About the institute

Main research topics :

  • study of molecular biology and cell-biological mechanisms of vital activity of plant cells on the basis of structural and functional genomics, bioinformatics of plants, structural biology and molecular genetics;
  • development of new molecular biotechnology and nanobiotechnology plant and procaryotic systems;
  • development of scientific principles of resource saving technologies of processing agricultural raw materials, obtaining new types of foods and getting biofuels from biomass;
  • development of biotechnologies of foods, their components and biologically active components, molecular genetic and biochemical methods of pest, medical and biological control of food raw materials, food additives, food and feed and scientific basis for biosafety;

The Institute is headed by Doctor of Biological Sciences, Acad. NAS of Ukraine Ya.B. Blume.

IFBG has four academic departments, consisting of - five laboratories and all-institute units.


Recent publications

  • Krasylenko Yu., Yemets A., Sheremet Ya., Blume Ya. B. (2012) Nitric oxide as a critical factor for perception of UV-B irradiation by microtubules in Arabidopsis. Physiol. Plant., (doi: 10.1111/j.1399-3054.2011.01530.x)
  • Sheremet Ya.A., Yemets A.I., Azmi A., Vissenberg K., Verbelen J.-P., Blume Ya.B. (2012) Effect od serine/threonine protein kinases and protein phosphatases on mitosis progression of synchronized culture of tobacco BY-2. Cytol. Genetics, 46(2), pp. 3–11.
  • Sheremet Ya. A., Yemets A. I., Blume Ya. B.(2012) Inhibitors of tyrosine kinases and phosphatases as a tool for the investigation of microtubule role in plant cold response. Cytol. Genetics, 46(1), pp. 1–8.
  • Burlaka О.М., Pirko Ya.V., Yemets A. I., Blume Ya. B. (2011) Carbon nanotubes and their usage for plant genetic transformation. Material Science of Nanostructures, N2, p. 84-101. (in Ukr.)
  • Britsun V.N., Kаrpov P.А., Yemets А.I., Lozinskii M.О., Blume Ya.B. (2011) Antituberculosis properties of imidazole and benzimidazole derivatives. J. Org. Pharm. Chem., v. 9, N 3(35), p. 3-14. (www.nbuv.gov.ua/portal/Chem_biol/jofkh/2011_3/03-14.pdf) (in Russ.).
  • Demchuk O., Karpov P., Raspor P., Blume Ya. Molecular modelling of FtsZ proteins based on their homology in Escherichia coli and Mycobacterium tuberculosis as the key stage of rational design of new antituberculous compounds. Acta Biologica Slovenica, 2011, 54 (2), P. 13-29.
  • Karelov A.V., Pirko Ya.V., Kozub N.A, Sozinov I.A., Pirko N.N., Litvinenko N.A., Lyfenko S.F., Koliuchiy V.T., Blume Ya.B., Sozinov A.A. (2011) Identification of the allelic state resistance gene Lr34 to leaf rust in cultivars of soft winter wheat Ukrainian breedings. Cytol. Genetics, v.45, N5, p. 271-276 (doi: 10.3103/S0095452711050069).
  • Samofalova D. A., Karpov P.A., Nyporko A.Yu., Blume Ya.B. (2011) Reconstruction of the spatial structure of plant phosphatases types 1 and 2A in complexes with okadaic acid. Cytol.Genetics, v. 45, N 3, p. 153-162 (doi: 10.3103/S0095452711030108).
  • Yemets A.I., Krasylenko Yu.A., Lytvyn D.I., Sheremet Ya.A., Blume Ya.B. (2011) Nitric oxide signaling via cytoskeleton in plants. Plant Sci., 181(5), p. 545-554 (doi: 10.1016/j.plantsci.2011.04.017).
  • Tanasienko I.V., Yemets A.I., Pirko Y.V., Korhkovyy V.I., Abumhadi N., Blume Ya.B. (2011) Production of transgenic barley lines producing human lactoferrin using mutant alfa-tubulin gene as selective marker gene. Cytol.Genetics, v. 45, N1, 3-10 (doi: 10.3103/S0095452711010026).
  • Krasylenko Yu., Yemets A., Blume Ya. (2010) Functional role of nitric oxide in plants. Russ. J. Plant Physiol., v.57, N4, p. 451-461.
  • Blume Ya., Yemets A., Sheremet Ya., Nyporko A., Sulimenko V., Sulimenko T., Draber P. Exposure of beta-tubulin regions defined by antibodies on a Arabidopsis thaliana microtubule protofilament model and in the cells. BMC Plant Biology, 2010, v. 10:29(doi: 10.1186/1471-2229-10-29).