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Anna Savitskaya

Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry

Anna Savitskaya, Ph.D., has worked in and collaborated with many institutions including the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of Russian Academy of Science, Siberian State University of Science and Technology, Krasnoyarsk Agriculture Research Institute, KrasGMU, as well as University of Ottawa (Canada), and University of Niigata (Japan).


Mushroom Fungus Poisonous Mushroom Fungal Network Phytopathogenic Fungus Fungal Metabolite Alkaloid Toxin Communication Mechanism Signal Transmission Enzyme Antifungal Activity

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Mushrooms are widespread microorganisms. They are the spore-bearing, fruiting body of a fungus, produced above ground. Since ancient times, mushrooms have been used as food. Some fungi can produce numerous bioactive molecules such as alkaloids, cytotoxic and antibacterial compounds, toxins, etc. In some cases, consuming poisonous mushrooms can cause hallucinations and even death, so it is of great significance to understand toxic components and toxic types of poisonous mushrooms for prevention, identification, and treatment of mushroom poisoning. Some fungal bioactive molecules have been used in medicine, for example, the first antibiotic penicillin that was derived from Penicillium. Fungi have an arsenal of bioactive molecules which help them survive and spread over new territories; some of these bioactive metabolites might be used for different applications. Also, fungi make a great contribution to natural ecosystems structure, and understanding of the mechanisms that regulate coexistence and maintenance of different plant species helps to further understand interactions between plants and fungi.

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Anna Savitskaya

Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry

Savitskaya Anna, PhD, is a senior researcher at the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Science, Moscow, Russian Federation. Her research interests focus on microbiology, molecular genetics, the use of microorganisms as producers of target proteins, and analysis of intracellular protein interaction. Since 2008, she's been enrolled in a PhD course at the Department of Chemical Technologies of Wood and Biotechnology, Siberian State University of Science and Technology named after Academician M.F. Reshetnev, and has started working as a junior researcher at the biotechnology laboratory of the Krasnoyarsk Agriculture Research Institute. In 2011, she underwent a six-month internship at the University of Ottawa (Canada) for which she won a grant from the President of the Russian Federation for training and internships in foreign higher educational institutions and research centers for the 2010/2011 academic year in priority areas of development of science and technology in the Russian Federation. Since 2011, she has worked as a junior researcher at the Research Institute of Molecular Biology and Pathobiochemistry, KrasGMU, named after Prof. V.F. Voino-Yasenetsky. From 2012 to 2020, she worked as a senior lecturer/associate professor at the Department of Microbiology, KrasGMU, named after Prof. V.F. Voino-Yasenetsky. From 2014 to 2018, she studied at the graduate school of the University of Niigata (Japan), Department of Bacteriology. In 2018 she defended her thesis for a PhD degree in medical science on the topic "C-terminal dependent organization of the mycobacterial genome by a histone-like protein (C-terminal internally disturbed region-dependent organization of the mycobacterial genome by a histone-like protein)". She has carried out studies on heterogeneity of the population of fungi of the genus Fusarium, as well as studies on the selection of aptamers for bacteria S. enteritidis and S. typhymotium, and the development of testing systems using aptamers. She also did research on the role of the internal disordered region (IDR) in the functions of the mycobacterial DNA-binding protein MDP1 and its influence on the phenotype of mycobacteria. The results have been personally reported many times at international scientific conferences and published in scientific journals.

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