February 21, 2010 is the 75th
Anniversary of Vladimir
Petrovich Skulachev, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences,
European and other Academies, Director of Belozersky Institute of
Physico-Chemical Biology of Moscow State University, Head of the
Faculty of Bioinformatics and Bioengineering of Moscow State
University, leading scientist of the Center of Mitoengineering of
Moscow State University, and not last, Editor-in-Chief of our Journal.
All scientific activity of our Jubilee for more than 50 years is
devoted to investigation of mitochondria and establishing bioenergetics
– the science of energy transformations in living cells. During
last few years the main field of studies of Vladimir Petrovich is the
development of the mitochondrial theory of aging. Novel
mitochondrially-targeted compounds, “Skulachev-ions”, which
are able to cure many diseases of old age, to elongate life-span of
laboratory animals, and, possibly, to cancel the aging program, are
being developed and tested under his guidance.
We all are deeply interested that this study be continued and wish for
the Jubilee good health and success in all fields of his many
activities for the benefit of Science.
In the current and next issues of Biochemistry (Moscow), a set of
articles devoted to recent achievements in the study of
“Skulachev-ions” will be published. The authors of these
articles congratulate Vladimir Petrovich with his birthday, wish him
luck, happiness, and joy and dedicate these papers to him.
Editorial Staff of Biochemistry (Moscow)