Olena Kravchuk

Dr Olena Kravchuk

Lecturer in Applied Statistics

School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

Faculty of Sciences

Expertise in nonparametric inference and applied statistics in academic research and consulting in human nutrition, food sensory, soil and plant sciences, including design and analysis of experiments and observational studies. University teaching and workplace training in biometry, sensometrics and research methods in agriculture.

I am interested in collaborations on three themes: 1) research on robust statistical methods, in particular the theory of rank methods, 2) research in food sensometrics, outside the consumer research, 3) applied statistics research in application to agriculture and food data.

Highlights and delights of my career were several papers on rank methods followed my PhD in 2006; establishing a Food Sensory Research Unit in the University of Queensland in 2011 and collaborating for more than a decade with researchers in medical, biological and agriculture sciences. Currently I am leading a large project funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation, Statistics for the  Australian Grains Industry in Southern Region, SAGI-STH.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2011 Senior Lecturer in Biometry University of Adelaide
    2003 - 2011 Lecturer in Biometry University of Queensland
    2002 - 2003 Lecturer in Software Development Griffith University
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2010 Teaching Award Award for excellence in teaching School of Agriculture and Food Science Australia
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can peer review
    Russian Can peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    University of Queensland Australia PhD (Mathematical Statistics)
    University of South Australia Australia MSc (Applied Mathematics)
    National Technical University of Ukraine, Kiev Ukraine BEng (Honours)
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2010 Accredited Statistician Statistical Society of Australia
  • Research Interests

