Siberian Institute of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry

Russian version

P.O.Box 1243
Irkutsk, 664033
Tel.: (3952) 460721
Fax: (3952) 310754
International code of Russia: 7

The Director of the Institute:

Prof. Salyaev Ryurik Konstantinovich
Doctor of biological science, corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Science, member of the Ecological Russian Academy

Main fields of research:

List of laboratories

All the members of the institute can be reached by email with the notice To: [name of Addressee] in the subject line, if no individual e-mail address is specified.

The Laboratory of Plant Cell Physiology

Prof. Ryurik K. SALYAEV, Corresponding Member of the Russian Acad. Sci., Doctor of Biol. Sci.,
room No 225, tel. 46-17-80, 46-07-21 (secretary)

The studies of the structure and functions of the biological membranes of plants and mechanisms of membrane transport; development of physiological-biochemical bases of somatic hybridization of cells; growth of morphogenic callus and regenerants of cereals in order to create transgenic plants with new properties; the study of physiological bases of optimization of plant nutrition in order to obtain high quality and ecologically pure yields.

The Laboratory of Genetic Engineering

Yuri M. KONSTANTINOV, Doctor of Biological Sciences
room No 112, tel.46-09-03

Studies of the structural and functional organization of the plant mitochondrial genome in order to elaborate the principles of its changes.

The Laboratory of Physiological Genetics

Prof. Victor K. VOINIKOV, Doctor of Biological Sciences
room No 115, tel. 46-16-69

The study of the mechanisms of genetic determination of plant resistance to stresses (hypo- and hyperthermy, water deficit, and weak doses of radiation). Shock proteins of plants: physiological and biochemical functions in the cell. Sequence of proteins that determine the resistance of plants to stresses.

The Laboratory of Biochemistry of Phytohormones

Prof. Kim Z. GAMBURG, Doctor of Biological Sciences
room No 213, tel. 46-09-92

The study of the metabolism and functioning of phytohormones in normal and bacterium-transformed plant cells. Growth of plant cell cultures of different plant families, analysis of the content of phytohormones, precursors of their synthesis and the products of their inactivation in cultures of normal and transformed cells.

The Laboratory of Phytoimmunology

Anatoli S. ROMANENKO, Doctor of Biological Sciences
room No 128, tel. 46-14-92

Cytophysiological and biochemical mechanisms of plant immunity. The study of plant (potato) responses to pathogenesis, in particular, bacteriosis causing a ring rot. The study of the role of pH-homeostasis of plant cells in the specific and non-specific resistance, reception of the bacterial toxin by the host-plant cells and the mechanism of its penetration into the cells.

The Laboratory of Applied Biochemistry

Vitali A. TRUFANOV, Candidate of Chemical Sciences
room No 321, tel. 46-15-51

The study of genetic and biochemical bases of the formation of the set of storage proteins in the endosperm of Siberian wheat varieties and other cereals, and the search for ways to increase protein productivity and improve grain quality.

The Laboratory of Physiology of Plant Resistance

Anatoli K. GLYANKO, Candidate of Biological Sciences
room No 302, tel. 46-09-51

The development of the elements of the theory of resistance of plant organisms on the basis of the study of the regulatory mechanisms of plant responses to low temperatures, both above and below zero. Symbiotic nitrogen fixation in legume plants under low temperatures. The interaction between plants and microorganisms. Carbon and nitrogen metabolism in regard to plant-rhizobium interactions. Ways of increasing the nitrogen-fixing ability of legume cultures under low temperatures.

The Laboratory of Physiology of Plant Productivity

Yuri F. PALKIN, Doctor of Agricultural Sciences
room No 101, tel. 46-16-93 (phytotron)

Increasing the variety and improving the techniques for raising vegetables in open field and greenhouse conditions in order to increase productivity and quality of the product obtained.

The Laboratory of Agroecology

Luybov V. POMAZKINA, Doctor of Biological Sciences
room No 102, tel. 46-24-78

Monitoring of soil fertility. Transformation (cycles) of carbon and nitrogen in agroecosystems, optimization of regimes of their functioning under intensive agricultural practice in the conditions of the Middle Siberia. The integral assessment of the state of agroecosystems under different cultures in the rotation fields, depending on agrotechnical methods and methods of reclamation of industrially-polluted soils.

The Laboratory of Entomopathology of Woody Plants

Andrei S. PLESHANOV, Doctor of Biological Sciences
room No 328a, tel.46-03-02

The development of scientific bases for the prediction of adverse ecological situations in vast areas (e.g. Middle Siberia). Pathology and resistance of conifers damaged by industrial emissions, dendrophagous insects and fungi. Mapping provision for monitoring forest insects in the drainage basin of Lake Baikal. The compiling of a cadaster of dendrophagous insects of coniferous forests in the protected zone of Lake Baikal.

The Laboratory of Bioindication of Ecosystems

Victor I. VORONIN, Candidate of Biological Sciences
room No 117. tel. 46-06-92 (phytotron)

Bioindication of the state of ecosystems. The indication of climatic changes according to the dynamics of the radial growth of conifers in the Baikal region. The study of the mechanism of tolerance of pine and larch needles to industrial toxic substances. The assessment of the state of the generative sphere of the pine under industrial pollution. The interaction between photosynthetic activity of the crown to xylogenesis.

The Herbarium Team

Leonid V. BARDUNOV, Doctor of Biological Sciencs
room No 323. tel. 46-25-02

Ecology, distribution, species composition and protection of vascular plants, mosses and fungi in Eastern Siberia. Regional cadaster of flora.

The Team of Mineral Nutrition of Plants and Prediction of Crop Yields

Victor T. KOLESNICHENKO, Candidate of Biological Sciences
room No 122, tel. 46-16-69

The study of the nutritive soil regime in the forest-steppe zone in Eastern Siberia. The development of a system of fertilizers applied to winter wheat. Scientific bases of optimization of plant nutrition and development of methods of predicting crop yields for the main crops being raised.

The Team of Chromatographic Methods of Analysis

Ivan S. EMELIANOV, Candidate of Chemical Sciences
room No 108, tel. 46-26-79

Synthesis and investigation of properties of neutral sorbents for gas- and gas-liquid chromatography. Chromatographic studies of the nature and biochemical composition of biological objects.

15 April 1998 Fedor Babanine (