Laboratory “Center of analytical and genetic engineering research”


Leonid N. Valentovich, Ph.D.

Phone: +375 17 267-41-44
Fax: +375 17 267-47-66

The Center was founded in 2009.


Laboratory staff:

1) Olesya Evdokimova

2) Ekaterina Semenchukova

3) Lev Chebotarev

4) Anna Muratovа

5) Nadezhda Pilipenok

6) Svetlana Buinitskaya

7) Artur Akhremchuk

8) Katerina Akhremchuk


The main directions of research and prospects of scientific and technical activities:
- construction of genetically engineered strains producers of biologically active compounds;
- molecular genetic identification of microorganisms;
- sequencing the genomes of bacteria and viruses;
- molecular plant pathology;
- qualitative and quantitative analysis of organic compounds by gas-liquid chromatography and high performance liquid;
- spectrophotometry in the ultraviolet, visible and near-infrared (190-1100nm).


Laboratory equipment:
- high pressure liquid chromatograph 1260 Infinity with a mass spectrometer Agilent 6530 Accurate-Mass Q-TOF LC/MS System;
- high pressure liquid chromatograph Shimadzu LC-30 Nexera;
- gas chromatograph AgilentTechnologies 7890B with a flame ionization and phosphorus-nitrogen detector;
- headspace sampler Agilent 7697A;
- gas chromatograph Chrom 5 with a flame ionization detector;
- shaker incubator INFORS HT Ecotron
- CO2-incubator HeraCell 150;
- ultracentrifuge Beckman Coulter Allegra X-30R and Beckman Coulter Avanti J-30I with a set of rotors;
- gradient DNA thermocycler Agilent SureCycler 8800;
- gradient DNA thermocycler Bio-Rad T100;
- thermocycler with an optical module for real-time PCR Agilent Mx3005P;
- gel documentation system Bio-Rad Gel Doc MP;
- electroporator for transforming microorganisms Bio-Rad MicroPulser;
- ultra-low temperature freezer ilShin DF8520;
- chromatographic system Bio-Rad NGC Scout™ 10;
- nano-spectrophotometer Implen Pearl 330;
- spectrophotometer SP-830 Plus Metertech;
- PCR Workstation UVT-S-AR BioSan;
- DNA Analysis System Li-Cor 4300;
- MinION nanopore DNA/RNA sequencer;
- class II Biological Safety Cabinet Esco AC2-5EI;
- system for vertical electrophoresis of proteins CS-300V and Clamp Complete Blotting System CVS10CBS Cleaver Scientific Ltd;
- Trans-Blot BioRad Turbo Transfer System;
- light microscope Olympus BX-43;
- analytical scales Sartorius CPA225D;
and a set of reagents and equipment to perform biochemical, microbiological, molecular biology and laboratory tasks.


Scripts for processing nucleotide sequences:
1) Script “” is designed to preprocess reads from 16S regions of rDNA. It works with Illumina pair-end reads.
It’s main dedication is to detect and remove reads, that came from other samples (aka “cross-talks”), relying on the information, whether there are PCR primer sequences in these reads or not. More precisely: if required primer sequence is found at least in one of two corresponding PE reads, therefore, it is a read from 16S rDNA and we need it. Otherwise this pair of reads is considered as cross-talk.
2) Barapost toolkit is designed for determinating the taxonomic position of FASTQ and FASTA files by “BLAST’ing” and subsequent sorting.


Recent Publications:

