Being named historically as Institute of Food Biotechnology and Genomics, the Institute is mostly specialised in plant science and biotechnology, having directions oriented on cell biology (plant cytoskeleton, autophagy abiotic factor cell signalling - including drought, salinity, UV-B, heavy metals and herbicides), plant genomics (especially resistance to wheat and barley resistance to fungi like different rusts) and molecular biotechnology (plant cell culture and genetic engineering), nanobiotechnology (so called green synthesis of nonoparticles and quantum dots), structural bioinformatics (3D modeling of targeted proteins and high throughput screening of biologically active compounds, especially with antimitotic activity).
On other hand, the Institute is involved in development of biomass and its transformation technologies for biofuel production (such bioenergetic crops as sweet sorhum, miscanthus, swithgrass, finger millet for bioethanol prodeuction and camelina and other brassicas for biodiesel production in connection to real technologies for bioethanol production from sweet sorghum and biodiesl from camelina). The Institute has a Department of Industrial Biotechnology with with bigest collection of microbial strains and species for food industry and with mycology group oriented on investigation of fungi from traditional Chinese medicine.
Provided by: Dr. Yaroslav B. Blume, Prof.
Full Member, Natl. Academy of Sci. of Ukraine
Editor-in-Chief, Cytology and Genetics
Director, Institute of Food Biotechnology and Genomics,
Natl. Academy of Sciences of Ukraine,
Osipovskogo str., 2a,
Kiev-123, 04123, UKRAINE