Department of Microbiology

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The Department of Microbiology of Ivan Franko National University of Lviv was founded in 1936 by Napoleon Gonsiorowskyi. The department has a Microbiological Circle, which unites members of the Student Scientific Society, and a Microbiological Circle of the Small Academy of Sciences. The main directions of scientific work of the department are: Monitoring the content of xenobiotics for the use of microorganisms; Research of adaptations of microorganisms that convert sulfur compounds in nature to the influence of chemical pollutants as stressors; Development of methods for purification of contaminated media from pollutants of organic and inorganic nature with the participation of microorganisms; Research of exoelectrogenic processes in prokaryotes and work with microbial fuel cells; Research of microbiocenoses of waste heaps of coal mines and reservoirs of ecologically dangerous areas; Investigation of physiological and biochemical properties of microorganisms isolated from various substrates of Antarctica.


ChairpersonSvitlana HnatushChairperson
ProfessorDariia FedorovychProfessor
ProfessorAndriy SibirnyProfessor
Associate ProfessorAndrii HalushkaAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorYaryna KolisnykAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorTaras PeretyatkoAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorHalyna YavorskaAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorHalyna ZvirAssociate Professor
LecturerOlha MaslovskaLecturer
Leading Researcher, Associate Professor (by-worker)Oksana MorozLeading Researcher, Associate Professor (by-worker)
Postgraduate StudentYurii KhanykPostgraduate Student
Postgraduate StudentSolomiia KomplikevychPostgraduate Student
Postgraduate StudentNataliia MenivPostgraduate Student
Postgraduate StudentHanna RizunPostgraduate Student

Lecturers' schedule


The main directions of the scientific work of the Department are:

  • Monitoring of the content of xenobiotics using microorganisms.
  • Study of the adaptations of microorganisms that transform sulfur copmounds in nature, to the influence of chemical pollutants as the stress factors.
  • Development of the methods of purification of the environment from the pollutants of organic and inorganic matter, using microorganisms.
  • Study of the processes of exoelectrogenesis by prokaryotes and work with the microbial fuel cells.
  • Research of the microbiota of coal mine spoil heaps and waters of ecologically dangerous areas.
  • Study of the physiological and biochemical properties of microorganisms, isolated from different substrates of Antarctica.

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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