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 Al-Omari, A. I., Almanjahie, I. M., & Kravchuk, O. (2021). Acceptance Sampling Plans with Truncated Life Tests for the Length-Biased Weighted Lomax Distribution. Computers, Materials and Continua, 67(1), 285-301.
    DOI Scopus1
    2021 Ozturk, O., & Kravchuk, O. (2021). Judgment Post-stratified Assessment Combining Ranking Information from Multiple Sources, with a Field Phenotyping Example. Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics, 26(3), 329-348.
    2020 Kwiatkowski, M., Kravchuk, O., Skouroumounis, G., & Taylor, D. (2020). Response surface parallel optimization of extraction of total phenolics from separate white and red grape skin mixtures with microwave-assisted and conventional thermal methods. Journal of Cleaner Production, 251, 10 pages.
    DOI Scopus10 WoS10
    2020 Kwiatkowski, M., Kravchuk, O., Skouroumounis, G. K., & Taylor, D. K. (2020). Microwave-assisted and conventional phenolic and colour extraction from grape skins of commercial white and red cultivars at veraison and harvest. Journal of Cleaner Production, 275, 10 pages.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS3
    2020 Kasprzak, P., Mitchell, L., Kravchuk, O., & Timmins, A. (2020). Six Years of Shiny in Research - Collaborative Development of Web Tools in R. R JOURNAL, 12(2), 156-162.
    2018 de Ieso, C., Nuberg, I., & Kravchuk, O. (2018). Informing Community Forest Management: A Retrospective Analysis of an Old Silvicultural Trial in Nepal. Small-scale Forestry, 17(2), 211-224.
    2017 Nguyen, P., Kravchuk, O., Bhandari, B., & Prakash, S. (2017). Effect of different hydrocolloids on texture, rheology, tribology and sensory perception of texture and mouthfeel of low-fat pot-set yoghurt. Food Hydrocolloids, 72, 90-104.
    DOI Scopus99 WoS96
    2017 Petrovic, T., Perera, D., Cozzolino, D., Kravchuk, O., Zanker, T., Bennett, J., & Scott, E. (2017). Feasibility of discriminating powdery mildew-affected grape berries at harvest using mid-infrared attenuated total reflection spectroscopy and fatty acid profiling. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 23(3), 415-425.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2
    2017 Gunness, N., Michiels, J., De Smet, S., Vanhaecke, L., Kravchuk, O., Van de Meene, A., & Gidley, M. J. (2017). Oat β -glucan lowers blood cholesterol by restricting its intestinal absorption and decreasing bile acids levels. Journal of Nutrition & Intermediary Metabolism, 8, 80.
    2017 Feng, Y., Kravchuk, O., Sandhu, H., Wratten, S., & Keller, M. (2017). The activities of generalist parasitoids can be segregated between crop and adjacent non-crop habitats. Journal of Pest Science, 90(1), 275-286.
    DOI Scopus11 WoS10
    2016 Gunness, P., Michiels, J., Vanhaecke, L., De Smet, S., Kravchuk, O., Van De Meene, A., & Gidley, M. (2016). Reduction in circulating bile acid and restricted diffusion across the intestinal epithelium are associated with a decrease in blood cholesterol in the presence of oat β-glucan. FASEB Journal, 30(12), 4227-4238.
    DOI Scopus44 WoS43 Europe PMC21
    2016 Radrizzani, A., Shelton, H., Kravchuk, O., & Dalzell, S. (2016). Survey of long-term productivity and nutritional status of Leucaena leucocephala-grass pastures in subtropical Queensland. Animal Production Science, 56(12), 2064-2073.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS8
    2016 Higginson, E., Lloyd, N., Kravchuk, O., Ford, C., & Thomas, M. (2016). A high-throughput UHPLC MS/MS method for evaluation of tartaric and malic acid concentration in individual grapevine berries. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 22(1), 16-23.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS7
    2016 Gunness, P., Williams, B., Gerrits, W., Bird, A., Kravchuk, O., & Gidley, M. (2016). Circulating triglycerides and bile acids are reduced by a soluble wheat arabinoxylan via modulation of bile concentration and lipid digestion rates in a pig model. Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, 60(3), 642-651.
    DOI Scopus30 WoS29 Europe PMC15
    2015 Prakash, S., Kravchuk, O., & Deeth, H. (2015). Influence of pre-heat temperature, pre-heat holding time and high-heat temperature on fouling of reconstituted skim milk during UHT processing. Journal of Food Engineering, 153, 45-52.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS10
