Department of Chemical Studies with Biologically Active Compounds of Microbial Origin

Established in 1953. Head of Departament: Vladimir A. Korshun, Sc.D.


  • Korshun V.A., DSc, Laboratory Head
  • Sadykova V.S., DSc, Senior Researcher
  • Tyurin A.P., PhD, Senior Researcher
  • Prokhorenko I.A., PhD, Senior Researcher
  • Georgieva M.L., PhD, Senior Researcher
  • Rogozhin E.A., PhD, Senior Researcher
  • Alferova V.A., Junior Researcher
  • Baranova A.A., Junior Researcher, PhD Student
  • Shuvalov M.V., PhD, Engineer
  • Kudryakova G.H, PhD, Engineer
  • Koshina E.V., Engineer
  • Kulyaeva V.V. Engineer <
  • Stepashkina E.A., Technician
  • Shurachtenkova A.I., Technician
  • Slyundina M.S., Technician

Main Research Areas:

  • Screening of producing stains for new antibiotics
  • Selection and creation of a collection of strains of microorganisms - producers of biologically active metabolites
  • Investigation of principles of production of biologically active metabolites
  • Isolation, purification and identification of biologically active compounds
  • Structure elucidation
  • Development of novel approaches to screening, isolation and structure elucidation of new natural compounds

Major Achievements:

  • Over 110 antibiotics were isolates and identified
  • Structure of 48 new antibiotics were elucidated
  • Industrial production processes for 13 antibiotics were developed

You can see the list of publications of laboratory staff HERE

Current Research Collaborations:

  • Shemyakin-Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry (Moscow, Russian Federation)
  • Lomonosov Moscow State University (Moscow, Russian Federation)
  • I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Moscow, Russian Federation)
  • Engelhardt Institute of Molecular Biology of Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow, Russian Federation)
  • N.D. Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry (Moscow, Russian Federation)
  • Moscow Scientific and Practical Tuberculosis Center (Moscow, Russian Federation)
  • Institute of Cellular and Intracellular Symbiosis (Orenburg, Russian Federation)
  • Sukachev Institute of Forest, Federal Research Center, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation)
  • Institute of Medicinal Biotechnology, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College (Beijing, China)
  • Biotechnology center of Ho Chi Minh city (Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam)
  • Marine Science Institute of the Federal University of Ceara (Fortaleza, Brazil)
  • University of Delhi (New Delhi, India)
  • University of Debrecen (Debrecen, Hungary)
  • Institute of Physical Organic Chemistry National Academy of Sciences (Minsk, Belarus)
  • Technische Universität Berlin (Berlin, Germany)
  • Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) (Braunschweig, Germany)
  • Laboratory of Genetics, Plant Sciences Group, Wageningen University (Wageningen, Netherlands)

Research Projects:

  • RFBR–NNSF China Grant 17-53-53130 (2017–2018) Novel non-ribosomal peptide group antibiotics: structure and bioactivity
  • RFBR Grant 18-33-00044 (2018-2019) Chemical study of microbial polyketide antibiotics  

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