Vera Malysheva

Vera Malysheva

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Academic degree, academic title: PhD

Position: Researcher of the Laboratory of Systematics and Geography of Fungi


Research interests:

Biodiversity, ecology, geography and taxonomy of heterobasidiomycetes (gely fungi) in Russia, the study of the phylogeny of some groups using molecular methods

Education and work experience:

1997–2002 — student at Samara State University, Biological Faculty
2002–2004 — graduate student at St. Petersburg State University, Faculty of Biology and Soil Science
2002–2004 — senior research engineer at the Laboratory of Mycology, Biological Research Institute at St. Petersburg State University
2004–2007 — graduate student at Laboratory of systematics and geography of fungi, Komarov Botanical Institute
2004–2007 — senior laboratory at Laboratory of systematics and geography of fungi, Komarov Botanical Institute
2007–2010 — junior researcher at Laboratory of systematics and geography of fungi, Komarov Botanical Institute
2010–present — researcher at Laboratory of systematics and geography of fungi, Komarov Botanical Institute

Grants and research projects:

Participated in grants of RFFR.

Participated in government contract to research: «Phylogeography and evolution trends of model groups of Basidiomycetes and Myxomycetes» (2009–2011).

Chief of grants of RFFR №12-04-33018 «The main trends of divergence of the cryptic species of fungi and myxomycetes as a result of climate change and as an indicator of functional state of the ecosystems» (2013–2014).

Conferences and workshops:

  • «Samara region in history of Russia» — a scientific conference, Samara, 2001
  • «Conservation business in Russia: Principles, Problems and Priorities» — international conference, Zhigulyovsk, 2002
  • «Fungi in natural and anthropogenic ecosystems» — international conference in the Komarov Botanical Institute, St. Petersburg, 2005
  • XV European Congress of mycologists (St. Petersburg, 16–21 September, 2007)
  • IX Workshop to study macromycetes at the Russian Botanical Society (Veshenskaya, 4–10 October, 2006)
  • X Workshop to study macromycetes at the Russian Botanical Society (Zvenigorod Biological Station of Moscow State University, 15–21 September, 2008)


Zhiguli State Natural Reserve (Samara region), East Ilmen Reserve (Novgorod region), Oksky State Nature Biosphere Reserve (Ryazan region), Nizhne-Svirsky State Natural Reserve (Leningrad region), Pskov region, Altaiskiy State Nature Reserve (Altai Republic), Teberda State Biosphere Reserve (Karachaevo-Cherkesia Republic), Ussuriysky, «Kedrovaya Pad» (including Leopardovyj Sanctuary) and Sikhote-Alinsky Federal Reserves (Primorsky Territory, Russian Far East), Sayano-Shushenskiy State Biospheric Nature Reserve (Krasnoyarsk Krai).

Business trips: Kuprevich Institute of Experimental Botany (Belarus, Minsk), Institute of evolution at University of Haifa (Israel), Nationaal Herbarium Nederland (Leiden, Nederland).

Scientific-organizational and teaching activities:

  • 2008 — participated in preparation and practical training of course «Molecular systematics of fungi» for Master's Degree students of St Petersburg State University, at the Komarov Botanical Institute
  • 2011 — organization of seminar «Principles and methods of the molecular phylogenetics» (25–29 April, 2011) at the Research and Education Center BIN RAS and CCU DBS RAS «Cellular and molecular technology of study of plants and fungi»
  • 2013 — associate professor of Research and Education Center BIN RAS, lecturing for graduate first year students «Molecular methods in modern mycology»

Selected publications:

Total number of publications — 85, including:

Zmitrovich I. V., Malysheva V. F., Malysheva E. F., Spirin W. A. Plevrotoid fungi in Leningrad region (with notes on rare and interesting Eastern European taxa). St Petersburg, 2004. 124 p.

