Olga Voitsekhovskaja

Olga Voitsekhovskaja

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Academic degree, academic title: Candidate of Biological Sciences (PhD); PhD of Natural Sciences (Dr. rer. nat.), Georg-August University Goettingen, Germany

Position: Head of the Laboratory

E-mail: ovoitse@binran.ru

Phone number: +7 (812) 372-54-16

Research interests:

  • phloem transport and cell-to-cell communications
  • intra- and intercellular compartmentation of metabolites
  • autophagy in plant cells
  • photosynthesis and photoprotection

Education and work experience:

Education:

January 2002 PhD, Thesis title: On the role of sugar compartmentation and stachyose synthesis in symplastic phloem loading (published by Cuvillier Verlag, Göttingen, 2002)
19982002 PhD research at the Department of Biochemistry, Albrecht von Haller Institute for Plant Sciences, Göttingen University (Göttingen, Germany), supervisor: Prof. Dr. H.-W. Heldt
19901995 Study at the State University of St. Petersburg, Department of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, Faculty for Biology and Soil Sciences

Academic appointments:

Since 2015 Head of the Laboratory of Molecular and Ecological Physiology, Komarov Botanical Institute
20102013 Lecturer at the Department of Botany, Saint Petersburg State University (St. Petersburg, Russian Federation)
20022015 Senior Scientist at the Department of Ecological Physiology, Komarov Botanical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences (St. Petersburg, Russian Federation); group leader
20002001 Researcher at the Department of Biochemistry, Göttingen University, (Göttingen, Germany)
19982000 DAAD fellow at the Department of Biochemistry, Göttingen University, (Göttingen, Germany)
19951998 Junior researcher at the Department of Ecological Physiology, Komarov Botanical Institute, supervisor: Prof. Dr. Yu. V. Gamalei

Grants and research projects:

  • Russian Science Foundation, two-year (20172018) extension of grant #14-16-00120, project Changes in the minor antenna and in the PSII reaction centres as basis to rise photosynthesis and tolerance to light and drought stress in barley
  • Russian Science Foundation, three-year (20142016) grant #14-16-00120, project Changes in the minor antenna and in the PSII reaction centres as basis to rise photosynthesis and tolerance to light and drought stress in barley
  • Russian Foundation for Basic Research, three-year (20132015) grant #13-04-02000, project The role of plasmodesmata in the development of the plant body: an evolutionary aspect
  • Russian Ministery of Science and Education, two-year (20122013) grant #8133, Project Development of the technology to enhance the efficiency of photosynthesis and mineral nutrition in cultivated plants: cytological and molecular-genetic mechanisms
  • Russian Foundation for Basic Research, three-year (20102012) grant #10-04-01186, project The role of peroxisome degradation in control of the peroxisomal pool size and of ROS levels in plant cells
  • Russian Academy of Sciences, specialized program of the Presidium Biodiversity, three-year grant (20092011), project Intercellular and systemic transport as regulators of the expression of transgenes in vascular plants
  • Russian Ministery of Science and Education, three-year (20092011) grant #P289, Project Spatial and temporal organization of the initiation of meristems in higher plants
  • Russian Foundation for Basic Research, three-year (20072009) grant #07-04-48388, Project Establishment of phloem export during sink-source transition: study on the regulation of maturation of phloem elements
  • Russian Ministery for Science and Education, one-year (2005) grant #02.442.11.7101, Project Functional specialization of cell constituents of collecting phloem in higher plants
  • Russian Foundation for Basic Research, three-year (20042006) grant #04-04-48388, Project Role of raffinose oligosaccharide synthesis in symplastic phloem loading

Conferences and workshops:

Professional memberships:

Editorial activity:

Scientific-organizational and teaching activities:

