Research group on the campus of the Rhein-Waal University. Source:

Scientists of the IBCh will create nanosensors for the treatment of the breast cancer. If chemotherapy damages or kills healthy cells along with the sick, the nanosensors allow transferring active substances in the cancer cells only and «tagging» their by color. For example, now with the disease of breast cancer, doctors have to remove the patient’s breast. Highly sensitive and specific cancer cell imaging in real-time during surgery could help to completely remove the tumor and reduce the likelihood of relapse. The research has started realize within the framework of an international MINEVRA project.


  • Scientists at the IBCh RAS have developed a drug for the treatment of multiple sclerosis science news VI.23

    A team of scientists from the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry RAS, Xenetic Biosciences Inc., OJSC Pharmsynthez and Center of multiple sclerosis and AID of St. Petersburg City Clinical Hospital №31 has created a new form of the vaccine used for the treatment of one of the most severe neurodegenerative autoimmune diseases. The drug has successfully passed pre-clinical trials and two clinical stages. If the results of the third stage of the clinical trials would be positive, the dug shall officially be passed into circulation to be used for the treatment of patients with multiple sclerosis. The results are published in the Neurotherapeutics journal.

  • Scientists at the IBCh have created a database for scorpion venom science news VI.20

    Researchers at the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IBCh RAS) have created a database for peptide toxins from scorpion venom – Kalium. This database shall enable scientists to systematize information on the molecules that block potassium channels. In addition, such a database shall be a useful tool to conduct further studies on the channels themselves, which are today considered as pharmacological targets for certain autoimmune, oncological and neurodegenerative diseases. They published the results of their work in the magazine – Database: The Journal of Biological Databases and Curation.

  • Foreign journalists visited the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry science news VI.16

    Scientists of the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences works closely with different international research institutions. Now is the time to work in another area of ​​international scientific communication and to establish links with the international community journalism. That is why the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, along with the Institute for Information Transmission Problems (IITP RAS), Space Research Institute (SRI), and the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR), hosted a delegation of foreign journalists within the scientific press tour in Russia on June 15, initiated by the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT).