Director — Dmitry A. Lioznov, MD 

 Telephone: (+7) 812-499–15–00


Dr. Lioznov is an infectious disease specialist and his scope of scientific interests includes influenza and other respiratory infections in individuals with altered immunity or resistance. Details and achievements:  member of the Infectious Disease Special Commission, Russian Ministry of Health; Presidium of the Association of Infectious Disease Specialists (St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region); Presidium of the Russian Red Cross (St. Petersburg Branch); member of editorial boards (Journal of Infectious Disease; HIV Infection and Immunosuppression; Science Letters of the Pavlov First St. Petersburg State Medical University; Clinical Laboratory Consultation). Dr Lioznov is the author or co-author of more than 200 scientific publications and teaching aids, including textbooks on infectious disease and clinical guidelines. His honors include Presidential Fellow (1998), Gratitude of the the Russian Ministry of Health (1999), and Gratitude of the President (2016).

 Deputy Director for Science - Daria M. Danilenko, PhD 

 Telephone: (+7) 812-499-15-25




Dr. Danilenko heads the Department of Etiology and Epidemiology and is the Deputy Director for Organization at the World Health Organization National Influenza Centre, St. Petersburg. Following undergraduate studies (Master of Science in microbiology, 2006, St. Petersburg State University), she earned her PhD in virology (2014). Research interest: evolution of human and animal influenza viruses. She is the author of over 30 publications, a participant in four international projects, and a Presidential Fellow (2016). She has repeatedly participated in WHO Regional Office for Europe projects as an invited temporary adviser. Dr. Danilenko has worked at the Smorodintsev Research Institute of Influenza since 2007.

 Adviser to the Director - Liudmila M. Tsybalova, DM

 Telephone: (+7) 812-499-15-18


Dr. Tsybalova holds a doctor of medicine degree in the specialty of  epidemiology. She leads the Laboratory of Influenza Vaccines and has worked at the Smorodintsev Research Institute of Influenza since 1974. Her research focuses on epidemiology and prevention related to influenza and acute respiratory infections. She has led a number of studies that examine the influence of genetic and social factors on the properties of influenza and other acute respiratory viral epidemics in order to assess the effectiveness of preventive measures. In addition to managing and participating in two international projects on the epidemiological surveillance of current infections and the development of drugs for the prevention of acute respiratory infections, Dr. Tsybalova also serves in other roles: Special Commission on Influenza and Influenza-like Infections (Russian Academy of Sciences); Commission on Vaccines and Diagnostic Strains (Ministry of Health and Social Development); and the Inter-regional Inter-Agency Working Group on the Development and Implementation of Measures to Prevent the Spread of Avian Influenza. Dr. Tsybalova has authored over 110 works and has collaborated with other managers on projects including: National Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Program; Protecting The Population From Influenza (regional medical target program); four methodological recommendations; and three Russian Ministry of Health and Social Development mandate projects.

 Scientific Administrator - Tamara G. Lobova, PhD

 Telephone: (+7) 812-499-15-04


Dr. Lobova graduated from the Leningrad Sanitary Hygienic Medical Institute and holds a doctor of medicine degree in the specialty of virology (1989). Her main scientific focus is the etiology of influenza, including pathogen variability patterns. Dr. Lobova is a highly qualified virologist who utilizes a wide range of virological and serological methods for research. In addition to authoring more than 50 publications, including 1 monograph and 2 physician guides, she is also the co-author of a patent. She has worked at the Institute of Flu since 1983.