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 ResearcherOksana MorozLeading Researcher
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.

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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