National Academy of Sciences of Belarus

VOLOTOVSKY Igor Dmitrievich

VOLOTOVSKY Igor Dmitrievich

Igor Dmitrievich Volotovsky (b. 25.10.1939, Minsk), biophysicist. Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (1994; corresponding member since 1986), Doctor of Biological Sciences (1980), Professor (1990). Honored Scientist of the Republic of Belarus (1999).

Works in the field of membrane biophysics, photobiology, genomics and proteomics. He studied the laws of biological action of light at the level of the membrane structures of plant and animal systems and formulated the concept of structural-membrane control of photobiological processes in the cell using the photoreceptor and photosynthetic apparatus as an example, which received a comprehensive experimental substantiation in his research and the work of other authors and laid the foundation for the new original direction. He also developed universal schemes for the transformation of weak physical and chemical signals in the cell into a biological effect, which is realized with the participation of calcium ions and cyclic mononucleotides..

Author of more than 300 scientific papers, incl. 4 monographs, textbook.

State Prize of the Republic of Belarus in 1992 for the series of works "Luminescence of proteins and its use in scientific research and practice." Prize of the Academies of Sciences of Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova in 2001.

Awarded with the Order of Honor (2009), medals.

Major papers:

  1. Введение в молекулярную фотобиологию. Мн.: Наука и техника, 1971 (совм. с С.В. Коневым).
  2. Фотобиология. 2 изд. Мн.: БГУ, 1973 (совм. с С.В. Коневым).
  3. Структурная динамика фоторецепторного аппарата. Мн.: Наука и техника, 1986 (совм. с С.В. Коневым).
  4. Фитохром - регуляторный фоторецептор растений. Мн.: Навука i тэхнiка, 1992.