Igor Katkov

Institute for Medical ResearchUnited States of America

Igor I. Katkov, PhD, is a “seasoned” cryobiologist with more than 30 years of experience in the field. He received his MSc and PhD diplomas in Kharkov, Ukraine. He has collaborated with many prominent cryobiologists, including P. Mazur, F. Ostashko, V. Grischenko, the Isachenkos, and many others. Dr Katkov has more than 130 publications and is actively working in the fields of hyper-fast kinetic vitrification, osmotic modeling, cryopreservation of adherent cells, and many other fields related to fundamental cryobiology, assisted reproduction and regenerative medicine. Igor Ivanovich is a renowned scientist and a member of Editorial Boards of the “Cryo Letters” and “Problems of Cryobiology and Cryomedicine” journals. His hobbies are falconry, wildlife, sharp shooting, World history and “structure of vacuum”.

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Almost a decade has passed since the last textbook on the science of cryobiology, Life in the Frozen State, was published. Recently, there have been some serious tectonic shifts in cryobiology which were perhaps not seen on the surface but will have a profound effect on both the future of cryobiology and the development of new cryopreservation methods. We feel that it is time to revise the previous paradigms and dogmas, discuss the conceptually new cryobiological ideas, and introduce the recently emerged practical protocols for cryopreservation. The present books, "Current Frontiers in Cryobiology" and "Current Frontiers in Cryopreservation" will serve the purpose. This is a global effort by scientists from 27 countries from all continents and we hope it will be interesting to a wide audience.

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