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Federal state autunomous educational establishment of higher education Southern Federal University, Research Institute of Biology - KBBE.2011.3.4-01: BioWASTE – Novel biotechnological approaches for transforming industrial and/or municipal biowaste into bioproducts – SICA; OCEAN.2011-2: Marine microbial diversity – new insights into marine ecosystems functioning and its biotechnological potential; OCEAN.2011-3: Assessing and predicting the combined effects of natural and human-made pressures in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea in view of their better governance

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Date of filling in 13.10.2010
Organization name Federal state autunomous educational establishment of higher education Southern Federal University, Research Institute of Biology
Organization adress 344090 Rostov-on-Don, Stachki ave, 194/1
Department/Unit Laboratory of industrial microorganisms
Contact person Sazykina Marina Aleksandrovna, head of laboratory, Ph.D.
Phone +7-918-5127637; +7-908-5104265
Fax +7-863-2433007
E-Mail sazmari@gmail.com;
submarinas@list.ru
Web-site http://www.niib.sfedu.ru/index.php
Organization type
  • Research
  • Education
Special Programme
Theme
Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology (KBBE)
Call identifier
FP7-KBBE-2011-5-CP-CSA
FP7-KBBE-2011-5-SME
FP7-OCEAN-2011
Topic number KBBE.2011.3.4-01: BioWASTE – Novel biotechnological approaches for transforming industrial and/or municipal biowaste into bioproducts – SICA; OCEAN.2011-2: Marine microbial diversity – new insights into marine ecosystems functioning and its biotechnological potential; OCEAN.2011-3: Assessing and predicting the combined effects of natural and human-made pressures in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea in view of their better governance
Call Deadline 25 January 2011 at 17:00:00 (Brussels local time); 18 January 2011 at 17:00:00 (Brussels local time); 18 January 2011 at 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)
Short description of the organization (max 12 lines): The Research Institute of Biology of SFedU is a part of the Southern Federal University. It was founded in 1936. It is the oldest research institute in the system of higher education in Russia. Today the main directions of work in the Research Institute of Biology are: genetics and biochemistry of oxidising stress, nerve tissues metabolism in extreme conditions, selective stability of biomembranes, molecular mechanisms of ageing, higher plants’ extranuclear heredity, theoretical bases of mountain, plain and steppe ecosystems of the North Caucasus ecology. The Laboratory of Industrial Microorganisms is a recently formed structural division, the scientific interests of which include: oil degradation microorganisms biodiversity, the mechanisms of oil components biodegradation and the role of ROS in this process, environmental contamination with genotoxicants and heavy metals monitoring by means of bacterial lux-biosensor controls.
Expertise offered Studying the ROS role in the process of oil biodegradation and the possible usage of this phenomenon in bioremediation. Usage of destruction microorganisms is a promising way of rectification of the consequence of oil pollution. The aim of the project is researching the contribution of free-radical oxidation in the process of biological oil destruction by microorganisms and selection of informative methods to estimate the ability of microorganism strains to utilise oil components. To doit the following tasks have been set: 1. Definition of the most active hydrocarbon destructor microorganisms in the Azov and the Black seas. 2. Definition and comparison of strains of native hydrocarbon destructors. 3. Estimation of the role and the characteristic of free-radical oxidation mechanisms of oil hydrocarbons. The collection of biodestructor microorganisms, suitable for usage in biotechnologies of the polluted water areas and territories cleaning and in purification works of the oil and gas complex enterprises will be created. Usage of the modern theory describing processes of free-radical oxidation will allow creating techniques for hydrocarbons biodestruction efficiency monitoring in real-time mode. Anthropogenic pollution of natural ecosystems assessment with bacterial lux-biosensor controls The aim of the project is to study the toxicity of the Azov — Black sea basin ecosystem components by means of a series of bacterial bioluminescent sensor controls and to use the obtained data for estimation of separate components of ecosystems condition and for forecasting their bioproductivity in the conditions of anthropogenous loading. One of the main experimental problems of ecological toxicology is usage of bioluminescent technologies with application of new specific, high-sensitivity and fast physical, chemical and biological agents detection systems. Bacterial lux-biosensor controls created by the methods of gene engineering are used for studying the toxic influence of priority pollutants on live systems. Control elements (DNA fragments), created by bacteria during evolution and used by them for protection against undesirable influence of external factors are used for the production of lux-biosensor controls forming an alarm system, intended for monitoring of the DNA damage degree. Bacterial luciferases are used as carrier proteins for toxicants’ fixation on a cell. The aims of ecosystems condition monitoring include testing of their components by means of lux-biosensor controls and using the obtained data for identification of pollution kind, forecasting ecosystems’ bioproductivity in the conditions of environment anthropogenous pollution.
