Dmitry Vlasov

Dmitry Vlasov

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Academic degree, academic title: Dr.Sc., Docent

Position: Leading Researcher


Research interests:

  • Fungal ecology.
  • Microbiology.
  • Lithobiotic communities.
  • Biodeterioration of materials.
  • Polar research.
  • Biomineralization.
  • Domestic fungi.

Keywords: Fungal communities, biofilms, biodeterioration, xylotrophic fungi, lithobiotic communities, biomineralization, fungi in polar ecosystems

Education and work experience:

1976–1981 — Student of Leningrad State University.
1981–1983 — Service in the Soviet Army.
1983–1986 — Postgraduate study at the All-Russian Research Institute of Plant Protection (VIZR).
1987 — Ph.D. Biology.
2008 – Doctoral dissertation (Dr.Sc.). Biology (Mycology).

1987–1991 — Research Assistant, Laboratory of Mycology VIZR.
1991–1999 — Head of the Laboratory of Mycology and Algology of the Biological Research Institute of St. Petersburg State University.
1999–2007 — Deputy Director of BiScII SPbSU for scientific work.
2005–2012 — Docent, Department of Botany, St. Petersburg State University.
2012–2021 — Professor, Department of Botany, St. Petersburg State University.
2015 — until now — Leading Researcher, Laboratory Biochemistry of Fungi, Komarov Botanical Institute RAS.

Grants and research projects:

Project leader:

  • 2016. RFBR №16-04-01649-a «Ecological-cenotic and molecular-genetic characteristics of microbial communities in key areas of the polar landscapes of the Arctic and Antarctic».
  • 2013. RFBR №13-04-00843-a «Microscopic fungi in Arctic and Antarctic ecosystems: patterns of distribution and adaptation to extreme conditions».
  • 2005. RFBR №05-06-08001-ofi_a «Creation of a natural-scientific basis for the development of promising technologies for the protection of stone monuments of cultural heritage from biodegradation».

Member of research team:

  • 2020. RFBR №20-04-00888-a «Shallow gravelly soils of cold bioclimatic conditions: genesis, properties, transformation of dense rocks in the soil profile, clay mineralogy».
  • 2019. RNF №19-17-00141 «Modern mineral formation with the participation of microorganisms».
  • 2019. RFBR №19-05-50107. Microcosm. «The role of organic carbon microparticles in the degradation of the ice cover of the polar regions of the Earth and in the formation of soil-like bodies».
  • 2018. RFBR №18-29-05031. Mk. «Study of the impact of heterotrophic and autotrophic microorganisms and microbial associations on the materials of hydraulic structures (metals, concrete and polymer-composite materials), as well as the processes of biological corrosion in the coastal zones of the Barents and Baltic Seas».
  • 2018. RFBR №18-04-00900 «Ornithogenic soils of Antarctica: formation, geography and biogeochemistry».
  • 2017. RNF №17-16-01030 «Dynamics of soil biota in chronoseries of post-technogenic landscapes: analysis of the soil-ecological efficiency of ecosystem restoration processes».
  • 2016. RFBR №16-05-00986-a «Morphogenesis and crystal chemistry of crystalline hydrates of oxalic acid salts formed during the interaction of microorganisms with rocks and minerals».
  • 2015. RFBR №15-04-06118-a «Soils of the Antarctic Peninsula: conditions of formation, diversity and role in the functioning of terrestrial ecosystems».
  • 2013. RFBR №13-05-00815-a «Crystallogenetic Processes as Factors of Destruction and Preservation of Cultural Heritage Sites».
  • 2013. RFBR №13-04-90411. Ukr_f_a «Biological and soil processes in the unique tundra of West Antarctica: biogeography, biogeochemistry and ecology of isolated geosystems in time and space».
  • 2009. RFBR №09-05-01062-a «Metasomatic biogenic crystallogenesis on the surface of carbonate rocks in an urban environment».
  • 2006. RFBR №06-04-48515-a «Vegetation development on free substrates: conditions and mechanisms of the initial stage of ecosystem formation».

Other projects:

  • 2014. Project 1.37.151. 2014. (Activity 1. Development Program of St. Petersburg State University). «New approaches to monitoring and diagnosing biological damage to cultural heritage sites». Project leader.

Conferences and workshops:

Organizing committee:

  • Annual ecological school in Sergievka. 2006–2021. Chairman of the organizing committee.
  • 4, 5, 6 International symposia «Bio-inert interactions in natural and anthropogenic systems». 2010, 2014, 2018, 2022. Chairman of the organizing committee.


