ISSN 1022-7954, Russian Journal of Genetics, 2006, Vol. 42, No. 12, p. 1474. © Pleiades Publishing, Inc., 2006. Original Russian Text © the Editorial Board, 2006, published in Genetika, 2006, Vol. 42, No. 12, pp. 1743–1744. CHRONICLE Leonid Ivanovich Korochkin (April 16, 1935–August 19, 2006) DOI: 10.1134/S1022795406120192 by Korochkin published treatise Genetics of Isozymes, which has a unique position in the world literature and still enjoys wide popularity. In later years, the results of studies by his school were summarized in books Intro- duction to Developmental Genetics (1999) and Intro- duction to Neurogenetics (2000). Korochkin has writ- ten the university textbook Biology of Individual Devel- opment (2002). He is the author of more than 500 publications in Russian and international journals. In his books Christianity and Fates of the Mankind, Nondogmatic Christian Theology, Light and Darkness, he gave his own interpretation of the Bible, considering the relationships between science and religion from a new perspective. His lectures on developmental genetics and neuro- genetics at Moscow State University were very popular among students. Leonid Korochkin was known as an original artist who created excellent portraits of many scientists and complex, free color compositions, which can be found at www.molbio.ru From all our hearts, we wished Leonid Korochkin A short time ago, our journal published a paper good health for many years to come. Unfortunately, this devoted to the 70th birthday of the prominent geneticist was not to be. Leonid Korochkin passed away on and embryologist, Corresponding Member of the Rus- August 19, 2006 from many wounds received in a traf- sian Academy of Sciences, head of laboratories at the ﬁc accident. Institute of Developmental Biology and the Institute of Gene Biology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, This demise is a great loss for science, his family, Leonid Ivanovich Korochkin. In this paper, we have and his friends. A man of remarkable scientiﬁc knowl- traced in detail the academic career of Leonid Koroch- edge and wide scope of interests, Korochkin could do kin, wrote of his formation as a scientist and the devel- and has done a great deal. Always easy-going, kind- opment of his scientiﬁc school, of his extensive and hearted and cheerful, with a good sense of humor, he diverse interests both in genetics, other branches of was liked by everybody who knew him. biology, and philosophy. The Editorial Board and Editorial Ofﬁce of the Rus- Since 1965, he has summarized the results of his sian Journal of Genetics and all scientiﬁc community studies in monographs Differentiation and Aging of grieve an irreplaceable loss. The memory of this out- Vegetative Neurons (1965) and Interactions of Genes standing man will forever be in the hearts of his col- during Development (1977). In 1977, the team headed leagues, friends, and students.
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