Bachelor of Science in Biology and Zoology, St. Petersburg State University, 1988. Master of Science in Biology and Zology, St. Petersburg University, 1995. Master of Science in Radiation Biology, University London, 1997.
Doctor of Philosophy in Radiation Biology, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland and Gray Cancer Institute, Ireland and London, 2002.
Biology teacher Specialised Chemistry High School, St. Petersburg Technological Institute, 1994—1995. Junior research scientist Central Research Institute Roentgenology and Radiology, 1995—1996. Visiting scientist Institute Physics and Biophysics, University Salzburg, Austria, 1997, Gray Cancer Institute, London, 1997—2002.
Post-doctoral research scientist Radio Research Accelerator Facility, Center Radiological Research, College Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York City, 2002—2003. Senior scientist, Marie Curie fellow, leader non-targeted ionising radiation effects research group Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority, Helsinki, Finland, 2003—2005, senior scientist, leader non-targeted ionising radiation effects research group Finland, since 2005. Integrated project deputy coordinator, management board member NOTE European Commission, since 2006.
Associate professor University Kuopio, Finland, since 2007.
Member of European Association Cancer Research, British Association Cancer Research (meeting bursary 2001), Association Radiation Research (Young Investigator award and Travel award 2000), Radiation Research Society (Radiation Research Society Scholars-in-Training Travel Awards 2000, 2001, 2003), American Society Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, American Association Cancer Research, European Society for Radiation Biology, Nordic Society Radiation Protection (Travel award 2004).
Married Olga Filipchuk, November 23, 1995. Children: Dionysius, Maria Belyakova, Nicole Belyakova.