In the Memory of Academician E.I. Vorobyeva and Professor L.V. Belousov
The conference “Morphogenesis in individual and historical development: ontogeny and formation of biological diversity, 2017,” as well as the collective volume presented here, are dedicated to the memory of two eminent, recently deceased biologists: Academician Emilia Ivanovna Vorobyeva and Professor Lev Vladimirovich Belousov. They were at the forefront of organizing a series of conferences on morphogenesis, and made a great contribution, albeit in different aspects, to evolutionary developmental biology. The deaths of Emilia Ivanovna and Lev Vladimirovich are a great loss for participants of the conferences on morphogenesis and for biological science in general.