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Biosafety Expert
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2012-12-22 08:43 UTC (E.Makeyeva@igc.by)
Date of last update
2017-03-20 13:56 UTC (g.mozgova@yandex.ru)
Date of publication
2017-03-22 02:07 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

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General information
Nominating Government
  • Belarus
Profile of the Expert
Dr. Mozgova G.V. is the Head of the National Co-ordination Biosafety Centre at the Institute of Genetics and Cytology, NAS of Belarus. She has been working in the Laboratory of Genetics and Cell Engineering at the Institute of Genetics and Cytology, NASB, since 2005. The area of her scientific interests includes investigation of in vitro cell culture morphogenetic process induction, intensification of the plant breeding process by using morphogenetic process induction and marker-assisted selection techniques. Dr. Mozgova ensures safety of genetic engineering activities and provides risk assessment of transgenic plants developed in the laboratories of IGC, advises specialists of the research laboratories in Belarus and other countries  on risk assessment problems. She is an author and co-author of 41 papers and 4 methodical guidelines for use of in vitro pollen morphogenesis in the breeding process, for selection of rape breeding material by using DNA-markers for identification of the unsaturated fatty acids and erucic acid content, LMO safety assessment. Dr. Mozgova is a co-author of two patents (the Republic of Belarus No. 18778 and the Russian Federation No. 2012120472).
Personal Information
Dr. Galina Mozgova
27 Akademicheskaya street
Belarus, 220072
Phone:+375 17 284-02-97
Fax:+375 17 284-1917
Url:National Coordination Biosafety Centre
  • Female
  • Belarusian
Date of birth
Place of birth
Current employment
Employer / Organization
Institute of Genetics and Cytology at the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus
Type of organization
  • Academic or research institute
Department / Division / Unit
National Co-ordination Biosafety Centre
Start date
Main responsibilities
Planning and carrying out investigations, research results processing and analysis, writing of scientific reports and papers. Ensuring safety of genetic engineering activities and risk assessment of GMOs.
Employment history
Countries or regions where you have worked
  • Belarus
Formal education
First Degree or other academic distinction and subject
Example: B.Sc. in Microbiology
Diploma of Higher Education. A field of specialization - Genetics.
Name of academic institution
Belarusian State University, the Faculty of Biology, Department of Genetics
Start date
Ending date
Formal education
Second Degree or other academic distinction and the subject
Example: M.Sc. in Microbiology
Ph.D. student
Name of academic institution
Institute of Genetics and Cytology at the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus
Start date
Ending date
Formal education
Third Degree or other academic distinction and the subject
Example: Ph.D. in Microbiology
Name of academic institution
Institute of Genetics and Cytology at the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus
Start date
Other professional qualifications
List of other relevant professional qualifications
2001-2002 - Learning of scientific and technical English at the Public Institute of Scientific and Technical Translation and Commercial Vocabulary at the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (the Certificate № 943 of 03.06.2002)
Areas of Expertise
Main areas of expertise
  • Biosafety law
  • Risk communication
  • Risk assessment
List most important publications related to the expert main field of expertise.
Mozgova, G.V., Zaitseva, O.I., Lemesh, V.A. Structural Changes in Chloroplast Genome Accompanying Albinism in Anther Culture of Wheat and Triticale // Cereal Research Communications. −  2012. − Vol.40, No.4.− P. 467-475.
Lemesh, V.A., Mozgova, G.V., Grushetskaya, Z. E., Piluk, J.E., Bakanovskaya, A.V., Khotyleva, L.V. Identification of the mutant FAD2 and FAD3C Alleles in the Belarusian Varieties of Brassica napus L. / Doklady Natsionalnoi Akademii Nauk Belarusi (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus) - 2011. - Vol. 55, No 3. - P. 88-91
Mozgova, G.V., P.A. Orlov, and N.V. Shalygo. Variation in Evolutionary Unstable Regions of the Chloroplast Genome in Plants Obtained in Anther Culture of Dihaploid Wheat Lines // Genetika. - 2006. - Vol. 42. - No. 2. - P. 192-197.
List of other publications files
Awards and Professional Memberships
Awards received
Holder of a scholarship granted by the President of the Republic of Belarus to talented young scientists for 2014
Professional memberships
Member of the Young Scientist Council of IGC NAS Belarus; Vice-Chairman. (Young Scientist Society associates researchers under 35 years).
Technical committees, expert panels or advisory bodies served
Reviewer. Scientific journal "Izvestiya NAN Belarusi. Seriya Biologicheskikh Nauk" (NASB News. Series of Biological Sciences).
Biosafety Expert - participation in the Round Table on Access to Information, Public Participation and Access to Justice Regarding GMOs under the Aarhus Convention- the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. 16 - 17 October, 2013; Geneva, Switzerland.
Biosafety Expert of AHTEG on Risk Assessment and Risk Management at the Secretary of the Convention on Biodiversity (2012 - 2014 - participation in the on-line forums; 2 - 6 June, 2014 - participation in the face-to-face AHTEG meeting, Bonn, Germany).
Biosafety Expert - a member of the Expert Council for Safety of Genetically Engineered Organisms at the Ministry of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus.
Biosafety Expert - (2014) one of the experts involved in the State Safety Examination of genetically engineered nonpathogenic potato forms for decision-making in regard to permissibility of their first release into the environment for field trial.
Language proficiency
"A" = Excellent, "B" = Good, "C" = Fair
Mother Tongue
  • Russian
Speaking / Level (A B C)
  • English
Reading / Level (A B C)
  • English
Writing / Level (A B C)
  • English
Associate Professor Valentina Aleksandrovna Lemesh
Director of IGC NASB, Head of a research laboratory
Laboratory of Genetic and Cell Engineering
Institute of Genetics and Cytology at the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (IGC NASB)
27 Akademicheskaya street
Belarus, 220072
Phone:+375 17 284-1943
Fax:+375 17 284-1917
Url:Institute of Genetics and Cytology, NASB
Additional Information
Additional Information
Certificates on Completed Training Courses for Professional Improvement:
- Certificate: Eastern and Europena Regional Course on Impact Assessment of LMOs Under the Cartagena Protocol, Advancing LMO Assessment: Principles, Practice and Progress. - Chisinau, Moldova, February 3 - 8, 2014. 
- Certificate: The Training Workshop "The Quality Management - ISO 17025 Accreditation". Workshop has been helo by the European Comission Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the Directorate General for Health and Consumers (DG SANGO). Ispra, Italy, 20 - 22 May, 2014. 

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