Head of the Department of Epidemiology and Microbiology
Natalia Kolomiets was born in the Russian Federation. In 1971, she was admitted to Minsk State Medical Institute, Sanitary and Hygienic Faculty. In 1977, she graduated from Sechenov Moscow State Medical Institute. Her qualification is: hygienist, epidemiologist. From 1977 to 1981, Natalia Kolomiets did full-time PhD course at Ivanovsky Institute of Virology.
In 1981, she defended her Candidate’s thesis entitled «Comparative study of virological and immunological diagnostic methods of the oncovirus infection at bovine leucosis» and got the academic title of a Candidate of Medical Sciences.
From 1981 to 1991, Natalia Kolomiets worked as a senior researcher, and then – as head of the Laboratory of Belarusian Scientific and Research Institute for Epidemiology and Microbiology of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Belarus. In 1988, she defended her Doctoral thesis entitled «Etiology, pathogenesis and laboratory diagnostics of amyotrophic leukospongiosis» in virology, she got the academic title of a Doctor of Medical Sciences.
From 1991 to 1994, Natalia Kolomiets worked as head of scientific and practical laboratory of indication and identification of bacterial, viral and parasitic infections at the Republican Center for Hygiene and Epidemiology.
From 1994 to 2002, she worked as a deputy vice-rector for scientific work at the Republican Scientific and Practical Center for Expert Evaluation of Food Safety and Quality.
Since 2003, for 6 months, she had been working as head of Microbiological Laboratory at Minsk City Center for Hygiene and Epidemiology.
From 2003 to 2004, Natalia Kolomiets worked as deputy chief of the Republican Center for Hygiene, Epidemiology and Public Health.
Since 2005 until the present, she has been working as head of the Department of Epidemiology and Microbiology of BelMAPE.
In 1997, Natalia Kolomiets got the academic title of a professor on the specialty «Hygiene and Epidemiology». She is a practitioner with the highest qualification category. Natalia Kolomiets is a member of the Russian Academy of Experimental Sciences.
She is a member of Dissertation Supervisory Committee in virology and epidemiology, deputy head of the Dissertation Supervisory Committee in endocrinology, clinical laboratory diagnostics. She actively cooperates with the European Regional Bureau of the World Health Organization.
She assisted in the creation of laboratories and training of specialists working in the field of laboratory diagnostics of HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis at medical establishments of Belarus. Natalia Kolomiets developed antiherpetic and cytomegalovirus immunoglobulins and implemented them into clinical practice. She developed a complex approach to the diagnostics of herpes virus infections of different localizations. She is one of the responsible representatives of the program devoted to the dissolution of iodine-deficiency illnesses in the Republic of Belarus, under the aegis of the Children’s Fund UNHCR/UNICEF.
Natalia Kolomiets is actively involved into scientific and research work. Her main scientific interests are connected with the researches devoted to the risk analysis in epidemiology, microbiology and nutrition hygiene.
She is an author of more than 400 scientific publications, 10 monographs, 12 copyright certificates, a number of sanitary rules and hygienic standards of the Republic of Belarus, methodological recommendations and instructions for use (more than 60).