A team of scientists led by Honorary Doctor of Altai State University Olga Lavrik carries out work to enhance the effect of anticancer chemotherapy

4 March 2021 Department of Information and Media Communications
News program "Vesti Novosibirsk" of the State TV and Radio Broadcasting Company "Novosibirsk" reported that a group of Novosibirsk scientists learned how to enhance the effect of anticancer chemotherapy. The results of preclinical tests confirmed the effectiveness of the drug prototype created in Akademgorodok.

Researchers work under the guidance of Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Honorary Doctor of Altai State University, Professor, Doctor of Chemistry, USSR State Prize Laureate, Prize Laureate of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Foreign Professor of the Pierre and Marie Curie University of Paris, Knight of the Order of Academic Palms, Head Department of Physicochemical Biology and Biotechnology, Altai State University Olga Lavrik.

Being a researcher is like swiming in the ocean: there is only nature around, and you think only about it. So is science in her life: for more than half a century it has been an overwhelming power, says Olga Lavrik, laureate of the USSR State Prize, holder of the Order of Merit for the Fatherland. And this is not a complete list of regalia, awards and titles. The main one is Scientist ... In relation to Olga, this word should be written only with a capital letter, colleagues insist. She herself has great respect for people of science.

A graduate of NSU, Olga Lavric has been teaching for many years not only at the alma mater, but also at Altai State University. These universities have become a cadre training unit for her laboratory of bioorganic chemistry of enzymes.
How does this incredibly complex organism - a human - work? What makes a living cell so perfect? It is impossible not to admire how nature has skillfully created everything, says the professor. Her area of interest is the mechanisms of DNA repair and restoration.

“DNA is a very fragile molecule, and the structure of DNA, which is a library of genetic information, is constantly being disrupted. These systems work extremely efficiently, restore the DNA structure, which is damaged by internal and external influences."

Since 2019 Olga Lavrik is a full member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. She explains that the status itself was not interesting to her. But she strove for it for special reasons.

“In order to develop even more effectively the direction in which I work, and the rest is not very important to me,” Olga explained.

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