Anatoly F. Vanin, born in 1938, is a professor of biophysics and doctor of biological science. He studied physics and biophysics in Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia. He is a well-known expert in biological applications of EPR spectroscopy. Vanin was the first to discover and identify the EPR method by which dinitrosyl iron complexes with thiolate ligands in biosystems (1964–1967). A large part of his work is devoted to the mechanisms of nitric oxide function in cells and animal tissues. He was awarded with silver medal of the International Society of EPR Spectroscopy (1997) and the premium of the Russian Government (2004) for these studies. Vanin visited, as a research professor, many laboratories in various European countries, USA, and Japan. Since 1989, he has been the Head of the laboratory at the Semjonov Institute of Chemical Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Biography Updated on 19 June 2011