Vladimir Engelgardt


Vladimir Aleksandrovich Engelgardt (Russian: Владимир Александрович Энгельгардт) (December 3, 1894, in Moscow – July 10, 1984, in Moscow) was a Soviet biochemist, academician of the Soviet Academy of Medical Sciences (1944), academician of the Soviet Academy of Sciences (1953), and Hero of Socialist Labor (1969). He was the founder and the first director of the Institute of Molecular Biology of the Russian Academy of Sciences (later renamed the Engelhardt Institute of Molecular Biology in his honor).

Vladimir Engelgardt is considered to be one of the founders of molecular biology in the Soviet Union.[1][2]: 52–6 

Honours and awards


  1. ^ Kerr, Peter. "VLADIMIR A. ENGELHARDT DIES;PROMINENT SOVIET BIOCHEMIST". New York Times. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  2. ^ Hargittai, Magdolna (2015). Women Scientists: Reflections, Challenges, and Breaking Boundaries. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0199359981.