“‘Life and other stories’ is the largest of the three books. We have spent two years interviewing renowned scholars, and also bright young researchers, since biology is both a young science and a science of the young. Right from the start, we wanted our books to be attractive for professionals, as well as for broader audiences having little to do with science. When reading the interviews, you focus on the scientist and get a sense of the way they think and come up new ideas. On a broader perspective, the book is about what doing science is like and how scientists understand their mission and build professional relationships,” Skoltech President Alexander Kuleshov says in the note to the reader.
Some of the featured scholars study polychaetes, some look into how a 1.5 m long DNA molecule is packed into a microscopic cell nucleus, while others search for new cancer treatment approaches and practice medicine. Published by Paulsen, the collection comprises 38 interviews and 2 photo stories. The book will soon become available in the leading network bookstores or online on the publishers’ website.
“‘Life and other stories’ is a unique opportunity to meet researchers who have devoted their lives to biology. Day after day, they deal with formidable challenges in a variety of fields, from molecular genetics, bioinformatics, and immunology to biomedicine, zoology, and ecology. They are not just talented scientists: scientific research is both their life purpose and their lifestyle. Read the book to learn more about their scientific careers, accomplishments, failures, and future vision,” RSF Director General Alexander Khlunov says in the note to the reader.