Vladimir I. Martynov

Personal information

1975-present: researcher, head of group, and presently head of the Molecular Theranostics Laboratory of Shemyakin-Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry RAS


PeriodCountry, cityEducation institutionAdditional info
1970–1975 Russia, Moscow M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University (chemical faculty) Ms in chemistry
1983 Russia, Moscow Shemyakin Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Academy of Sciencesof USSR (IBCH) PhD in chemistry
2013 Russia, Moscow Shemyakin–Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences Dr. of Science in chemistry

Scientific interests

Generally, scientific interests of Vladimir Martynov are associated with investigations of the structure and functions of photosensitive proteins, as well as their potential applications in molecular, cellular biology and  in theranostics of various diseases.

Awards & honors

Vladimir Martynov was awarded the prize by the International Academic Publishing Group “Nauka/Interperiodika”  for the best publication in biological sciences (2008). He was the prize winner in 2007 for the best publication in Russian Journal of Bioorganic Chemistry.

Main scientific results

1975-2003 he was the first who has shown by limited proteolysis that visual rhodopsin, a representative of a huge family of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), consists of seven domains traversing the photoreceptor membrane (Martynov et al., 1983). Nowadays, this family is also known as seven transmembrane domain receptors (7TMD receptors). In 1983 he earned the Ph.D. degree with the thesis entitled “Molecular organization of visual rhodopsin in a photoreceptor membrane”.

2000-present The ultimate goal of his work was to gain knowledge about structural tools in spectral tuning of GFP-like proteins. Posttranslational modifications and chromophore structures of fluorescent proteins of the GFP family were explored (Pakhomov A.A. and Martynov V.I. Chemistry&Biology 2008). In 2013 he gained Dr.Sci. degree with the thesis entitled “Posttranslational modifications of proteins of the GFP family”.

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