Head of Laboratory

Pozolotina, Vera N

DSc in Biological/biomedical sciences
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Lab team

Life on Earth originated and exists in conditions of a natural radiation background, over millions of years of existence, biota has adapted to these levels of exposure. Global pollution of the biosphere with artificial radionuclides arose in the twentieth century as a result of nuclear weapons tests and the development of nuclear technologies. In some regions, the situation has developed especially unfavorably due to accidents and incidents at nuclear fuel cycle enterprises. Our scientific work is aimed at studying the long-term effects of radiation on biological systems of different levels of organization (molecular cellular, organismal, population and biogeocenotic). Living organisms and their communities are an integrated system that simultaneously experiences the effects of many factors. The reactions of sub- and supra-organizational level systems to the combined effects of radiation and non-radiation factors, including weather conditions, heavy metals and nanoparticles, are of particular interest to us.

  1. Various methods of molecular biology
  2. Spectrophotometry
  3. PCR
  4. Sequencing by Sanger
  5. Extraction
  6. Geoinformation systems
  7. Morphometry
  8. Mathematical modeling
  9. Long-term stress testing
  10. Forest taxation
Vera Pozolotina
Head of Laboratory
Starichenko, Vera I
Vera Starichenko
Leading researcher
Modorov, Makar V
Makar Modorov
Senior Researcher
Grigorkina, Elena B
Elena Grigorkina
Senior Researcher
Elena Antonova 🥼 🤝
Senior Researcher
Belyaeva, Tatyyana Evgenyevna
Tatyyana Belyaeva
Engineer of 1 category
Polyakova, Irina Vladislavovna
Irina Polyakova
Research assistant

Research directions

Assessment of dose loads of wild plants of the VURS

Assessment of dose loads of wild plants of the VURS
The state of phytocenoses, accumulation levels of Sr-90, Cs-137 and Pu-239,240 by herbaceous plant species growing for a long time in the Kyshtym accident zone (Mikhailovskaya et al. 2018, 2019) were assessed, and the absorbed dose rates of maternal plants were calculated (Karimullina et al., 2018). With rare exceptions, modern dose loads in the head of the trail do not exceed the level of low doses for the "wild grass" reference group.

Publications and patents


Lab address

Екатеринбург, ул. 8 Марта, 202
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