Vyacheslav (Slava) Klimov (1945–2017): A scientist par excellence, a great human being, a friend, and a Renaissance man

Abstract

Vyacheslav Vasilevich (V.V.) Klimov (or Slava, as most of us called him) was born on January 12, 1945 and passed away on May 9, 2017. He began his scientific career at the Bach Institute of Biochemistry of the USSR Academy of Sciences (Akademy Nauk (AN) SSSR), Moscow, Russia, and then, he was associated with the Institute of Photosynthesis, Pushchino, Moscow Region, for about 50 years. He worked in the field of biochemistry and biophysics of photosynthesis. He is known for his studies on the molecular organization of photosystem II (PSII). He was an eminent scientist in the field of photobiology, a well-respected professor, and, above all, an outstanding researcher. Further, he was one of the founding members of the Institute of Photosynthesis in Pushchino, Russia. To most, Slava Klimov was a great human being. He was one of the pioneers of research on the understanding of the mechanism of light energy conversion and of water oxidation in photosynthesis. Slava had many collaborations all over the world, and he is (and will be) very much missed by the scientific community and friends in Russia as well as around the World. We present here a brief biography and some comments on his research in photosynthesis. We remember him as a friendly and enthusiastic person who had an unflagging curiosity and energy to conduct outstanding research in many aspects of photosynthesis, especially that related to PSII.

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Fig. 1

Source Family Archives, provided by Larisa Klimova

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Provided by Larisa Klimova

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Source Larisa Klimova

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Photo provided by Larisa Klimova

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Source Klimov’s laboratory

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Photo by Jim Barber

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Photo by Jim Barber

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Photo provided by Charles Dismukes

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Photo provided by Charles Dismukes

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Photo provided by Göran (Slim) Samuelsson

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Photo provided by Dima Shevela

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Photo provided by Klimov laboratory

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Photo provided by Andrew Khorobrykh and Larisa Klimova

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Photo provided by Larisa Klimova

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Photo provided by Andrey Khorobrykh

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Photos provided by Larisa Klimova

Notes

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    The current members of the ex-Klimov team (including technical personnel), in alphabetical order, are: Galina Abramova; Suleyman Allakhverdiev; Tatyana Antropova; Andrew Khorobrykh; Mikhail Khristin; Zoya Maevskaya; Alexey Pigolev; Tatyana Savchenko; Alexander Shitov; Nadezhda Shutilova; Tatyana Smolova; Vasily Terentyev; Konstantin Tikhonov; Denis Yanykin; Olga Zastrizhnaya; and Sergey Zharmukhamedov.

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To begin with, we express our heartfelt gratitude to Larisa Klimova, wife of Slava Klimov, for her wonderful “Reminescence” of Slava, and for providing us many wonderful photographs—without which this Tribute would have been incomplete. Further, we thank Ivan Proskuryakov for providing us the English translation of the text of Larisa Klimova (in Russian), for reading the entire text, and for making several corrections. We are highly thankful to Tatyana Savchenko, Johannes Messinger, and Dmitriy Shevela for their wonderful and detailed Reminiscences. We are also grateful to Andrey Khorobrykh for providing several photographs and for checking this manuscript. Our special thanks go to William W. Adams III for editing this manuscript, and to Barbara Demmig-Adams for accepting this manuscript and for her wonderful comments on this tribute.

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This manuscript was edited by William W. Adams III for language, and then edited and approved for publication, by Barbara Demmig-Adams, in Photosynthesis Research. She added “This tribute celebrates the contributions of Vyacheslav Vasilevich Klimov, an outstanding scientist who was also a generous mentor and dear friend to many. He embodied the synergy between the passion for life itself and for the pursuit of knowledge to make the world a better place”.

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Allakhverdiev, S.I., Zharmukhamedov, S.K., Rodionova, M.V. et al. Vyacheslav (Slava) Klimov (1945–2017): A scientist par excellence, a great human being, a friend, and a Renaissance man. Photosynth Res 136, 1–16 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11120-017-0440-5

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Keywords

  • Biochemistry and biophysics of photosynthesis
  • Pheophytin
  • P680
  • Bicarbonate
  • Carbonic anhydrase
  • Photosystem II