Russian Journal of Genetics, Vol. 39, No. 1, 2003, pp. 96–98. Translated from Genetika, Vol. 39, No. 1, 2003, pp. 113–115. Original Russian Text Copyright © 2003 by the Editorial Board. CHRONICLE Vadim Aleksandrovich Ratner (1932–2002) Institute. From 1956 to 1959, Ratner worked as an instructor at the Department of Physics of the Kha- barovsk Institute of Railroad Engineering. In 1959 Rat- ner moved to Novosibirsk, where he worked as an assis- tant professor at the Department of Physics and Mathe- matics of the Novosibirsk Institute of Geodesy, Aerial Photography, and Cartography until December 1960. In 1960, Ratner received a position at the Institute of Cytology and Genetics (Siberian Division, Academy of Sciences of the Soviet Union), where he afterwards worked for almost 42 years. He became a junior researcher at the Laboratory of Evolutionary Genetics of Animals headed by D.K. Belyaev, and in 1967, a senior researcher at this laboratory. Ratner, a physicist by education, was trying to ﬁnd his place in biology, the science of life. In 1965, Ratner defended the candidate dissertation Genetic Control Systems. He became the head of a research group of “mathematical biologists,” which was afﬁliated with the Laboratory of Population Genetics headed
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