Anatole Klyosov

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Anatole A. Klyosov is a US scientist (since 1990) born in the Kaliningrad region of Russia on 20 November 1946. He is now living in Newton, Massachusetts. He is known for his work in physical chemistry, enzyme catalysis, biomedical sciences, industrial biochemistry,[1][2] and mathematical/statistical/ computer application on DNA genealogy studies. In Russia, he held one of the top scientific recognitions, being awarded the USSR State Prize in Science and Technology (1984) [PRAVDA Newspaper, November 7, 1984, front page].

Klyosov was the first person in the early 1980 USSR to use the global computer network that later became the Internet.[3] From the early 1980s the All Union Scientific Research Institute for Applied Computerized Systems (VNIIPAS) was working to implement data connections over the X.25 telephone protocol. A test Soviet connection to Austria in 1982 existed, in 1982 and 1983 there were a series of "world computer conferences" at VNIIPAS initiated by the UN where the USSR was represented by a team of scientists from many Soviet Republics headed by Klyosov. The other participating countries were the UK, USA, Canada, Sweden, West-Germany, and Finland; the following countries did not have direct computer communications and participated with the conference teams via telephone: GDR, Italy, Philippines, Guatemala, Japan, Thailand, Luxembourg, Denmark, Brazil and New Zealand.[4]

From 2000 to 2013, he was senior Vice President and then (from 2006) Chief Scientist of Pro-Pharmaceuticals and then Galectin Therapeutics, a public company in the Boston area, from 1996 to 2000, he was vice president of research and development for Kadant Composites, Inc., a subsidiary of Kadant, Inc., where he directed a laboratory specializing in biochemistry, microbiology and polymer engineering. From 1990 to 1998, Dr. Klyosov was visiting professor of biochemistry at the Center for Biochemical and Biophysical Sciences at Harvard Medical School. From 1981 to 1990, he was professor and head of the Carbohydrates Research Laboratory at the A.N. Bach Institute of Biochemistry, USSR Academy of Sciences.[5] His affiliation is listed as MIR International Inc., USA in the journal Advances in Anthropology.[6] Currently he is Emeritus Founder and Chief Scientist of Galectin Therapeutics and a member of Scientific Advisory Board of the (public) company (the link is provided above). MIR International is his Massachusetts consulting company which he owns since October 1991, currently specializing in composite materials and DNA genealogy (two separate divisions). The Academy of DNA Genealogy is an one entity, between 2007 and 2010 it was the Russian Academy of DNA Genealogy, and since 2010 it became international, the Academy of DNA Genealogy (Boston, Moscow, Tsukuba).The Academy publishes its Proceedings of the Academy of DNA Genealogy since June 2008, all its issues (more than 60 of them, with more than 10,000 pages total) are freely available at Through Klyosov self-publishes the The Proceedings of the Russian Academy of DNA Genealogy[7][8] and the Proceedings of the Academy of DNA Genealogy Boston-Moscow-Tsukuba.[9]

Klyosov has been prominent in the Russian mass media concerning his controversial theories of the origin of the Slavic peoples and the Arkaim historic site.[citation needed] He has offered a theory of haplogroup R1a being the Proto Indo-Europeans and the legendary Aryans.[10][11] He calculated the MRCA of Slavs, Serbs, Russian, Mongolians, Filipinos among other nations and tribes[12][13][14][15][16][17] and the field of DNA genealogy and the study of history of species through DNA "Molecular History". He is a fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science[18] (since 1989), and Foreign Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Georgia[19] (since 2014).

Klyosov is editor-in-chief of the journal Advances in Anthropology.[6] The journal is published by Scientific Research Publishing which has been included in a list of predatory open access publishers.[20][21] A mass resignation of the editorial board is reported to have taken place, possibly in 2013,[22] after which Klyosov took over the vacant position of editor-in-chief.

Notable publications[edit]

Books in English[edit]

Klyosov A. A. Wood-Plastic Composites. John Wiley & Sons, 2007, 698 pp. (Translated to Chinese, Science Press, China, 2010; translated to Russian, НОТ Publishing House, 2010, 736 с.)

Enzyme Engineering (ed., L. Wingard, I. Berezin, A. Klyosov), Plenum Press, 1980, 521 pp.

Carbohydrate Drug Design (ed., A.A. Klyosov et al.), Oxford University Press, 2006, 323 pp.

Galectins (ed., A.A. Klyosov et al.), John Wiley & Sons, 2008, 279 pp.

Glycobiology and Drug Design (ed., A.A. Klyosov), Oxford University Press, 2013, 331 pp.

Galectins and Disease Implications for Targeted Therapeutics (eds., A.A. Klyosov and P.G. Traber), American Chemical Society, 2013, 456 pp.

