Nataliia Nuzhyna

Nataliia Nuzhyna


Senior Researcher of Institute Biology and Medicine of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv (Ukraine)



2004 – 2006

Junior Researcher (Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv (Ukraine))


Assistant of Cytology and Histology. Biology Faculty. Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv


Researcher, ESC ‘Institute of Biology and Medicine’ Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv

from 2018

Senior researcher

from 2021

Assistant of Department of Biochemistry ESC ‘Institute of Biology and Medicine’ Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv



MS degree with highest distinction, Cytology and Histology Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv


PhD studentship, Cytology, Cellular biology and Histology Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv


Ph.D Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv


enzyme immunoassay (ELISA) course, Kyiv


courses Industrial biotechnology, The University of Manchester, UK

Plant adaptation to adverse conditions

Research Fields:
Biology & Biochemistry

Previous and Current Research

Development of biotechnological and introduction methods of protection of rare and useful plants under environmental change. The ability to tolerate drought- and heat resistance of representatives of different species and genues were analyzed at anatomical and biochemical levels.

In vitro plant propagation, study of the process of plant adaptation to adverse conditions from different ecological groups; solving various taxonomic issues.

Future Projects and Goals

Identification of the most promising plant species in order to include them in the urban environment to overcome the impact of "urban heat island". The selection will be based on a study of the potential for lowering the temperature and absorption of CO2 in plants, determining the most stress-tolerant in terms of drought resistance and antioxidant response  of plant to hyperthermia.

Methodological and Technical Expertise

  • anatomical, physiological, morphological, cytogenetic and biochemical (determination of antioxidant status) methods of plant research,

  • cytological and histological methods of animal research,

  • plant biotechnology (cell and tissue culture, microclonal plant propagation)


  • The Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics of NASU (Dr. Kunakh V.);
  • Òernopil Volodymyr Hnatiuk National Pedagogical University (Dr. Drobyk N.);
  • Institute of Cell Biology and Genetic Engineering, NASU  (ÐhD Nitovska I.).


Selected Publications

1.    Nuzhyna N., Kunakh V., Poronnik O., Parnikoza I. Preservation of Features of Anatomical Polymorphism of Deschampsia antarctica É. Desv. (Poaceae) During In Vitro Clonal Reproduction. Acta Agrobotanica. 2021. – 74.article 7416.

2.    Zotsenko L., Nuzhyna N., Kyslychenko V., Futorna O. Anatomical and Ultrastructure Differences Between Some Species of the Genus Elsholtzia Willd. of Flora of Ukraine Pharmacognosy Journal,2021, 13(4), 977-987.

3.    Nuzhyna N.,  Gaidarzhy M., Holubenko A. Anatomical structure and antioxidant response to temperature stress in plants of the Crassula genus Ukr.Biochem.J. 2020. - 92 (4). -Ð.112-124.

4.    Nuzhyna N., Parnikoza I., Poronnik O., Kozeretska I. and Kunakh V. Anatomical variations of Deschampsia antarctica É. Desv. plants from distant Antarctic regions, in vitro culture, and in relations to Deschampsia caespitosa (L.) P. Beauv. Polish Polar Research. 2019. vol. 40(4), pp. 359–381.

5.    Nuzhyna N., Tkachuk O. Various antioxidant responses to hyperthermia in anatomically different species of the genus Rosa. Biosystems Diversity 2019. Vol 27 No 3. 193-199.

6.    Nuzhyna N., Baglay K., Golubenko A., Lushchak  O. Anatomically distinct representatives of Cactaceae Juss. family have different response to acute heat shock stress // Flora – 2018 - 242 . - 137–145.

7.    Nuzhyna N., Volch I., Hnatiuk I., Golubenko A., Bannikova M. Histological peculiarities of Triticum aestivum L. calli cultures’ morphogenesis under antibiotic ceftriaxone influence // Cytology and Genetics, 2017, Vol. 51, No. 3, pp. 149–154.

8.    N.V. Nuzhyna, I. O. Nitovska, A. V. Golubenko, B. V. Morgun, and M. V. Kuchuk Anatomical abnormalities of the intertribal cybrid between Brassica napus and Lesquerella fendleri chloroplasts // Cytology and Genetics, 2016, Vol. 50, No. 5, pp. 285–292.

9.    Nuzhyna N.V., Gaydarzhy M.N. Comparative characteristics of anatomical and morphological adaptations of plants of two subgenera Haworthia Duval (Asphodelaceae) to arid environmental conditions // Acta Agrobotanika.-2015.-V.68(1).-23-31.

10. Dzerzhynsky M, Varenyuk I, Nuzhina N. Morphometrical stadies of reproductive system of birds after treatment with dopamine receptors blockers and melatonin // Reproductive biology .- 2006.-V.6,¹2.-P.87-92.

Editorial board member of Henry Journal of Cytology & Histology


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