Institute of Natural Sciences

Andrey F. Kudryavtsev

Andrey F. Kudryavtsev, Assosiate Professor, Candidate of Science (Biology)

1, Universitetskaya str., Campus bld. 1, office 327
tel.+7 (3412) 916-432

Institute of Natural Sciences began its history with the founding of the Udmurt State University in1931. The main wealth of the Institute is its students. Most of the students are committed naturalists: zoologists, botanists, physiologists, ecologists, anatomists, chemists, geographers, and biotechnologists. As a biologist, I believe this committment has genetic roots, and this gives us confidence that our field of training will always be in high demanad among talanted prospective students, educated Bachelor’s and Master’s degree students.

Fundamental and Applied Chemistry Larisa V. Trubacheva +7 (3412) 916-437 I - 407
Ecology and Natural Resources Management Ivan I. Rysin +7 (3412) 916-433 I - 101
Physical and Human Geography Valeriy P. Sidorov +7 (3412) 916 452+7 (3412) 916-454 I - 115a
Geodesy and Geoinformatics Aleksandr A. Perevoshchikov +7 (3412) 916-458 I - 103
Botany and Plant Ecology Olga G. Baranova +7 (3412) 916-448 I - 417
Animal Ecology Ivan V. Ermolaev +7 (3412) 916 429 I - 309, 315a
Human and Animal Anatomy and Physiology Igor V. Pronichev +7 (3412) 916-405 I - 109
Immunology and Cell Biology Igor V. Menshikov +7 (3412) 684-553 +7 (3412) 916-426 I - 208
Biochemistry and Biotechnology Aleksei K. Barsukov +7 (3412) 917-347 I - 207
Biogeoecological Station "Fertiki" Semen Yu. Krutikhin +7 (922) 680-92-55
Vivarium Aleksei S. Korepanov +7 (3412) 917-373 I - 212a

Study programmes


05.03.02 Geogrpahy
  • Physical Geography and Landscape Studies
  • Economic and Social Geography
  • Recreational Geography and Tourism
021300 Cartography and Geoinformatics Cartography
022000 Environment and Natural Resources Management
  • Ecology
  • Natural Resources Management
020400 Biology
  • Zoology
  • Botany
  • Physiology
  • Cell Biology
  • Biochemistry
04.03.01 Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
240700 Biotechnology Pharmaceutical Biotechnology


  • 022000 Environment and Natural Resources Management (General Ecology)
  • 020100 Chemistry (Analytical Chemistry)
  • 020400 Biology (Botany)
  • 020400 Biology (Cell Biology)
  • 020400 Biology (Immunobiotechnology)
  • 021000 Geography (Geographical Basis of Recreation and Tourism)
  • 022000 Environment and Natural Resources Management (Management in Ecology and Natural Resources Use)
  • 06.04.01 Biology (Bioecology)

Research Focus

Fundamental and Applied Chemistry

  1. Equilibrium studies and identification of complexes formed in aqueous solutions of metal salts with complexons and other complexing agents for the purposes of applying the obtained results to solving problems of industrial and household chemistry
  2. Development of theoretical and phenomenological framework for preparation of the new functional nanocomposite materials including nanoclusters and complexonates using the high energy impact techniques
  3. Development and metrological certification of standard samples of drinking water, natural water and soils in accordance with the rate parameters of quality

Codes of the State Rubricator of Scientific and Technical Information:

Inorganic Chemistry. Physical Chemistry. Electrochemistry - 31.17; 31.15; 81.33

Botany and Plant Ecology

  1. Botany. Comparative Floristics.
  2. Ecology. Animal Ecology, Urban Ecology, Ecology and Sustainable Environmental Management

Animal Ecology

  1. Zoology - 34.33
  2. Ecology - 34.35

Human and Animal Anatomy and Physiology

  1. Cell and molecular mechanisms of neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration
  2. Epileptic activity mechanisms in the neocortex of BALB/c mice at different periods of postnatal ontogenesis. Estimation of the involvement and the role of cortical and subcortical structures in the process of formation of this activity
  3. Psychophysiological studies of aggressive behavior
  4. Biochemical and physiological mechanisms of adaptation

Codes of the State Rubricator of Scientific and Technical Information:

Physiology, Cell Biology, Cytology, Histology. Neurobiology - 34.03; 34.15; 34.19; 34.39; 76.03; 77.05

Immunology and Cell Biology

  1. Mechanisms of autoreactivity regulation. Causes and mechanism of autoimmune diseases
  2. Development of autoimmunity-targeted vaccine
  3. Development of a lab-based technology for diagnosis of immune-related miscarriages
  4. Development of a vaccine against HIV infection
  5. Search for markers of systemic disturbance of immune surveillance that leads to tumor growth
  6. Autoimmune mechanisms of atherosclerosis. A new experimental model of atherosclerosis in rats induced by immunization with human lipoproteins
  7. Mathematical modeling of the immune network

Biochemistry and Biotechnology

Study of structural and conformational organization of physiologically active proteins that is technologically oriented toward perspective pharmaceutical bioindustry. Start-up planning and procedure for production of 10 items of the next generation biopharmaceuticals with due regard to a promising industrial activities of the Research&Developmemnt Company "Zavod Ekobiopreparat” (Plant Ecobiopharmaceutical) in innovative and technological mode of (self-) management.

Scientific Schools
Idiotypic Regulation of the Immune System Prof. Igor V. MenshikovDoctor of Science (Biology)
Structures and Dynamics of the Ecosystemsof the Kama-Vyatka Cis-Ural Region Prof. Viktor V. TuganaevDoctor of Science (Biology)
Sustainable Environmental Management Associate Prof. Nikolai E. ZubtsovskyCandidate of Science (Biology)