Elena Ilina

Elena Ilina

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

Position: Research Scientist

Email: eilina@binran.ru

Phone Number: +7 (812) 372-54-66 доб. 2254

Research interests:
Morphogenesis of higher plants. Growth and development of the root systems. Structural and molecular mechanisms of lateral root initiation. Hormonal regulation of plant development. Agrobacterial transformation of higher plants: from construction of new vectors till adaptation of transformation techniques for new species.

Education and work experience:
Education:
2002 – 2006, undergraduate studies, Department of Genetic and Breeding, Biology and soil sciences faculty, Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia.
2006, Bachelor of Science Honours (B.Sc. Honours) in Biology, Saint-PetersburgState University, Russia.
2006 – 2008, master course, Department of Genetic and Breeding, Biology and soil sciences faculty, Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia.
2006, Master of Science Honours (M.Sc. Honours) in Biology, Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia. 2008 – 2011, Ph.D. student in the Laboratory of Plant Anatomy and Morphology, Komarov Botanical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences.
2012, Candidate of Sciences (Biology) Degree (analogue of Ph.D.), Komarov Botanical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences. Thesis title: Cellular and physiological mechanisms of lateral root initiation in pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo L.). Supervisor: Dr. Kirill Demchenko.

Career/Employment:
2011 – 2013, Junior Researcher in the Laboratory of Plant Anatomy and Morphology, Komarov Botanical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences.
2013 – present, Research Scientist in the Laboratory of Plant Anatomy and Morphology, Komarov Botanical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences.

Grants and research projects:

Российский научный фонд


Программы фундаментальных исследований Президиума РАН



  • 2009–2011 – Программа «Биологическое разнообразие». Подпрограмма «Генофонды и генетическое разнообразие»: Раздел: 4.3. Генетика развития. «Пространственная и временная организация функционирования меристем-специфичных генов в ходе инициации латеральных меристем корней растений», исполнитель.
  • 2012–2014 – Программа «Живая природа: современное состояние и проблемы развития»: Подпрограмма «Динамика и сохранение генофондов». Тема: «Технологии генетической трансформации хозяйственно-значимых представителей семейства Тыквенные штаммами Agrobacterium rhizogenes в изучении ветвления корневой системы», исполнитель.
  • 2015–2020 – Программа 50. Биология развития и эволюция живых систем. I.21П «Биоразнообразие природных систем. Биологические ресурсы России: оценка состояния и фундаментальные основы мониторинга». Тема: «Роль молекулярно-генетических механизмов функционирования меристем в пластичности корневых систем высших растений», исполнитель.
Российский Фонд фундаментальных исследований



  • 2019–2021 – Грант № 19-04-01079-а, тема: «Ключевые транскрипционные факторы семейства LBD и их мишени в регуляции ветвления корневой системы Тыквенных», исполнитель.

Scientific-organizational and teaching activities:

Selected Publications:

  1. Kiryushkin A.S., Ilina E.L., Puchkova V.A., Guseva E.D., Pawlowski K., Demchenko K.N. Lateral root initiation in the parental root meristem of cucurbits: Old players in a new position. Frontiers in Plant Science. 2019. 10(365): 1-16. │
  2. Ilina E.L., Kiryushkin A.S., Semenova V.A., Demchenko N.P., Pawlowski K., Demchenko K.N. Lateral root initiation and formation within the parental root meristem of Cucurbita pepo: is auxin a key player?. Annals of Botany. 2018. Special Issue on Developmental Plant Cell Biology, 122(5), 873–888.│
  3. Ilina E.L., Kiryushkin A.S., Tsyganov V.E., Pawlowski К., Demchenko K.N. Molecular, genetic and hormonal outlook in root branching. Agricultural Вiology. 2017. 52(5): 856–868.
  4. Lebedeva M.A., Tvorogova V.E., Vinogradova A.P., Gancheva M.S., Azarakhsh M., Ilina E.L., Demchenko K.N., Dodueva I.E., Lutova L.A. Initiation of spontaneous tumors in radish (Raphanus sativus): Cellular, molecular and physiological events. Journal of Plant Physiology. 2015. 173: 97–104.
  5. Ilina E.L., Logachov A.A., Laplaze L., Demchenko N.P., Pawlowski K., Demchenko K.N. Composite Cucurbita pepo plants with transgenic roots as a tool to study root development. Annals of Botany. 2012. 110(2): 479–489.
  6. Lutova L., Dolgikh E., Dodueva I., Osipova M., Ilina E. Investigation of systemic control of plant cell division and differentiation in the model of tumor growth in radish. Russian Journal of Genetics. 2008. 44(8): 936–943.
  7. Dodueva I. E., Ilyina E. L., Arkhipova T. N., Frolova N. V., Monakhova V. A., Kudoyarova G. R., Lutova L. A. Influence of Agrobacterium tumefaciens ipt and Agrobacterium rhizogenes rolC genes on spontaneous tumor formation and endogenous cytokinins content in radish (Raphanus sativus) inbred lines. Transgenic Plant Journal. 2008. 2(1): 45–53.
  8. Ilyina Elena L., Popov Andrey V. Acoustic communication and sexual behaviour of insects. Ecological genetics. 2007. 5(4): 11–15.
  9. Il’ina E.L., Dodueva I.E., Ivanova N.M., Lutova L.A. The effect of cytokinins on in vitro cultured inbred lines of Raphanus sativus var. radicula Pers. with genetically determined tumorigenesis. Russian Journal of Plant Physiology. 2006. 53(4): 514–522.