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Journal archive > 2008 > N 6 November-December

On the 100th Anniversary of her Birth

R. P. Vynogradova

Palladin Institute of Biochemistry, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv;
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B. Y. Khaikana, doctor of science in biology, was born in Mogyliv-Podilsky town of Vinnytsya Region. After graduating from the Odessa chemical-pharmaceutic Institute in speciality chemist-analyst in 1931, he firstly worked as the assistant at Scientific Research Institute of Fermentative industry (1932-1934), and then at the Institute of Biochemistry of the Academy of Sciences of the Ukr.SSR as the senior assistant, junior and senior scientific worker (1934-1965). In 1940 Bella Yosypivna defended her thesis for the Candidate’s degree under the supervision of academician O. V. Palladin. She was given the academic status of the senior scientific worker in speciality biological chemistry in 1941. Investigations of B. Y. Khaikina were firstly dedicated to the studying the effect of avitaminoses on biochemical processes in muscles and mechanism of the effect of vitamin K3 and vikasol on wounds healing. Later on she found out principally new factors and regularities of polysaccharides metabolism in the organism depending on the functional state of the central nervous system. In 1954 B. Y. Khaikina was awarded the Badge of Honour. In 1965-1972 she headed the biochemical laboratory of the all-union Research Institute of Hygiene and Toxicology of Pesticides, Polymeric and Plastic Masses (now Medved Institute of Ecohygiene and Toxicology, AMS of Ukraine). She had published above 50 scientific works.

Key words: the history of science, B. Y. Khaikina, Palladin Institute of Biochemistry, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, biochemistry of muscles and brain.

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