Gelfand’s Seminar: Beginning and end

Gelfand’s Seminar: Beginning and end ISSN 1062-3604, Russian Journal of Developmental Biology, 2008, Vol. 39, No. 6, pp. 381–382. © Pleiades Publishing, Inc., 2008. Original Russian Text © A.S. Spirin, 2008, published in Ontogenez, 2008, Vol. 39, No. 6, pp. 469–470. HISTORY OF SCIENCE I.M. GELFAND’S SEMINAR ON BIOLOGY DOI: 10.1134/S1062360408060167 The Seminar, I mean the seminar on problems of Alexander Neifakh, S.V. Skurkovich, Vladimir cell and molecular biology in current terms, was primed Smirnov, A.Ya. Friedenstein, Yuri Chentsov, I.L. Chert- between 1961 and 1962 as educational conversations, kov, Mark Shik, and Vadim Shpikiter; although, some in which Israel Moiseevich Gelfand wanted to get an of them could come later when the Seminar expanded insight into this field of biology and to evaluate the level and moved to the school building at the Institute of Bio- of its development. As a matter of fact, he was long logical Physics of the USSR Academy of Sciences. In interested in biological problems and led a seminar on autumn, winter, and spring, we met at 7 p.m. on Fri- physiology; while the interest in cell biology and its days, but Israel Moiseevich always came later (some- medical aspects was due to his personal tragedy: his times much Russian Journal of Developmental Biology Springer Journals

Gelfand’s Seminar: Beginning and end

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