Izvestiya of Saratov University.
ISSN 1816-9775 (Print)
ISSN 2541-8971 (Online)

Saratov State University

The history of the formation and development of microbiology at Saratov State University

The review presents the origins of the study of microbiology at the Saratov State University, the formation and development from the establishment of the Department of Microbiology at Saratov University in 1918 under the leadership of Alexei Ilyich Berdnikov to the educational and scientifi c-practical activities of the Department of Microbiology and Plant Physiology at the present time.

110 years of Zoological Department of Saratov State University

The paper shows the history of formation and development of Zoological departments of the Saratov State University – from the creation of the first Department of Zoology at the opening of the University in 1909 to the modern period. The role of the heads of department and their employees in the formation of the educational and scientific process, providing the departments with the necessary equipment and establishing of the Zoological Museum is considered in historical aspect.

The Centennial of Sofya Borisovna Pirkes

The article provides a short biographic excourse and description of scientific and academic achievements of Sofya Borisovna Pirkes, the former associate professor of the Department of General and Inorganic Chemistry of the Institute of Chemistry of Saratov State University.

Early start and short life of an entomologist (110th Anniversary of Andrey Andreevich Richter)

At the end of 2019 an old collection of insects was found in the Zoological Museum of Saratov State University. It was collected in the vicinity of Saratov, in the Lower Volga region, as well as in the North Caucasus and Transcaucasia, by young Andrey A. Richter while he was studying at school and Saratov University (1926–1930). The collection (185 specimens) was not processed, with most insects left unidentified. Nevertheless, it has been well preserved. Its examination has already produced first results important for better understanding of A. A. Richter biography.

90 years of the Biology Faculty of the Saratov State University

The Biological Faculty of the Saratov State University turns 90 years old in 2021. The first students were enrolled at the Faculty in the 1931–1932 academic year. However, the faculty’s history began long before its opening, when the Department of Botany and the Department of  Zoology with Comparative Anatomy were organized in the new Saratov Imperial Nikolaev University in 1909.