Nataliya Matiytsiv

Position: Associate Professor, Genetics and Biotechnology Department

Scientific degree: Candidate of Biological Sciences

Academic status: Associate Professor

Phones (Office): (032) 296-42-53, (032) 296-47-68

Google Scholar profile:

Research interests

Morphological and Genetic Regulation of Drosophila Brain Degeneration,

Search for Preventive and Therapeutic Agents,

Genetics of Aging,

Behavioral Genetics.


  1. Matiytsiv N., Dronska Kh., Makarenko O.  New nootropic preparation from blood plasma (Adement): lack of therapeutic influence on Drosophila neurodegenerative model // Visnyk of the Lviv University. Series Biology. 2018. V. 77. P. 76-82.
  2. Ryabova E., Matiytsiv N., Trush O. et al. Swiss Cheese, Drosophila Ortholog of Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia Gene NTE, Maintains Neuromuscular Junction Development and Microtubule Network, Drosophila melanogaster – Model for Recent Advances in Genetics and Therapeutics / in Perveen F. K. eds., InTech, 2018, doi: 10.5772/intechopen.73077.
  3. Vitushynskа M.V., Matiytsiv N. P. and Chernyk Y. I. Influence of Tissue_Specific Superoxide Dismutase Gene Expression in Brain Cells on Drosophila melanogaster Sensitivity to Oxidative Stress and Viability // Tsitologiya i Genetika. 2015.V.49, №2. Р. 21-28.
  4. Chad M., Artymovych N., Makarenko O., Matiytsiv N. Effects of Mitochondrin-2 on the Dynamics of Degeneration of Brain Tissues in Drosophila with an Altered Function of the swiss cheese Gene // Neurophysiology. 2014. V.6. P. 519–524.
  5. Trush O., Matiytsiv N., Naconechna Yu., Sarantseva S., Chernyk Ya. Wolbachia modifying impact on Drosophila melanogaster neurodegenerative phenotype // Visnyk of the Lviv University. Series Biology. 2014. V. 66, P. 142-150.
  6. Matiytsiv N. P., Mohylyak I. I., Truhs O. I., Chernik Y. I. Motor activity of drosophila melanogaster neurodegenerative mutants // Visnyk of the Odessa University. Series Biology. 2013. V.62, P. 117-122.
  7. Matiytsiv N., Makarenko O., Chernyk Ya. Cerebral and Mitohondine-2 effects on the viability and dynamics of degenerative changes in the Drosophila melanogaster mutants brain tissue // Russion Journal of Biopharmaceuticals. 2012. V.4, P.54-56.
  8. Mohylyak I. I., Matiytsiv N. P., Hrunyk N. I., Chernyk Ya. I. Sensitivity of neurodegenerative mutants of Drosophila melanogaster from swiss cheese group to the oxidative stress conditions // Biopolymers and Cell. 2011. V. 27. N 6, P.453–458.


2012 – present time – Associate Professor at the Department of Genetics and Biotechnology, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv.
2006 – 2012 – Lecturer at the Department of Genetics and Biotechnology, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv.
2002 – 2006 – Ph.D. student, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv.
2001 – 2002 – teacher of chemistry, Lviv Secondary School №86.
1996 – 2001 – Biology Student, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv.

Scientific degree

2009 – Candidate of science (Genetics), Thesis: “Molecular-Genetic Analysis of Drosophila melanogaster Neurodegenerative Mutations Localized in X Chromosome”

Academic rank

2014 – Associate Professor of Department of Genetics and Biotechnology

Since 2002 – Member of Vavilov Society of Geneticists and Breeders of Ukraine

Since 2016 –  Member of Ukrainian Society for Neuroscience


2005 – 2007 – INTAS Proposal for Young Scientist Fellowship “Degeneration and Regeneration: Drosophila melanogaster is a Model of Neuronal Disorders”.
2005 – Visit to Stockholm University, Zoology Institute (Sweden) and collaboration with Prof. Rafael Cantera.
2006 – Visit to Stockholm University, Winner Green Institute (Sweden) and collaboration with Prof. Christos Samakovlis.
2007 – Researcher under the international USA-Ukraine CRDF project “Drosophila as a Model System of Muscular Dystrophy”.
2011 – DAAD Grant for Internship in Freiburg University (Germany) with Prof. Karl-Friedrich Fischbach collaboration.
2013 – WUBMRC (West-Ukrainian BioMedical Research Center) Grant “Oxidative stress as a neurodegeneration target mechanism and possible way of regeneration in Drosophila melanogaster model”.

Researcher in the project “Investigation of autophagous degradation mechanisms of human alpha-synuclein  induced by low molecular weight compounds abnormal forms  in model Biosystems” Бх-48Ф (2017-2019).

Head of scientific project “Dissecting the molecular mechanisms of neurodegenaration and protective roles of miRNAs in Drosophila SWS/NTE neuropathy model” in collaboration with Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry (Germany) (2016-2020).

Teaching materials

Chernyk Ya., Maksymiv D., Matiytsiv N. at all Biology of animal’s development. – Lviv: Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, 2013. – 168p.

Lecture courses

for Bachelor students with degree in Biology:
“Medical Genetics”;

for Master students with degree in Genetics, Biology and Education:
“Behavioral Genetics”,

“Genetic Counseling”,

Human genetics”.

Practice and laboratory course:

“Developmental Biology”, “Genetics”, “Large Practice in genetic analysis and genetics of Drosophila”.



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