Nadezhda Psurtseva

Nadezhda Psurtseva

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Academic degree, academic title: Candidate of Biological Sciences (PhD)

Position: The Head of the Laboratory


Phone number: +7-812-372-54-62

Research interests:

Investigation of morphology, physiology and biochemistry of Basidiomycetes cultures from different taxonomical and ecological groups for scientific and practical purposes. Study of biological activity of mushrooms, mainly proteolytic and oxidative enzymes, antifungal and antivirus activities, medicinal mushrooms. Conservation of macromycetes ex situ. Isolation and cultivation of basidiomycetes strains. Culture collection mamagement. Microbial resources information management and utilization.

Experience in isolation of basidiomycetes cultures, mating study, fruiting of basidiomycetes in culture, maintaining of fungal cultures in culture collection, management of the culture collection database. Scientific adviser of university students.

Education and work experience:

1976 — Graduated from Leningrad State University, Biology and Soil Department.
1976–2008 — Scientific researcher in the Laboratory of Fungal Biochemistry, Komarov Botanical Institute, RAS.
1988 — Candidate of Biological Sciences Degree (PhD). Institute awarded Ph.D: Komarov Botanical Institute, RAS.
1994 – up to date — The Head Curator of the Komarov Botanical Institute Basidiomycetes Culture Collection (LE-BIN).
2008 – up to date — The Head of the Laboratory of Fungal Biochemistry.

Grants and research projects:

Institutional research projects:

  • 2006–2008 «Structural and functional characteristics of macromycetes from diverse taxonomical and ecological groups ex situ»; no 01.2.006 09639, investigator.
  • 2009–2011 «Basidial macromycetes of Russia ex situ: taxonomical diversity, morpho-physiological and biochemical characteristics in ontogenesis»; no 01200952483, principal investigator.
  • 2012–2017 «Macromycetes of Russia ex situ: structural and functional characteristics, autecological aspects and gene pool conservation in the BIN RAN basidiomycetes culture collection»; no. 01201255617, principal investigator.

National and international grants:

  • Grants of Russian Foundation of Fundamental Research, Principal investigator nn 93-04-20674, 97-04-49621, 99-04-49825, 03-04-49604, 06-04-49043, 11-04-01704, 15-04-06211.
  • Grant of Hesler Endowment Fund (The University of Tennessee, USA), Variability of Flammulina: cultural characterization and grouping of isolates, Nov 1996 – Feb 1997; Awarded to N.V. Psurtseva.
  • INTAS grant No 03-51-5889 (2003–2006) Blue and non-blue laccases of basidiomycetes; Senior researcher.
  • In 2000–2017 participated as investigator/ principal investigator in Programs of Russian Academy of Sciences: “Biodiversity”, “Bioresources”, and Russian Government: “Integration with High School”, “MinNauka”, “Goskontracts”.
  • Grant for participation in the WDCM Training Course on Management and Application of Microbial Data Resource, China, Beijing, 5–24, 2016, supported by Bureau of International Co-operation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Conferences and workshops:

  • 1994 – The Fifth International Mycological Congress (IMC5), Canada, Vancouver.
  • 1998 – The Sixth International Mycological Congress (IMC6), Israel, Jerusalem.
  • 1999 – The XVI International Botanical Congress, USA, Saint Louis.
  • 2001 – The 1st Internationa Congress on Medicinal Mushrooms, Ukraine, Kiev.
  • 2002 – The 7th International Mycological Congress (IMC7), Norway, Oslo.
  • 2003 – The XIV Congress of European Mycologists (CEM-14), Ukrain, Crimea, Katsiveli.
  • 2004 – The 2nd Oxizymes European Meeting (2-OEM), Italy, Naples.
  • 2004 – The X International Congress for Culture Collections (X-ICCC), Japan, Tsukuba.
  • 2005 – The XVII International Botanical Congress, Austria, Vienna.
  • 2006 – The 3rd European Meeting in Oxizymes (3-OEM), Portugal, Oeiras.
  • 2007 – The XV Congress of European Mycologists (XV CEM), Russia, St Petersburg (the Secretary of the XV CEM).
  • 2008 – The 4th European Meeting in Oxizymes (4-OEM), Finland, Helsinki.
  • 2009 – Fungal Conservation: Science, Infrastructure and Politics. A special international meeting organized for the IUCN. UK, North Yorkshire, Whitby.
  • 2010 – OxyZimes & 9th International Symposium on Peroxidases, Germany, Leipzig.
  • 2011 – XVI Congress of European Mycologists (XVI CEM), Greece, Halkidiki, Porto Carras (a Member of the International Organizing Committee).
  • 2011 – The 6th International Medicinal Mushroom Conference (IMMC6), Croatia, Zagreb (a Member of the International Organizing Committee).
  • 2013 – The 7th International medicinal mushroom conference (IMMC7), China, Beijing (a Member of the International Organizing Committee).

Professional memberships:

  • Russian Botanical Society;
  • Saint Petersburg Mycological Society;
  • European Mycological Association;
  • International Society for Medicinal Mushrooms (Council Member).


  • In Russia — Leningrad region 1980–2016; Krasnoyarsk region 1984, 2015; Caucasus 1992, 1997, 2003, 2009, 2012; Altay 2008; Far East 1988, 1996, 2005, 2011; Kamchatka peninsular 2005; Kunashir Island 1989; Kazan 2016; Lake Baikal 1998; 2013; Belgorod region, 2001; Moscow region 2008, 2015; Novgorod region 2002, 2003; Perm region 2009; Pskov region 2002, 2007, 2009; Rostov region 2006; Southern Urals 2002; Tumen Region 2010.
  • In USA — Tennessee, Great Smoky Mountains 1999–2000; North Carolina, Highlands 1999.
  • In Finland — Helsinki and Lahti vicinities 2005.
  • In Viet-Nam — National Parks Vuon Quoc Gia Phu Quoc, Cat Tien, Bidoup Nui Ba, Bu Gia Map 2012, 2014

Scientific-organizational and teaching activities:

Scientific adviser of university students.

