Eugeny D. Sverdlov - Curriculum vitae#

Career summary
  • 1962–1965 Graduate of Chemical Department of Lomonosov Moscow State University
  • 1965–1988 Researcher, leader of scientific group, head of laboratory in Shemyakin Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of Russian Academy of Sciences
  • 1988–2006 Director of Institute of Molecular Genetics of Russian Academy of Sciences
  • 1996–1998 Supernumerary professor in chemistry, Boston University, USA
  • 2006–present: Scientific councilor of Russian Academy of Sciences; scientific councilor of Institute of Molecular Genetics, Russian Academy of Sciences

Teaching activity
  • 1984–1987 Professor in chemistry, Department of Molecular and Biological Physics, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Moscow
  • 1993–present: Professor in molecular genetics, Biological department, Lomonosov Moscow State University

  • Supervisor of more than 70 PhD and 6 DSc theses;
  • Editor-in-chief of “Molecular genetics, microbiology and virology” journal, Moscow;
  • Member of editorial boards: “Bioorganic chemistry”, Moscow; Doklady Akademii Nauk (Proceedings of Russian Academy of Sciences), Moscow; GENE, Netherlands (till 2003); International Journal of Genome Research, USA;
  • Member of Bureau, Branch of Physical-Chemical Biology, Russian Academy of Sciences;
  • Member of European Society of Human Genetics;
  • Member of Human Genome Organization (HUGO).

The book “Organic Chemistry of Nucleic Acids” was translated into English under edition of Nobel Prize winner Lord A. Todd and became a reference book for laboratories working in the field of nucleic acids chemistry.

  • 1956–1961 Russia, Moscow, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Chemical Department, Ms in Chemistry
  • 1962–1965 Russia, Moscow, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Chemical Department, PhD in Chemistry
  • 1980 Russia, Moscow, Shemyakin Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, USSR Academy of Sciences, DSc in Chemistry

Awards & honors
  • 1981 USSR State Prize
  • 1984 USSR Lenin Prize
  • 1984 Order “Red Banner of Labor”
  • 1999 Order of Honor
  • 2009 Order “For merits to the State” of 4th degree

Main scientific results

Main research is devoted to development of methods of study of genetic material, to analysis of structure and functions of genes, to development of theoretical basis of modern biotechnology and production of biotechnological materials for medicine and agriculture. Author of more than 300 publications.
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