Fedor V. Shirshikov

Personal information

My major is microbiology and molecular biology. My hobby are sciences, such as biology and organic chemistry, but also I like a mountine bike, typographics, graphic design of posters and logos. I can to create the handmade covers on books. During approximately 6 years I was in the boxing school. I was studied at the Secondary School № 43 in Kazan and the School of Arts № 2.

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PeriodCountry, cityEducation institutionAdditional info
2007–2012 Russia, Kazan Kazan University Diploma with Honors in Microbiology

Scientific interests

Microbiology; molecular biology; structural bioinformatics.

Awards & honors

  • The Special State Scholarship of the Government of the Russian Federation.
  • The Special State Scholarship of the Republic of Tatarstan.
  • Margarita I. Belyaeva Honorary Scholarship for Microbiologists of Kazan University.

Main scientific results

  • Primer set for detection of Dickeya plant pathogens using loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP);
  • Development of software for screening of target genes and designing specific primers using multiple sequence alignment of ortologous nucleotide sequences;
  • Discovery of new plant pathogen genomospecies "Candidatus Pectobacterium maceratum", which able to disseminate using associative symbiosis with fruit flies Drosophila;
  • It was discovered that some cytotoxic ribonucleases contain a hydrophobic segment, which is capable of thermodynamically favorable interaction with a lipid bilayer;
  • It was shown that Leu-32 can play a key role for the dimerization of binase;
  • The new theory of the cytosolic internalization of toxic ribonucleases comprising a hydrophobic segment was proposed.

Scientific societies’ membership

  • The Russian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
  • The Federation of European Biochemical Societies.

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