Laboratory of Macromolecular Crystallography
Natalia L. Lunina
Date and place of birth: 12 August 1951, Makeevka, Ukraine
Degree:Ph.D. in physics and mathematics (with specialization in biophysics)
Current position: Senior research fellow in Laboratory of Macromolecular Crystallography,
Institute of Mathematical Problems of Biology RAS.
1967-1968 - Specialized physics and mathematics boarding school under Kiev State University;
1968-1973 - graduate student of the Moscow State University (department of Mathematics and Mechanics); the master degree thesis: "Some mathematical models in radiobiology".
1999 - PhD degree awarded by the Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Biophysics RAS (Pushchino) for the thesis "Computer approaches to solution of the phase problem of macromolecular crystallography at low resolution".
- from 2000 - senior research fellow; IMPB RAS, Pushchino;
- 1989-2000 - engineer-programmer, further leader engineer-programmer of Laboratory of Computational Mathematics of Research Computer Centre (from 1992 - IMPB RAN);
- 1978-1989 - senior engineer-mathematician, further senior engineer-programmer of Computers Department of Research Computer Centre;
- 1977-1978 - senior engineer in Soil Processes Modeling Laboratory of the Institute of Agrochemistry and Soil Science of the USSR Acad.Sci., Pushchino; engineer-programmer of Computers Department of Research Computer Centre, Pushchino;
- 1973-1977 – engineer of software of Information Computer Centre, Electrostal, Moscow region.
- the spatial structure of biological macromolecules;
- development of software for molecular biology studies;
- teaching of secondary school students for the computer science;
- development of teaching software for the secondary school.
- 1988 - the 1st degree diploma in the contest in development of teaching software (Leningrad, 1988)
- 1992-1994 grant of the Scientific Council "Cell-free protein synthesis";
- 1993-1994 grant of ACA/USNCCr Fund;
- 1994 grant RMZ000 of International Science Foundation
- 1995 grant RMZ300 of International Science Foundation;
- 1994-1996 grant 94-04-12844 of Russian Foundation for Basic Researches;
- 1997-1999 grant 97-04-48319 of Russian Foundation for Basic Researches;
- 2000-2002 grant 00-04-48175 of Russian Foundation for Basic Researches;
- 1993-2002 support by the collaborative program of Russian Academy of Sciences and National Centre for Scientific Researches (CNRS, France);
- 2002-2003 grant 02-02 of French-Russian Institute A.M.Liapunov of Informatics and Applied Mathematics
- 2000-2002 grant 03-04-48155 of Russian Foundation for Basic Researches;
- The development of an ab-initio procedure for solution of the crystallographic phase problem starting from the low resolution.
- The use of the maximal likelihood principle in protein crystallography.
- The determination of structures of biological macromolecules.
- The development of crystallographic software.
- The use of the connectivity properties of high-density regions for solution of the phase problem in macromolecular crystallography
- The development of Few Atoms Model method for solution of the phase problem in protein crystallography.
- The teaching of secondary school students for the computer science. (1981-1990).
- The development of teaching software for the secondary school. (1986-1993).
- The treatment of nucleotide sequences. The first steps (HEID-package). (1984).
More then 60 publications including more then 30 full articles.
The list of publications.
The full texts of papers.
Institute of Mathematical Problems of Biology RAS,
Pushchino, Moscow Region,