Mikhail Volkenshtein

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Mikhail Vladimirovich Volkenshtein (October 23, 1912 – February 18, 1992) was a notable Russian biophysicist, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Dr.Sci., Professor.

He was Head of the Department of the Institute of Molecular Biology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Professor of the Moscow State University, member of the Editorial Board of the Journal "Molekuliarnaya Biologia" of the Russian Academy of Sciences, winner of the State Prize of the former Soviet Union.

Volkenshtein was author of many important scientific articles and monographs in the fields of Quantum Biophysics, Chemistry of Biopolymers, etc. He was one of the authors of the Quantum-Mechanical Model of Enzyme Catalysis (1970s).

Some main works of M.V. Volkenshtein[edit]

  • M.V. Volkenshtein, R.R. Dogonadze, A.K. Madumarov, Z.D. Urushadze and Yu.I. Kharkats, "Theory of Enzyme Catalysis".- "Molekuliarnaya Biologia", Moscow, 6, 1972, pp. 431-439 (in Russian, English summary)
  • M.V. Volkenshtein, R.R. Dogonadze, A.K. Madumarov, Z.D. Urushadze and Yu.I. Kharkats, "Electronic and Conformational Interactions in Enzyme Catalysis".- In: E.L. Andronikashvili (Ed.), "Konformatsionnie Izmenenia Biopolimerov v Rastvorakh", Publishing House "Nauka", Moscow, 1973, pp. 153-157 (in Russian, English summary)
  • M.V. Volkenshtein, "Molecules and Life: An Introduction to Molecular Biology", Plenum Pub. Corp., 1974
  • M.V. Volkenshtein, "Biophysics", Publishing House "Mir", Moscow, 1983 (in English)

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