The academic advising of the Institute is provided by Oleg Valerievich Bukharin, academician of the RAS, M.D. He was the Head of the Institute from 1996 to 2013. Under the guidance of O. V. Bukharin, more than 34 doctor’s dissertations and 120 candidate’s dissertations have been written and presented. O.V. Bukharin is the author of more than 500 scientific works, including 23 monographs and the holder of 120 patent of the Russian Federation.
The corresponding member of the RAS, M.D., Sergey Victorovich Cherkasov was the Head of the Institute from 2013 to 2017. He is the chairman of the Orenburg scientific centre of the UB RAS. He is a specialist in medical microbiology and ecology of microorganisms, author of 73 scientific works, including 3 monographs, holder of 11 invention patents.