Department of Clinical Immunology and Allergology with Medical Genetics Section

International cooperation


The employee responsible for the international activities of the Department of Clinical and Laboratory Immunology, Allergology and Medical Genetics is Ph.D in medicine, associate Professor Daria Volodymyrivna Plakhotna, tela][. 050-387-28-60,


For more than 20 years, owing to the efforts of Professor Georgy Mykolayovych Drannik and Professor Andrii Igorovych Kurchenko, between the Bogomolets National Medical University  and the Institute for Immunological Research of New England (IRINE) in Gardner (Massachusetts, USA) have established close cooperation, which allows the implementation of a various  scientific projects.

As part of this collaboration, thanks to the receipt of a research grant from the New England Institute of Immunological Research, in November 2016, a three-week internship was held for employees of the Department of Clinical and Laboratory Immunology, Allergology and Medical Genetics. From November 8 to 30, 2016, together with the director of the New England Institute for Immunological Research, Professor Laurence DuBasque, the first stage of immunogenetic research was conducted.

Also, within the framework of this grant, a clinical and laboratory examination of 58 patients was conducted to study the polymorphism and expression of CD14/TLR-4 genes depending on allergen-specific sensitization in patients with atopic bronchial asthma. During the first stage of the research, allergen-specific diagnosis of more than 60 allergens was confirmed using 3 methods: skin prick tests; determination of specific IgE by the radioallergosorbent test method in the “Phadia” system and determination of the release of allergen-induced histamine by basophils using the “HISTAREADER” fluorometer.

Clinical and instrumental research, as well as the collection of biological material for genetic and immunological studies, were carried out together with Professor Lawrence DuBuske. The internship provided an opportunity to get acquainted with the American protocols for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with bronchial asthma in the system of insurance medicine.

Recently, employees of the department have participated in the work of foreign conferences, symposia, congresses, in particular:

  • D., associate Professor Tsaryk V.V. – oral presentation at the EAACI Hybrid Congress 2023 of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
  • D,, associate Professor Turova L.O. – Immunology and oncology SESSION at the 18th INTERNATIONAL AND 60TH POLISH CONFERENCE JUVENES PRO MEDICINA 12th-15th May 2022.
  • D, associate Professor Tsaryk V.V. – RSU Conference “Knowledge for Use in Practice”, Riga, Stradins University, April 1-3, 2019;
  • D., associate Professor Turova L.O. – conference of the European Association of pedagogues, psychologists and medics “Science” International scientific-practical congress, report “Mind technologies. Retrospective and perspective”, Prague, 2018;
  • Doctor of Medicine, Professor Galagan V.O. – 12th European Cytogenomics Conference, report “The case report of 1p36 deletion syndrome”, Salzburg, Austria, July 6-9, 2019.

In 2018 and 2019, Professor Andriy Ihorovych Kurchenko, within the framework of the intergovernmental agreement between Ukraine and the People’s Republic of China, at the personal invitation of the BoZhun medical company, was on a working visit to the People’s Republic of China. A.I. Kurchenko gave the series of lectures on the genetic basis and modern methods of diagnosis and treatment of immune-dependent skin diseases, a large number of consultations, consultations, discussions of treatment results were held.


An agreement on cooperation in scientific and advisory areas was also signed with the Research Institute of Prevention and Therapy (Guangzhou, Guangdong province) and negotiations were held to involve experts from academic centers and medical universities of Ukraine in join scientific projects.



Employees of the department, together with students, participated in the work of the Second Ukrainian-Chinese Forum of the highest level on traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), dedicated to the integration of TCM into the medical industry of Ukraine (October 6-7, 2019, Kyiv).


From 2019 to 2023, employees of the department participated in more than 20 different international scientific congresses with oral and poster presentations, where they presented their own scientific developments. In particular, Professor A.I. Kurchenko, Associate Professor V.V. Tsaryk, assistants Professor S.D. Yuryev. and Kolesnikova O.L.

The largest scientific events were held in such cities as London, Prague, Hamburg, Rome. In particular, the department actively participates in annual congresses organized by the European Association of Allergists (EAACI).

On June 9-11, the annual congress of the European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (EAACI Hybrid Congress) was held in the city of Hamburg (Germany).

At the congress, an oral report by Associate Professor Tsaryk Vladyslav Viktorovych on the topic “Food sensitization in Kyiv`s adult citizens with allergic rhinitis: a cross-sectional study” was presented. He also took part, as a member of the expert group from Ukraine, in a joint meeting devoted to the update of the International Guidelines for the Treatment of Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma (ARIA – allergic rhinitis and it’s impact on asthma).

A joint project to help Ukrainian refugees suffering from allergies called UCRAID (Ukrainian Citizen and Refugee Electronic Support in Respiratory, Allergy, Immunology and Dermatology) was also discussed.

Thanks to the participation of the department’s employees, a digital application was also introduced into clinical practice to analyze the control of the course and effectiveness of asthma and allergic rhinitis treatment called MASK-air, which received the support of the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) and will allow for the first time in Ukraine to conduct large-scale epidemiological studies of the prevalence of asthma and allergic rhinitis and the effectiveness of their control. The application is already available for download in the Apple Store and Android OS in Ukraine.

On November 5-7, the annual congress of the European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology, dedicated to the severe course of bronchial asthma – ISAF Hybrid 2023, was held in the city of Rome (Italy). The congress presented an oral report by Professor Jean Busk on a joint project with NMU (UKRAID), on the topic MASK-air and the role of digital processing of epidemiological data in patients with severe asthma, including among refugees from Ukraine.

The prospects of joint scientific research in patients with severe bronchial asthma were also discussed together with Professor Jean Bousquet (France).

The department actively cooperates with the Warsaw Medical University, in particular with Professor Boleslaw Samolinski, who conducts large-scale epidemiological studies of the prevalence of allergies, in the population of Ukraine and refugees.