Environmental Biotechnology Laboratory


  1. Lugovskoy S., Nisnevitch M., Lugovskoy A., Zinigrad M.”Mechanochemical synthesis of dispersed layer composites on the basis of talc and a series of biological active species” Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, 11, 277-282 (2009).
  2. Nisnevitch M., Nakonechny F., Firer M. and Nitzan Y. “Photodynamic antimicrobial chemotherapy with photosensitizers in liposomes under external and chemoluminescent excitation” The Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) Journal, 276 S1, 332 (2009).
  3. Nakonechny F., Nisnevitch M. and Nitzan Y. “Antimicrobial properties of photosensitizers methylene blue and neutral red encapsulated in liposomes” The FEBS Journal, 276 S1, 330-331(2009).
  4. Nisnevitch M., Nakonechny F., Nitzan Y. “Photodynamic antimicrobial chemotherapy by liposome-encapsulated water-soluble photosensitizers” Russian Journal of Bioorganic Chemistry, 36, 363-369 (2010).
  5. Nisnevitch M., SigawiS., Cahan R. and NitzanY. “Isolation, characterization and biological role of camelysin from Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis” Current Microbiology 61, 176-183 (2010).
  6. Nisnevitch M., Sigawi S., Nikonov S., Nakonechny F., Cahan R. and Nitzan Y.  “Cyt1Aa and Cyt2Ba toxins from Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis: activation by endogeneous and exogeneous proteases” The FEBS Journal, 277 S1, 175 (2010).
  7. Nakonechny FFirer MANitzan YNisnevitch M. Intracellular Antimicrobial Photodynamic Therapy: A Novel Technique for Efficient Eradication of Pathogenic Bacteria. Photochem Photobiol. 86, 1350-1355 (2010).
  8. Sigawi S.,Smutok O., Demkiv O., Zakalska O., Gayda G., Nitzan Y.,Nisnevitch M., Gonchar M. “Immobilized formaldehyde-metabolizing enzymes from Hansenula polymorpha for removal and control of airborne formaldehyde” Journal of Biotechnology, 153, 138-144 (2011).
  9. Nisnevitch M., Sigawi S., Smutok O., Demkiv O., Zakalska O., Gayda G., Nitzan Y. and Gonchar M.” Bioconversion and detection of airborne formaldehyde by formaldehyde-metabolizing enzymes from the methylotrophic yeast Hansenula polymorpha” The FEBS Journal 278 S, pp 439-440, 2011.
  10. Nakonechny F., Pinkus A., Yehosha O., Hai S., Nitzan Y. and Nisnevitch M. “Eradication of bacteria by photosensitizers” Judea and Samaria Research Studies, 20, pp 331-350. Ed. by M. Bilig, Ariel (2011). (Hebrew publication).
  11. Stasyuk N., SerkizR., MudryS., Gayda G., Zakalskiy A., Koval’chuk Ye., Gonchar M. and Nisnevitch M. “Recombinant human arginase I immobilized on gold and silver nanoparticles: preparation and properties” Nanotechnology Development, 1:e3, pp 11-15 (2011).
  12. Nisnevitch M, Nikonov S. and Nitzan Y. “Cytolytic peptide fragments of Cyt1Aa from Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis“, Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics, Accepted  (2012).
  13. Nakonechny F., Nisnevitch M.M., Nitzan Y. and Nisnevitch M. “Sonodynamic excitation of Rose Bengal for eradication of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria”. BioMed Research International, vol. 2013, Article ID 684930, 1-7, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/684930.
  14. Nakonechny F., Pinkus A., Hai S., Yehosha O., Nitzan Y. and Nisnevitch M. Eradication of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria by photosensitizers immobilized in polystyrene. Photochemistry and Photobiology, Accepted (2013).

Invited Book Chapters

  1.  Nisnevitch M., Lugovskoy S., Gabidulin E. and  Shestak O. “Mechanochemical production of olive oil based composites” IN: Olive Oil and Health, Nova Science Publishers, Inc, IBSN 978-1-61728-653-7, NY, USA (2011), pp 569-590.
  2. Cahan R. and Nisnevitch M. “Toxins from Bacillus targeted to cancer cells” IN: Targeted Drug Delivery in Cancer Therapeutics,  Ed. M.A.Firer, Publisher: Research Signpost, Kerala, India, IBSN 948-81-7895-488-2 (2010), pp 231-248.
  3. Sibirny V., Demkiv O., Paryzhak S., Klepach H., Sigawi S., Korpan Y., Smutok O., Nisnevitch M., Gayda G., Nitzan Y., Puchalski C., Gonchar M. “Formaldehyde-oxidizing enzymes and genetically modified yeast Hansenula polymorpha cells in monitoring and removal of formaldehyde” In: Waste Water – Evaluation and Management, Ed. by Einschlag F. S.G., InTech Open Access Publisher, Rijeka, Croatia, ISBN 978-953-307-233-3 (2011), pp 115-154. http://www.intechopen.com/articles/show/title/formaldehyde-oxidizing-enzymes-and-genetically-modified-yeast-hansenula-polymorpha-cells-in-monitori
  4. Smutok O., Gayda G., Dmytruk K., Klepach H., Nisnevitch M., Sibirny A., PuchalskiC., BrodaD., Schuhmann W., Gonchar W. and Sibirny V. “Amperometric biosensors for lactate, alcohols and glycerol assays in clinical diagnostics”  In: Biosensors – Emerging Materials and Applications. Ed. by Serra P. A., InTech Open Access Publisher, Rijeka, Croatia, ISBN: 978-953-307-328-6 (2011), pp 401-446. http://www.intechopen.com/articles/show/title/amperometric-biosensors-for-lactate-alcohols-and-glycerol-assays-in-clinical-diagnostics
  5. Nakonechny F., Nisnevitch M., NitzanY. and FirerM.A. “New techniques in antimicrobial photodynamic therapy: scope of application and overcoming drug resistance in nosocomial infections”. In: Science against microbial pathogens: communicating current research and technological advances, Ed: A. Méndez-Vilas, Formatex Research Center Publisher, Spain, ISBN 978-84-939843-1-1 (2011), Vol. 1, pp. 684-691. http://www.formatex.info/microbiology3/book/684-691.pdf
  6. Nakonechny F., Nitzan Y. and Nisnevitch M. “Olive oil-based delivery of photosensitizers for bacterial eradication”, In: Olive Oil – Constituents, Quality, Health Properties and Bioconversions Ed. by: Boskou D., InTech Open Access Publisher, Rijeka, Croatia, ISBN 978-953-307-921-9 (2012), pp. 471-492. http://www.intechopen.com/articles/show/title/olive-oil-based-delivery-of-photosensitizers-for-bacterial-eradication
  7. Nisnevitch M. Sensitivity of Bacteria to Photodynamic Chemotherapy. Submitted to: Prokaryotes: Physiology, Biochemistry and Cell Behavior (2013) Nova Science Publishers, Inc, NY, USA. Accepted.