Andrey Kursanov

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Andrey Lvovich Kursanov (Russian: Андрей Львович Курсанов; 8 November 1902, Moscow – 20 September 1999, Moscow) was a Soviet specialist on the physiology and biochemistry of plants. He was an academician of the Soviet and Russian Academies of Sciences since 1953. He was a member of the Presidium of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR in 1957-1963.[1]

Kursanov graduated from Moscow State University in 1926. He was awarded the degree of doctor of sciences in biology in 1940 and became a professor at his alma mater in 1944.[1]

Professor Kursanov was awarded a number of honorary doctorates and was an honorary member of a number of foreign scientific societies and academies. He was elected a foreign fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1962 and member of the Polish Academy of Sciences in 1965.[1]

Awards and honours[edit]

and other awards


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Kursanov Andrey Lvovich".[permanent dead link] Akademiki MGU. Moscow State University. Retrieved 8 January 2012. (in Russian)