Selected publications:

Belova N.V., Psurtseva N.V., Gachkova E.Yu., Ozerskaya S.M. Conservation ex situ of Basidiomycetes diversity in the LE (BIN) Culture collection / // Mikologia i Fitopatologia. – 2005. – V. 39. – P. 1–10. (Rus).

Psurtseva N.V. Modern taxonomy and medicinal value of the Flammulina mushrooms // International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms. – 2005. – Vol. 7, N 3. – P. 449-451.

Psurtseva N.V., Kiyashko A.A. , Gachkova E.Y. , Belova N.V. Basidiomycetes Culture Collection LE (BIN) : catalogue of strains. Komarov Bot. inst. of the Russ. Acad. of Sciences. – 2nd iss., rev. and enl. – M. ; SPb. : KMK Scientific Press Ltd., 2007. – 116 p.

Myasoedova N.M., Chernykh A.M. , Psurtseva N.V. , Belova N.V. , Golovleva L.A. New efficient producers of fungal laccases // Applied biochemistry and microbiology. – 2008. – Vol. 44, N 1. – P. 73-77.

Petersen R.H., Hughes K.W. , Lickey E.B. , Kovalenko A.E., Morozova O.V., Psurtseva N.V. A new genus, Cruentomycena, with Mycena viscidocruenta as type species // Mycotaxon. – 2008. – Vol. 105. – P. 119-136.

Vydryakova G.A., Psurtseva N.V., Belova N.V., Pashenova N.V., Gitelson J.I. Luminious mushrooms and prospects of their use // Mikologia i Phitopatologia. 2009. Vol. 43, N 5. P. 369-376 (Rus).

Kotlova E.R., Senik S.V., Kücher T., Shavarda A.L., Kiyashko A.A., Psurtseva N.V., Sinyutina N.F., Zubarev R.A. Alterations in the composition of membrane glycero-and sphingolipids in the course of Flammulina velutipes surface culture development // Microbiology. – 2009. – Vol. 78, Issue 2. – P.193-201.

Psurtseva N.V. Conservation of medicinal mushrooms in the LE (BIN) culture collection // International journal of medicinal mushrooms. – 2010. – Vol. 12, N 2. – P. 193-199.

Psurtseva N.V. Ex situ fungal conservation : the role of culture collections // Mycologia Balcanica. – 2010. – Vol. 7, N 1– P. 29-35.

Shakhova N.V., Psurtseva N.V., Golenkina S.A., Stepanova E.V., Loginov D.S., Fedorova T.V., Koroleva O.V. Effect of submerged cultivation condition and inducers on biosynthesis of extracellular laccase by Trametes versicolor 1666 strain // Applied biochemistry and microbiology. – 2011. – Vol. 47, N 9. – P. 808-816.

Teplyakova T.V., Psurtseva N.V., Kosogova T.A., Mazurkova N.A., Khanin V.A., Vlasenko V.A. Antiviral activity of polyporoid mushrooms from Altai Mountains // International journal of medicinal mushrooms. – 2012. – Vol. 14, N 1. – P. 37-45.

Vydryakova G. A., Dao T.V., Shoukouhi P., Psurtseva N.V., Bissett J. Intergenomic and intragenomic ITS sequence heterogeneity in Neonothopanus nambi (Agaricales) from Vietnam // Mycology : an International Journal of Fungal Biology. – 2012. – Vol. 2, N 3. – P. 89-99.

Fedorova T.V., Shakhova N.V., Klyain O.I., Glazunova O.A., Maloshenok L.G., Kulikova N.A., Psurtseva N.V., Koroleva O.V. Comparative Analysis of the Ligninolytic Potential of Basidiomycetes Belonging to Different Taxonomic and Ecological Groups // Applied Biochemistry and Microbiology. – 2013, Vol. 49, N. 6. – P. 570–580.

Senik S. V., Maloshenok L.G., Kotlova E.R., Shavarda A.L., Moiseenko K.V., Bruskin S.A., Koroleva O.V., Psurtseva N.V. Diacylglyceryltrimethylhomoserine content and gene expression changes triggered by phosphate deprivation in the mycelium of the basidiomycete Flammulina velutipes // Phytochemistry. – 2015. – Vol. 117. – P. 34-42.

Petersen R.H., Psurtseva N., Zmitrovich I., Chachula P., Arslanov S., K.W. Hughes Lignomyces, a new genus of pleurotoid Agaricomycetes // Mycologia. – 2015. – Vol. 107, N 5. – P. 1045-1054.

Pavlov A.R., Tyazhelova T.V., Moiseenko K.V., Vasina D.V., Mosunova O.V., Fedorova T.V., Maloshenok L.G., Landesman E.O., Bruskin S.A., Psurtseva N.V., Slesarev A.I., Kozyavkin S.A., Koroleva O.V. Draft genome sequence of the fungus Trametes hirsuta 072 // Genome Announcement. – 2015 (Nov 19) – V. 3, N6. – pii: e01287-15. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.01287-15.

Psurtseva N.V., Zmitrovich I.V., Malysheva V.F. Taxonomy and developmental morphology of Rogersiomyces malaysianus comb. nov. (Cantharellales, Agaricomycetes) // Botany. – 2016. – Vol. 94, N 8. – P. 579-592. doi: 10.1139/cjb-2015-0240.