Diploma in biology, University Kiev, Ukraine, 1989. Doctor of Philosophy, Academy of Sciences, Kiev, 1991.
Entomologist, Department Culture, Kiev, 1989; junior researcher, Institute Zoology, Kiev, 1989-1996; senior researcher, Institute Zoology, Kiev, since 1996. Researcher U. Vienna, Austria, 1992-1993, U. Jena, Germany, 1996, Max-Planck-Institute, Tubingen, Germany, 1996-1998.
Lieutenant Ukrainian Armed Forces, 1984-1987. Member Society International Odonatological, International Union of Nature Conservation, Ukrainian Entomological Society.
Married Elena Dzis, August 6, 1986. 1 child, Kateryna.