On the 70th birthday of Sergei G. Vassetzky

On the 70th birthday of Sergei G. Vassetzky Russian Journal of Developmental Biology, Vol. 36, No. 2, 2005, p. 127. Translated from Ontogenez, Vol. 36, No. 2, 2005, pp. 159–160. Original Russian Text Copyright © 2005 by Goncharov, Mitashov. JUBILEES After the Institute of Developmental Biology was organized on the basis of the Severtsov Institute of Ani- mal Morphology, he worked as an assistant director of the institute from 1972 until 1981. In 1970, Astaurov organized a new journal, Ontoge- nez (Soviet [later, Russian] Journal of Developmental Biology). Vassetzky was appointed secretary to the edi- torial board and then a member of the board, acting edi- tor in chief, and finally editor in chief. His knowledge of foreign languages determines another side of his activity. It is difficult to list the papers and books translated by him, as well as transla- tions edited. In addition, his colleagues constantly turn to him with requests for editing abstracts, papers, lec- tures, or letters and receive, as a result, substantially edited and, sometimes, rewritten texts, the quality of which is evaluated highly by native speakers. During the Soviet period, when our science was, to a great extent, isolated due to administrative and ideological barriers, Vassetzky did his best to establish contacts between scientists and to advertise the scientific achievements of the country. It suffices to remember his work on the National Committee of Soviet Biologists and in the International Union of Biological Sciences, his involvement in pub- lication of the works of leading Soviet biologists in English, and his organization of lectures by foreign sci- entists in our country. He worked as a member of the editorial boards of several international scientific jour- In January 2005, Sergei G. Vassetzky, editor in chief nals, such as Cell Differentiation, International Journal of the journal Ontogenez and head of the Filatov Labo- of Developmental Biology, Philosophical Transactions ratory of Experimental Embryology at the Kol’tsov of the Royal Society, and Biology International and Institute of Developmental Biology, Russian Academy always used every possibility for advocating the of Sciences, turned 70. achievements of Soviet and Russian science. Many per- Practically all of Vassetzky’s scientific and organi- sonal scientific contacts between Russian and foreign scientists were established due to his authority in the zational activities have been related to the Institute of international scientific community. Developmental Biology. After studying at the Faculty of Philosophy and graduating from the Faculty of Biol- Vassetzky’s interest in scientific organizational ogy and Pedology of Moscow State University, he activity, tact, and equally kindly style of communica- tion with everybody, irrespective of positions and titles, worked for some time in the laboratory headed by always create a calm, pleasant working atmosphere in S.G. Kryzhanovsky at the Severtsov Institute of Animal his laboratory and on the editorial board of his journal. Morphology. In 1962, he entered graduate school under We believe that, in addition to these two collectives the supervision of T.A. Dettlaff at the Filatov Labora- headed by him, there are many people thankful to him tory of Experimental Embryology headed by who will join in our sincere congratulations and wishes B.L. Astaurov. In 1966, Vassetzky received his candi- for further fruitful work in science. date’s (Ph.D.) degree, and, from this time on, his On behalf of the Filatov Laboratory of Developmen- research interests have been related to studies of meio- tal Biology and the journal Ontogenez. sis. The results of these studies he summarized in his doctoral dissertation “Meiosis and Control of Develop- ment.” B.F. Goncharov and V.I. Mitashov 1062-3604/05/3602-0127 © 2005 Pleiades Publishing, Inc. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Developmental Biology Springer Journals

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