SIRA Lyudmila Mikhailovna (Born in 1949, Kharkiv, Ukraine), Candidate of Pharmaceutical Science, Associate Professor of Botany, National University of Pharmacy. In 1974 she graduated from Kharkiv Pharmaceutical Institute. From 1974 to 1975 she was A Senior Laboratory Assistant, from 1975 to 1980 – Assistant Professor of Botany, from 1980 to 1985 – Assistant Professor of Pharmacognosy, since 1986 she was the Assistant Professor of Botany. From 1986 to 2006 – Methodologist of the Department of Botany, from 1980 until 2012 – Lecturer of Botany for listeners of evening and extramural courses for the students of specialised schools, Small Academy School, curator of the academic groups. From 1998 to 2012 she was responsible for the work of the Department of Botany as the learning base for other educational providers, from 2002 to 2012 – the expert to the licensing examination “Krok 1, Pharmacy”, Testing Center of Ministry of Health of Ukraine. Lyudmila Seraya was teaching the courses and holding workshops for the subjects of Pharmaceutical/Medical Botany, Pharmacy specialty, for full time students and also for extramural students. At that time she cooperates with various pharmaceutical enterprises, institutions, firms, botanical gardens as a specialist and consultant on macro-and microscopic analysis of medicinal plants and Medicinal Plant Materials, therapeutic cosmetic preparations, etc. She is activly mentoring young teachers and shareing her experience with colleagues of other Univercities. She was awarded the Diploma of the Ministry of Education of Ukraine (1993), the Ministry of Health of Ukraine (2004), the Pharmaceutical Association of Ukraine (2005).
Author and co-author of more than 300 scientific and methodical works, she recived A Copyright Certificate for Invention, TFS, wrote 9 Informational letters about innovations in the health care system and industry standards, 10 monographs on Medicinal Plant Materials included into 3-4th editions of Pharmacopeia of Ukraine, 34 articles in Pharmaceutical Encyclopedia, co-author of the Encyclopedic explanatory dictionary of pharmaceutical terms, and many other publications.