«Je pense, donc je suis» «Cogito ergo sum» «Я мыслю, следовательно, я есмь»
Р. Декарт, 1637

300 years v3

The Institute of Ecology and Genetics of Microorganisms was organized in 1988 on the basis of the Department of Breeding and Genetics of Microorganisms of the Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology of the Ural Scientific Center of the USSR Academy of Sciences. The first director ( 1988 - 2003) was academician Valery Aleksandrovich Chereshnev. Currently, the institute includes 8 scientific divisions. In 2017, the Institute became part of Perm Federal Research Center UB RAS.

Director - Vitaly Alekseevich Demakov, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Medicine, Professor.

Main research fields:

  • Structure and function of microbial communities. Assessment of the role of microorganisms in biospheric processes. Formation of a collection of strains of natural microorganisms.
  • Molecular genetic mechanisms of adaptation of microorganisms to stress factors. Regulation of growth and development of microorganisms in experimental conditions and natural ecosystems.
  • Study of natural and modified microorganisms promising for biotechnology for production of chemicals and protection of the environment from pollution.
  • Study of the mechanisms of functioning of the immune system under various influences and conditions of the microorganism and development of new methods of immunodiagnostics and immunocorrection.

Contact Information:
614081, Perm, 13, Goleva st.
tel. +7 (342) 280–74–42
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