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


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Research interests

Morphological and Genetic Regulation of Drosophila Brain Degeneration,

Search for Preventive and Therapeutic Agents,

Genetics of Aging,

Behavioral Genetics.


Matiytsiv N., Raspopina A., Dronska Kh., Novosiadla Z. Сerebrolysin® influences in Sod- and sws-dependent neurodegenerative models of Drosophila melanogaster // Studia Biologica. – 2023. Vol.17(2). – P. 3-14. DOI:

Ryabova EV, Melentev PA, Komissarov AE, Surina NV, Ivanova EA, Matiytsiv N, Shcherbata HR, Sarantseva SV. Morpho-Functional Consequences of Swiss Cheese Knockdown in Glia of Drosophila melanogaster //  Cells. – 2021. Vol. 10. – P. 529. doi: 10.3390/cells10030529. PMID: 33801404; PMCID: PMC7998100.

Serga, S.V., Maistrenko, O.M., Matiytsiv, N.Pet al. Effects of Wolbachia infection on fitness-related traits in Drosophila melanogaster // Symbiosis. – 2021.

Matiytsiv N. P., Ya.I. Chernyk Drosophila melanogaster as a Model System for the Study of Human Neuropathy and the Testing of  Neuroprotectors  // Cytol. Genet. – 2020. – Vol. 54. – P. 243–256. DOI: 10.3103/S0095452720030081.

Dronska K.A., Vitushynska M.V., Chernyk Y.I., Makarenko A.N., Matiytsiv N.P. Neuroprotective effects of a new nootropic agent Mitochondrin-2 // Fiziol. Zh. – 2020. – Vol. 66. – P. 3-9. DOI:

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.

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 // Cytol. Genet. – 2015. – V.49, №2. – Р. 21-28.

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.


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).

PI of scientific project in collaboration with Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry (Germany) (2016-2020).

PI of scientific project “Dissecting the molecular mechanisms of neurodegenaration and protective roles of miRNAs in Drosophila SWS/NTE neuropathy model” in collaboration with Hannover Medical School (Germany) (2020-2024).

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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