Bachelor of Science, Kiev State University, 1955. Doctor of Philosophy, Kiev State University, 1960. Doctor of Science, Botanical Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1968.
Professor, Botanical Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1986.
Junior scientist, Botanical Garden, Kiev, 1955-1959; junior scientist, Institute Botany, Kiev, 1959-1964; senior scientist, Institute Botany, Kiev, 1964-1975; head department, Institute Botany, Kiev, since 1975.
Member National Academy of Sciences (head of section space biology biotechnology and medicine council space research) International Academy Astronautics (member committee), Commission Life Science, International Society Gravitational Physiology, American Society Cell Biology, American Society Plant Biologists, Japanese Society Plant Physiological.
Married Vitaly A. Kordyum, November 6, 1954. Children: Alexander, Maria.