GABRIEL Network

Global Approach to Biological Research, Infectious diseases and Epidemics in Low-income countries

Zaporozhye State Medical University, Zaporozhye (Ukraine)

Laboratory

Zaporozhye State Medical University, Zaporozhye (Ukraine)

Zaporozhye State Medical University is an educational establishment that comprises the following divisions: the Scientific Research Institute for Medicine and Ecology, the Institute of Clinical Pathology, the Central Scientific Research Laboratory, the Department of Doctoral and Postgraduate Studies, the Editorial Department, the Center of Informatics, Analytical Support and Testing, the Patent Department, the Scientific Research Division, and the Department of Metrology.

The certified Virology Laboratory, created in 1973, and covering a surface area of 266 m2, is part of the Zaporozhye Regional Laboratory Center of the State Sanitary and Epidemiological Service. The Virology Laboratory has a full range of the most technologically-advanced equipment and features a Biosafety Level 2 facility for handling infectious agents. The laboratory became a member of the GABRIEL network in January 2013.

Laboratory activities

The main objectives of the laboratory aim to increase the understanding of infectious diseases and of their control through the identification of the causative agents for human infections, the study of epidemiological markers of active infections, and the epidemiological surveillance of their virulence factors.

The laboratory conducts tests for the identification of a wide range of viral infections, such as those caused by respiratory viruses, herpes viruses, enteroviruses, etc., and for the monitoring of the intensity of the immune response.

The testing makes use of all diagnostic methods at our disposal, including viral culture and direct viral antigen detection, infectious disease serology, nucleic acid amplification techniques, and sequencing technologies.

Contact

Dr. Olga Konakova

12 Aprelya str. 31, flat 17, Zaporozhye 69001 (Ukraine)

Tel: +38 050 9237854
E-mail: olgakonakova@rambler.ru

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