Dr. Alla Bryanskaya has a Master’s degree in Biology and in Education, and a PhD degree in Microbiology and Ecology. She has over twenty years of experience in microbiology, including field studies, sampling of biological material, determining of geochemical parameters, isolation and cultivation of various groups of microorganisms (archaea, bacteria, cyanobacteria, algae, and fungi). She created collections of microorganisms belonging to various physiological groups, performed phenotyping of strains, studied and described new species of bacteria. Dr. Bryanskaya has experience in fluorescent in situ hybridization, scaling of microbial cultivation, estimating the impact of natural and synthetic substances using various model organisms (bacteria, ciliates, higher plants) and determining their minimal inhibitory concentrations (MIC). Her scientific interests include survival potential of halophilic bacteria and archaea at low temperatures and high salt content (ancient Mars environments), as well as the impact of environmental conditions on the distribution of microorganisms. She has experience in the analysis of metagenomic data on the composition of microbial communities of extreme environments. On the whole, experimental skills of Dr. Bryanskaya include general methods in microbiology, ecology, and biotechnology. Dr. Bryanskaya participated in many research projects on microbiology and biotechnology. She is a coauthor of several books, e.g. «Catalytic, sorption, microbiological and integrated methods for protection and remediation of the environment» and «The role of microorganisms in the functioning of living systems: fundamental problems and bioengineering applications» (in Russian). Dr. Bryanskaya is the scientific advisor of bachelors, masters, and graduate students, and a reviewer for many Russian and international scientific journals, as well as PhD theses. She gives public lectures on microorganisms, their role and biodiversity, and is a member of the Microbiological Society. Dr. Bryanskaya has over 60 publications, including several patents. She participated in over 40 conferences, including international ones, and made over 20 oral presentations.
Microbiology, ecology, and biotechnology