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Department of Microbiology, Virology and Biotechnology

Phone: +38 (056) 766-49-28
E-mail: microviro@ukr.net
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/microviro
The Head of the Department is Sklyar Tetyana Volodymyrivna, Candidate of Biological Sciences, Associate Professor.

The Department trains bachelors in specialties "Biology" and "Biotechnology and Bioengineering" and masters on 2 educational-professional programs – "Microbiology" and "Virology". Master graduate on specialty "Biotechnology and Bioengineering" is planning to open.

Courses provide by 1 professor, Doctor of Biological Sciences; 10 Associate Professors, Candidates of Biological and Technical Sciences; 2 Assistants, Candidate of Biological Sciences and without a degree.

The main scientific research areas of the Department:
the study of structural and functional properties of microbial associations, including bacteria in conditions of biofilmformation, the development and transfer of antibiotic resistance in microorganisms, the relationships between bacteria and viruses with plant and animal organisms; the study of metabolic processes of microorganisms associated with the synthesis of biologically active compounds; biotechnological bases of receiving of bacterial and viral preparations for plant protection, biotechnologies of creation of microbial preparations of bioactive compounds and microbial fertilizers.

Basic and special courses for bachelors in specialty "Biology": Microbiology, Virology, Molecular Biology, Immunology, Biotechnology, Ecology of Microorganisms, Sanitary Microbiology and Virology, Physical and Chemical Methods in Microbiology and Virology, Microscopic Methods of Studying of Structure of Organisms, Taxonomy of Bacteria and Viruses, Cellular and Genetic Basis of Biotechnology, Industrial Microbiology.

Basic special training courses for masters in educational and professional programs "Microbiology" and "Virology":
Biogeochemical Activity of Microorganisms, Cellular and Humoral Mechanisms of Immunity, Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering, Genetics of Bacteria, Antibiotics, Metabolism of Microorganisms, Viruses, Prokaryotes, Medical and Veterinary Virology, Ecology of Viruses, Methodology and Organization of Research, Basis of Enzymology, Principles of Taxonomy and Classification of Viruses, Genetics and Biochemistry of Viruses, Use of Viruses in Biotechnology Industries.

Major general and special courses for bachelors in specialty "Biotechnology and Bioengineering": General Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Industrial Microbiology, Engineering of Biotechnology Plants, Economy and Organization of Biotechnological Production, Genetics, Basis of molecular biotechnology, Protein Engineering, Methods of Genetic Engineering, Nanobiotechnology, Processes and Devices of Biotech Industries, Normative Acts of Organization of Biotech Industries.

Students of the Department
of Microbiology, Virology and Biotechnology became winners of Olympiads and competitions: Svetlana Hoprichkova won first place in Region contest for best scientific and practical findings "Intelligence – Creativity – Success," Olga Vlasenko won the Ukrainian competition of student research papers in natural, technical and humanity sciences.

Students are characterized by active participation in international conferences (X International Conference of Young Scientists "Biology: From Molecule to the Biosphere", III International scientific-practical conference "Recent advances in biotechnology and nanopharmacology", III International forum of students and young scientists). 

In addition to the scientific work students of the department involved in the formation of democracy and open society of Ukraine (student Alexandra Demidova is member of the youth exchanges between Ukraine and the EU in programs Erasmus+ and The European Council).

International cooperation.
The Department is planning a cooperation agreement in the field of educational and scientific work with the Department of Biochemistry of Medical Faculty of Vilnius University (Lithuania). A number of studies have been carried out with the support of the Institute of Molecular Infectology of the Würzburg University (Germany) and it is planned to participate in the international program Bioenergy. It take place a talks about the agreement of cooperation with Aubum University (USA).