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Education: St. Petersburg State University (Biology / Entomology, M.Sc. awarded 1992), Institute for the History of Science and Technology, St. Petersburg (History of biology, Kandidat Nauk (Ph.D. equivalent) awarded 2005).
Research interests: History of science, History of education, Science and technology studies, Sociology of scientific knowledge.
Vladimir Komarov, faximile signature, from V. L. Komarov Opera Selecta. Vol. I. Editio Academiae Scientiarum URSS, Mosquae—Leninopoli, 1945.
Peter Simon Pallas (1741—1811), A reproduction of the 18c picture by F. Anting in B. E. Raikov Russkie biologi-evolutionisty do Darvina. Vol. 1. Izdatelstvo Acad. Nauk, Moscow—Leningrad, 1952. p. 51.
Peter Simon Pallas (1741—1811), A reproduction of the 18c picture by A. Tardier in B. E. Raikov Russkie biologi-evolutionisty do Darvina. Vol. 1. Izdatelstvo Acad. Nauk, Moscow—Leningrad, 1952. Photographic plate after p. 64.
Peter Simon Pallas (1741—1811), A reproduction of the 18c picture by A. Tardier in B. E. Raikov Russkie biologi-evolutionisty do Darvina. Vol. 1. Izdatelstvo Acad. Nauk, Moscow—Leningrad, 1952. Photographic plate after p. 64. Greyscale version.
Caspar Friedrich Wolff (1734—1794), A reproduction of the 18c picture by F. Anting in C. F. Wolff Objecta meditationum pro theoria monstrorum. Sumptibus Acad. Sci. URSS, Typis Nauka, Leninopoli, MCMLXXIII (1973).
Harry Collins (b. 1943), a British sociologist of science at a STS workshop in the European Universit at St. Petersburg (November 18, 2010)
Boris Firsov (b. 1929), a Russian sociologist and the first rector of the European University at St. Petersburg, at a roundtable "Culture and Power: Agenda 2008" (St. Petersburg, Russia, March 15, 2008).
Lev Klejn (b. 1927), a Russian Archeologist and Anthropologist, giving a public lecture at Bukvoed in St. Petersburg, Russia (March 17, 2007)
Stanislav Markelov (1974-2009), a Russian a human rights lawyer and journalist at a seminar in Bilingua club (Moscow) on November 13, 2007 (assasinated on January 19, 2009 in Moscow).
Vadim Radaev (b. 1961), a Russian Sociologist and Economist, gives a talk at the Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg, Russia (February 21, 2008)
Yuri Shevchuk (b. 1957), a Russian rock star, at a roundtable "Culture and Power: Agenda 2008" (St. Petersburg, Russia, March 15, 2008)
Laurent Thévenot (b. 1948), Directeur d'études at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris (presenting a paper at a seminar in the European University at St Petersburg, Russia, early 2000s).
Diagram of the skulls of a Monitor lizard and a Crocodile with homologous bones coloured the same colours. Modified from Gegenbaur, CarlGrundzüge der vergleichenden Anatomie. 2. umgearb. Auflage. Mit 319 Holzschnitten. Leipzig, Verl. von Wilhelm Engelmann, 1870. 892 pp. fig. 202. p. 651. A. Varanus. B. Crocodilus. Os — Occipitale superius. C — Condylus occipitalis. Pa — Parietale. Pf — Postrforntale. Fr — Frontale. Pfr — Praefrontale. L — Lacrymale. N — Nasale. Sq — Squamosum. Qj — Quadratojugale. Ju — Jugale. Q — Quadratum. Mx — Maxillare. Px — Praemaxillare. co — Columella.
Diagram of the hand skeleton showing homologous bones in various animals. Gegenbaur, CarlGrundzüge der vergleichenden Anatomie. 2. umgearb. Auflage. Mit 319 Holzschnitten. Leipzig, Verl. von Wilhelm Engelmann, 1870. 892 pp. fig. 223. p. 692. I Man. II Dog. III Pig. IV Cow. V Tapir. VI Horse. r — Radius. u — Ulna. a — Scaphoid. b — Lunare. c — Triquetrum. d — Trapezium. e — Trapezoid. f — Capitatum. g — Hamatum. p — Pisiforme.
Diagram representing the divergence of species, from Charles Darwin's Origin of Species (1859) (the only original illustration to the book).
Diagram, showing the modes of the evolutionary process: aromorphosis (a), idioadaptation (b), and general degeneration (r). From Sewertzoff, Nikolai A.Morfologicheskie zakonomernosti evoliutsii. (Morphological principles of evolution) Moscow—Leningrad, Acad. Sci., 1939. 610 p. Diagram XXII at the p. 330.
Life-cycle diagrams. 1 — meiosis (reduction); 2 — mitosis (replication); 3 — sexual process (recombination). A — meiosis leads to the formation of meiospores (e. g. in Vascular plants); B — meiosis leads to the formation of gametes (e. g. in Metazoa); C — meiosis immediately follows the formation of a zygote (e. g. in Fungi).
Atelocerata embryo head diagram. Oc — eye lobes, Ant — antennae, Lbr — labrum, Int — intercalar segment, Md — mandibula, Mx1-2 1st and 2nd maxillae.
Diagram, showing different types of graft-chimaeras in plants. A and B: "parent" plants' diagrammatic cross-sections. C, D, and E: different kinds of graft-chimaeras. C - periclinal, D - sectorial, E - mericlinal. Based on Ervin Baur's work on the experimental study of heredity (1910).
A diagrammatic cross-section of an axoneme as seen from the top of the undulipodia: 1A and 1B — peripherial microtubules, 2 — central pair of microtubules in the central sheath, 3 — dineine arms, 4 — radial spoke, 5 — nexin, 6 — plasma membrane.
Mature human mRNA structure (including untranslated regions).
Two seemingly different, though identical, cladograms, illustrating the idea that neither shape, nor a particular arrangement of the terminal branches really matters. The only information included in the cladogram is the information on the nested pattern of the sister-group relationships.
Myriapoda phylogeny displaying Collifera and Progoneata hypotheses (after Kluge, 2000).
Mollusca phyloheny (after Salvini-Plawen and Steiner, 1996, simplified).
Monument commemorating the victims of the political oppression in the USSR: a stone from Solovki concentration camp installed in front of the KGB headquarters at Loubianka square in Moscow on October 30, 1990.
The grave of a Russian entomologist Boris Schwanwitsch (1889—1957) with a diagrammatic depiction of the groundplan of the colour-pattern of butterflies' wings according to his theories (as of June 11, 2008).