Genetics at Lviv Ivan Franko National University

Welcome to the website of the Department of Genetics and Biotechnology, Lviv Ivan Franko National University.

The mission of the Department is to promote excellence in education and research in the areas of genetics.

Department of Genetics and Biotechnology was founded in Lviv Ivan Franko National University in 1976. The Department trains the bachelors, specialists and masters of genetics as well as the post-graduates on the specialty 03.00.15 "Genetics". The distinctive feature of the teaching activities at the Department is that the primary attention is paid to the study of the theoretical basis and the methods of:

  • molecular genetics;
  • genetics of ontogenesis;
  • genetic and cell engineering;
  • genetics and selection of microorganisms;
  • biotechnology;
  • bioinformatics;
  • genetic aspects of environmental conservation.

The Department also includes: the research Laboratory of Antibiotic Producers' Genetics, Selection and Gene Engineering, the museum of microorganisms cultures, producing biologically active compounds and Drosophila genetic lines museum. The graduates of the Department work as the research assistants in the research institutions of genetic-selection, biochemical, medical and agricultural types, breeding stations and medical-genetic consultations, as laboratory assistants and technologists in biotechnological industry, and as teachers of secondary and higher educational institutions.