    2015 Fang, Y., Kravchuk, O., & Taylor, D. (2015). Chemical changes in grape stem and their relationship to stem color throughout berry ripening in Vitis vinifera L. cv Shiraz. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 63(4), 1242-1250.
    2015 Nuberg, I., Gunn, B., Tavune, M., Sumareke, A., & Kravchuk, O. (2015). Evaluation of short-rotation coppicing fuelwood production systems for Papua New Guinea. Biomass and Bioenergy, 78, 126-139.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS4
    2014 Loveys, B., Kaiser, B., McDonald, G., Kravchuk, O., Gilliham, M., Tyerman, S., & Able, A. (2014). The development of student research skills in second year plant biology. International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, 22(3), 15-25.
    2013 Kravchuk, O., & Stokes, J. (2013). Review of algorithms for estimating the gap error correction in narrow gap parallel plate rheology. Journal of Rheology, 57(2), 365-375.
    DOI Scopus22 WoS22
    2012 Hickey, L., Wilkinson, P., Knight, C., Godwin, I., Kravchuk, O., Aitken, E., . . . Dieters, M. (2012). Rapid phenotyping for adult-plant resistance to stripe rust in wheat. Plant Breeding, 131(1), 54-61.
    DOI Scopus25 WoS24
    2012 Kravchuk, O., & Pollett, P. (2012). Hodges-Lehmann scale estimator for Cauchy distribution. Communications in Statistics-theory and Methods, 41(20), 3621-3632.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS5
    2011 Hoyle, G., Kravchuk, O., Daws, M., Adkins, S., & Steadman, K. (2011). Replicated verses un-replicated factorial experiments for preliminary investigation of seed germination and dormancy: alternative approaches using fewer seeds. Seed Science and Technology, 39(1), 93-111.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2
    2011 Fyfe, K., Kravchuk, O., Nguyen, A., Deeth, H., & Bhandari, B. (2011). Influence of dryer type on surface characteristics of milk powder. Drying Technology, 29(7), 758-769.
    DOI Scopus42 WoS43
    2011 Wang, X., Kravchuk, O., Winterford, C., & Kimble, R. (2011). The correlation of in vivo burn scar contraction with the level of a-smooth muscle actin expression. Burns, 37(8), 1367-1377.
    DOI Scopus29 WoS30 Europe PMC19
    2011 Fyfe, K., Kravchuk, O., Le, T., Deeth, H., Nguyen, A., & Bhandari, B. (2011). Storage induced changes to high protein powders: Influence on surface properties and solubility. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 91(14), 2566-2575.
    DOI Scopus58 WoS60 Europe PMC2
    2010 Prakash, S., Huppertz, T., Kravchuk, O., & Deeth, H. (2010). Ultra-high-temperature processing of chocolate flavoured milk. JOURNAL OF FOOD ENGINEERING, 96(2), 179-184.
    DOI WoS17
    2010 Wang, X. Q., Cuttle, L., Mill, J., Kempf, M., Hung, B., Kravchuk, O., & Kimble, R. (2010). BURN WOUND HEALING AND SCAR FORMATION IN PRE-CLINICAL AND CLINICAL CONTEXTS. WOUND REPAIR AND REGENERATION, 18(4), A75.
    2010 Prakash, S., Huppertz, T., Kravchuk, O., & Deeth, H. (2010). Ultra-high temperature processing of chocolate flavoured milk. Journal of Food Engineering, 96(2), 179-184.
    2010 Hickey, L., Dieters, M., DeLacy, I., Christopher, M., Kravchuk, O., & Banks, P. (2010). Screening for grain dormancy in segregating generations of dormant X non-dormant crosses in white-grained wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Euphytica, 172(2), 183-195.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS11
    2010 Cuttle, L., Kempf, M., Liu, P., Kravchuk, O., & Kimble, R. (2010). The optimal duration and delay of first aid treatment for deep partial thickness burn injuries. Burns, 36(5), 673-679.
    DOI Scopus68 WoS58 Europe PMC33
    2010 Wang, X., Kravchuk, O., & Kimble, R. (2010). A retrospective review of burn dressings on a porcine burn model. Burns, 36(5), 680-687.
    DOI Scopus19 WoS18 Europe PMC9
    2010 Charters, R., Lester, R., Buckworth, R., Newman, S., Ovenden, J., Broderick, D., . . . Welch, D. (2010). The stock structure of grey mackerel Scomberomorus semifasciatus in Australia as inferred from its parasite fauna. Fisheries Research, 101(1-2), 94-99.
    DOI Scopus11 WoS11
    2010 Radrizzani, A., Dalzell, S., Kravchuk, O., & Shelton, H. (2010). A grazier survey of the long-term productivity of leucaena (Leucaena leucocephala)-grass pastures in Queensland. Animal Production Science, 50(2), 105-113.
