Viktor Mamontov

Research advisor: Professor Konstantin Severinov

Program entry year: 2018

Graduated from MSU, Faculty of Biology in 2017

Research project: Escape mechanisms of mobile genetic elements against CRISPR-Cas system

Research interests: Interactions between bacteria and phages, molecular mechanisms of CRISPR-Cas activity


  • Viktor Mamontov, Alexander Martynov, Natalia Morozova, Anton Bukatin, Dmitry B. Staroverov, Konstantin A. Lukyanov, Yaroslav Ispolatov, Ekaterina Semenova, and Konstantin Severinov. Persistence of plasmids targeted by CRISPR interference in bacterial populationsm. PNAS (2022).
  • Yurgis A. V. Yomantas, Elena G. Abalakina, Juliya S. Lobanova, Victor A. Mamontov, Nataliya V. Stoynova, Sergey V. Mashko. Complete nucleotide sequences and annotations of φ673 and φ674, two newly characterised lytic phages of Corynebacterium glutamicum ATCC 13032. Arch Virol (2018).

Conference presentations:

  • The stochastic nature of the interaction between CRISPR interference and replication events provides the coexistence of virus and bacteria populations. V. Mamontov, Y. Ispolatov, E. Semenova, K. Severinov. Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, MCCMB 2021, July 30 – August 2, 2021. Poster presentation.
  • Stochastic molecular processes create heterogeneity in population of genetically identical E. coli cells mounting type I-E CRISPR-Cas interference. V. Mamontov,  A. Martynov, N. Morozova, A. Bukatin, D.B. Staroverov, K.A. Lukyanov, Y. Ispolatov, E. Semenova, K. Severinov. Institute Pasteur, CRISPR 2021, June 1-10, 2021. Poster presentation.