In memory of Vladislav Aleksandrovich Lantsov (1938–2008)

In memory of Vladislav Aleksandrovich Lantsov (1938–2008) ISSN 1022-7954, Russian Journal of Genetics, 2008, Vol. 44, No. 11, pp. 1366. © Pleiades Publishing, Inc., 2008. Original Russian Text © The Editorial Board, 2008, published in Genetika, 2008, Vol. 44, No. 11, pp. 1570. CHRONICLE In Memory of Vladislav Aleksandrovich Lantsov (1938–2008) DOI: 10.1134/S1022795408110197 organisms and its interaction with DNA. Lantsov’s lat- est studies dealt with molecular genetic diagnosis of malignant tumors and viral infections. His achieve- ments in these fields were awarded with Honorable Sci- ence Prize of the Government of Leningrad oblast. More than 20 years ago, Lantsov founded the Labo- ratory of Molecular Genetics of the Department of Radiation Biophysics of the St. Petersburg Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Russian academy of Sciences, which he headed until the last years of his life. Lantsov’s numerous followers and students are work- ing in many research institutions in Russia and abroad. Lantsov played the major role in founding, in collabo- ration with St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Bio- physics Research and Education Center. A year ago, Lantsov headed the Department of Biophysics of St. Petersburg State University and just began its reor- ganization. Throughout his entire life, Lantsov remained faith- ful to the memory of his teacher S.E. Bresler. Conferences dedicated to the memory of Bresler, which Lantsov organized in 2001 and 2006, and publi- Professor Vladislav Aleksandrovich Lantsov, cation of their proceedings were notable events in sci- Dr. Sci. (Biol.), an outstanding researcher in the molec- ence. ular genetics of bacteria and molecular biophysics Lantsov’s contributions to science and education are renowned in Russia and worldwide, passed away on tremendous, and his plans destined to be unfulfilled June 20, 2008. were even more interesting and promising. The death of Lantsov’s series of studies on donor chromosome Lantsov, a person of great personal charm and remark- mobilization, transposons, recombination and hyper- able commitment to work is a heavy bereavement for recombination are widely known. In recent years, the scientific communities of St. Petersburg and Russia. Lantsov comprehensively studied recA protein, includ- We wish to express our condolence to Lantsov’s rela- ing variation of its recombinant activities in various tives, friends, colleagues, and disciples. Russian Journal of Genetics Springer Journals

In memory of Vladislav Aleksandrovich Lantsov (1938–2008)

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