To the 100th anniversary of N.I. Shapiro (1906–1987)

To the 100th anniversary of N.I. Shapiro (1906–1987) ISSN 1022-7954, Russian Journal of Genetics, 2006, Vol. 42, No. 8, pp. 954–955. © Pleiades Publishing, Inc., 2006. Original Russian Text © the Editorial Board, 2006, published in Genetika, 2006, Vol. 42, No. 8, pp. 1151–1152. CHRONICLE To the 100th Anniversary of N. I. Shapiro (1906–1987) DOI: 10.1134/S1022795406080163 After August 1948, Shapiro completely switched to radiobiological research in the Laboratory of Biophys- ics of Isotopes and Radiation at the Biologcial Division of the Russian Academy of Sciences, which was later transformed into the Institute of Biophysics. In 1963, he founded in the Kurchatov Institute of Atomic Energy (since 1978, Institute of Molecular Genetics), the Lab- oratory of Somatic Cell Genetics, which was the first in the Soviet Union and one of the very few in the world. There he worked till the end of his days. Nikolai Shapiro is the author of about 250 scientific works, performed on a vast variety of objects–from Drosophila and barley to mammalian cells and carcino- genic viruses of mammals–with the use of ingenious and fine techniques. The focus of Shapiro’s research interests was a funda- mental problem of genetics, the problem of mutagenesis. Shapiro has conducted studies on regularities of the process of Russian Journal of Genetics Springer Journals

To the 100th anniversary of N.I. Shapiro (1906–1987)

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