Sergei A. Lukyanov
D.Sc (biological sciences), Member of the Academy of Sciences
Director of department (Department of Genetics and Postgenomic Technologies)
Sergei Lukyanov’s basic scientific interests lie in the area of analysis of structure and functioning of eukaryotic genomes.
Awards & honors
Sergei Lukyanov has been awarded the Ovchinnikov prize of the Russian Academy of Sciences in the field of physico-chemical biology and biotechnology for his work “Fluorescent proteins: finding, investigation and use in biotechnology” (2006), the international academic publisher “Nauka” prizes for best publication (1996 and 1999), prizes for best publication in Russian Journal of Bioorganic Chemistry (1996, 1997 and 1999), "Outstanding scientists“scholarship and a “State Scientific Scholarship” grant.
Main scientific results
The methods based on the Selective Suppression of Polymerase Chain Reaction — effect discovered by Lukyanov, are widely used in molecular biology labs in Russia and over the world. The technologies using Duplex-Specific Nuclease — enzyme isolated and characterized in collaboration with the laboratory of Marine Biochemistry of the Pacific Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry (headed by Professor V.A. Rasskazov), — have also found broad application. Lukyanov’s research on fluorescent proteins has revolutionized in vivo labeling technologies and brought him wide international recognition.