Sergey Mukomolov

Saint Petersburg Pasteur InstituteRussia

Professor Sergey L. Mukomolov MD, PhD, DSc is the Head of Epidemiology department and Viral hepatitis Laboratory in Saint-Petersburg Pasteur Institute. He is also a professor in Tropical Medicine department at North-Western State medical university named after I.I.Mechnikov. He started his professional career in 1981 after graduating from Leningrad (now Saint-Petersburg, Russia) medical university. His first PhD thesis (1984) was focused on clinical and epidemiological features of chronic Hepatitis B virus carriers; second one (1994) discussed the acute and chronic Hepatitis C viral infection. Now professor Mukomolov is one of the leading researchers in the field of diagnostics, epidemiology and prevention of viral hepatitis in the Russian Federation. He is the author of 230 publications and inventor of 7 patents. The results of his most important studies were published in well known journals like Journal of Viral Hepatitis, Journal of Virology, Journal of Medical Virology and many others.

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There are a lot of important issues related to viral hepatitis studies: molecular biology of viruses, laboratory diagnostics, epidemiology, treatment etc. However, there is a number of special textbooks and monographs on the subject. Considering this fact and rather fast progress in our understanding of the problem this book focuses on the important sections of the problem immune pathogenesis of parenterally transmitted viral hepatitis and some aspects of hepatitis diagnostics. Seven chapters were prepared by several groups of researchers to share information and results of studies with specialists working in the field and persons who are interested to learn about the viral hepatitis issue. The Nobel Prize Committee (the field of physiology and medicine, 2011) awarded Bruce A. Beutler and Jules A. Hoffmann for their discoveries concerning the activation of innate immunity whilst Ralph M. Steinman was awarded for his discovery of the dendritic cell and its role in adaptive immunity. We are proud to say that our book is in line with these discoveries, because 3 chapters cover the problems of innate and adaptive immune response in case of viral hepatitis.

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