Igor Kovalchuk

Faculty of Arts & Science
Biological Sciences


Research expertise

We are interested in genetics and epigenetics of plant response to stress. We study the influence of various internal (metabolic activity, biological clock, development) and external (abiotic - ionizing and UVB radiation, chemicals; biotic - pathogens like viruses, viroids, fungi etc. stresses) factors on plant genome stability. In particular we are interested in epigenetic regulation of transgenerational adaptation to stress. Also, we are trying to develop novel methods for improvement of plant transformation.