Department of Biophysics and Bioinformatics

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The Department of Biophysics and Mathematical Methods in Biology was established in 1974 by famous biophysicist, prof. M. Derkach. In 2005 prof. D. Sanagursky renamed and reorganized the department under the name of biophysics and bioinformatics. Since 2016 the department is headed by Prof. A. Babsky. The main research interests of the department are: Transmembrane bioelectrogenesis: modifying effects on it, structural and functional analysis and models; Biophysics of embryonic systems and physicochemical factors` effects on them; Mathematical modeling of biological processes; Cellular bioenergy. The department prepares Bachelors and Masters – biophysicists, providing training in the following courses: biophysics, general cytology, histology, mathematical methods in biology, basics of computer science.





ChairpersonAndriy BabskyChairperson
Associate ProfessorMarta BuraAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorMariia DykaAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorNataliia HarasymAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorAnastasiia HenehaAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorYaryna ShalaiAssociate Professor
1st Category EngineerNataliia Bodnarchuk1st Category Engineer
Senior Department SecretaryDariia DluhoshSenior Department Secretary
Postgraduate StudentMarta PopovychPostgraduate Student
Postgraduate StudentOleh TymofeevPostgraduate Student

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Research topics:
• Clarification of the basic regularities of changes in the electro-physiological parameters of membranes and membrane-bound processes during early embryogenesis in fish (model objects – eggs of loach (Misgurnus fossilis), zebra-fish, frog buds, and tissues of warm-blooded animals); determination and research of the dominant functional structures in membrane-bound processes of early embryogenesis (Sanagurskyi D, PhD, DSc; Bezkorovainyi A, PhD)

• Study of the effect of electromagnetic radiation of the radio frequency on the viability and processes of fertilization and embryogenesis (Yaremchuk M, PhD; Dyka M, PhD)

• Molecular mechanisms of action of physical and chemical exogenous factors on the functioning of transport systems of cold-blooded embryos during early embryogenesis (Bura M, PhD; Heneha A, PhD; Bodnarchuk N, PhD)
• Changes in the processes of lipid and protein peroxidation, antioxidant enzymes activity and enzymes of the respiratory chain of cells of the warm-blooded animal tissues under the action of an oxidizing agent and a detoxifier of sodium hypochlorite (Garasym N, PhD; Tarnovska A, PhD, Galan M, PhD)
• Influence of laser irradiation on blood parameters of patients with tuberculosis (Otchych V, PhD; Dyka M, PhD; Otchych O, PhD)
• Application of new information technologies in biological researches (Sanagurskyi D, PhD, DSc; Babsky A, PhD. DSc; Hreniukh V, PhD; Tymofeyev O, MSc)

• Features of energy and peroxide processes in cancer cells and the search for substances with antitumor activity (Babsky A, PhD, DSc; Hreniukh V, PhD; Shalai Ya., MSc, Popovych M, MSc)

• The role of the sympathetic-adrenal system in adaptation to muscular work (Galan M, PhD)
• Indicators of ejaculate in men of all ages in norm and for pathology (Tarnovska A, PhD)

The department cooperates with:
• Yale University (Department of Psychiatry and Neurobiology), New Haven, USA;
• University of Pennsylvania (Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics), Philadelphia, USA
• Mediterranean Institute of Neurobiology (Department of Molecular Electrophysiology), Marseille, France;
• Indiana University (Department of Radiology and Scientific Images), Indianapolis, USA;
• Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (Department of Child Development and Metabolic Illness), USA;
• State Scientific and Research Control Institute of Veterinary Preparations and Forage Supplements, Lviv;
• Institute of Cell Biology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Department of Regulation of Cell Proliferation and Apoptosis), Lviv
• Institute of Epidemiology and Hygiene (Department of Tuberculosis and Non-Specific Lung Diseases), Lviv;
• Danylo Halytsky National Medical University of Lviv;
• Ivan Bobersky State University of Physical Culture of Lviv;
• Botanical Garden of Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Lviv;
• National University “Lviv Polytechnic” (Department of Organic Chemistry);
• The Faculty of Chemistry of the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (Department of Organic Chemistry).

Open position for a biologist/biochemist from Ukraine at the Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

27.03.2022 | 19:55

Dear Colleagues,
We offer a well-paid temporary job in a research project to a scientist who is a refugee from Ukraine.
The formal requirements are only that the person:
– has a PhD degree or the Ukrainian equivalent in biology, biochemistry, biotechnology or a related discipline;
– before leaving Ukraine has been engaged in a scientific research work in a university or a research institute;
– has left Ukraine on or after Feb. 24, i.e., can be considered a refugee.  Note, that it applies also...

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PhD and post-doctoral position in Czech Republic

26.03.2022 | 10:17

Group leader of Laboratory of Molecular Therapy of Institute of Biotechnology, Czech Academy of Sciences, near Prague, offered a PhD position and post-doctoral position to work in the area of cancer biology. Salary and accommodation provided.
More details Neužil Jiří

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Job offers in Germany

18.03.2022 | 11:23

Dr. Erich Gulbins, the director of the Institute of Molecular Biology at the University Hospital Essen, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany:
“To provide some support, I would like to offer 1 postdoc position and 1 PhD position for 2 of your colleagues and students (biologist, biochemist or medical doctor) or of any other institutions in your country that might be unable to work due to the war. I know it is not a lot, but at least some support.
The positions are certainly...

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