Scientific keywords bioremediation; free radicals; lux-biosensors; monitoring; oil
Publications on the topic (other references)
  • Sazykina М.А., Chistyakov V.А., Sazykin I.S., Lagutova L.P., Novikova E.M., Latushev A.V. Usage of bacterial lux-biosensor for detection of natural waters pollution by mercury // Water: Chemistry and Ecology. - 2010. № 5. – pp. 24-29.
  • Tsybulsky I.E., Sazykina М.А. New biosensors for monitoring of environment toxicity on the base of marine luminescent bacteria // Appl. Biochem. Microbiol. - 2010. - V. 46 -. № 5. - pp. 1-6.
  • Tsybulsky I.E., Korpakova I.G., Belova L.V., Sazykina М.А., Sazykin I.S., Afanasyev D.F., Kolenko М.А. Description of self-purification processes of the marine environment with help of oil-oxidizing mechanisms in the area of tanker crash in the Kerch Strait. News of higher educational institutions. North Caucasian region. Natural sciences. – 2010. № 1. – pp. 78-82.
  • Sazykin I.S., Chistyakov V.А., Sazykina М.А. // Enzymatic and non-enzymatic mechanisms of oil HC degradation by microorganisms // Proceedings of Kuban State agrarian university. - 2009. - V. 6. - pp.50-57.
  • Sazykin I.S., Sazykina М.А., Chistyakov V.А. Oil decomposition by microorganisms. Environmental aspects. // News of higher educational institutions. North Caucasian region. - 2009. - V. 6. № 21. - pp. 88-92.
  • Chistyakov V.А., Sazykina М.А., Sazykin I.S., Latyshev A.V. Development issues of methodology for monitoring of natural environment toxicity – necessity of synthesis // Issues of regional ecology. - 2009. - V. 5. - pp. 152-156.
  • Sazykina М.А., Chistyakov V.А. Monitoring of water environment genotoxicity: the Azov – Don basin: Monograph / Sazykina М.А., Chistyakov V.А.- Rostov-on-Don: SFU Publishers, 2009. – 183 pp.
  • Patent 2346035. Pussian Federation, MPK C12N1/20, C12R1/01. Strain of bacteria Vibrio fischery, used as a test specimen for defining the toxicity of environmental objects./ Sazykina М.А., Tsybulsky I.E.; № 2007130940/13; claimed. 2007.08.13; published 2009.02.10, Bulletin № 4.- 7 pp.: table.4.
  • Patent 2358009 Pussian Federation, MPK C12N 1/20, C12Q 1/04. Method of luminescent bacteria isolation / Sazykina М.А., Tsybulsky I.E., Abrosimova K.S.; № 2007114379/13; claimed. 16.04.2007; published 2009.06.10, Bulletin № 16.- 7 pp.: table.1.
  • Korpakova I.G., Afanasyev D.F., Tsybulsky I.E., Vinogradov А.Y., Sazykina М.А., Cherednikov S.Y. On the issue of toxicity assessment of water environment components by biological testing methods // Issues of fishery. – 2008. – V.9. - № 4 (36). – pp.839-846.
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