Alexey Olovnikov

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1936 –

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Who is Alexey Olovnikov?

Alexey Matveyevich Olovnikov is a Russian biologist. In 1973, he was the first to recognize the problem of telomere shortening, to predict the existence of telomerase, and to suggest the telomere hypothesis of aging and the relationship of telomeres to cancer He was not awarded a share of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, awarded for the discovery of the enzyme and its biological significance. In 2009 he was awarded Demidov Prize of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

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Born
Oct 10, 1936
Also known as
  • Оловников, Алексей Матвеевич

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on July 23, 2013

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