Peter Zhurbenko

Peter Zhurbenko

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Position: Senior Laboratory Assistant


Research interests:

  • Systematics and phylogeny of the genus Iris.
  • Identification of the diversity of arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi.
  • Horizontal transfer of agrobacterium genes into the host plants.

Keywords: Molecular biology, phylogenetics, bioinformatics, metagenomics, horizontal gene transfer, GMO, plant anatomy, botany

Education and work experience:

2014 – Saint Petersburg State Forest Technical University under name of S.M. Kirov, Forestry department, Forestry faculty, Degree of specialist (forestry), 01.07.2014; Qualification of engineer (forestry). Thesis: «Forest reclamation of the spent sand quarry of Saint-Petersburg and Lenigradskaya district». Scientific Adviser: Dr. Navalichin S.V.
2015-2019 – Postgraduate studies, Komarov Botanical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (BIN RAS). Topic of research: «Systematics of subgenus Limniris (Tausch) Spach genus Iris L.». Scientific Adviser: Dr. Nina Alekseeva.

2019 – until now – Senior Laboratory Assistant, Laboratory of Biosystematics and Cytology, BIN RAS.

Grants and research projects:

Member of research team:

  • RFBR № 18-04-01040 «Ways and mechanisms of changes in genoms and karyotypes of plants interspecific hybrids and hybridogenic species».

Other projects:

  • 2017. University and Jepson Herbaria, University of California. Berkeley in Berkeley, California, USA: Research on genus Iris in molecular laboratory.


  • Altai.

Selected publications:

Kryukov A.A., Gorbunova A.O., Machs E.M., Mikhaylova Yu.V., Rodionov A.V., Zhurbenko P.M., Yurkov A.P. Perspectives of using Illumina MiSeq for identification of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Vavilov Journal of Genetics and Breeding. 2020. 24(2): 158-167.

Yurkov A., Kryukov A., Gorbunova A.O., Shcherbakov A.V., Zhurbenko P.M. Identification of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in soils of the North Caucasus based on Illumina MiSeq data for ITS1 and ITS2 regions. BIO Web Conf. 2020. 23: 02013.

Dorofeeva M.M., Zhurbenko P.M. Comparative study of ovule structure and development in some species of Iris subgenus Limniris. Ботанический журнал. 2020. 105(1): 15-31.

Rodionov A.V., Amosova A.V., … Zhurbenko P.M. et al. Genetic Consequences of Interspecific Hybridization, Its Role in Speciation and Phenotypic Diversity of Plants. Russian Journal of Genetics. 2019. 55(3): 278-294.