Department of Microbiology

  • About the Department
  • Employees
  • Educational courses
  • Lecturers' schedule
  • Research
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Department of Microbiology of Ivan Franko National University of Lviv was founded in 1936 by Napoleon Honsiorovsky.

Department teaches bachelors by the specialities 091–”Biology” and 101–”Ecology” at the full-time and correspondence forms of study, masters by the educational-professional programs “Microbiology” at the full-time form of study and “Laboratory Diagnostics Biological Systems” at the correspondence form.

Teachers at the Department pay significant attention to the study of theoretical bases and methods of:

  • physiology and biochemistry of microorganisms;
  • diversity of microorganisms;
  • ecology of microorganisms;
  • exoelectrogenesis by prokaryotes;
  • bacteriological analysis;
  • biological bases of infectious processes;
  • biotechnology;
  • methods of teaching the biology.

Microbiological Club is working at the Department, which join the members of scientific society of students, as well as the Microbiological Club of the Little Academy of Science.

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 pits waste heaps and waters of ecologically dangerous areas.

In 2013–2017 Department took part in Tempus project “Establishment of Multidisciplinary Innovative Centres for the Development of Virtual Laboratories in Biology and Medicine”.

Interdisciplinary Educational Laboratory of Virtual Methods in Biology functions at the Department. Interfaculty Educational Laboratory of Instrumental Methods of Research works in the rooms of the Department.

Former students of the Department work in the scientific institutions, at the enterprizes of microbiological type, diagnostic laboratories.

Employees

ChairpersonSvitlana HnatushChairperson
Associate ProfessorAndrii HalushkaAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorYaryna KolisnykAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorTaras PeretyatkoAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorHalyna YavorskaAssociate Professor
Associate ProfessorHalyna ZvirAssociate Professor
LecturerBohdan BorsukevychLecturer
LecturerOlha MaslovskaLecturer
LecturerOksana MorozLecturer

Lecturers' schedule



Research

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 pits waste heaps and waters of ecologically dangerous areas.

Completed research topics:

  • Bm-95P “The role of sulfur cycle bacteria in regulation of hydrogen sulfide and heavy metals level in water environments”. Terms of implementation: 2012.01.01–2013.12.31. State registration number: 0112U001260.
  • Bm-25F “Functioning of microbocenoses of technogenically altered territories and their participation in transformation of heavy metal and sulfur compounds”. Terms of implementation: 2016.01.01–2018.12.31. State registration number: 0116U001534.
  • N/08-2019 “Physiological and biochemical properties of Antarctic metal resistance technologically perspective strains of microorganisms.” Terms of implementation: 2019.10.01–2019.12.20. State registration number: 0119U002999с.

22 червня розпочинаються практики на кафедрі екології

21.06.2020 | 20:23

Навчальна практика з екології для 1 курсу (керівник доц. Цвілинюк О.М.)
О 9.30 – зустріч на конференції у Zoom
Матеріали доступні на http://e-learning.lnu.edu.ua/course/view.php?id=2857
Виробнича практика для студентів  БЛЕ-31 (керівник доц. Думич О.Я.)
і БЛЕМ-51 (керівник доц. Джура Н.М.) http://e-learning.lnu.edu.ua/course/view.php?id=2107
Продовжується навчальна практика у студентів БЛЕ-21 (керівник доц. Савицька О.М.) http://e-learning.lnu.edu.ua/course/view.php?id=2065  

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International cooperation

12.03.2020 | 12:25

On March 5, 2020, the Department of Biology of the Lviv University was visited by professor Domenico Morabito, a representative of the University of Orleans, Laboratory for Biology of Woody and Agricultural Plants, UPRES EA1207 (Orleans, France). During his visit professor, Morabito met with the teachers, postgraduate students and students of the Department of Plant Physiology and Ecology. It was discussed the possibility of cooperation between scientists in the field of phytoremediation of technogenic polluted soils and internships of Ukrainian...

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“Wild Life Control”

26.11.2019 | 11:31

“Wild Life Control” is an ornithological service of Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport. Students of the Department of Zoology visited Danylo Halytskyi International Airport “Lviv” to get acquainted with the work of the ornithological service “Wild Life Control”. They had the opportunity to observe the work of ornithologists and to realize its importance in the modern world.
During the excursion the students they got acquainted with the process and methods of scaring away the birds at the airport to avoid bird...

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Meeting with the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Argentine Republic in Ukraine

26.11.2019 | 11:30

On November 13, 2019, the Faculty of Biology hosted a meeting of the students and the teaching stuff with the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Argentine Republic in Ukraine, Elena Leticia Mikusinski, and Dr. Pablo Goldschmidt, who delivered a lecture “The application of molecular biology to infectious diseases (the detection of bacteria, viruses and free-living amoebas).”
Professor, Dr. Pablo Goldschmidt, Medical Biologist, Doctor of Biological Sciences in Molecular Pharmacology, studied at the Pharmaceutical and Medical Departments of the University of...

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