Russian Academy of Sciences , Russian Federation
Chief Lab. for prenatal diagnosis of inherited and inborn diseases
Ott’s Institute of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproduction, Honorary Scientist, Chief City Expert in Medical Genetics, Professor, Corresponding Member of Russian Academy of Sciences, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Born in 1940, graduated from the State Medical Institute in Lvov (Ukraina), took postgraduate course and thereafter received a PhD degree in Embryology in 1976. From 1966 till 1987 he was working at the Institute of Experimental Medicine RAMN (Saint-Petersburg) as a scientific collaborator at the Department of embryology and from 1980 in the Laboratory of biochemical genetics. From 1987 till the present time is the Chief of laboratory for prenatal diagnosis of inherited and inborn diseases at the Ott’s Institute of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproduction. Mainly interested in genetic and cytogenetic aspects of early human development, gene testing of inherited predisposition to common diseases, personalized predictive medicine, gene therapy systems genetics of complex disorders, including preeclamsia, endometriosis, leiomyoma.
. During the period of 1995-2009 he was awarded by A.A.Bayev Prize, Honorary Prizes from Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, I.P.Pavlov Prize, S.N.Davidenkov Prize. V.S.Baranov – is a chief City Expert in Medical Genetics, Chief of Federal Center for prenatal diagnosis of cystic fibrosis, Chief of Federal Medical Genetic Center, WHO expert on human genetics, Member of HUGO and Human Variome Project Consortium. Member of editorial boards of scientific journals “Medical Genetics”, “Prenatal Diagnosis”, “Ecological Genetics”, “Balkan J.Medical Genetics”
The author of 29 books (1 in English “Cytogenetics of Mammalian Embryonic Development” Oxford University Press 1987,356pp) and over 400 scientific papers.