Professor of Genetics, Dr.Sci.,
Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences


N.I.Vavilov Institute of General Genetics,
Russian Academy of Science
Moscow 119991 Gubkin Str. 3, Russia
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Personal data:
Born: June 18, 1934, Leningrad, Russia
Nationality: Russia

Academic/Professional Training and Appointments:

Graduated from the Biology Faculty of Leningrad State University, (1951-1956)

Postgraduate studies, Dept. of Genetics, Leningrad State University (1957-1959); Degree -Candidate of Biological Science (1963)

Junior Research Worker, Dept. of Genetics , Leningrad State University (1959-1961)

Associate Professor, Dept. of Genetics, Leningrad State University (1961-1964)

Head of the Radiation Genetics Laboratory, Leningrad Nuclear Physics Institute, USSR Acad. Sci. (Gatchina, Leningrad district), (1964-1987)

Degree- Doctor of Biological Sciences (1972); Dissertation - Radiation Genetics of Fungi

Head of the Animal Genetics Laboratory , N.I.Vavilov Institute of General Genetics, Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow) (1987- 2005)

Deputy Director, N.I.Vavilov Institute of General Genetics, Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow) (1992-2006)

Senior Scientist, N.I.Vavilov Institute of General Genetics, Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow) (2006 -)

Professor, Moscow State University, Dept. of Genetics (1999-)

Visiting Researcher, Dept.of Genetics, Cambridge University, UK (1998, 1999, 2000, 2006)

Honors and Awards:

Ukrainian Academy of Sciences Zabolotny Prize in Microbiology Award (1990)
Honoured Science Worker of Russia (1999)
Professor V.S.Kirpichnikov Prize in Evolutionary Genetics Award (2000)
Corresponding Member, Russian Academy of Sciences (2000)
The Nicolay Vavilov Gold Medal of Russian Academy of science (2012)

Activity in Scientific Organizations (at present)

1. : Editor,  Advances in Current Biology (Russian Journal)

2. Member, Editorial Board of the Journal "Genetika" ("Russian J. of Genetics")

3. Chairman, N.Vavilov’s Scientific Heritage Commission, Russian Academy of Science

Invited Meeting/Seminar Presentation

1973 International Congress of Genetics, Berkeley, USA

1974 Yeast Molecular Genetics Conference, Sussex University, UK

1993 John Innes Institute, Norwich; Department of Genetics, Cambridge University, UK

1998 Department of Genetics, Cambridge University, UK

1999 Department of Physical Anthropology, Cambridge University, UK

2000 Department of Genetics, Cambridge University, UK

2003 First Meeting of the Asian Society for Mitochondrial Research and Medicine, Seoul, Korea

2004 Silene-Microbotryum Meeting, University of Virginia, Virginia, USA

2004 8th Evolutionary Biology Meeting, Marseilles, France

2006 Department of Genetics, Cambridge University, UK

2010 11th International Symposium “Ecology of Aphidophaga”, Perugia, Italy.

2011 Bat-Sheva de Rothschild Seminar on "Role of microorganisms in the adaptation and evolution of animals (including man) and plants", Kibbutz Ein Gedi, Israel

Research Interests (at present):

Population Genetics; Evolutionary Genetics; History of Genetics



More then 200 scientific and review papers and 12 books on various fields of genetics (microbial genetics, mutagenesis, animal population genetics, history of genetics etc.) have been published in 1961-2011,

including (in French and English):

Zakharov I.A.,T.N.Kozina, I.V.Fedorova

Effets de mutations vers la sensibilite au rayonnement ultraviolet chez la levure. Mutat. Res. 1970. V.9. pp.31-39.

Zakharov I.A., B.P.Yarovoy

Cytoduction as a new tool in studying the cytoplasmic heredity in yeast. Mol.Cell.Biochem. 1977. V.14. P.15-18.

Zakharov I.A.,V.P.Stepanova

The autonomic transfer of mitochondrial factors (cytoduction) during crossing of Saccharomyces cerevisiae cells. Biochimie. 1977. T.59. pp.947-949.

- Balayeva N.M., ... Zakharov I.A. et al.

Genotype characterization of the bacterium expressing the male-killing trait the ladybird beetle Adalia bipunctata with specific rickettsial molecular tools. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 1995. V.61. pp.1431-1437

- Hurst G.D.D., ..., Zakharov I.A. et. al.

Sexually transmitted disease in a promiscuous insect, Adalia bipunctata. Ecological Entomology. 1995. V.20. pp.230-236

- Hurst G.D.D., ... Zakharov I.A. et. al.

Invasion of one insect species, Adalia bipunctata, by two different male-killing bacteria. Insect Molecular Biology. 1999. V.8.pp.133-139

- Hurst G.D.D., ... Zakharov I.A.

Male-killing Wolbachia in two species of insect. Proc. R. Soc. Lond.B. 1999. V.266. pp.735-740

- Majerus M.E.N., Shulenburg J.H.G.V.D, Zakharov I.A.

Multiple causes of male-killing in a single sample of the two-spot ladybird, Adalia bipunctata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) from Moscow. Heredity. 2000. V.84. pp.605-609

- Schulenburg J.H.G., Majerus T.M.O., Dorzhu C.M., Zakharov I.A., Hurst G.D.D., Majerus M.E.N.

