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Laboratory of Phytocryobiology
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The Laboratory of Phytocryobiology was established in 2014, and included the researchers from the Departments of Low-Temperature Preservation, Cryoprotectants and the Low-Temperature Bank of Biological Objects. The Laboratory was then headed by Prof. Leonid F. Rozanov.


The main direction of the laboratory research is the development of efficient techniques for low-temperature storage of microalgae cells, seeds of various crops and wild plant species listed in the Red List of Threatened Species of Ukraine, as well as cuttings of grape and fruit crops, meristems. The laboratory staff is working on solving the fundamental tasks of conservation of plant genetic diversity. For this purpose, the cryomicroscopy and volumetry are used, enabling to determine the behavior of cells of microalgae and higher plants in different cryoprotectant solutions and under various modes of cooling-warming.

Development of theoretically substantiated approaches to cryopreservation of plant objects of different organization levels (Research Code, State Registration Number 0116U003496). 2016-2020

Study of different ways to prepare the microalgae, meristems and buds for cryopreservation using vitrification procedures (Research Code, State Registration Number 0121U108990). 2021-2025\

Prof. Leonid Rozanov had the Honorary Award of the Ukrainian Federation of Scientists; the Memorial Award in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (2018).
Nadiia Chernobai was the A.M. Belous Prize winner, had the scholarship of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Acknowledgment of the Head of the Kharkiv Regional Council for conscientious, fruitful work, high professional skills, dedication and personal contribution to the development of science, and was the winner of the Young Scientist of the Year 2019 Award in Kharkiv.

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23, Pereyaslavskaya str., Kharkiv, Ukraine 61016
Institute for Problems of Cryobiology and Cryomedicine of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Tel: +380 57 373 4143,   373 3807,   373 3039;     Fax: +380 57 373 3084
E-mail: cryo.ua@gmail.com