affective disorder: A test for the phase shift hypothesis. Biol Rhythm Res, 1996, 27: 431-451.

Putilov AA, Palchikov VE, Danilenko KV. Daytime and nighttime naps in winter depression: Association with chronotypological and psychiatric ratings. J Sleep Res, 1996, 5 (Suppl. 1): 189.

Palchikov VE, Zolotarev DY, Danilenko KV, Putilov AA. Effects of season and of bright light administered at different times of day on sleep EEG and mood in patients with seasonal affective disorder. Biol Rhythm Res, 1997, 28: 166-184.

Putilov AA. SANTA (Scale for assessment of night time alertness): Validation against therapeutic and sleep EEG responses. Surfing the Wave of Technology: Proc. 28th Annual Meeting of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, March 12-16, 1997, San-Diego, CA, pp. 65-66.

Putilov AA. Modelling of annual conception rhythm in 15 republics of the former  USSR: Evidence for photoperiodic influence on seasonal timing of human reproduction. Biol Rhythm Res, 1997, 28, Suppl.: 128.

Pinchasov B.B., Shurgaja A.M., Grischin O.V., Putilov A.A. Effects of non-pharmacological treatments on oxygen consumption in seasonal and nonseasonal depression. Photodermatology, Photoimmunology and Photomedicine, 1998, 14: 201.

Poljakova E.Y., Pinchasov B.B., Putilov A.A. Afternoon bright light prevents relapse after sleep deprivation Photodermatology, Photoimmunology and Photomedicine, 1998, 14: 201.

Putilov A.A. Annual conception rhythm in 15 republics of the former USSR: Evidence for photoperiodic influence on seasonal timing of human reproduction. Photodermatology, Photoimmunology and Photomedicine, 1998, 14: 202.

Putilov A.A., Danilenko K.V. Sympatho-adrenal and energy-regulating systems in winter depression Photodermatology, Photoimmunology and Photomedicine,1998, 1: 202.

Putilov AA. Multi-component physiological response mediates therapeutic benefits of bright light in winter seasonal affective disorder. Biol. Rhythm Res, 1998, 29: 367-386.

Putilov AA, Danilenko KV. The sympatho-adrenal and energy-regulating systems in winter depression. In: Holick MF (ed). Biological Effects of Light: 1998. Boston - DordrechtLondon: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1999, pp. 455-58

Melnikov V.N., Danilenko K.V., Palchikov V.E., Putilov A.A. Association of circadian phase position with two morningness-eveningness scales of the sleep-wake pattern assessment questionnaire (SWPAQ). Shiftwork Int. Newslet.,1999, 16(2): 117.

Putilov A.A. Effects of bright light on mood and peripheral lymphocytes in seasonal affective disorder. NeuroImmunoModulation, 1999, 6(6): 462.

Pinchasov B.B., Putilov A.A. Peripheral lymphocytes in seasonal and non-seasonal depression: The effects of bright light and physical exercise. NeuroImmunoModulation, 1999, 6(6): 462.

Donskaya O., Jafarova O., Putilov A. Special analysis of heart rate in BFB computer games training conducted under brain mapping control. Proc. AAPB 30th Anniversary Annual Meeting, April 7-11, 1999, Vancouver Canada, pp. 35-37

Putilov A.A. Negative association between the responses to visible light mediated by the immune and physiological systems. Eur Biophysics J., 2000, 29(4-5): 357

Pinchasov B.B., Shurgaja A.M., Grischin O.V., Putilov A.A. Mood and energy regulation in seasonal and non-seasonal depression before and after midday treatment with physical exercise or bright light. Psychiatry Res 2000, 94(1): 29-42. //Awarded by SLTBR for 1997//

Putilov, A.A. Association of the circadian phase with two morningness-eveningness scales of an enlarged version of the sleep-wake pattern assessment questionnaire. In: Hornberger S., Knauth P., Costa G., Folkard S. (eds): Shiftwork in the 21st Century: Challenges for Research and Practice. >Peter Lang: Frankfurt et al., 2000, pp. 317-322.

Putilov A.A., Donskaya O.G., Jafarova O.A., Danilenko K.V. Waking EEG power density in hypersomnic winter depression. Soc. Light Treatment Biol. Rhythms, Abstr., v. 12, 2000, p. 24.

Putilov, AA, Russkikh GS, Danilenko KV. Phase of melatonin rhythm in winter depression. Adv. Experimental Med Biology, v.460, 2000: 441-458.

Putilov A.A. Mono- and combined therapy for women with seasonal or non-seasonal depression: A Siberian experience. Arch Women Mental Health 2001, 3 (Suppl.2): 68-69.

Putilov A.A., Palchikov V., Danilenko K., Pandi-Perumal S.R. NonREMS pressure in day- and nighttime sleep in winter depression. Sleep, 2002, 25: A190 

Putilov A.A., Danilenko K.V., Protopopova A.Y., Kripke D.F. Menstrual phase response to nocturnal light. Biol Rhythm Res, 2002, 33: 23-38

Pinchasov B.B., Grischin O.V., Putilov A.A. Rate of oxygen consumption in seasonal and non-seasonal depression. World J. Biol. Psychiatry, 2002, 3: 101-104

Putilov A.A. Methodological and Ecological Issues of the Analysis of Circadian-Ultradian Interactions: Four Studies of Temporal Organization of Behavior in Vertebrates. Advances in Ethology, 2002, 37 (Suppl.): 67

Putilov A.A. Chronobiology and evolutionary psychology of seasonal depression. In: Evolution, Behavior and Society: Human Ethology. Abstracts of Papers Presented at the 2nd Summer School (Pushchino, 30th June-7th July, 2002), pp. 36-37.

Putilov A.A. Cross-validation of the factor structure of chronotypological questionnaire. Zentralblatt, 2003, 53(5): 318.