Viktoriya Petlovana

Present position:

guest scientist

Research area:

Ciliate ecology and taxonomy



+43 512 507-50247


Academic and Employment History · Ownership methods and professional skills · Research interests · Publications · Research cooperations and grants



Academic and Employment History


  • 2022: guest researcher at Research Department for Limnology, Mondsee, of the University of Innsbruck
  • 2012-present: Associated Professor of Plant Biology Dept., Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • October 2008: PhD (botanical science). (Thesis: “The soil algae in interactions with higher-plant viruses: cultures reaction and cells structure functional alterations”)
  • 2001-2011: Assistant Professor of Botany Dept., Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • 1999-2002: Postgraduate studies in Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, under the supervision of Prof. I. Kostikov
  • 1997-1999: Assistant Professor of Agromicrobiology and Virology Dept., National Agricultural University, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • 1992-1997: Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv, Specialist (equivalent Master of Biology). Specialty “Virology”, qualification: Biologist – Virologist, Lecturer of Biology.

Ownership methods and professional skills

Sampling of algae from terrestrial habitats and water bodies in field conditions. All steps of laboratory treatment and identification of algae (terrestrial, soil, freshwater algae): microscopic studies, carrying cultures, getting of pure cultures (strains), investigation of morphological characters and their variability in culture, life cycles of algae, documentation of results of microscopic investigation.
Experience in molecular investigation of algae: DNA and RNA isolation, amplification, sequencing and sequence alignment, phylogenetic analysis.
Experience in molecular investigation of phytoviruses: RNA isolation, amplification, sequencing and sequence alignment.
All steps of Transmission Electron Microscopy preparation and analysis of algae and viruses. Ownership of ELISA and Immunosorbent electron microscopy methods.


Research interests

Phycology; Molecular taxonomy; Eukaryotic algae – phytoviruses interaction; Phycovirology


Research cooperations and grants

2014 (Jan-Jul). Traineeship in University of California, San Diego within the framework of the educational program No.2201250 «Education, Training of students, PhD students, scientific and pedagogical staff abroad» launched by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. Research theme: expression human therapeutic proteins, and industrial enzymes, using the green algae Chlamydomonas reinhardii as the production platform and biotechnological approaches to the cultivation of microalgae for production of biofuels. (Research supervisor: Stephen Mayfield)

2011-2012. Partner project “Taxonomy of critical groups of microalgae with a high potential for applied research of both culture collections ACKU (Kyiv, Ukraine) and SAG (Göttingen, Germany)” (project UKR 08/038, funded by the Internationales Büro des Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) under the framework Internationale Zusammenarbeit in Bildung und Forschung mit der Ukraine)

2008-2010. Partner project “Development of biosensor methods for express diagnostics of intact viruses and their antigens” (Grant by Ministry of Science and Educaton of Ukraine)

2005. NATO Fellowship for young scientist, (Host institute – Centre de Research Public Gabriel Lippmann, Luxembourg; Supervisor –Dr. Lucien Hoffmann), Investigation of Soil algae-Tobacco Mosaic Virus interaction

2002. Traineeship in laboratory of electron microscopy in Institute of Biology, Kielce, Poland. Supervisor – Dr. Andrzej Massalski.



