International Journal of Immunology is a peer-reviewed open access journal that publishes original research articles as well as review articles in all areas of immunology. Immunology is a diverse and growing discipline that can be defined as the study of the tissues, cells and molecules involved in host defense mechanisms. Immunologists attempt to understand how the immune system develops, how the body defends itself against disease, and what happens when it all goes wrong. Priority is given to work that provides fundamental insight into the workings of the immune system. Areas covered include, but are not limited to, innate immunity and inflammation; development; immune receptors, signaling and apoptosis; antigen presentation; gene regulation and recombination; cellular and systemic immunity; vaccines; immune tolerance; autoimmunity and tumor immunology, microbial immunopathology; and transplantation.

The great advances in immunology in recent years make this field one of the most dynamic and rapidly growing in biological sciences. This remarkable growth is stimulated by the influx of investigators from other disciplines such as biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, microbiology, virology and various medical disciplines. These disciplines are so well interlinked with immunology that no immunological challenge can now be properly addressed without sophisticated applications of expertise of combinations of these disciplines. As a consequence, immunology has become a vast and rich field encompassing discoveries and outlooks that range from the highly clinical to the highly molecular. Although such perspectives may appear diverse, they are, in fact, extremely interdependent. The journal seeks to present a balanced overview of contemporary immunology and melds together different aspects of molecular immunology, immunobiology and clinical immunology.

Immunology is the branch of biomedical science that deals with the response of an organism to antigenic challenge and its recognition of what is self and what is not. It deals with the defense mechanisms including all physical, chemical and biological properties of the organism that help it to combat its susceptibility to foreign organisms, material, etc

Immunology has its origins in the study of how the body protects itself against infectious diseases caused by microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and fungi, and also parasitic organisms, such as helminth worms. Research / review articles deals with, among other things, the physiological functioning of the immune system in states of both health and disease; malfunctions of the immune system in immunological disorders (autoimmune diseases, hypersensitivities, immune deficiency, transplant rejection); the physical, chemical and physiological characteristics of the components of the immune system in vitro, in situ, and in vivo are of prime interest.






sertification course, Moscow, Medical University

International colposcopy course, Wittington hospital, London

5 months Specialization, dermatology-venerology-cosmetology
Central Dermatologic-venearologic Institute, Moscow

Doctor of medical science, professor, Research Centre of Obstetrics, Gynecology and  Perinatology, Moscow 
Topic: Clinical issues in papillomavirus infection 

1-year Fellowship
Research Fellow in Contraceptive Technology Research
Family Health International, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA            

Ph.D., Research Centre of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Perinatology, Moscow

Residency , Obsetrics and Gynecology
Research Centre of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Perinatology

Internship, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Central Region Hospital, Vidnoe, Moscow obl.

M.D., Vladivostok Medical State Institute








 Vice-president, RAGIN Russian Assosiation for genital infections and neoplasia

 Member of the Board,  Russian Association of Obstetrics and Gynecology  

 Member, European Federation on colposcopy and cervical pathology

 Member, European Society of Contraception

 Member, European Society of  Gynecology-oncology

 Member, European Society  UISTI                            

 Member, Russian Society  of Contraception

 Member, Russian Association of Cervical Pathology and Colposcopy           

 Member, Association of Aesthetic Medicine


Educational Project HPVtoday (WHO)
Coordinator in Russia and Eastern Europe


1. HPV vaccine (2005-2010) –co-investigator

2.WHO # 95905 study, the survey, (1997-2000)    

3. Raloxifen Multicenter study, RCT (1997-2000)                                  

4. Clyndamycin 3d vs 6d, randomized clinincal trial (1996-1997)

5. IUS Mirena in women with diabetes type 1,RCT(FHI,1999-2002)

6. Polifenon in HPV treatment, RCT(2001)

7. Yasmin and acne, RCT (2001-2002)

8. Diane –35 and acne, RCT (2002)                                                                

Effect of the of levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system on glycemic control in women with type I diabetes mellitus: a randomized controlled trial.  Amer J Ob\Gyn 2005 (Co-authors - D Grimes, R Rivera,V Kulakov)

Papillomavirus infection, clinic, diagnosis and treatment, manual for physicians (coauthors – V Prilepskaya, G Sukhikh, N Kondrikov), 2005

Papillomavirus infection and cervical pathology, practical aspects, the book, 200p, 310 P(GEOTAR). 2005, 2008

Prevention of cervical cancer. Russian guidelines, member of board,2008

Basic colposcopy, manual for physicians (coauthors – G Sukhikh, T Lopatina, I Apolikhina, S Pavlovich), 2010

Practical colposcopy,, the book, 240p,  (GEOTAR). 2010,2011,2012 -3 editions

Colposcopy, manual for physicians (coauthors – N Podzolkova, I Fadeev,g Minkina,, I Mikheeva,), 2012

-HPV vaccination, manual. coauthors – N Podzolcova, I Fadeev,etc), 2011

Prevention of cervical cancer in Russia. The guidelines. Moscow, 2012

Host gene expression profiling of cervical smear is eligible for cancer risk evaluation.

Bourmenskaya O, Shubina E, Trofimov D, Rebrikov D, Sabdulaeva E, Nepsha O, Bozhenko V, Rogovskaya S, Sukhikh G.J Clin Pathol. 2013 Apr;66(4):282-5. doi: 10.1136/jclinpath-2012-201313. Epub 2012 Dec 25.

Rogovskaya SI, Shabalova IP, Mikheeva IV, Minkina GN, Podzolkova NM, Shipulina OY, et al. Human Papillomavirus Prevalence and Type-Distribution, Cervical Cancer Screening Practices and Current Status of Vaccination Implementation in Russian Federation, the Western Countries of the Former Soviet Union, Caucasus region and Central Asia. Vaccine 2013;31S:H46–58

Poljak M, Rogovskaya SI, Kesi´c V, Bray F, Berkhof J, Seme K, et al. Recommendations for Cervical Cancer Prevention in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Vaccine 2013;31S:H80–2.

Mario Poljak,Katja Semea, Polona J. Mavera, Bostjan J. Kocjana Kate S. Cuschierib, Svetlana I. Rogovskayac, Marc Arbynd,e, Stina Syrjanen   Human Papillomavirus Prevalence and Type-Distribution, Cervical CancerScreening Practices and Current Status of Vaccination Implementation in Central and Eastern Europe Vaccine 31S (2013) H59–H70

Cervix, vagina, vulva. Physiology, pathology, kolposcopy, aesthetic corrections. Book, 2016, Statuspraesens, Moscow.