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Assen Hadjiolov: a Bulgarian pride in molecular genetics

Delcho Zhelyazkov


On April 22, 1996, Academician Assen Assenov Hadjiolov, an outstanding Bulgarian molecular biologist, at his most creative age, suddenly died of stroke in Toulouse, France. He was one of the world famous Bulgarian scholars in the field of molecular biology of the cell. He devoted his life to the study of ribosomal genes and cancerogenesis. His name could undoubtedly be listed along with the names of the most praiseworthy modern scientists in biomedicine of mankind. It presents a high peak in world science and thus a national pride, too.

Biomedical Reviews 1996; 6: v-vi.

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Delcho Zhelyazkov
Medical University of Varna

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