Natalia Vladimirovna Khutoretskaya

Hutoreckaya Natalia Vladimirovna Khutoretskaya, Lead Researcher.

In 1966, after graduation from the Biology and Soil Faculty of M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, she was assigned to the position of Junior Research fellow at the Virus Ecology Laboratory of D.I. Ivanovsky Research Institute of Virology. In 1977, she defended a candidate’s dissertation in the field of Virology on the topic: “Use of the Immunofluorescence Method for Detection of Arboviruses in Carriers”. Since 1984 to present time, she has worked at the Laboratory of Biology and Indication of Arboviruses.

As a result of application of this method, N.V. Khutoretskaya has made a significant contribution to study of ecology of Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis, Sindbis, tick-borne encephalitis, West Neil, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, Denge, Rift Valley fever viruses, California encephalitis group viruses and other viruses and their role in human pathology. She demonstrated the possibility of application of the fluorescent antibody technique for detection and identification of such agents in field and clinical materials, as well as for serum diagnostics arbovirus infections.

She knows various methods of segregation, indication and identification of arboviruses and serum diagnostics virus infections. At the Laboratory of Biology and Indication of Arboviruses, she is responsible for compliance with the safety precautions, preservation and use of the Laboratory Virus Collection.

N.V. Khutoretskaya was directly involved in the study of multiple strains of mosquito fever, Isfahan, Karelian fever, West Neil, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, Denge viruses (some of which are deposited in the State Virus Collection), development, characterization and practical implementation of various types of immunoenzymometric systems for diagnostics of relevant endemic and tropical arbovirus infections.