Educational and Scientific Centre "Institute of Biology and Medicine"

Foundation: Faculty of Biology at of Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University was founded in 1933. The Educational and Scientific Centre "Institute of Biology" was founded in 2011 by the merge of Faculty of Biology, A.V. Fomin Botanical Garden, Petro Bogach Institute of Physiology, Zoological museum and Kaniv Nature Reserve.

Departments: Biochemistry, Biophysics, General and Molecular Genetics, Microbiology and General Immunology, Virology, Human and Animal Physiology, Plant Physiology and Ecology, Zoology, Botany, Cytology, Histology and Developmental Biology, Fundamental Medicine, Ecology and Protection of the Environment.

Divisions: Department of Experimental Biology (8 research laboratories), Department of Biological and Biomedical Technologies (3 research laboratories), Petro Bogach Institute of Physiology (3 research sectors), A.V. Fomin Botanical Garden, Kaniv Nature Reserve, Zoological Museum.

Specializations / educational programmes:
Bachelor programs: Biology; Ecology; Biotechnology; Garden and Park Husbandry; Laboratory Diagnostics, Dietology.
Masters programs (Majors): Biophysics, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Laboratory Diagnostics of Biological Systems, Botany, Genetics, Zoology, Microbiology, Immunology, Virology, Plants Physiology, Human and Animal Physiology, Cytology and Histology.

Director: Professor Lyudmyla Ostapchenko, Dr.Sc., Full Professor of Biochemistry, Distinguished Person of Science and Technology of Ukraine, awardee of the Ukrainian State Prize in Science and Technology, honoree of the O.V. Palladin Prize of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

Availability of a student dormitory: Yes

Military training: there is an option to pass military training and get a reserve officer rank on the contract base at the Military Institute of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.

Teaching in English: graduate students can study disciplines such as "Biology in the Universe" and "Basis of Modern Pharmacology" solely in English.

Outstanding graduates: Sergiy Kosterin - Academician of NAS of Ukraine, the well-known Ukrainian scientist in the field of biophysics of smooth muscle membranes, biochemical kinetics; Mykola Kucherenko - Academician of NAS of Ukraine, the well-known Ukrainian biochemist, the Founder of the radiation biochemistry scientific school, created the powerful intellectual and material base for the education of specialists in Biochemistry, his research interests were devoted to the biological methylation processes under the influence of ionizing radiation; Dmytro Zerov - an outstanding world-class expert in the fields of telmathology, systematics and phylogeny of lower and higher plants, phytosociology, floristics, bryology, flora and vegetation history, phytogeography; the founder of the Ukrainian palynological school; Maxym Melnychuk - the known Ukrainian scientist and founder of the scientific school of fundamental and applied molecular virology, nano- and biotechnology and bioenergy; Mykola Gamaliya - specialist in the research of biological and therapeutic effect of laser irradiation. He has developed methods of laser therapy of tumors, headed preclinical research and training, implemented the methods of photodynamic therapy of tumors in clinical practice in Ukraine; Vitaliy Kordyum - the famous Ukrainian scientist. He has created a new direction in the field of genetic biotechnology - phage-dependent supersynthesis, for the preparation of human recombinant interferon alpha 2. He investigates gene therapy of insulin-dependent diabetes and atherosclerosis. He has developed several new drugs based on gene technology; Maryna Rodnina - Professor of Biochemistry, Director of the Department of Physical Biochemistry of the Institute of Biophysical Chemistry in Gottingen (Germany), she won the most prestigious Leibnitz Prize in science in Germany, studied the mechanisms of function of ribosomes during the process of transaltion.

Address: 03127, 2, Academician Glushkov avenue, Kyiv, Ukraine

Tel: (044) 521-35-98

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