Dr. Ivan Dubovskiy

Head of Laboratory


Lab Team

Ivan Dubovskiy, Head, Dr

Ekaterina Grizanova, Senior researcher, PhD

Elena Shatalova, Senior researcher, PhD

Tatiana Kricina, Researcher, PhD

Dasha Tereshenko, Researcher, PhD student

Vlada Maslennikova, Researcher, PhD student

Dasha Gerne, PhD student

Simon Simonan, PhD student

Stepan Narsesan, PhD student


Dmitriy Joltikov, Research assistant

Anna Krugovich, Research assistant


Elina Sokolova, student

Viktoria Hudiskina, student



Main areas of research


Development of bioinsecticides and multifunctional biological preparations for plant protection based on bacteria and fungi


Microevolutionary host-parasite interactions: development of insect defence reactions vs attack mechanisms of entomopathogens during coevolution


Increase in virulence of entomopathogenic bacteria and fungi with methods of genetic engineering


Tissue specific insects’ cellular and humoral immune response, detoxification and antioxidant systems activity during bacterial and fungal infections



Main objects

Plants – potato, beets, carrots, onions, zucchini, cabbage, beans, tobacco

Insects - wax moth Galleria mellonella, Colorado potato beetle Leptinotarsa decemlineata, Mamestra brassicae

Acari - two-spotted spider mite Tetranychus urticae, predatory mite Phytoseiulus persimilis

Bacteria – Bacillus thuringiensis, Bacillus amyloliquefacie, Bacillus licheniformis, Bacillus subtilis.

Entomopathogenic fungi – Metarhizium ssp, Beauveria bassiana.

Plant pathogenic fungi - Rhizoctonia solani, Fusarium oxysporum


Current funding


RNF № 19-16-00019 “Using of RNA interference to enhance effectivity of methods of Colorado potato beetle control”

RFBR 18-316-20007_ mol_a_ved " Skirmishes on the cuticle: interactions of entomopathogenic fungi and insect pests defense reactions"

RFBR 19-016-00121_a “Increase in virulence of strains of Metarhizium entomopathogenic fungi with methods of genetic engineering”