Since 2004 Orenburg State University Institute of Bioelements is the satellite centre to Trace Element — Institute for UNESCO in Russia.

Dear Professor SKALNY,
On behalf of Trace Element — Institute for UNESCO (TEU), I would like to congratulate Orenburg State University and especially the Institute of Bioelementology on the creation of the new Satellite Centre to TEU. It is the first time that a new Satellite Centre has been established on the border between Europe and Asia: this is very symbolic for our Institute's network system throughout the globe. We hope that our cooperation with the new established Centre will be very successful through joint projects and the general strategy of development for the interest of the International Scientific Community and human health. I wish every success to our colleagues in Orenburg.

With warmest personal regards,
Prof. G. Chazot, President of TEU
Lyon, May 30, 2005

Opening of the Satellite Centre of Trace Element — Institute for UNESCO in Orenburg and conferment of RUSTEM as an associated member of this unique scientific organization is a significant step in development of the knowledge on biological role of trace elements in Russia and CIS. The Bioelementology Institute staff and all RUSTEM members get excellent opportunity to rise the level of their scientific investigations and achieve considerable success in practical health service by involving in collaboration with so many as 20 counties of the world.

Prof. A. Skalny


Institute of Bioelements is situated in one of the most amazing cities of Russia. During the reign of the empress Anne (1730–1740) the city was conceived as "a window to Asia", and deliberately located at the cross — roads of trade routes between Europe and Asia. There is a geographic boundary between Europe and Asia.

The Institute is the division of the youngest and most dynamically developing universities of Russia — Orenburg State University. It is the largest educational, scientific and industrial centre with a powerful development potential.


  • Complex analytical laboratory
  • Laboratory of medical bioelementologie
  • Laboratory of agricultural bioelementologie
  • Laboratory of food and pharmacological bioelementologie

Representatives of the satellite centre

  • Chairman Prof. Skalny A.V., MD
    PO BOX 56, Moscow 125047, Russia
    phone: +7 095 9177121, skalny@orc.ru

  • Vice-chairman Dr. Notova S.V., MD
    Orenburg Russia, phone/fax: +7 3532 76-36-36

  • Secretary Dr. Rastopchin O.I
    Orenburg Russia, phone/fax: +7 3532 76-36-36, rastopchin@mail.ru

  • Barisheva E.S., MD;
  • Prof. Boev V.M., MD;
  • Dr. Brudastov J. A., MD;
  • Prof. Bystrykh V.V.;
  • MD Demidov V. A., PhD;
  • Grabeklis A.R.;
  • Kanavina O.A.;
  • Lebedev S.V., PhD;
  • Lobanova Yu.N.;
  • Miroshnikov S.A., PhD;
  • Dr. Notov O.S.;
  • Prof. Radish I.V., MD;
  • Rudakov I.A., MD;
  • Dr. Dzhaugasheva K.K., MD;
  • Skalnaya M.G., MD;
  • Prof. Tinkov A.N., MD.

International Partners

  • Federation of European Societies on Trace Elements and Minerals
  • Trace Element institut pour l'Unesco
  • Gesellschaft für Mineralstoffe und Spurenelemente
  • Italian association for study of trace element in living organism
  • Sociedad Espaňola de bioquímica clínica y patología molecular
  • The Russian Society of Trace Elements in Medicine


In accordance with the Science Agenda, adopted at the UNESCO World Conference on Science in Budapest, Hungary, June 26 — July 1, 1999, Institute of Bioelements as a satellite centre Trace Element — Institute for UNESCO (TEU) has agreed to promote:

  • Analytical chemistry;
  • Geo-environmental studies - the influence of the ecosystem: industrialised countries versus developing countries;
  • Scientific co-operation to reduce avoidable ill-health.

Research area

  1. Evaluation of how the teenagers in Orenburg are provided with micronutrients for the prophylactic of some ecology-dependent diseases.
  2. New sources of micronutrients: discovering and testing in order to correct the alimentary deficiency in the nourishment of the man and animals.
  3. New technologies in the use of probiotical complexes in the nourishment of the man and animals.
  4. Ecological monitoring of the foodstuff and vegetative raw material in the territory of Orenburg area.
  5. Theory of conformity of the food substrates to the needs of the alive organism — new approaches.
  6. Evaluation and correction of composition of potable water in the territory of Orenburg area.


7 monographies, 8 manuals and circulars, 159 articles including 16 publications in the foreign periodicals were published by our team through 2004–2005.

The "Bioelementology" (the application to the "Bulletin of the Orenburg State University") since 2004
The "Trace elements in medicine" since 2000

Satellite centres

  3. Budapest, HONGRIE
  4. Visakhapatnam, INDE
  5. Fukuroi City, JAPON
  6. Nairobi, KENIA
  7. Tripoli, LIBYE
  8. Vilnius, LITHUANIE
  9. Bamako, MALI
  10. Marrakech, MAROC
  11. Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE
  12. Moscow, RUSSIA
  13. St. Louis, SENEGAL
  14. Monastir, TUNISIE
  15. Ankara, TURKEY
  16. Jamaï, Trinité et Tobago, LES ANTILLES
  17. Kiev, UKRAINE
  18. Sao-Paulo, BRAZIL
  19. Lodz, POLOGNE
  20. Minsk, BYELORUSSIA
  21. Teheran, IRAN
  22. Orenburg, RUSSIA