Irina Potoroko



Federal State Autonomous Educational Institution of Higher Education "South Ural State University (National Research University)"

English proficiency



The program of study for which the graduate student will be accepted

19.06.01 "Industrial ecology and biotechnology", orientation (specialty) "Biotechnology of food products and biologically active substances"

The code of the direction of study for which the graduate student will be accepted


List of research projects of a potential research supervisor (participation / leadership)

-Charitable Foundation named after V. Potanina, Russia, Head, GC21-000540 Opening of the Master's program in English, 2021-2022

-Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR), Russia, head, No.18-53-45015, Ultrasonic encapsulation of biologically active compounds for placement in the food matrix, 2018-2019

-Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Russia, Head, state Task No. 40.8095.2017/BCH, Development of technology for the synthesis of food ingredients from plant raw materials to create food with adaptogenic properties, 2017-2019

-Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Russia, Head, Development of an eco-extraction method based on ultrasound exposure 2015-2017

-Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Russia, Head, Modeling of quality management processes of products obtained from non-traditional raw materials using innovative methods of processing production, 2013-2014

-Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Russia, head, Research of the effectiveness of expert systems in the management of production based on the principles of resource conservation, 2013-2014.

List of possible research topics

Development of resource-saving technologies to minimize the risks of food losses;

Development of biodegradable polymer materials with controllable properties;

Development of technologies for encapsulation of biologically active substances



Research supervisor:

Irina Potoroko,

Doctor of Science

Biotechnologies in solving environmental and industrial problems

Supervisor’s research interests:

The main fundamental and applied research team of Prof. Potoroko I.Yu. are conducted in the field of application of ecobiotechnologies for the development of functional food products and optimization of metabolic adaptation processes; minimizing the risks of food losses and solving environmental problems. Modern methods of biochemistry, molecular biology and chemoinformatics are used in all research projects.


Research highlights:

Prof. Irina Potoroko actively cooperates with a large number of Russian and foreign scientists; has experience in implementing national and international research projects, which generally contributes to the high level of research conducted.


Supervisor’s specific requirements:

  • Knowledge of the Russian language (if possible)

    Work skills in the field of chemical and microbiological research

Supervisor’s main publications: 33

  • _1. Wanga J. Wood vinegar and chitosan compound preservative affects on fish balls stability/J.Wanga, I.Potoroko, L.Tsirulnichenko //Food Bioscience. ̶ 2021. ̶ (Q1, IF- 3.067)

  • 2. Ivanov D. Contribution of Cyanotoxins to the Ecotoxicological Role of Lichens/ Ivanov D., Yaneva G., Potoroko I., Ivanova D.G.// Toxins. ̶ 2021 ̶ Том 13, Выпуск 5// DOI 10.3390/toxins1305032 (Q1, SNIP 1,269)

  • 3. Kalinina, I., Ruskina, A., Fatkullin, R., Naumenko,N., Potoroko, I., Sonawane, S., Shaik S. The application of ultrasound for the regulation of the starch gel viscosity // Bulgarian Journal of Agricultural Science. – 2020. – Vol. 26, № 3. – P. 690–695. (Q3, SNIP 0,6032).

  • 5. Naumenko, N.V. Possibilities of regulating stress-protective activity of food products to improve immunity under the conditions of the covid-19 pandemic / Naumenko, N.V., Potoroko, I.Yu., Kalinina, I.V., Nenasheva, A.V., Botvinnikova, V.V. // Human. Sport. Medicine. – 2020. – Т. 20, № S1 – P. s 116 - 127 (Q3, SNIP 0,622) DOI 10.14529/hsm20s115 (Q3, SNIP 0,622)

  • Wang, J., Potoroko, I., Tsirulnichenko, L. Wood vinegar and chitosan compound preservative affects on fish balls stability. Food Bioscience 2021.42,101102



Results of intellectual activity

Published 253 works (120 published in the recent 5 years) including: 8 monographs, 19 study guides, 16 patents, 210 scientific publications, with 33 thereof indexed in Scopus and WoS databases.

Expert in engineering and agro-industrial sciences at the Russian Federation State Commission for Academic Degrees and Titles (Decree No.405 as of May 15, 2018)

Awarded the title of an Honorary Worker of Higher Professional Education of the Russian Federation by Decree No. 796/к-н of the Russian Federation Ministry of Education and Science as of September 23, 2013.

Editor-in-chief of the Bulletin of South Ural State University, series “Food and Biotechnologies”, indexed in the State Commission for Academic Degrees and Titles, Russian Science Citation Index, Agris.

Acted as academic advisor for 5 candidates and 2 doctors of sciences (Engineering) under major 05.18.15


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