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Eduard Karamov

Eduard Karamov

Head
Laboratory of Immunochemistry of the Gamaleya Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology of the Russian Ministry of Health
Russia

Biography

Eduard Karamov, PhD., DrSc, is involved in retrovirology research since 1985. The first Russian HIV strain was isolated in his laboratory. He supervised the development of first diagnostic tests for HIV, which were widely used in USSR and Russia, and antivirals used for AIDS treatment. He published over 100 articles in scientific journals and made over 100 presentations at international conferences and symposia. Professor Karamov authored four monographs and a textbook on virology. He was a supervisor in sixteen Ph.D. and Dr.Sci. fellowships. His lab served as a probation site for many scientists of the former USSR and Eastern Europe. He was a member of the Advisory Board of the Russian AIDS Vaccine Program. He is a member of the Vaccine Advisory Committee (VAC) of WHO and a UNAIDS scientific expert panellist. He is an academic editor of Medicine and a member of the Editorial Board of AIDS and Lancet HIV, as well as of several Russian peer-reviewed journals. He serves as a Chairman of the Biomedical Commission of the Committee for Science and Innovation of the State Duma of the Russian Federation. His honours and awards include: Award of the USSR Council of Ministers 1981, USSR Exhibition of Economic Achievements Medals (Silver 1986, Gold 1988), Science Award of the Government of the Russian Federation, 2008, Zhdanov Award of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, 2009, and Gold Cross of the Federal Medico-Biological Agency of Russia, 2012.

Research Interest

Antivirals, Vaccines, Molecular epidemiology of HIV, HIV prevention