Wasser S. P., Zmitrovich I. V., Didukh M. Ya., Spirin W. A., Malysheva V. F. Morphological traits of Ganoderma lucidum complex highlighting G. tsugae var. jannieae: The current generalization. Ruggell: A.R.A. Gantner Verlag K.-G., 2006. 187 p.

Malysheva V. F., Malysheva E. F. The higher basidiomycetes in forest and grassland communities of Zhiguli. Moscow-St. Petersburg: KMK Scientific Press, 2008. 242 p.

Zmitrovich I. V., Kotkova V. M., Malysheva V. F., Morozova O. V., Popov E. S. Fungi / in L. Andersson, N. M. Alekseeva, E. S. Kuznetsova (ed.). Identification and exploration of biologically valuable forests in the North-West of the European part of Russia. 2. Manual for species identification. St. Petersburg: Pobeda, 2009. P. 139–217.

Malysheva V.F. Rare and interesting species of heterobasidiomycetes from Russia / Fungi non delineati. Pars LIII. 2010. Edizioni Candusso I – Alassio – (SV). 92 p.

Malysheva V. F., Zmitrovich I. V. Testing the Trametes hirsuta complex // Nova Hedwigia. 2011. Vol. 93(1–2). P. 57–71.

Kovalenko A. E., Malysheva V. F., Malysheva E. F. Phylogeography as a new direction of mycological research // Micologia i Fitopatologia. 2011. Vol. 4(45). P. 303–312.

Malysheva V. F. A revision of the genus Exidia (Auriculariales, Basidiomycota) in Russia // Micologia i Fitopatologia. 2012. Vol. 6(46). P. 365–376.

Malysheva V. F. The genus Calocera (Dacrymycetales, Basidiomycota) in Russia // Micologia i Fitopatologia. 2013. Vol. 5(47). P. 306–315.

Zmitrovich I. V., Malysheva V. F. Towards a phylogeny of Trametes alliance (Basidiomycota, Polyporales) // Micologia i Fitopatologia. 2013. Vol. 6(47). P. 358–380.

Malysheva V. F., Bulakh E. M. Contribution to the study of the genus Auricularia (Auriculariales, Basidiomycota) in Russia // Novosti Sist. Nizsh. Rast. 2014. Vol. 48. P. 164-180.

Crous P.W., Wingfield M.J., Schumacher R.K., Summerell B.A., Giraldo A., Gené J., Guarro J., Wanasinghe D.N., Hyde K.D., Camporesi E., Gareth Jones E.B., Thambugala K.M., Malysheva E.F., Malysheva V.F., Acharya K., Álvarez J., Alvarado P., Assefa A., Barnes C.W., Bartlett J.S., Blanchette R.A., Burgess T.I., Carlavilla J.R., Coetzee M.P.A., Damm U., Decock C.A., Breeÿen A., Vries B., Dutta A.K., Holdom D.G., Rooney Latham S., Manjón J.L., Marincowitz S., Mirabolfathy M., Moreno G., Nakashima C., Papizadeh M., Shahzadeh Fazeli S.A., Amoozegar M.A., Romberg M.K., Shivas R.G., Stalpers J.A., Stielow B., Stukely M.J.C., Swart W.J., Tan Y.P., van der Bank M., Wood A.R., Zhang Y., Groenewald J.Z. Fungal Planet description sheets: 281–319// Persoonia. 2014. Vol. 33. P. 212–289.

Wu F., Yuan Y., Malysheva V.F., Du P., Dai Y.-Ch. Species clarification of the most important and cultivated Auricularia mushroom “Heimuer”: evidence from morphological and molecular data // Phytotaxa. 2014. Vol. 186 (5). P. 241–253.

Malysheva E. F., Malysheva V. F., Svetasheva T. Yu. Molecular phylogeny and taxonomic revision of the genus Bolbitius (Bolbitiaceae, Agaricales) in Russia // Mycol. Progress. 2015. Vol. 14(8): 64. DOI: 10.1007/s11557-015-1087-2