Eduard Vladimirovich Karamov
Chief of the Immunochemistry Laboratory, PhD (Virology), Professor (Immunology).
Eduard Vladimirovich Karamov was born in 1952; he is PhD (Virology), Professor (Immunology). Education:
In 1974, he graduated from the Moscow State University named after M.V. Lomonosov with distinction and, in 1977, completed the postgraduate training program of the D.I. Ivanovsky Research Institute of Virology of the USSR Academy of Medical Sciences. He was a student of V.M. Zhdanov.
Research and teaching activities, awards:
Chief of the Immunochemistry Laboratory of the D.I. Ivanovsky Research Institute of Virology, FSBI N. F. Gamaleya National Research Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology, Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation. Chief of Virus Physiology Laboratory No. 52 of FSBI SSC Immunology Institute of the Federal Medical and Biological Agency of Russia. He tough at the M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University for 22 years (1987–2008): he taught special courses on Selected Chapters of Virology and Retrovirology to senior students of the Biology Faculty. He is one of the leading virologists of the country. He was awarded the Prize of the USSR Cabinet (1981), Lenin Komsomol Prize (1985), International Prize for HIV (1988), Russian Federation Government Prize (2008), and the RAMS V.M. Zhdanov’s Prize (2009). He was awarded with a Medal of Honor of the USA National Institute of Health (2012) and the Golden Cross of the Federal Medical and Biological Agency of the Russian Federation (2012).
Field of research interests:
Molecular virology, chemiotherapy of virus infections, vaccinology and immunology mechanisms, new dangerous and recurring infections. E.V. Karamov isolated the first strain of HIV-1 in USSR (1985), defined the full-size sequences of 10 Russian strains of HIV-1. Under the supervision of E.V. Karamov, the first national immunoenzymometric HIV/AIDS diagnostic kit was developed and introduced into production; he took part in creation of the national anti-HIV phosphazide product (“Nikavir”); currently, he is engaged in development of anti-HIV vaccines and microbocides.
School of sciences:
Under the supervision of E.V. Karamov, 15 candidate’s and doctoral dissertations have been defended. He is a co-author of 100+ research papers published in leading national and international journals, 4 monographs, 1 manual, and 16 patents. He established the national school of molecular virology in the field of HIV/AIDS. Member of the editorial boards of the AIDS and Immunology journals, Deputy Chief Editor of the Russian Immunology Journal of RAS.
Participation in international projects:
E.V. Karamov has vast experience of international cooperation. He coordinated the International HIV Program of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, organized the HIV Biomedical Testing department at WHO HQ in Geneva, serves as a consultant of the European Commission (Europrise and Euco-Net projects for AIDS and tuberculosis) and an expert of WHO / member of the WHO Adviser Committee for Vaccines, and an expert of the Global Project for Anti-HIV Vaccine. E.V. Karamov has deserved authority in the country and abroad and is an expert of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, Secretary of the Interfractional Deputy Group for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Other Socially Significant Infections.