  • II International Summer School «Heritage Science 2020». St. Petersburg, LETI, July 20–31, 2020. Invited lecture.
  • XIX International Seminar «Geology, Geoecology, Evolutionary Geography». St. Petersburg, December 18–19, 2020. Plenary lecture.
  • Russian-Chinese Congress on Medical Microbiology, Clinical Mycology and Immunology. St. Petersburg, June 12–16, 2019. Section report.
  • International conference «Earth Sciences and Civilization». St. Petersburg, July 1-5, 2019. Plenary report.
  • VI International Symposium «Bioinert interactions in natural and anthropogenic systems». SPb, SPbSU, September 24–27, 2018. Plenary lecture.

Professional memberships:

Editorial activity:

Editor of:

  • Biogenic and abiogenic interaction in natural and anthropogenic systems. Springer. 2016, 2020, 2023.
  • The Effect of the Environment on Saint Petersburg Cultural Heritage. Springer. 2019.

Selected publications:

Vlasov D.Y., Bryukhanov A.L., Nyanikova G.G., Zelenskaya M.S., Tsarovtseva I.M., Izatulina A.R. The Corrosive Activity of Microorganisms Isolated from Fouling of Structural Materials in the Coastal Zone of the Barents Sea. Appl Biochem Microbiol. 2023. 59: 425–437.

Vlasov D.Y., Zelenskaya M.S., Sazanova K.V. et al. Diversity and Significance of Lithobiotic Communities at the Tomskaya Pisanitsa Rock Art Site. Contemp. Probl. Ecol. 2023. 16: 173–188.

Vlasov D.Y., Zelenskaya M.S., Izatulina A.R., Janson S.Y., Frank-Kamenetskaya O.V. Oxalate Crystallization under the Action of Brown Rot Fungi. Crystals. 2023. 13: 432.

Vlasov D.Y., Psurtseva N.V., Zmitrovich I.V., Sazanova K.V., Ezhov O.N., Bondartseva V.F. Occurrence and Adaptive Potential of Indoor Macrofungi. In book: Bioprospects of Macrofungi: Recent Developments. Eds.: Kandikere R. Sridhar and Sunil K. Deshmukh. CRS Press. USA. 2023. 280–307.

Vereshchagin O.S., Frank-Kamenetskaya O.V., Vlasov D.Yu. et al. Microbial biomineralization under extreme conditions: Case study of basaltic rocks, Tolbachik Volcano, Kamchatka, Russia. CATENA. 2023. 226: 107048.

Sazanova K.V., Zelenskaya M. S., Pavlova O. A., Vlasov D. Yu. The peculiarities of the mycobiota formation on the Saint Petersburg stone monuments based on metagenomics and cultural data. Микология и фитопатология. 2023. 57(5): 321–331.

Tsarovtceva I.M., Bryukhanov A. L., Vlasov D. Yu., Maiyorova M. A. Biocorrosion of metal alloys. Power Technology and Engineering. 2023. 57(2): 203–208.

Frank-Kamenetskaya O., Zelenskaya M., Izatulina A., Gurzhiy V., Rusakov A., Vlasov D. Oxalate formation by Aspergillus niger on minerals of manganese ores. American Mineralogist. 2022. 107(1): 100–109.

Sazanova K.V., Zelenskaya M.S., Vlasov A.D., Bobir S.Yu., Yakkonen K.L., Vlasov D.Yu. Microorganisms in Superficial Deposits on the Stone Monuments in Saint Petersburg. Microorganisms. 2022. 10: 316.

Iliushin V.A., Kirtsideli I.Y., Vlasov D.Y. Diversity of culturable microfungi of coal mine spoil tips in Svalbard. Polar Science. 2022. 100793.

Sazanova (nee Barinova) K.V., Zelenskaya M.S., Manurtdinova V.V., Izatulina A.R., Rusakov A.V., Vlasov D.Y., Frank-Kamenetskaya O.V. Accumulation of Elements in Biodeposits on the Stone Surface in Urban Environment. Case Studies from Saint Petersburg, Russia. Microorganisms. 2021. 9(1): 36.

Senik S.V., Kolker T.L., Kotlova E.R. et al. Lipid and Metabolite Profiling of Serpula lacrymans Under Freezing Stress. Curr Microbiol. 2021. 78: 961–966.

Vlasov D.Y., Frank-Kamenetskaya O.V., Zelenskaya M.S., Sazanova K.V., Rusakov A.V., Izatulina A.R. The use of Aspergillus niger in modeling of modern mineral formation in lithobiotic systems. In Aspergillus niger: Pathogenicity, Cultivation and Uses. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. 2020. 1–123. (Plant Science Research and Practices).

