Larisa Yurlova


College / University

St. Petersburg State University

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Biochemistry, Neurochemistry



Russian Federation

Lab Experience

Induction of rat forebrain ischemia (2-vessel occlusion with hypotension), subcellular fractionation of nervous tissue, determination of neuronal Na+, K+-ATPase activity, free Ca2+ concentration, malonic dialdehyde and protein contents, 45Ca2+ entry into synaptosomes, PC12 cell culture.

Projects / Research

Bachelor's degree project: "The influence of glutamate and mitochondrial inhibitors on the activity of Na+, K+ - ATPase and accumulation of lipid peroxidation products in rat brain cortex synaptosomes"


  • Two journal papers in press, seven conference papers
  • Molchanova SM, Novoselova NY, Tyurina YY, Zakharova IO, Yurlova LA, Avrova NF (2004) The role of arachidonic acid and its metabolites in synaptic membrane damage at glutamate action on nerve endings from various rat brain regions. Zh Evol Biokhim Fiziol 21(2): 100-109
  • Zakharova IO, Novoselova NY, Yurlova LA, Lavrenova SM, Avrova NF (2003) The effect of glutamate and inhibitors of various pathways of free radical formation on the 45Ca2+ entry in the synaptosomes of various brain regions. Zh Neirokhim 20(3): 183-189

Scholarships / Awards

2004 – 2005: Stipend International Max Planck Research School
2002 – 2003 &
2003 – 2004:
Orbeli scholarships (research scholarship of the Sechenov Institute of Evolutionary Physiology and Biochemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences)
2003: Research grant for graduate students, postgraduate students and young scientists of Saint Petersburg


I am interested in biochemical mechanisms involved in brain ischemia and neurodegenerative diseases. However, I would also like to familiarise myself with diverse research areas and to gain experience in new molecular biology and bioengineering techniques.