It is with profound sadness that we have just learned of the untimely death of Professor Anatoly ZHEBRUN, Director of the Institut Pasteur of Saint Petersburg.
After studying at the Academy of Military Medicine in Saint Petersburg in 1965, Anatoly ZHEBRUN embarked on a career as Naval Health Physician in north-western Russia. Specialising in Immunology, Microbiology and Public Health, he joined the Institut Pasteur of Saint Petersburg as a Researcher in 1977. He was appointed the institute's Director General in 1994.
Professor Anatoly ZHEBRUN is author and co-author to over 300 scientific publications. He was elected to Russia's National Academy of Sciences as Correspondent Member for his contributions to medicine. In 2000, he was awarded the National Order of Merit for his contribution to scientific and cultural cooperation with France, Institut Pasteur and institutes of the Institut Pasteur International Network.
Institut Pasteur and the International Network wish to pay tribute to him and are with his family and loved ones in their sorrow.