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Year of birth
1928 - 2018
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Leading scientist's research interests: Mechanisms of transformation of energy in luminescent organisms, evolution of bioluminescence

Quote by the head of the laboratory: Russian scientists in Krasnoyarsk are the only group today that is studying mechanisms of bioluminescence, various species of luciferins. Nobody else studies this, everybody only works on applied research

Scientific recognition
Awards and achievements:

2008 – Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery and development of a jellyfish protein. The Prize was awarded in collaboration with Roger Tsien and Martin Chalfie (Sweden).

2008 – Order of Culture (Japan).

2006, 2008 – Asahi Prize (Japan).

2005 – Emile Chamot Award (USA).

2004 – Pearse Prize, Royal Microscopical Society for the discovery of GFP (United Kingdom).

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