Dr. Vitaly K Koltover

Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics, RAS
Title: Mathematical theory of reliability and biological robustness: A little bit of history and the state of art


Vitaly K. Koltover, SciD (Biophysics), PhD (Chemical Physics) works in Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics, the premier organization of Russian Academy of Sciences, at the present time as the chief researcher (principal investigator). He has published more than 250 scientific publications including books and papers in the reputed journals. Plenary and oral presentations on the meetings in Austria, Canada, China, France, Greece, Italy, Israel, Japan, Ukraine, United States, and Russia. As invited scientist, he has worked in Austria (Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Vienna), India (Institute of Technology, Chennai, and Bhabha Atomic Center, Mumbai); Germany (Max-Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, and Albert-Ludwig University in Freiburg), USA (National Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Northwestern University in Evanston). Memberships in professional societies including Committee on Reliability of Biological Systems at the Scientific Council on the Problems of Biophysics, USSR Academy of Sciences, vice-chairman (1978-1992); Russian Biophysical Society, Russian Gerontology Society, International Society for Redox Biology and Medicine (SfRBM).

Research Interest

reliability (robustness) of biological systems, aging, magnetic isotopes and nuclear spin catalysis, free radicals and antioxidants, chemical bionics

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