    DOI Scopus24 WoS26
    2010 Grof, C., Campbell, J., Kravchuk, O., Lambrides, C., & Albertson, P. (2010). Temperature effect on carbon partitioning in two commercial cultivars of sugarcane. Functional Plant Biology, 37(4), 334-341.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS6
    2010 Wang, X., Mill, J., Kravchuk, O., & Kimble, R. (2010). Ultrasound assessed thickness of burn scars in association with laser Doppler imaging determined depth of burns in paediatric patients. Burns, 36(8), 1254-1262.
    DOI Scopus32 WoS31 Europe PMC20
    2009 Hickey, L., Dieters, M., DeLacy, I., Kravchuk, O., Mares, D., & Banks, P. (2009). Grain dormancy in fixed lines of white-grained wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) grown under controlled environmental conditions. Euphytica, 168(3), 303-310.
    DOI Scopus19 WoS19
    2009 Gidley, M., Kravchuk, O., Nottingham, S., D'arcy, B., & Gidley, M. (2009). Sensory analysis of individual strawberry fruit and comparison with instrumental analysis. Postharvest Biology and Technology, 52(2), 164-172.
    DOI Scopus90 WoS84
    2009 Wang, X., Chang, H., Francis, R., Olszowy, H., Liu, P., Kempf, M., . . . Kimble, R. (2009). Silver deposits in cutaneous burn scar tissue is a common phenomenon following application of a silver dressing. Journal of Cutaneous Pathology, 36(7), 788-792.
    DOI Scopus37 WoS36 Europe PMC16
    2009 Mill, J., Cuttle, L., Harkin, D., Kravchuk, O., & Kimble, R. (2009). Laser Doppler imaging in a paediatric burns population. Burns, 35(6), 824-831.
    DOI Scopus24 WoS22 Europe PMC18
    2009 Goh, J., Kravchuk, O., & Deeth, H. (2009). Comparison of mechanical agitation, steam injection and air bubbling for foaming milk of different types. Milchwissenschaft-Milk Science International, 64(2), 121-124.
    Scopus10 WoS11
    2009 Bah, A., Kravchuk, O., & Kirchhof, G. (2009). Fitting performance of particle-size distribution models on data derived by conventional and laser diffraction techniques. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 73(4), 1101-1107.
    DOI Scopus29 WoS29
    2009 Bah, A., Kravchuk, O., & Kirchhof, G. (2009). Sensitivity of drainage to rainfall, vegetation and soil characteristics. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 68(1), 1-8.
    DOI Scopus20 WoS20
    2009 Wang, X., Kravchuk, O., Liu, P., Kempf, M., Boogaard, C., Lau, P., . . . Kimble, R. (2009). The evaluation of a clinical scar scale for porcine burn scars. Burns, 35(4), 538-546.
    DOI Scopus16 WoS15 Europe PMC12
    2009 Wang, X., Liu, P., Kempf, M., Cuttle, L., Chang, H., Wong, M., . . . Kimble, R. (2009). Burn healing is dependent on burn site: a quantitative analysis from a porcine burn model. Burns, 35(2), 264-269.
    DOI Scopus25 WoS22 Europe PMC17
    2009 Wang, X., Kempf, M., Mott, J., Chang, H., Francis, R., Liu, P., . . . Kimble, R. (2009). Silver absorption on burns after application of Acticoat™: data from pediatric patients and a porcine burn model. Journal of Burn Care Research, 30(2), 341-349.
    DOI Scopus31 WoS26 Europe PMC15
    2009 Cuttle, L., Kravchuk, O., Wallis, B., & Kimble, R. (2009). An audit of first aid treatment of paediatric burns patients and their clinical outcome. Journal of Burn Care Research, 30(6), 1028-1034.
    DOI Scopus56 WoS54 Europe PMC30
    2009 Cuttle, L., Kempf, M., Liu, P. -Y., Kravchuk, O., Wang, X. -Q., McMillan, J. R., & Kimble, R. M. (2009). FIRST AID FOR BURN INJURIES - BEST TREATMENT AND MECHANISM OF ACTION. WOUND REPAIR AND REGENERATION, 17(4), A55.
    2008 Cuttle, L., Kempf, M., Kravchuk, O., Liu, A. P. -Y., Mill, J., Wang, X. -Q., & Kimble, R. (2008). First aid treatment of deep dermal partial thickness burn injuries. WOUND REPAIR AND REGENERATION, 16(4), A63.
    2008 Kravchuk, O., & Hu, J. (2008). Tail-adaptive Location Rank Test for the Generalized Secant Hyperbolic Distribution. Communications in Statistics-simulation and Computation, 37(6), 1052-1063.
    2008 Upton, Z., Cuttle, L., Noble, A., Kempf, M., Topping, G., Malda, J., . . . Kimble, R. (2008). Vitronectin: growth factor complexes hold potential as a wound therapy approach. Journal of Investigative Dermatology, 128(6), 1535-1544.
    DOI Scopus56 WoS60 Europe PMC40
