Microbial Collection Laboratory

Head of the laboratory:

Elena I. Ladutsko

Ph.D.  in biology

Phone: +375 (17) 399-43-71
Fax: +375 (17) 267-47-66
E-mail: collection@mbio.bas-net.by

The laboratory was founded in 1995.

Principal research trends:

-   depositing and maintenance of microbial cultures valuable for different areas of microbiology and biotechnology in a specialized collection fund;
-   selection and genetic engineering of highly active strains to develop biopreparations of novel generation;
-   molecular-genetic identification of bacteria, bacteriophages, filamentous and yeast-like fungi, studies on physiology of microorganisms representing diverse taxonomic groups;
-   optimization of long-term preservation methods for microbial cultures in collection depository;
- classification of information on deposited cultures, setting up databases describing microbial collection stock, consulting on identification and preservation of microorganisms, depositing of microbial strains for patent procedure, provision of cultures upon request.

Major investigation results:

- Belarusian collection of non-pathogenic microorganisms incorporates over 2330 cultures representing diverse taxonomic groups.
- Belarusian collection of non-pathogenic microorganisms is rated as the National asset.
- The collection was formally registered as a member of World Federation of Culture Collections (WFCC).
- Catalogues and databases of microbial cultures comprising entries of type, reference and industrial strains were published in Russian and English versions.
- Guidelines for depositing microbial strains at Belarusian collection of non-pathogenic microorganisms were formulated.
- Procedures for washless method of low-temperature conservation of bacteria, bacteriophages, mycelial and yeast-like fungi were introduced. Optimal regimens of refrigerating-defrosting and desiccation of cell suspensions and bacterial concentrates were defined.
- Molecular-genetical identification of microorganisms from different taxonomic groups is performed on a permanent basis.

Major developments:

Biopesticide Multiphage to control bacterial diseases of vegetables
in open field.
Specifications BY 100289066.110-2013; State registration № 06-0087.


Galina Novik – laureate of the prize of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus – 2007 for the best scientific work.

Representative publications

  1. Novik, G. Beneficial lactic acid bacteria. Use of lactic acid bacteria in production of probiotics / G. Novik, V. Savich // Pocket guide to bacterial infections / ed. K. Balamurugan. – CRC Press, 2019. – P. 225-278.
  2. Novik G. Biodiversity conservation of phages and microbial populations / G. Novik, V. Savich, E. Kiseleva // Microbial Resource Conservation, Soil Biology / eds. S. Sharma, A. Varma. – Vol. 54. – Springer International Publishing AG, Springer Nature Switzerland AG, Cham, Switzerland, 2018. – Chapter 10. – P. 261-301.
  3. Novik, G. Classification and identification of bacteriophage receptors / G. Novik, V. Savich, A. Ladutska // Understanding microbial pathogens: current knowledge and educational ideas on antimicrobial research / eds. E. Torres-Hergueta, A. Méndez-Vilas. – Formatex Research Center, 2018. – P. 108-120.
  4. Novik, G. Waste degradation and utilization by lactic acid bacteria: use of lactic acid bacteria in production of food additives, bioenergy and biogas / G. Novik, O. Meerovskaya, V. Savich // Food Additives, Chapter 5., ed. by Prof. D. N. Karunaratne, G. Pamunuwa, 2017.– Rijeka, Croatia: InTech, 2017. – P. 105–146.
  5. Novik, G. Bacteriophages of Pseudomonas bacteria: application in medicine and agriculture. / G. Novik, V. Savich // The Battle Against Microbial Pathogens: Basic Science, Technological Advances and Educational Programs. A. Méndez-Vilas (ed.) – Formatex Research Center. 2015/2016 – V.1 – p. 295–304.
  6. Novik, G. An insight into beneficial Pseudomonas bacteria / G. Novik, V. Savich, E. Kiseleva // Microbiology in Agriculture and Human Health, Chapter 5. // ed. by Dr. Mohammad Manjur Shah, 2015 –– Rijeka, Croatia: InTech, 2015. – P. 73–105.
  7. Probiotics / G. Novik [et al.] // Biotransformation of Waste Biomass into High Value Biochemicals / S. K. Brar (eds.) [et al.]. – New York: Springer Science+Business Media, 2014. – P. 187–235.

Государственное научное учреждение
Институт микробиологии Национальной академии наук Беларуси

Адрес: 220141, ул. Купревича, 2, Минск, Республика Беларусь
Факс: +(375) 17 267-47-66
E-mail: microbio@mbio.bas-net.by
Контактное лицо:
ученый секретарь Сидоренко Анастасия Вячеславовна

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