V.P. Kukhar Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry and Petrochemistry of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine is a leading scientific institution that conducts systematic basic and applied research in the field of bioorganic chemistry and petrochemistry in Ukraine.
The Institute was established in 1987 as the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the USSR Academy of Sciences. In 2018, the name of the prominent Ukrainian scientist V.P. Kukhar was conferred on the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry and Petrochemistry of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
The main tasks of the Institute are to conduct basic and applied research in relevant areas of science and technology in order to obtain new scientific knowledge and their use for practical purposes, including:
- synthesis of potentially bioactive compounds and research of relationship between structure and activity;
- chemical models of biological processes, synthesis and study of biological properties of new bioregulators for application in medicine and agriculture;
- development of scientific foundations for synthesis and technology of obtaining practically important products and materials from hydrocarbon feed.
In accordance with the Procedure for state certification of scientific institutions, approved by a resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine No. 540 of July 19, 2017, in 2020 the Institute was certified, based on the results of which V.P. Kukhar Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry and Petrochemistry of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine was assigned to the I classification group.
Overcoming environmental problems
A considerable attention of the Institute is devoted to research aimed at studying and solving a number of acute environmental problems.
The Scientific Library of the Institute has more than 70 thousand volumes. Since 1995 a scientific collection has been published - "Catalysis and petrochemistry".
is dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Institute. V.P. Kukhar of NAS of Ukraine
Training of scientific personnel
The Institute trains highly qualified scientific personnel through postgraduate studies with and without separation from production in specialties 102 "Chemistry" (specializations: bioorganic chemistry; petrochemistry and coal chemistry) and 091 "Biology" (specialization: bioorganic chemistry) in accordance with the obtained licenses for educational activities in the field of higher education at the third (educational and scientific) level (orders of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine №111-l, 26/05/2017, № 509-l, 15/05/2019). There is a specialized scientific council D.26.220.01, which carries out attestation of scientific personnel of the highest qualification and accepts for consideration and defends dissertations for the degree of doctor (candidate) of chemical sciences.
Cooperation with universities and industry
We actively cooperate with high school, many scientific organizations of the country and industrial enterprises.
The Institute has three divisions, established jointly with the institutions of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine:
- laboratory of heterocyclic metal complexes (jointly with M. Gogol University of Nizhyn);
- branch of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Technology of the National Aviation University;
- branch of the Department of Technology of Inorganic Substances and General Chemical Technology of the National Technical University of Ukraine "Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute".
The main task of the joint units is to attract students and undergraduates to scientific work, to prepare scientific change. The links of the Institute's scientists with foreign colleagues are expanding and strengthening. We participate in a number of international scientific projects, work on contracts with foreign firms.
We are open to new spheres of cooperation and are confident that our joint activity will facilitate the acquisition of new knowledge and serve the benefit of man.