    2008 Hoang, N., Landolfi, A., Kravchuk, A., Girard, E., Peate, J., Hernandez, J., . . . Castignolles, P. (2008). Toward a full characterization of native starch: separation and detection by size-exclusion chromatography. Journal of Chromatography A, 1205(1-2), 60-70.
    DOI Scopus37 WoS32 Europe PMC9
    2008 Wang, X., Kempf, M., Liu, P., Cuttle, L., Chang, H., Kravchuk, O., . . . Kimble, R. (2008). Conservative surgical debridement as a burn treatment: supporting evidence from a porcine burn model. Wound Repair and Regeneration, 16(6), 774-783.
    DOI Scopus24 WoS19 Europe PMC12
    2008 Cuttle, L., Kempf, M., Kravchuk, O., George, N., Liu, P., Chang, H., . . . Kimble, R. (2008). The efficacy of Aloe vera, tea tree oil and saliva as first aid treatment for partial thickness burn injuries. Burns, 34(8), 1176-1182.
    DOI Scopus45 WoS40 Europe PMC22
    2008 Cuttle, L., Kempf, M., Kravchuk, O., Phillips, G., Mill, J., Wang, X., & Kimble, R. (2008). The optimal temperature of first aid treatment for partial thickness burn injuries. Wound Repair and Regeneration, 16(5), 626-634.
    DOI Scopus81 WoS77 Europe PMC41
    2007 Ling, K., Ho, C., Kravchuk, O., & Olive, R. (2007). Comparison of surgical and non-surgical methods of treating palatally impacted canines. II - Aesthetic outcomes. Australian Orthodontic Journal, 23(1), 8-15.
    Scopus7 Europe PMC3
    2007 Ling, K., Ho, C., Kravchuk, O., & Olive, R. (2007). Comparison of surgical and non-surgical methods of treating palatally impacted canines. I - Periodontal and pulpal outcomes. Australian Orthodontic Journal, 23(1), 1-7.
    Scopus6 Europe PMC5
    2007 Cheng, L., Moor, S., Kravchuk, O., Meyers, I., & Ho, C. (2007). Bacteria and salivary profile of adolescents with and without cleft lip and/or palate undergoing orthodontic treatment. Australian Dental Journal, 52(4), 315-321.
    DOI Scopus13 WoS12 Europe PMC9
    2006 Kravchuk, O. (2006). R-Estimator of location of the generalized secant hyperbolic distribution. Communications in Statistics-simulation and Computation, 35(1), 1-18.
    2006 Sirisaowaluk, N., Kravchuk, O., & Ho, C. (2006). The influence of ligation on frictional resistance to sliding during repeated displacement. Australian Orthodontic Journal, 22(2), 141-146.
    Scopus4 Europe PMC3
    2006 Kravchuk, O. (2006). R-estimatorof location of the generalized secant hyperbolic distribution. Communications in Statistics: Simulation and Computation, 35(1).
    2005 Kravchuk, O. (2005). Rank test of location optimal for hyperbolic secant distribution. Communications in Statistics-theory and Methods, 34(7), 1617-1630.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS9
    2005 Kravchuk, O., Elliott, A., & Bhandari, B. (2005). A simple laboratory experiment based on the Maillard reaction conducted as a project in Introductory Statistics. Journal of Food Science, 4(4), 70-76.
    2003 Boland, J., Kravchuk, O., Saman, W., & Kilsby, R. (2003). Estimation of the thermal sensitivity of a dwelling to variations in architectural and behavioural parameters. Environmental Modeling and Assessment, 8(2), 101-113.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS3
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2012 Kravchuk, O., Torley, P., & Stokes, J. (2012). Food texture is only partly rheology. In B. Bhandari, & Y. Roos (Eds.), Food Materials Science and Engineering (pp. 349-372). United Kingdom: Blackwell Publishers Inc.
    DOI Scopus16
    2002 Kravchuk, O., Pullan, W., Thornton, J., & Sattar, A. (2002). An investigation of variable relationships in 3-SAT problems. In B. Mckay, & J. Slaney (Eds.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Vol. 2557, pp. 579-590). SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2014 Kravchuk, O., & Rutley, D. (2014). Topics from Australian Conferences on Teaching Statistics. In M. A. M. A. B. P. Helen MacGillivray (Ed.). Springer.
    2014 Kravchuk, O., & Rutley, D. (2014). Engaging entry level researchers in agriculture in statistical communication and collaboration: Why? and how?. In Springer Proceedings in Mathematics and Statistics Vol. 81 (pp. 345-364). online: Springer.
    DOI Scopus1
    2007 Radrizzani, A., Shelton, H., Dalzell, S., & Kravchuk, O. (2007). A survey of graziers' perceptions of long-term productivity of leucaena pastures in Queensland. In Tropical Grasslands Vol. 41 (pp. 240-241). Dalby, AUSTRALIA: TROPICAL GRASSLAND SOC AUST.
  • Theses

