Igor M. Kvetnoy - Co-Editor-in-Chief - Journal of Advanced Biomarkers Research

Professor Igor M. KVETNOY, male, Head, Department of Pathology, Ott Institute of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation (full position); Head, Laboratory of Cell Biology and Pathology, Institute of Bioregulation and Gerorntology of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation (combine jobs).

Educational History and Postdoctoral Training:

  • 1972 - Graduated from Samara Medical University, Samara, Russian Federation.
  • 1972-1974 - Division of Pathology, Clinical Hospital, Medical Faculty, University of Saransk, Saransk, Russian Federation (Pathology).
  • 1975 - (4 months); Department of Pathology, Moscow State Postgraduate Medical Academy, Moscow, Russian Federation (Diagnostic Pathohistology).
  • 1975 - (6 months); Laboratory of Histochemistry and Electron Microscopy, Russian Oncological Research Center, Moscow, Russian Federation (Histochemistry and Electron Microscopy).
  • 1975 - Ph.D. (Oncology) Thesis: "Melatonin identification in enterochromaffin cells and their changes in tumour growth", Russian Oncological Research Center, Moscow, Russian Federation
  • 1984 - D.Sc. (Pathology) Thesis: "Diffuse neuroendocrine system (APUD system): general pathological and oncological aspects", Moscow State Medical University, Moscow, Russian Federation.
  • 1992 - Professor of Pathology, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Moscow, Russian Federation.

Awards and Honors:

  • 2012; Special Award of Olympus Technology Inc. for elaboration of microscopical diagnostic markers;
  • 2008; Honored Scientist of Russian Federation;
  • 2008; State Prize of Government of Russian Federation for Science and Technology;
  • 2002; Associate Editor, “Perinatal Psychology and Medicine” (Heidelberg).
  • 2002; Associate Editor, “Neuroendocrinology Letters” (Stockholm).
  • 2001; Member of Editorial Board, “Advances of Gerontology” (St. Petersburg).
  • 2001; Vasilenko Prize on General Medicine of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences.
  • 2000; Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences.
  • 1996; Pearse Prize on Histochemistry and Cell Biology of the Royal Microscopical Society (United Kingdom).
  • 1996; Member of the Royal Microscopical Society (UK).
  • 1996; Member of the New York Academy of Sciences (USA)
  • 1995; Member of the European Immunocytochemistry Club.
  • 1995; Member of the European Society of Pathology.
  • 1994, 1997; Special Prizes of the President of Russian Federation for famous Russian scientists.
  • 1993; Soros Prize Grant from the International Science Foundation (USA) for perspective Russian scientists.
  • 1989; Prize of the Russian Ministry of Press for the book "Magic Hormones” as a scientific popular bestseller.
  • 1981; Russian State Prize (former Leninsky Komsomol Prize) for junior scientists.
  • 1999-2014; grants and fellowships from Russian Foundation for Basic Research; Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft; Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst; Research Council of Norway; Ministry of Public Health (Belgium); Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel); Bancaja Bank (Spain); International Science-Technology Center (USA); European Society of Pathology; NATO.

Main Achievements:

  1. Identification of extrapineal melatonin-producing cells in gut and other organs.
  2. Discovery of hormonal function of non-endocrine cells (e.g.: natural killer cells, mast cells, eosinophilic leukocytes, some endothelial cells, reticulo-epithelial cells in thymus, etc.).
  3. Identification of melatonin and other hormones in non-endocrine tumors, and elaboration of the hypothesis on the genesis of APUD cells and their presence in non-endocrine tumors.
  4. Finding of diagnostic and prognostic correlations between melatonin secretion in blood, 6-sulphatoxymelatonin excretion in urine and proliferative activity of tumor cells in humans.
  5. Elaboration of the concept and classifications of the diseases of APUD-system.
  6. Discovery of correlations between radiosensitivity of different parts of gastro- intestinal tract and presence and functional activity of gut endocrine cells.
  7. Identification of tau-protein expression in human blood lymphocytes and in mast cells in Alzheimer’s disease.
  8. Broadening of the concept about the diffuse neuroendocrine system to diffuse neuroimmunoendocrine system.

Professor Igor Kvetnoy is the Mentor of 29 PHD thesis and 19 Doctoral thesis.


24 books and more than 400 papers (published in Nature, Cancer, Journal of Molecular Endocrinology, Histochemical Journal, Acta Histochemica, General and Toxicological Pathology, Journal of Pineal Research, Neuroendocrinology Letters, etc.).

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