  1. Buklyarevich A.A., Chernyavskaya M.I., Okhremchuk A.E., Valentovich L.N., Titok M.A.Effect of the Structural and Regulatory Heat Shock Proteins on Hydrocarbon Degradation by Rhodococcus pyridinivorans 5Ap // Microbiology (Moscow). – 2019. – Vol. 88, № 5. – P. 553-561. doi: 10.1134/S0026365619050021
  2. Evdokimova O.V., Chindareva M.A., Valentovich L.N. Characteristic of plasmids of Bacillus pumilus isolated in Belarus // Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Biological Series – Vol 64, No 3 (2019). P. 292-301. doi: 10.29235/1029-8940-2019-64-3-292-301 (in Russian)
  3. Berezhnaya A.V., Evdokimova O.V., Valentovich L.N., Sverchkova N.V., Titok M.A., Kolomiyets E.I. Molecular Genetic and Functional Analysis of the Genome of Bacteria Bacillus velezensis BIM B-439D // Applied Biochemistry and Microbiology (Moscow), 2019, Vol. 55, № 4, P. 386–396. doi: 10.1134/S0003683819040033
  4. Yanina A. Delegan, Leonid N. Valentovich, Samira M. Shafieva, Khudaverdi G. Ganbarov, Andrey E. Filonov, Mikhail B. Vainstein. Characterization and genomic analysis of highly efficient thermotolerant oil-degrading bacterium Gordonia sp. 1D //Folia Microbiol (Praha). January 2019. Volume 64, Issue 1, P.41–48. doi: 10.1007/s12223-018-0623-2
  5. Olesia V. Evdokimova, Vlad E. Miamin, Leonid N. Valentovich. Biochemical and molecular genetic characteristics of Bacillus pumilus bacteria isolated in Belarus // Journal of the Belarusian State University. Biology. – 2018. – №1. – P.38-49. (in Russian)
    (PDF, 970 Kb)
  6. Pilipchuk T. A., Valentovich L. N., Titok M. A., Kolomiets E. I. Peculiarities of molecular-genetic structure of phage Pf-10. Doklady Natsional’noi akademii nauk Belarusi [Doklady of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus], 2017, vol. 61, no. 1, pp. 78–84. (in Russian)
  7. Mandryk-Litvinkovich, M.N., Muratova, A.A., Nosonova, T.L., Evdokimova O.V., Valentovich L.N., Titok, M.A., Kolomiets, E.I. Molecular genetic analysis of determinants defining synthesis of 2,4-diacetylphloroglucinol by Pseudomonas brassicacearum BIM B-446 bacteria // Applied Biochemistry and Microbiology (Moscow), 2017, Vol. 53, № 1, P. 38–46.
    (DOI: 10.7868/S0555109917010123)
  8. Muratova A.A., Mandryk-Litvinkovich M.N., Nasonova T.L., Valentovich L.N., Kolomiets E.I., Titok M.A. Molecular genetic analysis of the determinants associated of antimicrobial properties of bacteria Pseudomonas brassicaсearum BIM B-446 // Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. Series of Biological Sciences. 2016. № 3. pp. 81-84. (in Russian)
  9. Ananyeva I.N., Rubel I.E., Valentovich L.N., Kolomiets E.I., Titok M.A. Molecular genetic and functional analysis of cry-genes from native strains of Bacillus thuringiensis // Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. Series of Biological Sciences. 2015. № 2. pp. 50-55. (in Russian)
  10. Lagonenko A.L., Sadovskaya O., Valentovich L.N., Evtushenkov A.N. Characterization of a new ViI-like Erwinia amylovora bacteriophage phiEa2809 // FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2015 Apr;362(7). pii: fnv031. doi: 10.1093/femsle/fnv031.
  11. Nikolaichik Y, Gorshkov V, Gogolev Y, Valentovich L, Evtushenkov A. Genome Sequence of Pectobacterium atrosepticum Strain 21A // Genome Announc. 2014 Sep 18;2(5). pii: e00935-14. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00935-14.
  12. Charniauskaya M.I., Kazlova M.V., Titok M.A. Metabolic potential of microorganisms isolated from contaminated soils // Vestnik BSU. Ser. 2. 2014. N 3. P. 33-37. (In Russian)
  13. Valentovich L.N., Laziuk S.K., Kolomiets E.I., Titok M.A. Molecular genetic identification of biotechnologically relevant bacteria of the genus Bacillus // Reports of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. – 2014. – Vol.58, №1. – P. 89-93. (in Russian)

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Институт микробиологии Национальной академии наук Беларуси

Адрес: 220141, ул. Купревича, 2, Минск, Республика Беларусь
Факс: +(375) 17 267-47-66
Контактное лицо:
ученый секретарь Сидоренко Анастасия Вячеславовна

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