Lectures and practical courses

  • 2012 present: Courses for PhD students at Komarov Botanical Instiitute RAS, specialization Plant Biochemistry and Physiology: Plant physiology and biochemistry; Structure and functional organization of photosynthetic apparatus in land plants; Plant transport systems; Morphogenetic mechanisms in land plants; Plant carbohydrate metabolism; Modern methods in plant physiology and biochemistry
  • 20112012 Practical course Methods to study plant morphogenesis for MSc Students at the Department of Botany of St. Petersburg State University
  • 20112012 Lecture course Structure and functional organization of land plants for MSc Students at the Department of Botany of St. Petersburg State University
  • 2010 Advanced practical course Methods of molecular biology for MSc students in botany
  • 20012002 Assistance in the International Masters and PhD Programme in Molecular Biology at the Center for Molecular Biology, Göttingen, Germany
  • 19982001 Assistance in practical courses in basic biochemistry (Grundpraktikum, Grundpraktikum I, Grundpraktikum II), University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany

Supervision (PhD students)

  • Elena V. Tyutereva, PhD thesis Reactions of the photosynthetic apparatus of barley mutant chlorina 3613 lacking chlorophyll b on variations of insolation levels, defended on 14.12.2011.
  • Anastasiia I. Evkaikina, PhD thesis Tissue localization of transcripts and proteins of the developmental regulators, KNOX-homologs, in apical meristems of Selaginella kraussiana (Kuntze) A.Braun and Huperzia selago (L.) Bernh. ex Schrank et Mart. (Lycopodiophyta), defended on 17.10.2019.
  • Valeriya A. Dmitrieva, PhD thesis Regulation of flowering in arabidopsis and barley mutants lacking chlorophyll b, defense envisioned for 2020.
  • Alexandra V. Murtuzova, PhD thesis Molecular and cellular mechanisms of barley salt tolerance, defense envisioned for 2022.

Supervision (BSc and MSc Students)

  • Camilla K. Rabadanova (MSc student, Department of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry of St. Petersburg State University, 20172019); MSc thesis The role of potassium in the induction of autophagy during salt stress in Arabidopsis and barley
  • Natalia N. Perepelkina (BSc student, the Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia in St. Petersburg, 20172018); BSc thesis Autophagy and programmed cell death: complementary or competing cellular programs?
  • Anna S. Balashova (BSc student, the Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia in St. Petersburg, 20172018); BSc thesis Mosses as model plants to study molecular mechanisms of drought tolerance
  • Camilla K. Rabadanova (BsC student, the Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia in St. Petersburg, 20152017); BSc thesis Induction of autophagy in plant cells in response to different stresses
  • Ekaterina A. Klimova (Voronina) (MSc student, Department of Botany of St. Petersburg State University, 20152017); MSc thesis Structure and molecular organization of simplex shoot apical meristems: study of Picea abies (L.) Karst as a model
  • Ekaterina A. Voronina (BSc student, Department of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry of St. Petersburg State University, 20142015); BSc thesis Cellular and molecular aspects of organization of shoot apical meristems in Picea abies (L.) Karst.
  • Irina Yu. Zhelninskaya (Diploma student, Saint Petersburg State Agrarian University, 20102012.); Diploma thesis Study of the composition of thylakoid membranes in barley chloroplasts using native and denaturing electrophoresis and immunoblotting
  • Anastasiia I. Evkaikina (MSc student, Department of Botany of St. Petersburg State University, 20102012); MSc thesis Cellular and molecular aspects of organization of shoot apical meristems in Selaginella kraussiana (Kuntze) A.Braun and Huperzia selago (L.) Bernh. ex Schrank et Mart. (Lycopodiophyta)
  • Anastasia N. Naumenko (MSc student, Department of Botany of St. Petersburg State University, 20082009); MSc thesis Cellular and molecular aspects of morphogenesis in Psilotum nudum

Selected publications:

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Tyutereva E. V., Dmitrieva V. A., Shavarda A. L., Voitsekhovskaja O. V. Stomata control is changed in a chlorophyll b-free barley mutant. Functional Plant Biology. 2018. 45(4): 453-463. https://doi.org/10.1071/FP17056