  • Petlovana V.R., Kravchenko S.О., Boltovets P.М. (2021). The influence of of ZnO nanoparticles solution on the growththe Chlamydomonas monadina in culture. 2021.Nanosistemi, Nanomateriali, Nanotehnologii 19(3): 721–728.
  • Petlovana V., Minglei C. (2020). Purification of microalgae crops of ACKU collection from fungal contaminants, Bulletin of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv – Biology 83(4): 29-32.
  • Boltovets P.M., Boyko V.R., Snopok B.A. (2013). Surface capturing of virion-antibody complexes: Kinetic study // Materialwissenschaft und Werkstofftechnik (Materials Science and Engineering Technology), 44(2–3): 112-118.
  • Tarieiev A. S., Bojko V.R., Moysiyenko I.I., Kostikov I. Yu. (2013). Similarity of Betula borysthenica Klokov with intraspecific taxa of Betula pubescens Ehrh., Chornomors’k bot. z., 9(2): 158-169.
  • Kostikov I., Demchenko E., Boiko V., Gontcharov A. (2012). Chlorochytrium hypanicus sp. nov. (Chlorophyceae) and its position within Protosiphonales, International Journal on Algae, 14(3): 201-222.
  • Boltovets P., Boyko V., Snopok B. (2011). Characteristics of the interaction between virus and specific antibodies in cell homogenates, Visnik Kyivskogo natsionalnogo universiteta imeni Tarasa Shevchenko. Seriya Biologya (Bulletin of National Taras Shevchenko University, Series Biology), 59: 7-9.
  • Boltovets P., Boyko V., Snopok B. (2011). Detection of viral antigens in plant material by SPR method, Visnik Kyivskogo natsionalnogo universiteta imeni Tarasa Shevchenko. Seriya Biologya (Bulletin of National Taras Shevchenko University, Series Biology), 57: 28-30.
  • Datsenko О.І., Boyko V.R., Grigorieva О.О., Berezovska М.А., Zuev V.О. (2010). Features of the functional state of the control of algae in the low-temperature luminescence spectra, Naukovi zapiski Ternopilskogo natsionalnogo universitetu imeni Vladimira Gnatuka. Seriya Biologia. (Scientific Notes of the Ternopil National University, Series Biology), 3(44): 72-75.
  • Boltovets P., Boyko V., Snopok B. (2010). Analysis of the kinetics of virus-specific interactions by SPR method, Visnik Lvivskogo Universitetu. Seriya Fizichna (Bulletin of Lviv University, Series Phisic), 45: 15-23.
  • Kostikov I., Dzhagan V., Demchenko E., Boyko V., Boyko O., Romanenko P. (2007). Botany (Algae and Fungi). Kyiv, Aristey: 476 pp.
  • Karpenko N., Boyko V. (2005). The electrophoretical investigation of representatives of genera Securigera DC. and Coronilla L., Visnik Kyivskogo natsionalnogo universiteta imeni Tarasa Shevchenko. Seriya Biologya (Bulletin of National Taras Shevchenko University, Series Biology), 46: 45-46.
  • Boltovets P.M., Snopok B.A., Boyko V.R., Shevchenko T.P., Dyachenko N.S., Shirshov Yu. M. (2004). Detection of plant viruses using a surface plasmon resonance via complexing with specific antibodies, Journal of Virological Methods, 121: 101-106.
  • Boyko V.R., Kostikov I.Yu., Senchugova N.A., Polischuk V.P., Shevchenko T.P., Boltovets P.M., Hoffmann L. (2004). Toward the possibility of artificial infection of soil algae Bracteacoccus minor (Chodat) Petrova (Chlorophyta) by Tobacco Mosaic Virus, Visnyk Zaporizhskogo universytetu (Bulletin of University of Zaporizhya), 1: 33-39.
  • Boltovets P.M., Boyko V.R., Ive M., Snopok B.A., Shirshov Yu.M., Dyachenko N.S. (2003). Investigation of interaction of immunoglobulins and detection of viral antigens in cell homogenates by the surface plasmon resonance method, Mikrobiologichny Zhurnal,  65(4): 51-61.
  • Boltovets P.M., Boyko V.R., Kostikov I. Yu., Dyachenko N.S., Snopok B.A., Shirshov Yu. M. (2002). Simple method for plant virus detection: effect of antibody immobilization technique, Journal of Virological Methods, 105: 141-146.
  • Boltovets P., Boyko V., Snopok B., Shirshov Yu. (2001). Application of surface plasmon resonance for virus antigen detection, Visnik Kyivskogo natsionalnogo universiteta imeni Tarasa Shevchenko. Seriya Biologya (Bulletin of National Taras Shevchenko University, Series Biolgy), 35: 9-11.
  • Boyko V.R. (1998). The necessity of studying soil eucariotic algae as possible viral infections reservoires. – Naukoviy visnyk Nat.Agricult.Univ., 7: 144-148.



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