Evolution of male-killing Spiroplasma (Procaryotae: Mollicutes) infered from ribosomal spacer sequences. J.Gen.Appl.Microb. 2000. V.48 pp.95-98.

- Derenko M.V., Malyarchuk B.A., Dambueva I.K., Shaikhaev G.O., Dorzhu C.M., Nimaev D.D., Zakharov I.A.

Mitochondrial DNA variation in two South Siberian Aboriginal populations: implications for the genetic history of North Asia. Hum.Biol. 2000. V.72(6). pp.945-973.

- Derenko M.V., Grzybowski T., Malyarchuk B.A., Czarny J., Misacutecicka- Sliwka D., Zakharov I.A.

The Presence of Mitochondrial Haplogroup X in Altaians from South Siberia. Am.J.Hum.Genet. 2001.V.69(1). pp.237-241. 

Zakharov I.A., Shaikevich E.V.

The Stokholm populations of Adalia bipunctata (L) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) – a case of extreme female-biased population sex ratio. Hereditas. 2001.V.134(3). pp.263-266. 

- Sokolova M.I., Zinkevich N.S., Zakharov I.A.

Bacteria in ovarioles of females from maleless families of ladybird beetles Adalia bipunctata L. (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) naturally infected with Rickettsia, Wolbachia, and Spiroplasma. J. Invertebr. Pathol. 2002. V.79. pp.72-79.

-Von Der Schulenburg H., Hurst G.D., Tetzlaff D., Booth G.E., Zakharov I.A., Majerus M.E.

History of infection with different male-killing bacteria in the two-spot ladybird beetle Adalia bipunctata revealed through mitochondrial DNA sequence analysis. Genetics. 2002. V.160. pp.1075-1086.

- Derenko M.V., Grzybowski T., Malyarchuk B.A., Dambueva I.K., Denisova G.A., Czarny J., Dorzhu C.M., Kakpakov V.T., Miscicka-Sliwka D., Wozniak M., Zakharov I.A.

Diversity of mitochondrial DNA lineages in South Siberia. Ann. Hum. Genet. 2003. V.67. pp.391-411.

Zakharov I.A., Derenko M.V., Maliarchuk B.A., Dambueva I.K., Dorzhu C.M., Rychkov S.Y.

Mitochondrial DNA variation in the aboriginal populations of the Altai-Baikal region: Implications for the genetic history of North Asia and America. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2004. V.1011. pp.21-35. 

- Malyarchuk B.A., Papuga M., Grzybowski T., Rogozin I.B., Wozniak M., Derenko M.V., Rychkov S.Y., Czarny J., Zakharov I.A., Miscicka-Sliwka D.

Low variability of the POLG (CAG)n repeat in north Eurasian populations. Hum Biol. 2005.V.77(3). pp.355-65.

Axenovich T.I., Zorkoltseva I.V., Akberdin I.R., Beketov S.V., Kashtanov S.N., Zakharov I.A., Borodin P.M.

Inheritance of litter size at birth in farmed arctic foxes (Alopex lagopus, Canidae, Carnivora). Heredity. 2007. V.98(2). P. 99-105.

- Poptsova M.S., Larionov S.A., Ryadchenko E.V., Rybalko S.D., Zakharov I.A., Loskutov A.

Hidden chromosome symmetry: in silico transformation reveals symmetry in 2D
DNA walk trajectories of 671 chromosomes. PLoS One. 2009. Jul 28; 4(7):e6396

- Malyarchuk B., Derenko M., Denisova G., Maksimov A., Wozniak M., Grzybowski T., Dambueva I., Zakharov I.A


Ancient links between Siberians and Native Americans revealed by subtyping the Y chromosome haplogroup Q1a. Journal of Human Genetics. 2011. V.56. P. 583–588.


- Lombaert E, Guillemaud T, Thomas CE, Lawson Handley LJ, Li J, Wang S, Pang H, Goryacheva I, Zakharov IA, Jousselin E, Poland RL, Migeon A, Van Lenteren J, DE Clercq P, Berkvens N, Jones W, Estoup A.


Inferring the origin of populations introduced from a genetically structured native range by approximate Bayesian computation: case study of the invasive ladybird Harmonia axyridis. Mol Ecol. 2011. V.;20(22): P.4654-4670.


- Abilev S., Malyarchuk B., … Zakharov I.


The Y-chromosome C3* star-claster attributed to Genghis Khan’s descendants is present at high frequency in the Kerey clan from Kazakhstan. Human Biology. 2012. V.84. №1. P. 79-89.              


-Derenko M., Malyarchuk B., Denisova G., Perkova M., Rogalla U., Grzybowski T., Khusnutdinova E., Dambueva I., Zakharov I.


Complete mitochondrial DNA analysis of eastern Eurasian haplogroups rarely found in populations of northern Asia and eastern Europe.  PLoS One. 2012. 7(2): e32179.


- Tayeh A., Estoup A., Hufbauer R.A., Ravigne V., Goryacheva I., Zakharov I.A., Lombaert E., Facon B..


Investigating the genetic load of an emblematic invasive species: the case of the invasive harlequin ladybird Harmonia axyridis. Ecol Evol. 2013. V.3(4): P. 864-871. 

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