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A P Kozlov

Peter The Great St Petersburg Polytechnic Universi
Institute of Oncology
St Petersburg General Hospital
Russian Federation

Biography

A P Kozlov Graduated fom St Petersburg University in 1972. From 1972-1975, he performed his Postgraduate studies at the N N Petrov Institute of Oncology, and defended his PhD. He discovered first cases of HIV infection in Russia, performed the first in Russia isolation of HIV and field studies of HIV/AIDS epidemic, described the nascent phase of HIV/AIDS epidemic which took place in Russia in 1980s and 1990s, and transition to concentrated phase. In 2010, he described the "genetic bottleneck" in HIV transmission among IDUs at St Petersburg. In the field of oncology he developed the concept of the possible evolutionary role of heritable tumors which was resently summarized in his book "Evolution by Tumor Neofunctionalisation", Elsevier/Academic Press, 2014. For several years he served as a member of Advisory Board for the Committee of Science and Education of Russian Parliament. He won the Russian national Chumakov, Vernadsky and Mechnikov awards for research in AIDS, immunology and biotechnology, and international Paul Harris Fellowship for his contribution in fighting AIDS and other infectious diseases.

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AIDS, immunology and biotechnology

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