Marina Pavlovna Finogenova

Lead Researcher of the Laboratory of Viruses Ontogenesis.

She was born in 1946; Cand. Sc. Chemistry, Lead Researcher of the Laboratory of Viruses Ontogenesis, D.I. Ivanovsky Research Institute of Virology, FSBI N. F. Gamaleya National Research Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology, Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation.

In 1964, she entered the Institute of Fine Chemical Technologies named after M.V. Lomonosov, which she graduated from in 1970 in the field of “Chemical Technology of Bioactive Compounds”.

She worked at the Institute of Biophysics of the USSR Academy of Sciences, then, at the Institute of Molecular Biology named after V.A. Engelhardt of the USSR Academy of Sciences. During that period, her research work was focused on synthesis of oligopeptides and regular polypeptides for study of collagen structures and collagenase enzymatic properties, synthesis and study of immunomodulatory and interferon inducing activity of IgG fragments, etc. In 1990, she defended her Cand. Sc. Chemistry thesis in the field of Molecular Biology.

Since 1991, he has been a fellow of the D.I. Ivanovsky Institute of Virology. Since that time, she has been engaged in synthesis of antigen determinants of virus proteins of hepatitis B and C for test system creation, as well as in synthesis of remantadin amino-acid derivatives as potential antiviral compounds for overcoming the influenza virus resistance to this drug. Total length of services in the specialty is 50 years.

She is a coauthor of 50 publications, including two inventor’s certificates and two patents. M.P. Finogenova is awarded with the title of Honored Inventor within the USSR.