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
Associate ProfessorAntonina TarnovskaAssociate Professor
1st Category EngineerNataliia Bodnarchuk1st Category Engineer
Senior Department SecretaryDariia DluhoshSenior Department Secretary

Lecturers' schedule


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).

Welcome to EBSA 2023! July 31 – August 4

17.03.2023 | 10:36






We welcome you to submit your Abstracts to EBSA 2023!
The 14th EBSA congress at Stockholm University, Sweden
 July 31 – August 4 2023



The Swedish Society for Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology (SFBBM) is proudly the hosting 14th EBSA congress, jointly with EBSA and Protein Society, at Stockholm University, supported by the Swedish National Committee for Molecular Biosciences of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. In this congress, we are honored to also collaborate with the Biophysical Society, IUPAB and SciLifeLab.
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XIX International Scientific Conference of Students and Postgraduates “YOUTH AND PROGRESS OF BIOLOGY”

11.03.2023 | 13:45

Dear students and PhD students!
We invite You to take part in the XIX International Scientific Conference for Students and PhD Students “Youth and Progress of Biology”, dedicated to the 90th anniversary of academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, professor Schelyag-Sosonko Yury Romanovych, that will be held on April 26-28, 2023 in Lviv, Ukraine.
The Conference is organized by the Faculty of Biology of Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Institute of Biology and Earth Sciences, Pomeranian University...

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