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Vitaliy Leonidovich RYZHKOV

Microbiologist and virologist

Vitaliy RYZHKOV, USSR Microbiologist and virologist. Doctor of Biological Science; corresponding member, USSR Academy of Science, since 1946; Professor 1934; senior associate, Institute of Microbiology, USSR Academy of Science, since 1936. Stalin Prize, 1946; Order of Red Banner of Labor; medals.

Background

RYZHKOV, Vitaliy was born in 1896.

Education

Higher training in biology and specialized in microbiology.

Career

1938 together with Ye. P. Gromyko devised new method of obtaining purified tobacco mosaic virus and determined nature of changes in metabolism of higher plants caused by viruses. Со-Editor, “Microbiology” section, “Bolshaya meditsinskaya entsiklopediya” (Large Medical Encyclopedia), 2nd edition.

Member, Editor Board, journal “Voprosy virusologii” (Problems of Virology). 1922-1930 at Artem Communist University, Kharkov. Since 1930 instructor in microbiology, Crimean Pedagogical Institute, Simferopol.

Since 1934 Professor, Kharkov University.

Religion

Religiously inspired people justify violence, resist social changes, and attack on science.

Views

Marxism–Leninism as the only truth could not, by its very nature, become outdated.