Sergei N. Shchelkunov
Sergei N. Shchelkunov graduated from Faculty of Natural Sciences, Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk, Russia (1968–1973). He became a Candidate of Biological Sciences in 1981, and a Doctor of Biological Sciences in 1990. Shchelkunov worked as a Junior Scientist (1975–1977); Head of the Laboratory of Genetic Engineering; Head of the Department of Genomic Research (1993 - present time), State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology «Vector», Koltsovo, Novosibirsk region, Russia; Lecturer (1980–1984); Assistant Professor (1984–1991); Professor (1991–present time), Department of Molecular Biology, Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk, Russia. He is a Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, the Editorial Board of Vaccine: Development and Therapy, and the Editorial Board of ISRN Genomics. He is an expert of the WHO on Variola Virus Research, and an expert of the Council for Physical Chemical Biology of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research. He is a recipient of the following honors and awards: Soros Professor, Award for outstanding contributions to world science and science education (1994–2001, International Soros Science Education Program), invited chair of the Section of the 10th International Congress of Immunology (1998, New Delhi, India), invited chair of the Workshop “Poxviruses and other large DNA viruses” of the XIth International Congress of Virology (1999, Sydney, Australia), invited chair of the Symposium “Poxviruses and other large DNA viruses” of the XIIth International Congress of Virology (2002, Paris, France), award of the Russian Government in area of science and technology (2005), award for outstanding contribution to molecular virology (2006, Biomedical Center, St. Petersburg, Russia), invited speaker of the International Symposium “Smallpox eradication after 30 years: lessons, legacies and innovations” (2010, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil).
Biography Updated on 8 October 2012