Books in Russian[edit]

Березин И. В., Клёсов А. А. Практический курс химической и ферментативной кинетики, Изд-во Московского университета, 1976, 320 с. (Practical Course of Chemical and Enzyme Kinetics)

Клёсов А. А., Березин И. В. Ферментативный катализ, т.1. Изд-во Московского университета, 1980, 263 с. (Enzyme Catalysis, Vol. 1)

Клёсов А. А. Ферментативный катализ, т.2. Изд-во Московского университета, 1984, 216 с. (Enzyme Catalysis, Vol. 2)

Березин И. В., Клёсов А. А. и др. Инженерная энзимология. Изд-во «Высшая школа», М., 1987, 143 с. (Enzyme Engineering)

Клёсов А. А. Интернет (Заметки научного сотрудника). Изд-во Московского университета, 2010, 512 с. ISBN 978-5-211-05804-0 (The Internet. Notes of a Scientist)

Клёсов А. А., Тюняев А. А. Происхождение человека (по данным археологии, антропологии и ДНК-генеалогии). 2010, 1024 стр. (Origin of Man)

Клёсов А. А. Происхождение славян и других народов. Очерки ДНК-генеалогии. — 2011. — 645 с. (Origin of Slavs and Other Peoples. Essays in DNA Genealogy)

Клёсов А. А. Происхождение славян. ДНК-генеалогия против «норманнской теории». Изд-во «Алгоритм», М., 2013, 512 стр. (Origin of Slavs. DNA Genealogy Against the "Norman Theory")

Клёсов А. А. Занимательная ДНК-генеалогия. Изд-во «БукиВедия" М., 2013, 168 стр. (Entertaining DNA Genealogy).

Анатолиј A. Кљосов. Порекло Словена. Осврти на ДНК-генеалогију. Мирослав, Белград, 2013, 440 стр. (Origin of Slavs. Essays in DNA Genealogy), Belgrade, in Serbian.

Клёсов А. А. Арийские народы на просторах Евразии. Изд-во «Книжный мир" М., 2014, 350 стр. (The Aryan Peoples in the Wide-Open Eurasia [Thousands years ago]).


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  2. ^ "Russians catch the nu-food bug". New Scientist: 543. 26 May 1983. 
  3. ^ "Internet-Pionier Kljosow: Genosse Online". SPIEGEL ONLINE. 22 October 2010. Retrieved 15 October 2014. 
  4. ^ (Russian) Двадцать лет спустя, или как начинался Интернет в Советском Союзе — expanded article originally from Ogonyok magazine №45, 2001.
  5. ^ "Galectin Therapeutics Advisory Board". Retrieved 16 October 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Advances in Anthropology: Editorial Board". Retrieved 11 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "More First Edition of Proceedings of the Russian Academy of DNA Genealogy". 
  8. ^ "Proceedings of the Russian Academy of DNA Genealogy". Üntaç Güner. Retrieved 19 November 2013. 
  9. ^ "Proceedings of the Academy of DNA Genealogy". Retrieved 14 November 2013. 
  10. ^ Klyosov, Anatole A. (2012). "Haplogroup R1a as the Proto Indo-Europeans and the Legendary Aryans as Witnessed by the DNA of Their Current Descendants". Advances in Anthropology 2 (1): 1–13. doi:10.4236/aa.2012.21001. 
  11. ^ "Most Popular Papers_AA_Scientific Research Publishing". Retrieved 15 October 2014. 
  12. ^ Klyosov, Anatole A. (2012). "Haplogroup R1a as the Proto Indo-Europeans and the Legendary Aryans as Witnessed by the DNA of Their Current Descendants". Advances in Anthropology 02 (01): 1–13. doi:10.4236/aa.2012.21001. 
  13. ^ Rozhanskii, Igor L.; Klyosov, AA (2012). "Haplogroup R1a, Its Subclades and Branches in Europe During the Last 9,000 Years". Advances in Anthropology 02 (03): 139–156. doi:10.4236/aa.2012.23017. 
  14. ^ Klyosov, AA (May 2011). "Biological chemistry as a foundation of DNA genealogy: the emergence of "molecular history"". Biochemistry. Biokhimiia 76 (5): 517–33. doi:10.1134/S0006297911050026. PMID 21639832. 
  15. ^ Klyosov A (2009). "DNA genealogy, Mutation rates, and some historical evidence written in Y-chromosome, Part I: Basic Principles and the Method". Journal of Genetic Genealogy 5 (2): 198. 
  16. ^ Klyosov A (2009). "DNA genealogy, mutation rates, and some historical evidence written in Y-chromosome, Part II: Walking the map". Journal of Genetic Genealogy 5 (2): 217–256. 
  17. ^ Klyosov, Anatole Alex (8 October 2009). "A comment on the paper: Extended Y chromosome haplotypes resolve multiple and unique lineages of the Jewish Priesthood by M.F. Hammer, D.M. Behar, T.M. Karafet, F.L. Mendez, B. Hallmark, T. Erez, L.A. Zhivotovsky, S. Rosset, K. Skorecki, Hum Genet, published online 8 August 2009". Human Genetics 126 (5): 719–724. doi:10.1007/s00439-009-0739-1. PMID 19813025. 
  18. ^ "World Academy of Art and Science". 
  19. ^ "Georgian National Academy of Sciences, Members)". 
  20. ^ Beall, Jeffrey (2014). "List of Predatory Publishers 2014". Retrieved 2014-04-21. 
  21. ^ Beall, Jeffrey (2014). "Beall's list of potential, possible, or probable predatory scholarly open-access publishers". Retrieved 2014-04-21. 
  22. ^ "An Editorial Board Mass-Resignation — from an Open-Access Journal". Scholarly Open Access. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 

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