Frank-Kamenetskaya O.V., Vlasov D.Yu., Zelenskaya M.S., Vlasov A.D., Rusakov A.V., Petrova M.A. Carbonate and Oxalate Crystallization by Interaction of Calcite Marble with bacillus subtilis and bacillus subtilis–Aspergillus niger Association. Crystals. 2020. 10: 756.

Sazanova K.V., Frank-Kamenetskaya O.V., Vlasov D.Y., Zelenskaya M.S., Vlasov A.D., Rusakov A.V., Petrova M.A. Carbonate and oxalate crystallization by interaction of calcite marble with Bacillus subtilis and Bacillus subtilis–Aspergillus niger association. Crystals. 2020. 10(9): 756.

Vlasov D.Y., Kirtsideli I.Y., Abakumov E.V., Novozhilov Y.K., Zelenskaya M.S., Barantsevich E.P. Anthropogenic Invasion of Micromycetes to Undisturbed Ecosystems of the Larsemann Hills Oasis (East Antarctica). Russian Journal of Biological Invasions. 2020. 11(3): 208–215.

Sazanova K.V., Zelenskaya M.S., Bobir S.Yu., Vlasov D.Yu. Micromycetes in biofilms on stone monuments of St. Petersburg. Mycology and phytopathology. 2020. 54(5): 329–339.

Frank-Kamenetskaya O.V., Vlasov D.Yu., Panova E.G., Lessovaia S.N. Processes and phenomena on the boundary between biogenic and Abiogenic nature. Springer Nature, 2020. 909 p.

Sazanova K.V., Vlasov D.Yu. Changes in the acidifying activity of Aspergillus niger strains during adaptation to stress. Mycology and phytopathology. 2020. 54(3): 214–220.

Kondratenko Y.A., Ugolkov V.L., Vlasov D.Y., Kochina T. A. Synthesis and characterization of triethanolamine complexes with cobalt(II) and zinc(II) cinnamates. Mendeleev Communications. 2020. 30(5): 639–641.

Frank-Kamenetskaya O.V., Ivanyuk G.Yu., Zelenskaya M.S., Izatulina A.R., Kalashnikov А.О., Vlasov D.Yu., Polyanskaya E.I. Calcium Oxalates in Lichens on Surface of Apatite-Nepheline Ore (Kola Peninsula, Russia). Minerals. 2019. 9(11): 656.

The Effect of the Environment on Saint Petersburg’s Cultural Heritage. Results of Monitoring the Historical Necropolis Monuments. Eds: Frank-Kamenetskaya O.V., Vlasov D.Yu., Rytikova V.V. Springer, 2019. 188 p.

Kondratenko Y.A., Vlasov D.Y., Buslaev G.S., Kochina T.A., Shilova O.A. Improving the Bioresistance of Silica-Organic Coatings by Introducing Soft Biocides Based on Intracomplex Compounds of Triethanolamine. Glass Physics and Chemistry. 2019. 45(5): 372–378.

Kirtsideli I.Y., Vlasov D.Y., Novozhilov Y.K. et al. Assessment of Anthropogenic Influence on Antarctic Mycobiota in Areas of Russian Polar Stations. Contemp. Probl. Ecol. 2018. 11: 449–457.

Kolker T.L., Psurtseva N.V., Sazanova K.V., Vlasov D.Yu. Biochemical characteristics of domestic fungi maintained in the collection of basidiomycete cultures of the BIN RAS. Mycology and phytopathology. 2018. 52(6): 1–10.

Kirtsideli I.Yu., Vlasov D.Yu., Abakumov E.V., Barantsevich E.P., Novozhilov Ju.K., Krylenkov V.A., Sokolov V.T. Airborne fungi in arctic settlement Tiksi (Russian Arctic, coast of the Laptev Sea). Czech Polar Reports. 2017. 7(2).

Sturm (Rosseeva) E., Frank- Kamenetskaya O., Vlasov D., Zelenskaya M., Sazanova K., Rusakov A., Kniep R. Crystallization of Calcium Oxalate Hydrates by Interaction of Calcite Marble with Fungus Aspergillus Niger. American Mineralogist. 2015. 100(8): 2559–2565.

Sazanova K., Osmolovskaya N., Schiparev S., Yakkonen K., Kuchaeva L., Vlasov D. Organic acids induce tolerance to Zinc and Copper exposed fungi under various growth conditions. Current Microbiology. 2015. 70(4): 520–527.