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Maria  Ermakova

Maria Ermakova


M. S. in Biology, Department of Biology, Ural State University, Yekaterinburg, Russia

Current position

Postgraduate student in Molecular Plant Biology, Department of Biochemistry, University of Turku, Finland


  1. Ermakova, M., Battchikova, N., Richaud, P., Leino, H., Kosourov, S., Isojarvi, J., Peltier, G., Flores, E., Cournac, L., Allahverdiyeva, Y. and Aro, E. M. (2014). Heterocyst-specific flavodiiron protein Flv3B enables oxic diazotrophic growth of the filamentous cyanobacterium Anabaena sp. PCC 7120. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 111(30): 11205-11210.
  2. Ermakova, M., Battchikova, N., Allahverdiyeva, Y. and Aro, E. M. (2013). Novel heterocyst-specific flavodiiron proteins in Anabaena sp. PCC 7120. FEBS Lett 587(1): 82-87.
  3. Allahverdiyeva, Y., Mustila, H., Ermakova, M., Bersanini, L., Richaud, P., Ajlani, G., Battchikova, N., Cournac, L. and Aro, E. M. (2013). Flavodiiron proteins Flv1 and Flv3 enable cyanobacterial growth and photosynthesis under fluctuating light. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110(10): 4111-4116.
  4. Allahverdiyeva, Y., Ermakova, M., Eisenhut, M., Zhang, P., Richaud, P., Hagemann, M., Cournac, L. and Aro, E. M. (2011). Interplay between flavodiiron proteins and photorespiration in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. J Biol Chem 286(27): 24007-24014.
Protocols by Maria Ermakova
  1. Isolation of Heterocysts from Anabaena sp. PCC 7120