His specific research interests are focused in three major areas:
1. Understanding the molecular mechanisms responsible for replication and biological diversity of large, circular double-stranded DNA, entomopathogenic viruses belonging in the family Ascoviridae and Baculoviridae
2. Understanding the genetic mechanisms responsible for the regulation of synthesis and crystallization of endotoxins in the entomopathogenic bacteria, including Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis and B. sphaericus, with an applied emphasis
3. Understanding the genetic basis for transfer of large toxigenic plasmids among environmental strains of B. thuringiensis, Bacillus cereus and Bacillus anthracis.
Microbiologist, Project Scientist, Biological Science,Microbiology and Immunology
Food Biotechnology and Genomics, NAS of Ukraine, Bioorganic Chemistry
and Petrochemistry, v
The creation of new effective and ecologically safe plant growth regulators of synthetic and natural origin and study of the physiological, biochemical and molecular-genetic aspects of their action on accelerating growth of agricultural plants, improving of crop productivity and increasing of plant resistance to pathogenic and parasitic organisms (bacteria, fungi, nematodes and insect-pests) and stress-factors of environment (drought, cold, heat, soil contamination etc.) by the way of inducing of RNA interference (RNAi) process in the plant cells.