Russian Journal of Genetics

, Volume 43, Issue 10, pp 1071–1081 | Cite as

“Do not lose the winning games” to the 100th anniversary of M.E. Lobashev

  • S. G. Inge-Vechtomov


Mikhail E. Lobashev (1907–1971), Head of the Department of Genetics and Breeding with the Leningrad (now, St. Petersburg) State University from 1957 to 1971, had traveled a long way from a homeless to an Honored Scientist of the Russian Federation. Lobashev was among the discoverers of chemical mutagenesis in Drosophila; he pioneered in connecting the mutation process and the repair of genetic material and developed the concept of signal inheritance. Through the entire Great Patriotic War, he served with the field forces, and defended his doctoral dissertation on the physiological hypothesis of mutation process in 1946 on the return to the University. In 1948, Mikhail Efimovich was discharged from the University, where he was the Dean of the Biological Faculty, as a Morganist. On his return to the University in 1957, Lobashev devoted all his energies to the restoration of genetic education in this country, wrote the first domestic genetic textbook in the post-Lysenko period, organized the research at the Department of Genetics and Breeding, and created the scientific school, whose representatives are still successfully working in the field of genetics.


Mutation Process Biological Faculty Genetic Education Biological Institute Soil Faculty 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Genetics and BreedingSt. Petersburg State UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia

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