    Year Citation
    2006 Kravchuk, O. (2006). Trigonometric scores rank procedures with applications to long-tailed distributions. (PhD Thesis, University of Queensland).

Project Leader

2016 - 2021, Statistics for the Australian Grains Industry, Southern Region (SAGI-STH), project leader, $5M, GRDC and SARDI

Current and completed projects, in which I am a single Chief investigator (CI)
2014, GRDC Sponsorship for AASC’14, $7K

2013, SEB metrics statistical analysis, DEWNR, SA, $15K

2011 – 2014, Statistics Capacity Building, GRDC, $187K

2010, Sensory and physical evaluation of the texture of non-fermented milk beverages with dispersed soft-gel micro particles, UQ ECR, $22K

2008, Advanced data analysis and interpretation in adaptive research: training workshop in PNG, ACIAR , $4K

2008, Biometrical services for a pork chilling trial, APL, $11K

2006, Adaptive statistical methods for the analysis of empirical distributions of images of bacteria colonies, UQ, $10K

Current and completed projects, in which I am a CI

2013 – 2015, Objective measures for powdery mildew, GWRDC ($512K, 5%)

2010 – 2013, Sensory – Texture – Rheology, Research capabilities building for Dairy Industry, DIAL&UQ ($305K, CIs: Deeth, Sharma, Kravchuk)

2010 Strengthening the food biometrials testing facility, UQ MEI ($63K, CIs: Bhandari, Stokes, Sharma, Kravchuk, Prakash)

2008 – 2011, Enhancing on-farm income through improved silvicultural management of teak in Laos PDR, ACIAR ($1,166K, 10%)

2008 – 2009, Research design, data analysis and interpretation in adaptive research projects, ACIAR ($66K, CIs: Huang, Kravchuk)

2007 – 2008, Design and analysis of agricultural experiments and interpretation of experimental findings – training program, ACIAR ($78K, CIs: Huang, Kravchuk)

Academic courses taught and coordinated:

University of Adelaide, 2011 - current
Special topics in Statistics (Nonparametrics), Research Methodology in Agricultural Sciences, Biometrics module in Foundations in Plant Biotechnology

University of Queensland 2003 - 2011
Introductory Statistics, Research Methodology in Biophysical Sciences, Food Sensory, Experimental Design, Advanced Biometry (generalized linear models), Special topics in Biometry

Griffith University, 2000 - 2003
Software development, Data management, Discrete Mathematics


  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 - 2020 Co-Supervisor Investigating Polyphenol Extracts using Microwave Technology Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Maria Jolanta Kwiatkowski
    2017 - 2021 Principal Supervisor Feasibility Study of Ranked Set Sampling for Typical Modern Agronomy Trials Under Different Sampling Designs: Benefits and Challenges of Ranked Set Sampling for the Grains Industry Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Peter Josef Kasprzak
    2012 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Bivariate Models for the Analysis of Internal Nitrogen Use Efficiency: Mixture Models as an Exploratory Tool Master of Applied Science Master Full Time Ms Sabela Munoz Santa
  • Position: Lecturer in Applied Statistics
  • Phone: 83137252
  • Email: olena.kravchuk@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 7109
  • Campus: Waite
  • Building: Waite, floor 2
  • Room: 2 03a
  • Org Unit: School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

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