Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology

of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IMCB SB RAS) was founded in 2011

As of January 1, 2019, IMCB is home to 83 scientists, of which 52 have an academic degree (PhD or DSc in Biology). Academician Igor Zhimulev, a former Director of IMCB, is currently appointed as the Scientific Supervisor

Research program of the Institute covers the following scientific fields:

  • Structure, Function, and Evolution of Chromosomes

  • Genomics

  • Immunogenetics

  • Cell Cycle and Cell Division

  • Genomics of Indigenous People of Siberia

  • Cell Technologies in Biomedical Research


According to the Web of Sciences database, scientists currently affiliated with the Institute published 941 papers cited 18 278 times with an average of 20.82 citations per paper (January 1, 1980 - January 10, 2019)

Initially as a department of the Institute of Chemical Biology and Fundamental Medicine, and later as a separate institute, IMCB has published 380 papers cited 5 224 times with an average of 16.33 citations per paper (January 1, 2009 - January 10, 2019)

According to the Scopus database IMCB as a separate organization has published 254 papers cited
3 615 times (January 1, 2011 - January 10, 2019)

According to the Web of Sciences database, as of January 10, 2019, research fellows at IMCB have contributed to 34 research papers, each cited 100 times or more

The list of journals with an impact factor (IF) above 2 that IMCB researchers published during 2009-2018 includes the following titles:
IF (2017)  Journal Number of papers IF (2017)  Journal Number of papers
41.577   Nature 4 3.730   BMC Genomics 6
41.058   Science 3 3.702   Biogerontology 1
31.398   Cell 1 3.636   Eur J Hum Genet 1
13.709   ACS Nano 1 3.288   BMC Cancer 1
13.333   Nature Struct Mol Biol 1 3.262   Dev Biol 1
13.214   Genome Biology 1 3.260   Cytometry A 1
12.423   Nature Protocols 1 3.234   Life Sci 1
11.561   Nucleic Acids Res 4 3.191   Genes 8
10.101   Genome Res 2 3.188   Mol Immunol 1
9.504   Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 3 3.107   J Biomol Struct Dyn 1
9.462   Genes Dev 4 3.027   BMC Evol Biol 3
9.163   PLoS Biol 1 2.995   Cell Immunol 1
9.063   Chem Sci 1 2.976   Oncology Rep 2
8.032   Cell Reports 1 2.913   Dev Comp Immunol 2
7.267   GigaScience 1 2.910   Genomics 2
6.775   Annu Rev Anim Biosci 1 2.909   Chromosome Res 17
6.302   Brief Bioinform 1 2.901   Am J Phys Anthropol 1
5.770   BMC Biology 2 2.816   J Histochem Cytochem 2
5.540   PLoS Genet 5 2.774   Chembiochem 1
5.511   Front Immunol 1 2.766   PLoS One 19
5.351   Epigenetics Chromatin 4 2.757   Cytometry B 1
5.189   Int Immunol 1 2.734   Mol Genet Genom 1
5.179   Aging-US 1 2.583   BioMed Res Int 2
4.902   Hum Mol Genet 1 2.574   J Heredity 2
4.816   Eur J Med Chem 1 2.498   Gene 1
4.539   J Immunol 1 2.469   BMC Genetics 2
4.419   BioEssays 1 2.436   Immunol lett 2
4.271   Expert Rev Vaccines 1 2.349   Front Biosci 1
4.269   Arthritis Res Ther 1 2.224   Diabetes Ther 1
4.122   Sci Reports 6 2.210   Nucleus 1
4.075   Genetics 1 2.172   Curr Genomics 2
4.021   Chromosoma 15 2.094   Immunogenetics 1
3.940   Genome Biol Evol 1 2.050   BMC Syst Biol 1
3.913   Microb Biotechnol 1 2.031   J Radiat Res 1
3.872   Heredity 3 N/A   Nature Ecol Evol 1
3.857   Biochem J 1 N/A   Oncotarget 1

IMCB has an extensive collaboration network with national and foreign scientific institutes and universities. The interactive map shows the organizations that IMCB cooperates with in the form of established cooperation agreements, joint publications, scientific material exchange, and working visits

G10K.jpg The staff of the Department of the Diversity and Evolution of Genomes are among the contributors of a large international consortium for sequencing and genome analysis Genome10K
vgp.jpg The staff of the Department of the Diversity and Evolution of Genomes are among the contributors of a large international consortium for sequencing and analysis of vertebrate genomes
bat1k.jpg The staff of the Department of the Diversity and Evolution of Genomes are among the contributors of a large international consortium for sequencing and analysis of bat genomes
BDGP_logo.jpg The staff of the Laboratory of Molecular Cytogenetics and Laboratory of Cell Division are among the contributors of Release 6 reference sequence of the Drosophila melanogaster genome
EuroMabNet.png The staff of the Laboratory of Immunogenetics are participants of EuroMAbNet - the European network of laboratories working in the field of monoclonal antibodies

IMCB research fellows in the Research Gate network