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Viktoria Shtratnikova

Research Scientist
Center of Life Sciences

Town of birth:Алатырь,,_Chuvash_Republic

Biology education – see below.

Grants and projects – see below.

Publications – see below.

Teaching experience: 10 years in Winter and Spring Ecological School for schoolchildren (, courses of Cytology, Plant hormones, Steroids, Next-Generation Sequencing


One son.

Project “Development of methods for identification of plant components in food products using next generation sequencing”



December 2017Биосинтез_холестеринаСапонины

1.  Shtratnikova V.Y., Schelkunov M.I., Donova M.V. Genome sequencing of steroid-producing bacteria with Illumina technology // Microbial Steroids / ed. Barredo J.-L., Herráiz I. New York, NY: Springer New York, 2017. Vol. 1645. P. 29–44.

2. Shtratnikova V.Y. et al. Effect of methyl-β-cyclodextrin on gene expression in microbial conversion of phytosterol // Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 2017.

3. Shtratnikova V.Y. et al. The complete genome of the oil emulsifying strain Thalassolituus oleivorans K-188 from the Barents Sea // Mar. Genomics. 2017.

4. Zhurina M.V. et al. Niclosamide as a promising antibiofilm agent // Microbiology. 2017. Vol. 86, № 4. P. 455–462.

5. Logacheva M.D. et al. Comparative analysis of plastid genomes of non-photosynthetic Ericaceae and their photosynthetic relatives // Sci. Rep. 2016. Vol. 6. P. 30042.

6. Donova M. et al. Novel bioprocesses for valuable steroid production from phytosterol // New Biotechnol. 2016. Vol. 33. P. S39.

7. Shtratnikova V.Y. et al. Genome-wide bioinformatics analysis of steroid metabolism-associated genes in Nocardioides simplex VKM Ac-2033D // Curr. Genet. 2016.

8. Schelkunov M.I. et al. Exploring the limits for reduction of plastid genomes: a case study of the mycoheterotrophic orchids Epipogium aphyllum and Epipogium roseum // Genome Biol. Evol. 2015. Vol. 7, № 4. P. 1179–1191.

9. Bragin E.Y. et al. Identification of sitosterol-induced genes encoding steroid nucleus rings C and D degradation in sterol transforming strains mycobacteria // Russ. J. Immunol. 2015. Vol. 9, № 2. P. 582–583.

10. Petrakova O.S. et al. Valproic Acid Increases the Hepatic Differentiation Potential of Salivary Gland Cells // Acta Naturae. 2015. Vol. 7, № 4. P. 80–92.

11. Shtratnikova V.Y. et al. Complete genome sequence of Mycobacterium sp. strain VKM Ac-1817D, capable of producing 9α-hydroxy-androst-4-ene-3,17-dione from phytosterol // Genome Announc. 2015. Vol. 3, № 1. P. e01447–14.

12. Shtratnikova V.Y. et al. Complete genome sequence of steroid-transforming Nocardioides simplex VKM Ac-2033D // Genome Announc. 2015. Vol. 3, № 1. P. e01406–14.

13. Shtratnikova V.Y. et al. Effects of nitrate and ammonium on growth of Arabidopsis thaliana plants transformed with the ARR5::GUS construct and a role for cytokinins in suppression of disturbances induced by the presence of ammonium // Russ. J. Plant Physiol. 2015. Vol. 62, № 6. P. 741–752.

14. Akimov M.G. et al. [The influence of docosahexaenoic acid moiety on cytotoxic activity of 1,2,4-thiadiazole derivatives] // Biomedit͡sinskai͡a Khimii͡a. 2014. Vol. 60, № 4. P. 473–478.

15. Petrakova O.S. et al. Comparative analysis reveals similarities between cultured submandibular salivary gland cells and liver progenitor cells // SpringerPlus. 2014. Vol. 3. P. 183.

16. Shtratnikova V.Y. et al. Complete genome sequence of sterol-transforming Mycobacterium neoaurum strain VKM Ac-1815D // Genome Announc. 2014. Vol. 2, № 1. P. e01177–13.

17. Bragin E.Y. et al. Comparative analysis of genes encoding key steroid core oxidation enzymes in fast-growing Mycobacterium spp. strains // J. Steroid Biochem. Mol. Biol. 2013. Vol. 138. P. 41–53.

18. Petrakova O.S. et al. The effect of valproic acid on the phenotypic plasticity of salivary gland cells // Dokl. Biol. Sci. Proc. Acad. Sci. USSR Biol. Sci. Sect. Transl. Russ. 2013. Vol. 453. P. 397–400.

19. Petrakova O.S. et al. Effect of 3D Cultivation Conditions on the Differentiation of Endodermal Cells // Acta Naturae. 2012. Vol. 4, № 4. P. 47–57.

20. Shtratnikova V.Y., Kulaeva O.N. Cytokinin-dependent expression of the ARR5::GUS construct during transgenic arabidopsis growth // Russ. J. Plant Physiol. 2008. Vol. 55, № 6. P. 756–764.

21. Kudryakova N.V. et al. Effects of cytokinin and senescence-inducing factors on expression of P ARR5 -GUS gene construct during leaf senescence in transgenic Arabidopsis thaliana plants // Plant Growth Regul. 2008. Vol. 56, № 1. P. 21–30

2000—2005: Specialist of Physiology, Department of Plant Physiology, Biological faculty, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russian Federation. Graduated with honors (magna cum laude).

2005—2009: PhD student, Lab. of expression plant genome, Timiryazev Institute of Plant Physiology RAS, Moscow, Russia.

Principal investigator: Kulaeva O. N.

Research topic: Interactions between cytokinin and nitrogen metabolism on transgenic Arabidopsis thaliana with ARR5::GUS gene.

Genomics. Assembling and completing of bacterial and chloroplast genomes. Steroid bacterial transcriptomics. Plant physiology. Steroids. Secondary plant metabolism.

Partiсipation in grants




Participating in XVI Congress of the Federation of European Societies of Plant Biology





Changes in structure and function of plastid genes in flowering plants under partial or complete loss of photosynthetic activity





Development of methods of the epigenetic marks analysis in separate genome compartments as a basis for new gene diagnostics systems of oncological diseases





Comparative characteristics of epigenetic status of endodermal and mesenchymal cells at different stages of differentiation





Identification of EGFR-signalling pathways alterations and modulations of miRNA spectrum of NSCLС for evaluation of their application as diagnostic and prognostic markers and targets for anticancer therapy





Development of detailed gene expression map in common buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum)





Whole genome sequencing and identification of key steroidogenic genes in nonpathogenic mycobacteria – producents of 3,17-diketoandrostanes





Whole genome sequencing and identification of key steroidogenic genes in steroid transforming strain of Nocardioides simplex VКМ Ac-2033D




Scientific basis of the national biobank – depository of the living systems




Novel bioprocesses for steroid pharmaceutical industry: development of a bioengineering methodology for the synthesis of key precursors of therapeutic steroids




Evolutionary genomics of harmful mutations