Tyutereva E. V., Dobryakova K. S., Schiermeyer A., Shishova M. F., Pawlowski K., Demidchik V., Reumann S. and Voitsekhovskaja O. V. The levels of peroxisomal catalase protein and activity modulate the onset of cell death in tobacco BY-2 cells via reactive oxygen species levels and autophagy. Functional Plant Biology. 2018. 45(2): 247-258. https://doi.org/10.1071/FP16418

Makavitskaya M., Svistunenko D., Navaselsky I., Hryvusevich P., Mackievic V., Rabadanova C., Tyutereva E., Samokhina V., Straltsova D., Sokolik A., Voitsekhovskaja O., Demidchik V. Novel roles of ascorbate in plants: induction of cytosolic Ca2+ signals and efflux from cells via anion channels. Journal of Experimental Botany. 2018. 69 (14): 3477-3489. https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/ery056

Demidchik V., Maathuis F. and Voitsekhovskaja O. Unravelling the plant signalling machinery: an update on the cellular and genetic basis of plant signal transduction. Functional Plant Biology. 2018. 45(2): 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1071/FP17085

Demidchik V., Tyutereva E. V., Voitsekhovskaja O. V. The role of ion disequilibrium in induction of programmed cell death and autophagy by environmental stresses in roots. Functional Plant Biology. 2018. 45(2): 28-46. https://doi.org/10.1071/FP16380

Tyutereva E. V., Evkaikina A. I., Ivanova A. N., Voitsekhovskaja O. V. The absence of chlorophyll b affects lateral mobility of photosynthetic complexes and lipids in grana membranes of Arabidopsis and barley chlorina mutants. Photosynthesis Research. 2017. 133: 357-370. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11120-017-0376-9

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Dmitrieva V. A., Ivanova A. N., Tyutereva E. V., Evkaikina A. I., Klimova E. A. & Voitsekhovskaja O. V. Chlorophyllide-a-Oxygenase (CAO) deficiency affects the levels of singlet oxygen and formation of plasmodesmata in leaves and shoot apical meristems of barley. Plant Signaling and Behavior. 2017. 12(4). e1300732. https://doi.org/10.1080/15592324.2017.1300732

Evkaikina A. I., Berke L., Romanova M. A., Proux-Wéra E., Ivanova A. N., Rydin C., Pawlowski K., Voitsekhovskaja O. V. The Huperzia selago Shoot Tip Transcriptome Sheds New Light on the Evolution of Leaves. Genome Biology and Evolution. 2017. 9: 24442460. https://doi.org/10.1093/gbe/evx169

Klionsky D. J., Abdelmohsen K, Abe A.;..; Voitsekhovskaja O. V.; et al. Guidelines for the use and interpretation of assays for monitoring autophagy (3rd edition). Autophagy. 2016. 12(1): 1-122. https://doi.org/10.1080/15548627.2015.1100356

Voitsekhovskaja O. V., Tyutereva E. V. Chlorophyll b in angiosperms: functions in photosynthesis, signaling and ontogenetic regulation. Journal of Plant Physiology. 2015. 189(15): 51-64. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jplph.2015.09.013

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Evkaikina A. I., Romanova M. A., Voitsekhovskaja O. V. Evolutionary aspects of non-cell-autonomous regulation in vascular plants: structural background and models to study. Frontiers in Plant Science. 2014. 5: 31. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2014.00031

Demchenko K. N., Voitsekhovskaja O. V. and Pawlowski K. Plasmodesmata without callose and calreticulin in higher plants open channels for fast symplastic transport? Frontiers in Plant Science. 2014. 5: 74. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2014.00074

Voitsekhovskaja O. V., Schiermeyer A., Reumann S. Plant peroxisomes are degraded by starvation-induced and constitutive autophagy in tobacco BY-2 suspension-cultured cells. Frontiers in Plant Science. 2014. 5: 629. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2014.00629

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