Congratulations from the Director of IC&G SB RAS, Prof. V.K. Shumny

Informational biology occupies a crucial and exclusively important position in the modern biology. It provides the theoretical and computer-assisted informational background for the genomic research, genetics and selection, molecular genetics and molecular biology, genetic and protein engineering, biotechnology, medical genetics, gene diagnostics, and gene therapy, in other words, for all those sciences whose outstanding achievements gained to modern biology one of the leading positions in the forthcoming century. The top-priority attention throughout the world is given to the development of research in the field of informational biology. The same attitude towards the development of informational biology is typical of the Institute of Cytology and Genetics (IC&G) SB RAS.

At present, various directions of theoretical genetics and informational biology are being developed at the IC&G SB RAS, in particular, by the Laboratory of Molecular Genetic Systems, headed by Prof. V.A.Ratner; by the Group of Molecular Evolution (Dr. Yu.G.Matushkin); by the Group of Analysis of Recombination and Segregation (Dr. Sci. T.I.Aksenovich); and by the Laboratory of Theoretical Genetics (Prof. N.A.Kolchanov). Over 50 researchers employed in these units are able to describe and model virtually all the levels of live system organization and evolution.

By offering congratulations to the Laboratory of theoretical genetics on its 10th anniversary, I wish further success to scientific efforts of its team!

Prof. V.K.Shumny,
Director of the Institute of Cytology and Genetics,
Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences
630090, Novosibirsk,
acad. Lavrentiev ave., 10
tel.: (3832) 33-35-26, fax: 33-12-78
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The Institute of Cytology and Genetics, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, was founded in 1957 among the first institutes of the Siberian Branch. Its first director was Prof. N.P. Dubinin. From 1959 to 1985, the Institute was headed by Prof. D.K. Belyaev, who made a great contribution to the revival and development of genetics in the Russia; at present, it is headed by Prof. V.K.Shumny.

The Institute of Cytology and Genetics is a scientific center well known all over the country, which carries out scientific research in a plant genetics, animal genetics, human genetics, molecular genetics, cytogenetics, cell biology, physiological genetics, genetics of evolution, ecological genetics, medical genetics, theoretical genetics, and informational biology.
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