Victor Kunakh

Victor Anatoliyovich

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Date of birth: Apr. 28, 1946.

Degree: MS in Genetics, Shevchenco Nat. U., Kyiv (1969).

Dsc in Genetics. Year awarded: 1989.

Degrees: Prof. Genetics, Corresponding-member Nat. Acad. Scis. Year awarded: 1993, 1997.

Place of work: Inst. Mol. Biol. and Genet. Present position: Head department of cell population genetics.

Honours and awards: Yurjev prize in genetics 2002; Silver medal, 2 Bronze medalz All-Union Exbn., 1986, 1987, 1988.

Scientific interests: Plant cell and tissue cultures, cell lines - producents biologically active materials, biotechnology, genetics, cell biology, plant physiology.

Number of publications: Over 300 scientific publications, 29 patents and author certificates for inventions.

Telephone: (044) 526-07-98. Telephone home: (044) 526-12-95. Fax: (044) 526-07-59. E-mail:

Selected publications :

  1. Kunakh V.A. Biotechnology of Medicinal Plants. Genetic and Physiologically-Biochemical basis. K.: Logos, 2005, 730 p.
  2. Melnychuk M.D., Novak T.V., Kunakh V.A. Biotechnology of Plants. K.: Polygraphconsulting, 2003, 520 p.
  3. Andreev I.O., Spiridonova K.V., Solovyan V.T., Kunakh V.A. Variability of ribosomal RNA genes in Rauvolfia species: parallelism between tissue culture-induced rearrangements and interspecies polymorphism. Cell Biology International, 2005, 29, p. 21-27.
  4. Kunakh V.A., Katsan V.A. Biosynthesis of poppy quinoline alkaloids in nature and in vitro culture. 2. (Papaver bracteatum Lindl.). //Ukr. Biochem. Journ., 2004, v. 76, No 5, p. 29-44
  5. Andreev I.O., Spiridonova K.V., Kunakh V.A. Plant genome rearrangements in cell culture in vitro. // Biopolymers and cell, 2004, v. 20, No 1-2, p. 42-49.
  6. Andreev I.O., Spiridonova K.V., Kunakh V.A., Solovyan V.T. Aging and Loss of Germination of the Rye seeds Accompanies by a Decreased of Fragmentation nuclear DNA at Loop Domain Boundaries // Russian Journal of Plant Physiol., 2004, v. 51, No 2, p. 241-248.
  7. Kunakh., Mozhelevskaya L.P., Adonin V.I., Gubar S.I. Productivity and Genetic Structure of Panax ginseng C. A. Mey. Cell Populations during the in vitro cultivation // Biotechnology (Russia), 2003, No 3, p. 25-35.
  8. Kunakh V.A., Mozhelevskaya L.P., Gubar S.I. Details of the Method for Obtaining and Productivity Peculiarities of the Suspension Cultures and Cell Clones of Rauwolfia serpentina Benth. in vitro // Biotechnology (Russia), 2001, N4, с. 9-21.
  9. Kunakh V.A. Plant Genome Variation in the Cours of in vitro Differentiation and Callus Formation // Russian Journal of Plant Physiol., 1999, v. 46, No 6, p. 808-817.
  10. Dugan O.M., Barilyak I.P., Nester T.U., Dvornik A.S., Kunakh V.A. Antimutagenic Activity of Extracts from Biomass of Cultivated Cells of Some Medicinal Plants in Ames test // Cytology and genetics, 1999, v. 33, No 6, p. 19-25
  11. Poronnyk O.A., Kunakh V.A., Adonin V.I. Shikonin accumulation and cytological peculiarities of highly productive Arnebia euchroma cell strain upon surface and submerged maintenance // Biopolymers and cell, 1999, v. 15, No 6, p. 501-509.
  12. Zakhlenjuk O.V., Kunakh V.A. Arnebia euchroma: In vitro culture and The production of shikonin and other secondary metabolites / Biotechnology in agriculture and forestry. Vol.41. Medicinal and aromatic plants X. Berlin Heidelberg, Springer-Verlag, 1998, p. 28-44.
  13. Kunakh V.A. Somaclonal variation in Rauwolfia / Biotechnology in agriculture and forestry. Vol. 36. Somaclonal variation in crop improvement II. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, p. 315-332.