In memory of Yulii Alexandrovich Labas (1933–2008)

In memory of Yulii Alexandrovich Labas (1933–2008) ISSN 1062-3604, Russian Journal of Developmental Biology, 2008, Vol. 39, No. 6, pp. 389–392. © Pleiades Publishing, Inc., 2008. Original Russian Text © M.D. Golubovskii, V.B. Ivanov, A.M. Olovnikov, V.P. Skulachev, 2008, published in Ontogenez, 2008, Vol. 39, No. 6, pp. 477–480. LOSSES OF SCIENCE DOI: 10.1134/S1062360408060209 There are extremely gifted personalities equally the evolutionary biochemistry of the 20th century— capable to create in science and art. A chemist and com- elucidation of the diverse structure and function in the poser A.P. Borodin or biologists and painters R.L. Berg family of green fluorescent proteins (GFPs), responsi- and L.I. Korochkin. This cohort also includes Yulii ble for bioluminescence in many species from different Alexandrovich Labas passed away on May 2008 after a cnidarian classes and in comb jellies. The evolutionary three-year struggle with lympholeukemia. ideas of Labas and his creative cooperation allowed a group of molecular biologists led by S.A. Lukyanov in His name is well known to a very wide range of biol- the late 1990s to find new GFP proteins with unusual ogists. His scientific interests included cell psycho- fluorescence in tens of coelenterate species. Their physiology, photobiology, medical biophysics, and the genes were cloned and used to Russian Journal of Developmental Biology Springer Journals

In memory of Yulii Alexandrovich Labas (1933–2008)

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