A.V. Zhirmunsky National Scientific Center of Marine Biology
Far Eastern Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences


Scientific Head: M.G. Eliseikina, Cand. Sci. Biol.

Main fields of research:

  • Study of the mechanisms of cell differentiation in various processes of morphogenesis (asexual reproduction, embryonic development, regeneration) in echinoderms.
  • Study of the role of the cellular and humoral components of the immune system in maintaining the genetic and structural homeostasis of the body.
  • Development of modern approaches to the cultivation of marine aquatic organisms.

Approaches and methods used

Light, laser and electron microscopy, microtomography, immunocytochemistry, one- and two-dimensional electrophoresis, chromatography, immunoblotting, real-time PCR (qPCR), rapid amplification of cDNA ends (RACE), in situ hybridization (WMISH), bioinformatics.

Range of organisms and objects under study; geography of research

Echinoderms: sea lilies, ophiurs, sea urchins, holothurians (sea cucumbers).

Mollusks: Primorsky Scallop Mizuhopecten yessoensis

Crustaceans: Kamchatka crab Paralithodes camtschaticus

Geography of research: Kamchatka (Sea of Okhotsk), Primorsky Territory (Sea of Japan/East Sea), Vietnam (South China Sea).

Information provided by the principal researcher I.Yu. Dolmatov.

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